Ouray Rock Climbing

Ouray Rock Climbing

A half-day or full-day

Celebrating 26 years of trips, tours, and courses in Ouray and the San Juans! Learn to rock climb with Ouray’s only comprehensive and most experienced professional climbing school and guide service.

Rock climbing in Ouray 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. 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 Ouray!

Just to let you know;  you guys came highly recommended by several sources.  So much so, that no other business was even mentioned.  Your professionalism in the business, community service, quality of service, and safety standards were all highly regarded.  Thanks for setting the standards higher!” – W. Doucet

Ouray Climbing Options


Rotary Park Wall

The Rotary Park Wall is a family-friendly crag with many options. Located just minutes from out office; this area will be sure to make your rock climbing experience in Ouray a memorable one!


Pool Wall

The Pool Wall sits right above the Hot Springs Pool in Ouray. It is home to loads of great climbs for every ability level. We climb there a bunch with families and individuals looking for excellent climbing in a beautiful setting with a short approach. The main wall sports lots of harder bolted routes, but also a handful of more moderate traditional climbs.

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? This would be awesome for you!

+Follow Up Programs

I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed climbing with Pat on Saturday and Sunday.  We got a lot of hard routes in on both of those half-days, and I had a ball.  More importantly, Pat is a great guy; I really enjoyed our time together. – N. Subashi

Ouray, Colorado: Getting Here

Ouray is located in the SW corner of Colorado, approximately 30 minutes south of Montrose. Known as “The Switzerland of America”, the town of Ouray is a vibrant outdoor oriented community. All local businesses are very friendly to the ice climbers who flock each winter to climb in the Ouray Ice Park and surrounding areas.


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Flights: The best option for flying to the area is to fly into Montrose, CO. Many airline options exist, and most connections originate from Denver, CO. It is also possible to fly into Durango, CO, Telluride, CO, or Albuquerque, NM. It may be necessary to rent a car and drive to Ouray if you’d like to fly into one of either of these airports.

Driving: Below are some approximate driving times if you’d like to drive to Ouray. 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.

  • Montrose, CO: 45 mins
  • Durango, CO: 2 hours
  • Denver, CO: 6 hours
  • Albuquerque, NM: 4.5 hours
  • Salt Lake City, UT: 6 hours

Hotels: Ouray 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!

  • Box Canyon Lodge
  • Ouray Chalet
  • San Juan Chalet

Additional Information

  • Cost Includes:

  • Guiding and instruction with an AMGA Certified/Trained Guide
  • All climbing gear
  • Round-trip transportation to and from climbing area and our office

  • Not Included:

  • 3% land use surcharge
  • Guide gratuity

  • Registration and Cancellation:
  • You will need to fill out our Domestic Registration Form, cancellation policy agreement, and liability waiver, and send it to us with a 50% deposit as early as possible prior to the course date. Balance is due on the first day of the course. Please click on our Registration/Travel link to access the required forms.

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