Private Alpine Climbing Instruction

What do you want to climb? What skills to you need to improve upon? We will customize any of the course that we offer or build a day designed for your future goals and we’ll schedule to fit your timing. Speak with our guides and we’ll help you design a day that will meet your needs and leave you with a sense of accomplishment. We offer guidance on:

Skills taught but not limited to:

  • Risk management in alpine terrain
  • Terrain belay and terrain assessment for faster and more secure movement in the mountains
  • Transitions for alpine climbing
  • Climbing technical routes in teams of three
  • Movement skills on snow and steep snow including a climb of the Y-Couloir or other Pikes classics
  • Movement skills on alpine rock
  • Short rope & short pitching intro
  • Advanced ice axe and crampon use
  • Route selection and group travel techniques
  • Snow anchors for protection, belay and rescue
  • Rappelling considerations
  • Route selection
  • Rigging for glacier travel
  • Belay techniques, and fixed lines
  • Advanced crevasse rescue, c-pulley systems, 6:1 drop loop haul systems
  • Knot craft
  • Belaying techniques for rock and snow
  • Anchors for rock and alpine terrain
  • Alpine Rock climbing skills
  • Rope management
  • Snow climbing
  • Self arrest
  • Snow anchors, pickets, ice axe T-trench, bollards, etc.
  • Glacier travel roping up and pre-rigging
  • Short rope & short pitch techniques

Client Expectations:

  • This is customized for beginner to advanced climbers.

Equipment Provided:
Group climbing gear; ropes, rack (rock, snow and ice protection).  Climbers should bring there own personal climbing gear.

Locations:
Pikes Peak (11,500′ – 14,115′)

1-Day Private Course Pricing

1 climber, 1 guide
$335

2 climbers, 1 guide
$215

3 climbers, 1 guide
$185

4 climbers, 1 guide
$165

  • 8 hour private (1-day)
  • Prices are per person
  • 4:1 max. ratio

*Pikes Peak Highway tollgate fee of $15/person/day not included when the highway is used to access alpine terrain.

Call 719-368-9524 or contact us to book a private for one or more climbers.

2-Day Private Course Pricing

1 climber, 1 guide
$635

2 climbers, 1 guide
$405

3 climbers, 1 guide
$350

4 climbers, 1 guide
$315

  • 16 hour private (2-day)
  • Prices are per person
  • 4:1 max. ratio

*Pikes Peak Highway tollgate fee of $15/person/day not included when the highway is used to access alpine terrain.

Call 719-368-9524 or contact us to book a private for one or more climbers.

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Pikes Peak Alpine School operates under special use permits from the USDA Forest Service, Pike National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider & employer