Clear Creek Canyon and North Table Mountain Rock Climbing Information


Climbing in Clear Creek Canyon is available year round weather permitting. Generally the best times to climb here are later in the spring, summers, and most of the fall. There are occasional winter days that are nice on a few walls. North Table is a great winter climbing spot and can be nice on cooler fall and spring days. Summers can be hot.

Guided Rock Climbing Trip Rates

1 Guide Half Day (4 hours) Regular Day (6 hours) Full Day (8 hours)
1 Guest $309 $369 $429
2 Guests $249 $309 $369
3 Guests $199 $249 $309
4 Guests $149 $199 $249
2 guides to keep low ratios for the best experience!
5-8 Guests $119 $149 $199

Rate Information:

Rates are per person, e.g. 3 people for a Regular Day would be $259/person for a total of $777. Trip start times are custom but generally we recommend 8AM starts for most rock climbing May through September to avoid heat, crowding, and afternoon thunderstorms.

Discount Information: We appreciate our guests but discounts are limited to the following and cannot be combined with any other offer.

Early Bird Discounts and Last Chance Pricing: Book early and save! Schedule any rock climbing trip a month or more in advance for a 10% discount. Any trip booked with less than 48 hours notice incur a $100 convenience fee.

Bundle Pricing: The ultimate way to get started climbing! Purchase 3 or more days of climbing guiding or instruction at once for a 10% discount. Schedule at your convenience.

Clear Creek and North Table are located in the central Front Range near Golden. Denver International Airport is the most commonly used airport and is about an hour away.

Typical Meeting Location:

Clear Creek is a gneiss and granite area in the Front Range that has a number of nice beginner climbs as well as some harder slabs and crack climbs. Meanwhile North Table Mountain is a basalt climbing area full of sunny single pitch climbs.

Climb Name Climb Description
Trenchtown (5.4, 3 pitches) A great beginner multi pitch climb for those new to climbing or a great training climb for somebody who wants to learn how to get more efficient with multi pitch climbing. A bolted route follows a series of cracks and faces to several comfortable ledges. Trenchtown
Yellow Dog Dingo (5.6, 2 pitches) Another stellar easy climb for beginner multi pitch climbers with a few options for enhancing the experience with optional start and finishing pitches. Climbs up a corner system with a slab to an overhanging finish. Yellow Dog Dingo
Playin' Hooky (5.8, 4 pitches) A nice moderate slab heading up above the river. Well protected and comfortable ledges make this a good multi pitch climb to learn basic skills or just enjoy a sunny climb in a nice canyon. Playin' Hooky

Trips Include

-Group climbing equipment (ropes, carabiners, etc).

-Individual climbing equipment (harness, helmet, climbing shoes, and belay devices).

-Guide with AMGA Training and Certification for climbing and instruction.

Trip Excludes

-Transportation to climbing sites or any sort of lodging.

-Guide gratuities.

-Personal clothing and footwear.

-Personal snacks and water.

-Trip Insurance

-Other costs not associated with services provided by The Colorado Climbing Company.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

If for some reason you need to cancel your course or trip outside of 30 days you will receive a full refund less service charges to cover our costs incurred. For trips less than $500 this service charge is $50 and for those more than $500 this service charge is $100 or 10% of the trip cost, whichever is greater. If you must cancel within 30 days of the course or trip a refund of 50% will be given. All balances are due in full before the start of any course or trip and no refunds will be given beyond the course or trip date. In the case of unsafe conditions, weather or other circumstances beyond our control we will do our best to reschedule or issue a credit for a future trip. If this isn't possible you will receive a refund less the previously outlined service charges.

Climbing in Clear Creek Canyon and North Table Mountain

Clear Creek Canyon is the quintessential urban crag. With Denver being very nearby it is beloved by locals for both it's proximity and variety. With so many crags of different sizes, aspects, and distances there is something for every climber living or visiting this Front Range climbing area. While the shade provided by most of the climbing areas makes this a great location to beat the heat of the summer there are a few warm spots on nice winter days but this is also a great place to learn to ice climb when winter conditions allow for it. Many of the hikes to the climbs are shorter making it a pleasant climbing spot for beginners and experts alike.

Even closer to Denver lies North Table Mountain and the views of the city and the mountains make it an obvious Front Range favorite. The dark color of the rock and the south facing aspect make this one of the most pleasant winter climbing areas in the Front Range. Because of this an early morning start is needed in the summer but it can be a good option for the spring and fall when it's too cool for climbing in Clear Creek. The steep hike to the base requires a bit of fitness but the shorter climbs and variety of styles make it a good location for beginners or those wanting to learn to lead or build anchors.

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