Day Climbs in Colorado and Utah

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Colorado, Utah, USA

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2:1   $420 p.p.

Skyward Mountaineering offers a variety of exciting day climbing experiences ranging from single pitch  easy climbs, to multi pitch, challenging climbs for those who are more experienced.

Learn how to climb, or brush up on your skills with some fun, single pitch routes in Ouray and the surrounding areas.

The Pool Wall

This climbing area in Ouray offers amazing scenery of the surrounding mountains, easy access, and all different levels of single pitch sport climbing on great rock.

Unaweep Canyon

This breathtaking canyon south of Grand Junction hosts hundreds of routes on granite and sandstone cliffs.  There are cracks of all sizes and a variety of sport climbs, including many multipitch adventures.

These moderate climbs are ideal for climbers who would like to advance their multi pitch skills.

Colorado National Monument

The “Monument” is home to a variety of climbs for all skill levels on sandstone towers and walls.  Otto’s Route is a 4 pitch adventure ending on the summit of Independence Monument.

Castleton Tower

Near Moab, this is one of the most iconic sandstone towers in the country.  The North Chimney (5.8) and the Kor Ingalls route (5.9) are among several spectacular routes that scale this tower.  The Kor Ingalls is included in the 50 classic climbs of North America.

Rifle, CO

Rifle hosts a wealth of high end sport climbs up to 5.15 in difficulty. It is, perhaps, the most famous sport climbing crag in America and a great place to hone technique and improve in whatever grade you’re at as a climber.

Climbers who are ready for a challenge can test their skills with these exciting routes.

Rifle, CO

Rifle hosts a wealth of high end sport climbs up to 5.15 in difficulty. It is, perhaps, the most famous sport climbing crag in America and a great place to hone technique and improve in whatever grade you’re at as a climber.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

One of the deepest and longest canyons on Earth.  Its massive walls host many challenging routes.  The Russian Arete (5.9+) ascends to the North Rim in 6 to 8 pitches of cracks and chimneys.  Cloak and Dagger (5.10) is a step up in difficulty and is a rewarding and excellent 6 pitch trad adventure for an experienced climber.

Ouray Area

Zombies (5.9+) on the Misfits Wall near Ouray is a 6 pitch sport climb on featured Quartzite.

Sendero Luminoso (5.9) in the Sandias above Ouray is a fun and airy 9 pitch mixed route (sport and trad).

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Ideally, you start with a well-designed training plan. We recommend these rock climbing training plans from Uphill Athlete.

For the DIYer, the best place to start if you haven’t been climbing regularly will be simple endurance training, here is an article on how to do that.

Be sure to check out all the resources on climbing training, consolidated and update frequently on this page.

You can ask questions about climbing training over here.

Be sure to read Steve House and Scott Johnston’s book: Training for the New Alpinism

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