Prepare for one of the most exhilarating days out rock climbing you will ever have! The Maiden dominates the south end of the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado and provides immense solitude, wild rock climbing, and an unforgettable descent. At first glance, the climbing looks improbable, but as you hike closer, many different routes start to weave their way to the top.

​The Maiden is a full on adventure climb, with lots of hiking, traversing, down-climbing, and even a little caving. The two most common climbing routes to the top are the North Face (5.6) and the East Ridge (5.10c). Both routes provide phenomenal rock climbing to the top of the formation where the real fun begins.

A free hanging rappel off the summit is sure to tickle your toes as you descend to the Crow’s Nest. This rappel is absolutely out of this world and gives you a good look at one of the classic Boulder test-pieces West Overhang.


More information:

  • Recommended experience level: intermediate to advanced
  • This is a strenuous approach hike and climb
  • The Maiden normally takes approximately 8 hours
Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesAvailable all year round PriceStarting at $419 per person LocationBoulder, CO Course Length8:00am to 4:00pm Difficulty Rating6/10
  • A 100 foot free hanging rappel from the summit to the crow’s nest. One of the most exhilarating rappels in Colorado!
  • This is a very adventurous day and a great way to see the south end of the Boulder Flatirons
  • 5 to 6 pitches of spectacular climbing on crisp edges and crack systems
  • Jaw dropping exposure
  • A long but beautiful hike along the South Mesa trail
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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