Guided Colorado14er and 13er Climbs - Extreme Technical Climbing

Location

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Group Size

4 people per guide

Duration

8 hours

Difficulty

Hard, Extreme

With the highest concentration of peaks over 14,000' it's no wonder this is such a popular way to experience Colorado's alpine areas. While many people climb some of these peaks without a guide, and without ropes, for those looking at their first 14er experience utilizing a mountain guide is a great way to learn safer habits and pick up a lot of backcountry knowledge along the way. For those with more climbing experience we have the ability to guide some of the most classic 14er routes in Colorado like The Ellingwood Arete on Crestone Needle, South Face of the Petit Grepon, or The Diamond on Long's Peak. Technical ascents of these high alpine routes often occur on rock, snow, and ice and make a great training ground for those heading for places like Rainier or Denali or just for the challenge they present on their own. We also offer a variety of 14er and 13er climbs of different levels of difficulty and different locations. Please check out some of what we offer below.

 

Sangre De Cristo 14ers and 13ers

14ers: Crestone Needle, Crestone Peak, Humboldt Peak, Blanca Peak (Tsisnaasjiní) and Ellingwood Peak

13ers: Broken Hand Peak

 

San Juan 14ers and 13ers

14ers: Handies Peak, Sunshine Peak, Redcloud Peak

13ers: Sundog Peak, Campbell Creek Peak, Whitecross Mountain, American Peak

 

Front Range 14ers and 13ers

14ers: Long's Peak

13ers: Mt. Meeker, Ypsilon Mountain, Mt. Alice, Chiefshead Peak, McHenry's Peak

12ers: Hallet Peak, Notchtop Mountain, The Sharkstooth, Spearhead, Petit Grepon

 

Availability

San Juans: We are able to offer climbs in the Alpine Loop area of the San Juans from the months of January through June when weather permits. Snow and ice climbing persist well into May and June while the main roads usually open after Memorial Day allowing access to the main trailheads for treks up the main 14ers (Handies, Sunshine, and Redcloud).

Sangre De Cristos: We are able to offer climbs in the Sangre De Cristo mountains from Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting. Crampons and ice axes are usually required until later in June with the best weather often being in August and September for climbs like Ellingwood Arete.

Front Range: We are able to offer climbs in the Front Range year round, weather permitting. Summer and fall are the best for rock climbing but you can get some amazing snow and ice climbing in winter and spring. Climbing days in Rocky Mountain National Park are limited and require advanced notice.