Fortune and love befriend the bold. -Ovid

Colorado and Desert Rock Climbing Adventures

Skyward Mountaineering is proud to offer Colorado rock climbing instruction and guided outings on multi-pitch rock climbs with internationally certified (IFMGA) guides, Vince Anderson and Steve House.



The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is THE premier rock climbing venue in Western Colorado and one of best in North America. The canyon’s walls rise up over 2,ooo feet in places and rival those found in Yosemite, albiet with a much more adventurous and remote ambiance. Climbs in the Black Canyon range from 5-20 pitches in length, the easiest of which are around 5.7, though most are 5.9 and up.



The great Colorado Desert encompassing Western Colorado and Eastern Utah is a rock climbing cragger’s paradise. From Indian Creek, to Castleton Tower and on over to Colorado National Monument, the climbing opportunities found among the multitudes of red sandstone cliffs and spires is fantastic. This  area is home to what is generally considered to be the best crack climbing on the planet. The unique desert towers make for a magnificent summit amidst the Martian like surroundings. The Kor/Ingalls route on Castleton Tower is deservedly included among Alen Steck and Steve Roper’s “Fifty Classic Climbs of North America” and should be on everyone’s tick list. There are also many sunny, warm “off-season” crags to practice and learn crack climbing skills during the autumn, winter and spring seasons.

Challenge yourself to a thrilling day out on the rock with the safety and first class experience only possible with a Certified Rock Guide. We offer rock climbing adventures for all abilities! Our privatized approach allows us to customize the experience to best suit your individual goals and needs. Your guide’s extensive training and years of experience will allow him or her to best provide you with the experience you are looking for while providing you these services at the highest professional standards in the industry.

Rock Climbing Equipment List