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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."
We’re bringing back our movement Monday posts to bring you unique content to help get the send. With ice season upon us, @danhunteroutside shows us his layering system for an upcoming alpine ice climb. Watch the reel and read the details below. Let’s have a conversation, please comment!
Base layer- a thin merino wool blend.
* Rab syncrino merino wool blend baselayer
* Darn tough mountaineering socks
Soft shell pants - Breathable for high output. Slim cut to prevent crampon hangups.
* Rab Ascendor as pants
Beanie - Thin enough to fit under a helmet.
Buff - Nice for when the wind picks up.
Light mid-layer - a breathable, active mid layer. A tight fitting hood is a plus.
* Rab filament hoody
Light gloves - A light pair of gloves for the approach and descent. We’d rather sweat in this pair and keep climbing gloves dry.
* Rab vr gloves
Warmer mid-layer - When it gets colder up high, it’s nice to have a warmer fleece, down, or synthetic layer.
* Rab superflux hoody
*Rab guide 2 gore-tex glove
Hardshell - a durable hardshell for gnarly conditions and scrappy climbing.
* Patagonia super alpine jacket
Goggles - When the spindrift starts, goggles allow you to see well on route and not freeze your face off.
Climbing gloves - a quality, well fitting climbing glove makes all the difference. The key is to find something not too thick but not too thin. If you have a thick glove, you’re hands can get colder due to over gripping.
* Rab axis climbing gloves
Full zip synthetic pants - When you’re partner is taking forever on lead, full zip puffy pants are a luxury. Just zip them up and over everything! They act as an emergency layer for a cold night out as well.
* Rab photon pants
Belay jacket - Same as the full zip pants, a belay jacket keeps you warm when you’re not moving or if it gets really cold. A jacket like this can be bulky, so having something light & packable is recommended.
* Rab mythic ultra jacket
Down mitts - For really cold belays. Slightly oversized to accommodate climbing gloves....
The South Platte is the perfect place for adventurous multi-pitch rock climbing in the colder months. The cathedral spires in particular, face southwest and receive full sun most of the day and have some of Colorado’s best crack and slab climbing.
This route is Gonzo’s Lament on the sunshine wall. It goes at 5.9 and is great for folks wanting to practice chimney and off-width technique. Along with a 45 minute uphill approach, this outing is great training for bigger objectives in the mountains.
Contact us about booking a custom rock climbing day in this incredible area. 😍
“We used SAI to guide a day of outdoor climbing for my 12-year-old son and his friend, who both have experience with indoor climbing. Dan did an amazing job of aligning the day with their interests and abilities and giving them a lot of confidence to climb outdoors. Safety was a top priority at all times and he spent a lot of time discussing safety practices with the boys as they were climbing. I would highly recommend Dan and SAI for your outdoor adventures!!”
First time climbing outside for this group from New York! @danhunteroutside had fun teaching these strong 20 somethings movement skills in an outdoor setting. The morning was chilly so they headed to the sunny Gregory amphitheater. We’re excited to set up a Tyrol for guests next time we’re in this zone.