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Rock Climbing in the Black Canyon, CO
One of North America's Premiere Adventure Climbing Destinations

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program details

Location:   Black Canyon National Park, CO

Dates:  April - November 2017

Cost for full day program (8am-4pm):

1 person: $409.00

2 people: $289.00 each

$30.00 additional fee per person for Grade IV & V routes

Cost includes: AMGA Certified Rock Guide; use of rock climbing shoes, harness, helmet, belay device, and carabiners; and group gear including hardware and ropes.

Cost does not include: Transportation to the North Rim Campground where we meet, National Park entrance fee, campsite fees if camping, food, travel and personal insurance, or personal clothing and day supplies for rock climbing (see equipment list below).

Prerequisites: Must have previous experience on multi-pitch climbs of a similar difficulty level to your chosen route.

Client to guide ratio:  Maximum of 2:1. 



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The Black Canyon offers dramatic multi-pitch climbing in a stunning canyon wilderness.  The soaring buttresses, vast walls, and thundering river below add a special ambience to this unique climbing area.

Climb with an AMGA Certified Guide in the Black Canyon
When you climb with us in the Black Canyon, we guarantee that your climb will be led by one of our American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Certified Rock Guides.  Our guides are long-time local climbers with years of personal and professional experience climbing in "The Black". This area is special to us and we look forward to sharing its mystery, challenge, and beauty with you. 

Classic Routes from 5.8 - 5.10
The Black Canyon is an adventure climbing destination with multi-pitch climbs starting at 5.8/5.9 level of difficulty. Classic routes like Maiden Voyage (III 5.9-) or Casually Off-Route (III 5.9) can be enjoyed by intermediate climbers with a guide.  More advanced climbers will scratch big achievements off their ticklist when topping out on routes like Escape Artist (III+ 5.10a), Comic Relief (III+ 5.10b), Journey Home (IV 5.10), and the Scenic Cruise (V 5.10+).

Experience True Wilderness, Solitude, and Commitment
Rock climbing in the Black Canyon offers a true wilderness climbing experience with few climbers, rugged terrain, and a unique sense of commitment. In a world where opportunities for solitude and wilderness are diminishing, the Black Canyon is more relevant than ever before for these experiences.  Join us for a climbing experience of a lifetime in this incredibly unique area.


*Peak Mountain Guides' Black Canyon rock climbing programs are conducted under a Commercial Use Authorization from the National Park Service*

AMGA Certification
Peak Mountain Guides staff members Angela Hawse, Geoff Unger, and Tim Brown are AMGA certified American Mountain Guides and IFMGA internationally licensed guides.

Peak Mountain Guides LLC | 280 7th Avenue | PO Box 1025 | Ouray, CO 81427 | 970-325-7342 |

IFMGA internationally licensed guides