Durango Rock Climbing

Durango Rock Climbing

A Half-day or Full-Day

Celebrating 26 years of trips, tours, and courses in Durango and the San Juans! Learn to rock climb with Durango’s only comprehensive and most experienced professional climbing school and guide service.  Rock climbing in Durango is a great option for anyone looking for some high adventure!  No experience is necessary, and we have access to exceptional climbing terrain for people of all ages and ability levels.

The Perfect Family Adventure!

Rock climbing is a great family adventure, and our rock climbing areas – X-Rock and East Animas offer easy logistics and breathtaking photo opportunities.  We offer discounts for families and organized groups of 4 or more, so please call ahead to book your rock climbing trip with us while you’re in Durango! No experience necessary!!

Important Details to Remember!

Rock Climbers

We offer both half-day and full-day rock climbing trips in Durango, CO at X-Rock and East Animas climbing areas.  Here are a few important details to remember about our trips:

  • AM trips start at 8:15, and PM trips start at 1:00
  • Full day climbing trips begin at 8:15
  • All trips start at our office, inside Durango’s Climbing Gym – 1111 Camino del Rio, Durango, CO
  • Click here for a map to our office
  • It is best to arrive 10 – 15 minutes early so that we can fit rock shoes and harnesses

My 1/2 day rock climbing at East Animas was great. You guys run a wonderful operation. Thanks so much! – Patrick B.

 

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Durango Climbing Options

1X-Rock

Beginner - Intermediate Level Climbing

Perfect for those who possess little or no outdoor climbing experience, as well as those who do. This is a great venue to learn the basics of rock climbing and have a lot of fun in the process. Half day climbs start at 8:30 am and 1:00 pm. Full day climbs start at 8:30 am.

2East Animas

Intermediate – Advanced Level Climbing 

If you’re looking for more of a challenge, then the East Animas climbing area is for you. The climbs are longer and have a wider array of difficulties, and we even have a few multi-pitch climbs to really give you that airy feeling! Half day climbs start at 8:30 am and 1:00 pm. Full day climbs start at 8:30 am.

It was a perfect experience, beyond what I expected it to be – in my opinion there is no way you could improve it. Just keep doing what you are doing! – Christel H.

 

Important Details to Remember!

We offer both half-day and full-day rock climbing trips in Durango, CO at X-Rock and East Animas climbing areas.  Here are a few important details to remember about our trips:

  • AM trips start at 8:30, and PM trips start at 1:00
  • Full day climbing trips begin at 8:30
  • All trips start at our office, inside Durango’s Climbing Gym – 1111 Camino del Rio, Durango, CO
  • Click here for a map to our office
  • It is best to arrive 10 – 15 minutes early so that we can fit rock shoes and harnesses

Rock Climbing Equipment

  • Clothes: for warm weather
  • Water: 2 liters or more/ person
  • Sunscreen
  • Closed-toe shoes: for the approach hike; we will provide your climbing shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Food & snacks
  • Backpack: to put all this stuff in, plus the harness, helmet, and shoes we provide you

Prerequisites

Can you climb a ladder? Are you excited to try new things?  Then that’s all the experience you need to rock climb with us in Durango!

1Follow Up Programs

We very much enjoyed our time in Ouray! The private 2-day climbing program was impressive. Our guide, Mark, was/is an excellent teacher. He took the time to build the skills for each of us, listened to the concerns and course corrected to ensure we were achieving what we wanted to achieve. Basically, Mark rocks! We look forward to coming back. – J. Bowers, 2011 Private Program

Durango, Colorado: Getting Here

Durango is located in the SW corner of Colorado, at the intersection of the sandstone towers of the desert, and the jagged, San Juan Mountains. A mecca for climbing, hiking, cycling, and foodies; make sure you plan to spend some time in town before and after your SJMG trip.


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Flights: The best option for flying to the area is to fly into Durango – La Plata County Airport. Multiple airline options exist, and most connections originate from Denver, Phoenix, or Dallas. The airport is a 20 minute drive from our office. Many hotels offer a free shuttle pickup. Buckhorn Limousine offers a shuttle as well.

Driving: Below are some approximate driving times if you’d like to drive to Durango. If you plan on renting a car, please consider the winter weather when selecting your vehicle and at a minimum choose something that offers either front wheel or all-wheel drive.

  • Denver, CO: 6 hours
  • Albuquerque, NM: 3 hours

Hotels: Durango has a number of great hotels, suites, and vacation rentals for you to stay in while you’re in the area. Give our office a call at 800-642-5389 if you have any questions about what would suite you best for this trip! Below are just a few options catering to different lodging styles and preferences.

 

Additional Information

  • Cost Includes:

  • Guiding and instruction with an AMGA Certified/Trained Guide
  • All climbing gear (rock shoes, harness, helmet, etc.)
  • Round-trip transportation to and from climbing area and our office

  • Not Included:

  • 5% land use surcharge
  • Guide gratuity
  • Personal clothing, food, water

  • Registration and Cancellation:
  • Advance Registration is required for this program.  You have the option to either call our office and register via phone, fill out our pdf Registration Form and send it in via fax or email, or utilize our secure Online Reservation System.  All participants must read and sign an Assumption of Risks/Liability Waiver and agree to our Reservations and Cancellations Policy.

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