Rock Climbing

Winter Climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park with DMG

Winter Climbs

The winter months provide some of the most incredible conditions to experience Rocky Mountain National Park. The winter months bring far fewer tourists to this Colorado treasure, providing a more remote and pristine backcountry experience.

Ice? Snow travel? Rock Climbing (brrrrrr) It doesn’t matter if you’ve never had a harness on before and want to experience this national park in a whole new way, or you’d like our help taking your climbing to a whole new level - we have winter programs for everyone. We have all types of climbing to offer you for cold weather fun. We offer ice climbing from beginner to expert, alpine climbing and development training, a winter 14’er (Long’s Peak), and much more!  We have several Winter outing options for climbers all abilities during the wintery months.

Although we prefer to hear your climbing goals and ambitions before scheduling a climb, here are a few options for exploring the vertical world of Rocky Mountain National Park:

Level 1

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  • 1 person $425
  • 2+ people $300/person

This is the ice breaker experience for folks looking to play in the Alpine environment. We have a variety of options for easy to moderate ice or snow climbs that involve an early start and continual movement throughout the Rocky Mountains for the majority of the day.

Duration: 6-10 hours Car to Car

Climbing Options: Intro to Mixed Climbing in the Park, Ice Climbing in Loch Vale Gorge.

Level 2

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  • 1 person $500
  • 2+ people $400/person

The opportunity to climb some Classic, longer winter climbs in the Park.  We’ll get a very early start to the day to ensure we have time to tackle the hike, climb and beat the weather.

Duration: 8-12 Hours Car to Car, with an “Alpine Start” (2-4am)

Climbing Options: West Gully, All Mixed Up, Alexander’s Chimney, Dreamweaver

Level 3

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  • 1 person $750
  • 2+ people $500/person

In order to tackle some of the more demanding and challenging winter alpine climbs in RMNP, we’ll get a very early start, climb by headlamp over some easier terrain and be on our main objective just as the sun rises to ensure we can complete our climb and descend safely.

Duration: 12+ Hours Car to Car beginning between midnight and 1am.  We have the option for breaking these climbs into multiple days depending on the objective.

Climbing Options: Winter Ascents of Long’s Peak, Notch Couloir, Alpine 2-day Winter climbs

Guiding in Rocky Mountain National Park is made possible with a guest guiding permit through Colorado Wilderness Rides & Guides