Mar 19
Spring is in the Air!
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It’s that time of year again, desert climbing season has arrived!  We love this time of year.  There’s nothing better after a long, cold winter than enjoying warm desert weather and getting back on the rock.  To get you stoked, we have compiled a few photos from some of the classic desert climbs around Moab and Western Colorado. Rock on!

The sculpted corkscrew summit of Ancient Art in the Fisher Towers. This may be one of the wildest spots in all of desert climbing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 7

Here’s a short video of one of our favorite multi-pitch climbs in Ouray, CO. There’s still lots of time for rock climbing this summer!

 

Jul 1

The summer season in the San Juan Mountains is in full swing. The flowers are blooming, rock climbing is at its best, and the alpine peaks are in full splendor. The photos below are from a few of our recent trips this summer.

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Heading up the lavender couloir towards the summit of Mt. Sneffels (14,150).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun 25

Is your dirty rope getting you down? Here are some tips to clean and care for your rope to keep it in great shape.

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Dirty hands are a sure sign of a dirty rope.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 25

In climbing, the opportunity to travel and experience new areas provides a welcome escape from daily life that invigorates mind, body, and senses. Perhaps no other climbing destination captures this essence like Moab and Indian Creek in Southern Utah. Warm weather, world-renowned crack climbing, and idyllic scenery create an unmatched climbing experience. Click on the flyer below to learn more about our offerings in Moab and Indian Creek this fall.

Moab Email

Click on the image to learn more.

 

 

Aug 22

It has been an exciting and adventurous summer of climbing at Peak Mountain Guides.  We have introduced kids and families to rock climbing on our local crags, guided advanced climbers on multi-pitch routes in the Black Canyon, and reached the summit of classic Colorado 14’ers including Mt. Sneffels and Wetterhorn Peak.  Following are a few snapshots from our most recent climbing adventures:

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It has been a great summer of climbing at Peak Mountain Guides!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct 23
Red Rocks Trip Report
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Each year in October, we travel to Red Rock National Conservation Area for 10 days of fun-filled, world-class rock climbing. Located outside of Las Vegas, Red Rocks is home to rock climbing of every type, from single pitch sport routes near the car to 17-pitch adventure routes in the backcountry.  The following trip report showcases some of the great climbing that guide Matt Wade and clients Cheryl, Jared, Angel, Ilya, Jim, and Alex did during our 10-day trip this year.  Hope to see you next year!

Finding focus on the exposed crux of Frogland (5.8, 7 pitches).

Finding focus on the exposed crux of Frogland (5.8, 7 pitches).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May 16

Perhaps there is no desert tower more famous than the wildly exposed, adrenaline inducing Ancient Art Tower near Moab, UT.  The awe-inspiring corkscrew summit is a fascinating display of geology that is remarkable to behold, and even more remarkable to stand on!  With a rating of 5.8+ AO, this tower can be enjoyed by intermediate climbers with a zest for adventure.  Following are some photos from a recent climb by clients Gordon and Sonya W. and Guide Matt Wade.

The wildly exposed summit of Ancient Art Tower.

Nearing the summit of Ancient Art Tower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct 29
Rock Climbing in Red Rocks, NV
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We had a great trip to Red Rocks this year with lots of good climbing and lots of wonderful people!  Larry was back for another year (his third in a row), John was back again too (his second in a row), and Victoria, Carson, Gordon, and Sonya joined us for their first trip to this great climbing destination.  Thanks to everyone for so many terrific days on the rock!  Following are a few photos from our climbs.

A celebratory summit high above the Red Rock desert.

A celebratory summit high above the Red Rock desert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 12
Kids and Families Rock Ouray
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We have been enjoying lots of rock climbing with kids and families this summer.  Our half-day introduction to rock climbing in Ouray has been very popular, especially since kids 10 and under climb free!  Following are a few photos from some of our recent outings on Ouray’s rock climbing crags.  Most of the images are from the Ouray Rotary Wall which is just 5 minutes from our office.

 

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Kids love rock climbing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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