Cancellation Policy

      • Please do not register more than 2 weeks in advance in an effort to reduce cancellations.
      • Cancel a registered climb up to 24hrs prior.
      • Cancellations made less than 24 hours before OR a no show will result in a non-refundable climb.
      • If you do not use all of your climbs by August 31st, you will forfeit your remaining climbs.

Community Climb Nights

Visit our Community Climb Nights Page here to purchase nights.

 

To register for a community climb night:

  1. Pick a Thursday on the calendar below to register. Click book now. Only 1 person, and 1 night can be registered at a time.
  2. At checkout, enter the code you received via email and the same email address used at the time of purchase.
  3.  You will receive an email 3 days prior to the registered date with the climbing location and other details.

 

12 guests maximum per night

(if the night is filled, email dan@saiguides.com to be put on the waitlist)

 

All equipment is provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own if applicable.

 

Have questions? Ask one of our guides!

(720) 282-9235 | Info@saiguides.com

See below for more details

Details

Join us every Thursday this spring & summer in Golden, Colorado for community climb nights! We will be sampling some of Golden’s rock climbing and top-roping a wide variety of styles and grades.

 

We strive to create a non-judgmental space where everyone can be themselves and thus try hard and have fun! From first-timers to the advanced, this is a great way to connect with other local climbers.

 

All sessions will be held in Golden, Colorado on Thursday nights from 5:30-7:30PM.

 

Various locations will include Clear Creek Canyon, North Table Mountain, and Lookout Mountain.

 

Your guides will be Dan Hunter (AMGA Rock Guide) and/or Bentley Newton (AMGA Single Pitch Instructor).

Price Includes

Does Include:

  • AMGA Trained/Certified Guide/Instructor
  • Group Climbing Equipment
  • Ropes
    • Technical Hardware – carabiners, protection, belay device, etc
    • Technical Softgoods – slings, cordelette, anchor rope, etc
  • Personal Climbing Equipment
  • Climbing Shoes
  • Helmet
  • Harness

Does Not Include:

  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • 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

Equipment List

Clothing

Bottom

Cotton or synthetic climbing pants/capri’s
Shorts for hot weather

Top

Fleece or lightweight down sweater
Lightweight wind shell
Water proof rain jacket – lightweight gore-tex or similar
Short-sleeved shirt
(Optional) Sun hoody

Head

Baseball hat – for sun protection

Hands

1 pair of lightweight leather belay gloves – hardware store versions are great

Feet

Sticky rubber approach shoes or light hiking/trail running shoes (closed toe mandatory)
Cotton or Synthetic socks

Technical Equipment 

Harness – UIAA/CE rated climbing harness with belay loop and gear loops.  Should be able to fit on the outside of your layers.
Helmet – UIAA/CE rated climbing helmet.
Belay/rappel device – plaquette, tube style device preferred
2 locking carabiners – large, round stock screw gate carabiners that are easily manipulated while wearing gloves
Sticky rubber rock climbing shoes

*All technical equipment will be provided by SAI, but if you have our own, it’s encouraged that you bring it.

Food

2L of water
800 -1200 calories of food – energy bars, sandwiches, fruits, etc

Personal

Backpack – 25-30L
2 Large mouth water bottles, 1L capacity each.
Lip balm
Sunscreen
Smartphone

RISK MANAGEMENT

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.

FAQ

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!



POLICIES

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.