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Location:   Ouray, CO

Dates: April - November 2017

Cost for half day program (8am-12pm or 1pm-5pm):
1 person: $239.00

2 people: $139.00 each

3 people: $109.00 each

4 people: $89.00 each

5 people: $79.00 each

6 people: $69.00 each

Cost for full day program (8am-4pm):
1 person: $349.00

2 people: $249.00 each

3 people: $189.00 each

4 people: $159.00 each

5 people: $139.00 each

6 people: $119.00 each

Cost includes: AMGA certified instructor/guide; rock climbing equipment including shoes, harness, helmet, belay device, and carabiners; and group gear including ropes and hardware.

Cost does not include: Transportation to the climbing area, food, lodging, travel insurance, personal insurance, or personal day supplies for rock climbing (see equipment list).

Prerequisites: No previous experience required.



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"My son and I had a great day rock climbing with Danika. She was a great guide.  Thank you for the good time."

John B. Sr. and John B. Jr.

June 2014

"This was a very fun first rock climbing experience for the family!"

Cathy and John D.

Parents of Hank, age 11, and Amelia, age 8

July 2012


Kids 10 and Under Climb Free!

We are the only rock climbing guide service in Ouray, Durango, or Telluride that specializes in rock climbing for kids and families. When you climb with us, kids 10 and under climb free! 

Experienced and Certified Guides

All of our guides and instructors are certified by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) as Single Pitch Instructors, Rock Instructors, or Rock Guides.  They have many years of experience as climbing guides in Ouray and they are highly skilled at creating rock climbing experiences for kids and families. Our past clients include youth programs, Boy Scouts, School Districts and families just like yours.


All Equipment Provided Free of Charge

We provide all the equipment you will need to try rock climbing in Ouray.  Just arrive with comfortable clothing, some snacks and water, sunscreen, and sunglasses and we’ll take care of the rest. 

Half Day and Full Day Progams

Our half day rock climbing program will introduce you to the basic fundamentals of rock climbing in a fun and easy-going setting.  You will learn how to use your feet and hands on real rock holds to make smooth upward progress.  You will also learn how to tie climbing knots, belay for a another climber, and lower down the cliff.  You will get to do 3-6 climbs in a half day program.  In a full day program, you will learn additional movement skills for a variety of climbs, you will get to do 5-8 climbs at two different climbing areas in Ouray, and you will learn how to do a rappel. 

Multi-Pitch Climbing on Princess Ella's Magical Adventure

Princess Ella's Magical Adventure is the signature multi-pitch rock climb of Ouray.  It has four pitches of high quality climbing and an exciting tyrolean traverse over the roaring waters of Red Mountain Creek. With a difficulty no greater than 5.8, it is a perfect introduction to multi-pitch climbing for beginners or an enjoyable romp for seasoned climbers.  Join one of our AMGA certified guides for a dynamic day of great climbing, beautiful views, and technical fun on Princess Ella's Magical Adventure.  


Follow-up programs:

If you would like to try multi-pitch climbing or just spend another day on the rock, consider the following possibilities as a follow-up to your day of rock climbing in Ouray:

Unaweep Canyon - This fine area hosts numerous single and multi-pitch routes that are tucked in a beautiful, quiet canyon.  It is a good place to experience a multi-pitch climb for the first time or have another day of single pitch cragging.

Black Canyon National Park - The Black Canyon is incredibly deep and shear, with plunging cliffs, soaring buttresses, and a thundering river below.  All the rock climbs are multi-pitch routes, beginning at 5.8 or 5.9 difficulty.  These routes are true adventure climbs in a dramatic setting and are best suited for intermediate or advanced climbers. 

Moab, UT - The red sandstone walls, boulders, and towers of this area are world renowned for outstanding crack climbing in a stunning desert setting.  There are climbs of all styles and at all ability levels.  You could spend a day doing single pitch routes at a roadside crag or you could tackle one of the famous desert towers such as Looking Glass Rock (5.7), Castleton Tower (5.9+), or Ancient Art (5.9).  The weather is often warmer in Moab so it is a favorite destination in the spring and fall months when Ouray can be cool.

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