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We are a small guiding company committed to providing a fulfilling and personalized experience for each and every one of our clients. We strive to cultivate an inclusive environment where people can be themselves, have fun, and connect with others. We want to get to know you and your goals. We aren't just about climbing. we're about friendships, the wonder of the great outdoors, and the realization that anything is possible!
"Great instructors! I was impressed with the attention to detail and safety. They did awesome with my 13 year old daughter! She got as much climbing time as she wanted and she even got to rappel."
Central City, CO
"I am new to the climbing scene and was very impressed by the organization and professionalism of the entire crew. They did a top notch job of explaining the everything we would be doing during the day and emphasized the safety measures thoroughly. The result was an awesome and fun packed day of climbing and adventure. 5 stars!!"
"I took the Intro to Ice climbing and then stayed for the Happy Hour. I had a blast. Prior to today I did not think there was any chance I could do this. Brad and Dan were excellent instructors and coaches. Totally awesome. I will go back again."
This 24-hour hybrid avalanche course is an introduction to managing avalanche hazard. You will learn how to use a repeatable process to manage your risk and learn from your experiences in the backcountry. You will also practice preparing for and carrying out a backcountry trip, keeping track of, communicating, and making decisions about hazards while in the backcountry, and learn rescue techniques if an avalanche occurs and someone is caught. Students should be able to travel off-trail on ungroomed or unmaintained terrain and bring appropriate equipment for traveling on snow, but there are no other prerequisites for this course. Field days take place in beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
PLEASE HELP - One of our past avy ed instructors is going through a very tough battle with cancer. @andrewplagens_extreme is an incredible guy - one of the kindest and most knowledgable humans we’ve had the pleasure of working with. He and his partner need help NOW. You can help by donating to the go fund me link in our bio.
Andrew was diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer at age 29 in February of 2022. At this time, he and Liz were forced to drop their lives and move to Denver where they could receive proper care. Since then it has been a roller coaster ride of ups and downs in Andrew’s health, but this summer in 2023, the cancer began to win. The cancer has mestasisized from his colon and rectum into his liver, and is blooming throughout his bowels. In fact, he was forced to get an osteomy bag in June, and subsequently was admitted to the ICU for sepsis. Andrew is one week into immunotherapy, which is the last tactic available to fight the cancer. There is a 50/50 chance of this working, (which is the best odds we’ve heard yet!). Unfortunately, his liver is barely functioning, so he fills with fluid and needs to get drained more than once per week. He also is so weak that he is mostly wheelchair bound. Liz has to monitor him around the clock because he is so sick. Now is a crucial time in Andrew’s fight against cancer!! After losing another best friend to the mountains, Andrew’s health has taken a turn for the worse. His devoted girlfriend, Liz, has been forced to quit working in order to be his full-time caretaker. Please help these two continue the battle by donating money for their basic needs. Donate now before it's too late....
Inspiring day out! We got a call from a man who wanted to take his friend out climbing in Eldorado Canyon. Turns out Ben’s friend Roy is 73 years old and still climbing strong! Not only that, Roy is one of the highest ranked Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu practitioners outside of Japan. He is the first and only non-Japanese to earn a 7th Dan and the third scroll from the Hombu Dojo in Kitami, Japan. We’re not sure exactly what that means, but he is pretty much THE American jujutsu sensei. Check out a new book book about his life, “To Become a Living Art”. We hope to be half as fit, determined, and young at heart as Roy is in his 70’s. ❤️
Guides Day off! @danhunteroutside and @newtclimbsco couldn’t resist a perfect forecast in the alpine on Sunday. Rumors of a new-ish line on the Spearhead in Rocky Mountain National Park had the two leaving the trailhead at 3:30am. The early start was a good decision despite the forecast, as they were first on route and saw more climbers on the spearhead than Dan had ever seen before. Around 15 parties on the wall!
The Kingfisher is a sustained and beautiful line that weaves a path up the left edge of The Barb flake culminating with the dramatic Kingfisher Arete (one of the wildest pitches we’ve climbed in RMNP!) The climb connects naturally protected crack features with beautiful face climbing. The climbing is consistent in difficulty with 3 pitches of 5.11, 3 pitches of 5.10, and one pitch of 5.9.
Needless to say they had a blast. All that slab climbing in the south platte paid off! Newt is really progressing in his climbing and fitness, and Dan was surprised he felt confident on 5.11 terrain even though he hasn’t climbed outside for himself in months! (9 month old at home 👶)