Half-Day Guided Rock-Climbing Trip for Two or Four from First Ascent Mountain School (Half Off)

Old Colorado City

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In a Nutshell

Guides supply all equipment during this four-hour climbing outing that sets scramblers scaling sandstone formations at Garden of the Gods

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 19th, 2014. Limit 2 per person. Limit 2 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must be at least 40lb. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 15 years scaling rocks, the AMGA Certified Single-Pitch Instructor––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.


Reviews

This was the first time I climbed and it was great.

John Z, TripAdvisor, 9/21/12

This was a life experience for me; something I won't soon forget.

DixonPaul, TripAdvisor, 11/7/12

Tips

  • “Our guide was excellent and we had a great time - definitely recommend First Ascent. The office support was also outstanding - they are a great outfit!”

  • “The guides are very knowledgeable and helpful to first time climbers. ”

  • “Excellent guides and beautiful views!! Wonderful trip. ”

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    Old Colorado City

    1812 W Colorado Ave

    Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904

    719-304-6677

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