Climb a Flatiron

6 Hours


Boulder, CO

About This Climb

Rising 1,200 feet above the town of Boulder, Colorado are the world famous Flatiron rock formations. With moderate difficulty and consistent climbing, the Flatirons are a great place for experienced and intermediate climbers alike. Your guide will be using traditional climbing techniques to lead the way. Upon reaching the top of the climb, we will rappel to the base and hike out. You should be comfortable with belaying, tying in, and basic safety checks. We climb either the 1st or 3rd Flatiron depending on time of year and desired difficulty. This is an amazing climb for those wanting amazing scenery and a memorable adventure. As we climb, expect amazing views of the Colorado plains and mountains. This guided rock climb is enjoyable and filled with teachable moments along the way. You will be introduced to the skills of multi-pitch climbing, trad climbing, rappelling, route finding and more. Add one of the most iconic rock climbs in Colorado, and possibly the country, to your list of accomplishments.

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Trip Itinerary

8:00 AM - Meet Your Guide and Gear Up
Meet your guide at Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado.
8:30 AM - Hike to Our Cliff
Hike through the scenic wilderness to the base of our climb.
9:15 AM - Start the Climb
Gear up and begin ascending the Flatiron.
12:00 PM - Summit
Prepare for amazing views of Colorado.
12:30 PM - Rappel
Descend the back side of the formation.
2:00 PM - Depart
After a hike back to the parking, we will debrief and depart.
Common Questions

Yes. We suggest being competent in belaying, knot tying, and basic safety checks. Need to learn the basics? Check out our Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class.

No. We will supply all required equipment.

Yes. We require climbers to be at least 18 years of age to climb a Flatiron. Many of our other courses are appropriate for all ages.

Full refunds will be provided up to 24 hours before your trip. No refunds with in 24 hours of your trip. Reschedules are always complimentary.

If the weather is poor, your guide will make a judgment on cancelling. If the trip is cancelled, you will receive a full refund or rescheduling option.

We request you know how to belay and tie in. Your guide will instruct on any other required techniques you do not know.


Here’s a little story of 2 Florida kids (at heart) shimming up the side of the mountain and reaching the top on their first try. Highly recommend if you’re interested in getting outside your comfort zone. Dan, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable, safety oriented and supportive. Just when you think you can not find the next move, he coaches you through the toughest part and bam! You make it!
Outdoor Rock Climbing Course
September 2018
I booked the intro to rock climbing class for two for my boyfriend's birthday- we had a blast! I may have had even more fun than he did! Couldn't ask for a better guide- Dan was knowledgeable and fun. Location was great and the 4 hour session was challenging and exhilarating. I am definitely hooked and can't wait to go on another excursion. I highly recommend Denver Climbing Company to anyone with even a slight interest in climbing!
completing the climb
Maggie W.
August 2018
Dan was a great guide! It was my first attempt to rock climb, and I had a great time! Definitely would recommend.
Rappelling in Golden Colorado
Nikki M.
July 2018
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