Rock Climbing - Intro
Climb on real granite

Learn and enjoy the basics of outdoor rock climbing including movement on the rock, belaying, rappelling and more. Climbing days are tailor made to fit each guests needs and expectations.

With an emphasis on safety and enjoyment our professional AMGA certified or trained guides will take you on a fun and unforgettable climb from the ground up!

In the summer, AE guides daily off of Independence Pass, a beautiful high mountain pass surrounded by granite crags. Independence Pass offers ideal climbing for beginners to experts with easy top-roping to challenging multi-pitch routes.


Private Guiding:

Available daily. Please contact us directly to make your reservation.

Group Departures:

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Number of spaces to reserve:


Email us or call us at (877) 790-2777 TODAY to reserve a spot or for more information.


Trip length: 1 day
Dates: May to mid-October
Cost: from $150 - dependent on # of peo.
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Trip Rating:
Includes: Professional AMGA trained or certified mountain guide. All rock climbing equipment (shoes, harness, helmet, ropes, climbing hardware) Lunch not included but can be arranged.

What you should Know:

Typical Itinerary


- Meet your mountain guide at Aspen Expeditions (at Aspen Highlands Village or a designated location in Aspen) between 8:30 AM - 9 AM. Get fitted for climbing shoes, harness & helmet. Head up to Independence Pass (10-15 min. drive). Depending on your experience the guide will determine the best location & climbs suited for your safety and enjoyment. You will climb rock in the beautiful Independence Pass area surrounded by granite crags. The day includes a break for lunch in this scenic setting.

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