In addition to our scheduled courses and climbs, we offer custom guided rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, and guide training within the areas we guide. We have experience working with individuals, families and friends, large groups, schools, and companies. Give us a call today to speak with one of our professionally trained guides about your custom adventure before booking.
Ascent Tracks are designed programs to take you from zero to your objective or even start from where you are presently. This program is a combination of technical training, fitness, nutrition in order to meet the objectives you wish to reach.
Whether you're looking to top rope outside for the first time, or tackle an 8000 meter peak, our guides and fitness experts will help you along the path to your success. We have designed 4 distinct Ascent Tracks for you to chose from, with each building on the next. The tracks ensure you have the fitness and competence to tackle your next objective.
We can also build a custom program for you based on where you are now. Maybe you've been climbing for a few years, but now want to tackle 8000 meter peaks, the 7 summits just do a 14er we can help you plan and fulfill these objectives through our Ascent Tracks. Based on a program, we give you a discount across the board for these services for your given objective. If you don't see it here...give us a call and we can talk through what you want to do!
What do I get SAI for going this route? The specific courses, fitness and nutrition all combined and discounted....you can even pay in payments if you prefer!
Locations: all areas we guide are available for custom guiding. Where We Guide
Length: Half day (3-4 Hrs) or full day (7-8 Hrs).
Maximum Ratio: up to 20 particiapants.
Minimum Age: Under 18 will need written consent from parent/guardian
Custom Guiding Examples
- Full day Intro to Rock Course with 2 children and 2 adults in the flatirons in Boulder, CO.
- Half day of ice climbing with a group of friends in Clear Creek Canyon in Golden, CO.
- Full day of mountaineering with a couple in the alpine.
- One on one Multi-pitch rock climbing on cathedral spires.
- One on one single pitch instructor assessment prep.
Add a photo package
Jonathon Davidson is a professional climbing photographer based out of the Denver area and is the owner of Nomad Life Photography. He uses rigging and big wall techniques to get unbelievable shots from the air.
- AMGA Trained/Certified Guide/Instructor
- Group Climbing Equipment
- Technical Hardware – carabiners, protection, belay device, etc
- Technical Softgoods – slings, cordelette, anchor rope, etc
- Personal Climbing Equipment
- Climbing Shoes
Does Not Include:
- Trip/cancellation Insurance
- Non-technical Personal Items – clothing, pack, sunglasses, etc
- Rescue Insurance
- Park Entrance Fees (if applicable)
- Guide Gratuity
- Unforeseen costs incurred outside of the control of SAI
Risk management is SAI’s number one priority. Our guides manage significant hazards inherent in the mountains such as avalanches, ice fall, rock fall, inclement weather, and high winds, but they cannot eliminate them. SAI guides draw from their wealth of experience and training to make sound decisions that maximize your experience without compromising the necessary margin of safety. Please clearly understand that mountaineering and all other mountain adventures are inherently hazardous sports. You are choosing to engage in an activity in which participants have been injured and killed. While those accidents are indeed infrequent, they may occur at any time and be out of our control. We ask that participants acknowledge the risk and hazards of these sports, and make their own choices about whether or not to engage in these activities.
Q:What am I responsible to bring?
A: Each one of course pages has information on what to bring under the tab “Price Includes”. We will also send you additional info on how to prepare for your guided day once via email once we have received your payment.
Q:How fit should I be for my course?
A: Our courses vary from absolute beginner to more advanced techniques on the sharp end. While a base level of fitness (moderate hiking) is generally necessary to get to the climb, all courses can be tweaked to match your level of fitness.
Q: What if the weather is bad and we need to cancel/reschedule?
A: Read our cancellation policy on our policies page.
Q: Do I need to have prior climbing experience?
A: Each course/objective has different experience requirements. This information can be found under the Prerequisites tab at the bottom of our course pages. For example, you do not need any prior experience to enroll in our Intro to Mountaineering Course but would need some prior climbing experience to participate in our Learn to Lead Trad Course.
Q: Is there an age minimum? Can I bring my kids?
A: No, there is not an age minimum and yes you can bring your kids! However, there are some courses where children would not be suitable. You can find more information under the “course details” tab on our course pages. Also, check out our custom guiding options where we can create custom itinerary for you and your family.
Q: Will I need transportation to get to the climb?
A: Yes, we do not provide transportation. We encourage carpooling with other course participants whenever possible though to save the environment and parking space! Meeting times and locations will be sent out via email once you have booked a course with us.
Q: Do you offer lodging options?
A: No. We offer recommended lodging options and sometimes discounted rates depending on the course or trip. Feel free to call us if you have any questions about lodging!
Please review our cancellation policy here.
Advanced registration is required to book this course. We have a limited amount of guides and book up regularly. Simply book online if you’re ready to secure a date or, give us a call during business hours if you have any questions.