Colorado Alpine

 

Offerings:

Alpine

        Matterhorn

        Mont Blanc

        Chamonix

        Colorado

        Alaska

        South America

Colorado holds 55 peaks above 14,000 feet, more than any other state in the lower 48. Many of these peaks are a long hike, while others require more technical climbing. In the West Elk Mountains near Crested Butte, North and South Maroon, Pyramid Peak and Capitol Peak are considered to be some of the hardest of the 14ers. Capitol has the distinction of having no route easier than fifth class climbing! In the Sangre de Cristo Range the Crestone group has many beautiful rock and snow climbs in the spring and summertime.

Trips:

Climbing

        Rock

        Ice

        Alpine


Skiing

        Backcountry

        Ski Mountaineering

        Avalanche Education


Specialty Trips

        Mediterranean Sport Climbing

        Desert Rock Camp

        Mexico Volcanoes

        Haute Route Ski Tour

        British Columbia Ski Week

Beyond the famous 14ers, Colorado also boasts hundreds of peaks in the 13,000 foot range. Many of these peaks are often overlooked yet have incredible climbing routes on them. The Vestal Group in the San Juan Mountains offer a European feel with the option of approach by riding the D&S Railroad tourist train. This group of peaks offers technical climbing on outstanding rock not usually found in Colorado. Jagged Peak is a Colorado Classic with no route easier than fifth class climbing. Spring offers a great time for snow climbs and steep couloirs while summer is the best time for the rock routes.

Alpine trips in the Elk Mountains and the Sangre de Christo Range are run in conjunction with Irwin Guides, a USFS special use permit holder for these areas.