Mankind's underdeveloped climbing skills and inability to digest tin cans are two ways in which evolution left humans inferior to goats. It’s mind over Matterhorn with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $70 for a half-day introduction to climbing class with equipment, including shoe rental for one (up to a $182.50 value)
- $129 for a half-day guided rock-climbing private outing with equipment, including shoe rentals for two (up to a $285 value)
The Boulder branch of Jackson Hole Mountain Guides lead guided climbs for all levels and rock-climbing courses that range from introduction to climbing to classes that cover advanced climbing techniques. Guides lead small groups of climbers to one of the three main climbing areas surrounding the city: Boulder Canyon, Eldorado Canyon State Park, or the Flatirons. At any one of these sites, climbers find a diverse array of difficulties, allowing for progressive improvement as they learn to clamber over sandstone and granite slabs, overhangs, cracks, and faces. While Jackson Hole Mountain Guides provides the belay, carabiners, helmet, ropes, and rack, each participant should be sure to bring a lunch and snacks, water, and appropriate clothing.
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides
Accredited by the American Mountain Guides Association, Jackson Hole Mountain Guides orchestrates mountain ascents, desert adventures, and ice climbs throughout the western United States. Since its founding in Grand Teton National Park in 1968, the outfit has expanded to include branches in Montana's Beartooths; Moab, Utah; Idaho's City of Rocks; and Boulder, Colorado. At each outpost, experienced guides share an appreciation for the backcountry, a respect for the environment, and a desire to pass on their techniques to new groups of adventurers. Students can learn from their expertise during a variety of classes customized to their skills and ultimate desires, whether they want to prepare for a guided journey through the wilderness or reach a mountain summit solo to taste a variety of cloud flavors.