Frequently Asked Questions

Rock climbing is the sport of ascending rock cliffs using your body.  Think of a giant jungle gym for all ages. We utilize safety equipment, like ropes, to increase safety.

No, you do not need experience. We have courses available for all skill levels. The course description will state whether experience is required. If this will be your first time climbing, we suggest signing up for our Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing Course.

No, there isn’t an age limit. As long as we have proper sized safety equipment, anyone can climb! We have had climbers with ages ranging from 4 to 72.

The only limiting factor is properly fitting equipment. Our harness can fit:

Fits waist sizes up to 51 inches

Fits leg sizes up to 32 inches


As long as you meet these sizing requirements, you are welcome to climb.

No, we will supply everything you need.  You are welcome to bring your own equipment if you have it.

Gear lists are sent out for advanced courses.

Rock climbing can be challenging. However, we have many routes you can climb and will always choose something appropriate for your skill level.

Trip Preparation

We have various climbing location around Denver. The course details should provide the specific area. Expect to travel 15 to 30 minutes from the Denver metro.  A location map is sent with your reservation confirmation.

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Or for $25 per person, Denver Climbing Company will organize your transportation.  We use Business Lyft to quickly and easily get you and your group to the climbing location.  You can select this option when booking. Expect to be picked up one hour before your scheduled climb. Available for downtown Denver and Golden only.

Plan to bring at least 3 standard sized water bottles and sunblock. We will supply all the technical equipment. A small backpack is useful for carrying your personal items.

No, we do not provide food. You are welcome to bring food and snacks along.

Please wear sporting or casual attire appropriate for the temperature.  Closed toed shoes(tennis shoes, sneakers, hiking boots) are required. No sandals or flip-flops!

Yes. All participants are required to agree to the terms and sign our waiver before participating.  We will provide this upon your arrival. You can find a copy of our waiver here:

An Important Note About Drugs and Alcohol

Yes, cannabis is legal in Colorado. No, you can not consume any substance and climb. Denver Climbing Company always reserves the right to refuse service if any form of intoxication is suspected. It is also illegal at our climbing location.

Cancellations and Weather

You can cancel your reservation up to 24 hours before your trip. Any cancellations within 24 hours will not receive a refund. Reschedules are always complimentary. Large groups may be subject to different terms as specifies in your contract.

If the weather forecast looks unclimbable (significant rain, snow, thunderstorms, etc), your guide will make a judgement call on cancelling. As the weather often changes, sometimes a decision isn’t be made until right before the trip. In the case of a weather cancellation prior to your trip, a full refund or reschedule will be supplied.

If your trip starts, but cancels prior to the half way mark, a 50% refund is provided. No refund is provided for cancellations made during the final half of your trip.

No. Cancellations due to weather are extremely rare.

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