Located just west of Golden, Colorado is Clear Creek Canyon. This is a haven for climbers, boasting a rich history and captivating rock formations that have beckoned adventurers for generations. Carved over millions of years by its namesake Clear Creek, this canyon offers an array of climbing experiences amidst its exciting, steep terrain. Just a short drive into the canyon provides access to over 1,000 bolted rock routes.

Winter in Clear Creek Canyon brings a unique allure. This is one of Colorado’s only locations where you can rock climb in a T-shirt and ice climb on the same day, sometimes from the same parking lot. Keep an eye on conditions; you might just be able to make it happen!

Clear Creek Canyon is probably best known for its Tunnel 5 area, which boasts a high concentration of quality, entry-level routes that make it a perfect place to have fun. Of course, there is no shortage of 5.14 routes for the big senders. Some crags of note in this area are Other Critters, Catslab, and Creek Side. Climbs here are moderate, well-bolted, and fun. This area gets plenty of sunlight, making it accessible almost all year round.

Being so close to home, we climb here a bunch. Let us show you around!

More information:

  • Recommended experience level: Beginner, intermediate, advanced
  • Custom-tailored day for you and your group
  • As close to climbing in the gym as you can get
  • Many crags available to choose from based on your goals for the day
Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesAvailable all year round PriceStarting at $369 per person LocationGolden, CO Course Length8:00am - 4:00pm Difficulty Rating3/10
  • Thousands of routes from 5.0 to 5.14
  • Short approaches to crags
  • Feels like you’re climbing at an outdoor climbing gym
  • Very close to Denver
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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