Last updated: 5/28/20
Please refer to this post for our COVID-19 health and safety procedures. We will continually update this post as new information is received and policies by the cities, counties, state and land holders that guide in are updated.
Locations and Party Size:
-Jeffco County (N. Table and parts of Clear Creek): Limit to 3 people per climbing group.
-Clear Creek County: Limit to 3 people per climbing group
-Boulder County (Flatirons, Gregory Canyon, Boulder Canyon): Opening June 1st, limited availability for Flatiron Climbs (MUST CALL AS FAR IN ADVANCE AS POSSIBLE TO CLIMB THE FLATIRONS).
-Moab: yes, guiding open, call for more details.
-Eldorado Canyon: same as Boulder County
PROTECTING OUR CLIENTS AND STAFF:
We have implemented a few new procedures (mask wearing, hand santizer at the crag) as well as reiterated the importance of old procedures (cleaning gear) to help keep our clients and staff save and reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.
-It may not always be possible to socially distance while on a climbing trip. Based on the current guidance available, a separation distance of 6’ is considered to be the minimum distance to maintain between others. When this 6' separation cannot be maintained, both guides and clients shall wear face coverings.
-You may be required to wear a mask at the base of a crag, at belay stances and on the hike to the climbing areas. We will also ask you to wear a mask when meeting the guide, signing waivers and trying on gear.
-When signing your waivers for climbing, there will be a COVID health screening.
-Our guides will have hand sanitizer with them at the crags for regular use in between climbs.
-Our guides will have a "hand washing" station (water and biodegradable soap) with them for use when there are no facilities to wash hands after climbing.
-Our guides will regularly encourage clients to NOT touch their face or touch gear with anything other than their hands.
-Nitrile gloves will be used for when guides and clients need to handle items back and forth (like waivers, pens, or gear).
-Routine gear cleaning will be continued and monitored closely (cleaning and sanitization of ropes, harness, helmets, shoes and other gear used).
Golden Mountain Guides is an equal opportunity employer and operates under special use permits from the Pike National Forest, Moab Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service.