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).