Cathedral Spires is an iconic destination revered by climbers for its unique towers and rock formations. The area’s allure lies in its exquisite cracks and pristine granite slabs, offering an array of challenges to cater to climbers of all skill levels. Cathedral Spires presents a paradise for climbing enthusiasts, boasting diverse terrains encompassing cragging, multipitch adventures, slabs, cracks, faces, chimneys, and offwidths. Traditional climbers will find ample opportunities to test their skills and push their limits.

Discover signature routes that have earned acclaim within the climbing community, including the revered Center Route (9+) and Wunsch’s Dihedral (11), both celebrated as top-notch crack climbs in the state. These immaculate climbs epitomize the area’s draw for climbers seeking high-quality sends. The legacy traces back to the Ellingwood Chimney, which was first ascended in the 1920s, marking the inaugural climb in the region and setting the tone for decades of climbing endeavors. Development in the Spires flourished in the late ’70s and ’80s, characterized by a commitment to ground-up route establishment, utilizing bolts sparingly in line with the adventurous spirit of the era.

Climb the iconic Cynical Pinnacle, Sunshine Wall, or other smaller formations, all while enjoying the remote, scenic setting. Prepare for an hour-long approach from the parking lot—a bit challenging, yet the breathtaking climbs that await make every step worthwhile. A true Colorado adventure in an incredible place!


More information:

  • Recommended experience level: Beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Custom-tailored day for you and your group
  • We offer private full as well as custom guiding
  • Many crags available to choose from based on your goals for the day
Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesAugust 1, 2023 - February 29, 2024 PriceStarting at $ 369 per person LocationPine, CO Course Length8:00am - 4:00pm Difficulty Rating6/10
  • Cathedral Spires and Cynical Pinnacle have some of the best crack climbing in Colorado
  • South facing walls make for pleasant winter climbing temps
  • Breathtaking views of the South Platte
  • Single and multi pitch climbing
Price Includes


  • A professionally trained and/or certified AMGA guide
  • All necessary climbing equipment including harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes, belay devices, ropes, and protection
  • Professional guiding and instruction throughout the entire day


  • Transportation. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from a designated meeting area
  • Gratuity
  • Personal items such as food, clothing, backpack, etc.
  • Entrance fees and parking fees (where necessary)
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