Climbers scale mountains for the feeling of accomplishment and the heap of free flags waiting at the summit. Reach new personal heights with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $117 for a half-day guided rock-climbing trip for two people (a $234 value)
- $174 for a half-day guided rock-climbing trip for four people (a $348 value)
Climbing adventures pair customers of all experience levels with professionally trained guides for climbs at one of three noted sites along the Front Range. The guides supply all helmets, harnesses, and shoes, but climbers should pack their own water bottles and sunscreen. Trips travel out to the majestic formations at Garden of the Gods, North Cheyenne Canyon, and more. Morning and afternoon trips are available, with departure times at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
First Ascent Mountain School
John McDonough has spent his life rising to meet outdoor challenges. Years ago he began traveling the globe as a skier and rock climber, finding adventure and challenges on faraway mountains and snowy cliffs. After more than two decades on skis and 13 years scaling rocks, the professionally trained expert––who once accompanied an inspiring group of blind climbers on a trip––now operates First Ascent Mountain School. The gig comes with the daily pleasure of watching beginners submit to the powerful sense of awe and accomplishment that comes with mountaineering. As First Ascent's founding director, John has assembled a small band of professional mountain guides who shared his zeal for nature and teaching. The crew touts a penchant for making the sometimes-intimidating activities of rock-terrain climbing and snowshoeing accessible to anyone who is interested. John's numerous professional certifications include American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education training and serving as a merit-badge counselor for the Boy Scouts of America.