Mountain Climb - 14,000 foot peaks and more

Surrounded by the White River National Forrest, Aspen lies just a few miles from the entrance to the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness.  Within this protected zone, just minutes from downtown, lie 6 of the most coveted and respected fourteen thousand foot peaks in Colorado.  The West Elk Range is peppered with such legends as North and South Maroon, Pyramid Peak, Castle Peak, Snowmass Peak and the grandaddy Capitol Peak.  Whether your goal is a "walk-up" Mt. Elbert or La Plata Peak for your first 14er, an entry to the technical aspects of alpine climbing on Pyramid Peak, a 3,000' plus classic snow climb up the famed "Y" Couloir on South Maroon or attempting a full on Grade IV alpine rock climb up the NW Buttress of Capitol, the backyard of Aspen's West Elk Range truly offers it all.


Join one of our AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) certified/trained professional mountain guides on one of our classic mountaineering adventures.  For our technical peaks our clients are short-roped and/or short-belayed through all terrain where a slip or fall could be hazardous.  For most of our technical peaks our standard is no more than two clients per guide to ensure the greatest safety, efficiency and success of your desired goal.  Our guides will show you the latest in techniques taught by the AMGA to travel through technical terrain with the greatest margin of safety. 


We look forward to climbing with you! Contact us now via email or voice (1-970-925-7625).

Climb the classic 14,000' North Maroon Peak in one day. Considered to be one of the most photographed peaks in the world!
Climb the classic remote 14,000' South Maroon Peak in one day. This mountain is often ideal early season as a snow ascent/descent of the classic South "Y" Couloir.
Many consider Pyramid Peak's exposure as exciting, if not more than that of Capitol Peak. Pyramid is a great peak for ones' first foray into the "technical" peak category.
Located in the heart of the Elk Mountains, climbing Capitol Peak is an overnight mountaineering experience. It is considered the most challenging 14,000' peak in Colorado.
Snowmass Peak truly has one of the most scenic approaches and camping spots of all of Colorado's 14,000' peaks. Unique in that it offers a near year round alpine snow climb ascent.
An non-technical 14'er that offers an exciting summit ridge with breath taking views. This peak is well suited for snow or ski ascent/descents for much of the year.
Considered the largest single mountain (by circumference) in Colorado. Mount Sopris is a great introductory mountain for those new to altitude or mountain climbing.
Learn valuable technical alpine climbing skills from AE's Professional IFMGA/AMGA trained or certified Mountain Guides.

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