As you progress as a climber, an important skill to develop is crack climbing. Using the proper crack climbing technique can make otherwise challenging climbs feel easier. And just the opposite will occur if you have absolutely no idea what to do when you encounter a crack! Learn to love crack climbing and take your climbing to the next level.

If you want to venture off of the beaten path on some cool trad climbs, you’re going to need to know how to climb cracks. While face climbing is pretty awesome, cracks form constrictions or void spaces where we can place traditional climbing gear and different parts of our body. Learn and practice many different types of jams as you start down the path of learning how to climb The Bastille Crack or Castleton Tower in Moab.

The crack technique you deploy depends on the size of your hands compared to the size of the crack you’re going to climb. Some cracks might be tiny – fingertip sized seams that cut through the wall, while others are as big as your whole body! In this course, we’ll cover all crack climbing techniques from fingertips to chimneys and everything in between.

We will show you how to make your very own tape gloves, and talk about the difference between crack climbing gloves and tape gloves. This is a hands on class where you will have plenty of time to practice jamming cracks.  Instructor demonstrations coupled with hands on experience is a great way to put it all together. Join our AMGA trained and certified guides and instructors for a fun day out at the crag climbing cracks!

Course Dates Price Location Course Length Difficulty Rating
Course DatesJune 15, 2024 Price$249 LocationGolden or Boulder, CO Course Length8:00am to 4:00pm Difficulty Rating4/10
Course DatesAugust 24, 2024 Price$249 LocationGolden or Boulder, CO Course Length8:00am to 4:00pm Difficulty Rating4/10
  • Learn from a pro! Our guides/instructors have undergone rigorous training and certification to be able to teach you
  • Learn how to make tape gloves for crack climbing
  • Practice and refine the art of crack climbing throughout all the different sizes
  • Hands on experience in a fun and relaxed learning environment
  • Individualized pointers to help you succeed while crack climbing
  • Tons of practice!
Price Includes


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


  • 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)
Topics Covered
  • How to jam finger cracks, hand cracks, off-width, chimneys and everything in between
  • How to utilize your feet while climbing any size crack
  • How to make tape gloves
  • Moving efficiently while crack climbing
  • Introduction to gear needed for crack climbing
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