Climb the Flatirons

Location Colorado

Season Year-round

Difficulty Varies

Duration 1 Day

Overview

The Mountain Guides Colorado takes pride in offering guided climbs of the Flatirons. Nestled into the hillsides south of Boulder, CO, these angled plates dominate the skyline with long east-facing slabs on sculpted, red sandstone. With over 1,000 feet of moderate climbing, the Flatirons host the longest and best beginner multi-pitch climbs in the country! In addition to the moderately angled east faces, hundreds of steep and unique climbs hide among the trees on the flanks and backsides of these behemoth rocks.  Once you are up in these enchanted forests, it’s easy to forget how close you are to the Front Range.

 

The Flatirons have a number of different routes. The majority are medium-length, traditionally protected multi-pitch climbs. Most trips last eight hours. We choose routes based on your abilities and goals. Prior multi-pitch climbing experience or instruction is required to participate in our Group Climbs.

 

Season Year-round

Trip Planner

Itinerary

Our Private Climbs are best for people looking to get the most out of the day. Our guides will work with you to come up with an itinerary based on your skills and agenda and deliver personalized coaching and instruction to help you achieve your climbing goals.

$385 for one, $250/person for two, or $200/person for groups.

Please read through our policies by visiting this page.

 

For your safety and comfort, bring synthetic and or natural fiber clothing for insulation. Cotton is NOT recommended and down must be kept dry. Clothing should be able to layer without encumbering your movement.

Footwear

Objective Dependent – Salewa footwear is available at Jackson Hole Mountain Guides for rent. JHMG also carries a selection of Five Ten Rock shoes for rent.

  • Sticky Rubber Approach Shoes or Hiking Boots. Trips before mid July and those with extensive snow require a lightweight mountaineering boot (not a plastic boot). Guide Pick: Salewa Wildfire Pro or Salewa Firetail 3
  • Rock Shoes for technical rock routes (Available for rent)
  • Socks: 1 – 2 pair: sized for your boots and blister prevention
Upper Layers
Bottom Layers
Accessories
  • Hat: lightweight to medium weight warm hat – sleek enough to be worn under a helmet
  • Gloves: one lightweight to medium weight pair – synthetic or fleece material. Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Plasmic Glove
  • Gaiters: only until mid-July

On the Trail

  • Back Pack: internal frame  30 Liter capacity (2000 cu in) Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30
  • Water Bottles (2-3 L/Qt.) Or H2O Hydration system
  • Dark Sunglasses
  • Extra Pair Contact Lens
  • Sun Hat or visor
  • Sunscreen (35+SPF)
  • Lip Balm
  • Insect Repellent (until early August)
  • Headlamp, Fresh batteries
  • First Aid: minimal – blister care, analgesic, etc.
  • Lunch and Snacks

Optional Items

  • Trekking Poles
  • Camera

Cold Weather Considerations:

Early and late season temperatures require warmer clothing. You may consider additional clothing if you get cold easily or if it is unusually cold or windy.

  • Down Jacket
  • Vest
  • Medium weight long underwear

**Jackson Hole Mountain Guides supplies all the rock climbing gear, harnesses, helmets, locking carabiners & belay/rappel devices, crampons, and ice axes. However, you are welcome to bring your own equipment. Please coordinate with our office for gear checks. Backpacks, rock shoes, and boots can all be rented & purchased in our Jackson office.

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Testimonials

  • Always professional, always personable, always safe, always considerate. They take the time to develop a plan with the client that creates a fun and challenging experience; also, they provide valuable teaching moments along the way. I look forward to using their services again.

    — Greg Cutcher
  • Wow! What can I say? Thank you! I never thought I’d climb again and you guys gave me the confidence and encouragement to do it again. Today’s hike was long, but the view well worth it. Thanks for sharing a part of your life with me. Thanks again.

    — Liz
  • Excellent climb with top-notch guides. Safety was the number one consideration. Our group of four all summitted, two had no climbing experience. Highly recommend!

    — Frank

Talk To Us

Here you’ll find online tools and information about joining us for a trip of a lifetime! To sign up for a trip, or if you have any questions, please call us. Listed on the left side of these pages are links that you may find useful, including printable forms and policies concerning a trip with JHMG. We encourage ALL prospective climbers to read our Preparation advice. Our office can help place you with others who are looking to climb.

By Phone 800.239.7642

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