Winter Climbs, Courses, & Training - The Absolute Alpine
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Winter Climbs, Courses, & Training

2017/2018 Winter Programs

Rifle Climbing Guides is excited to announce our local, winter schedule!

In addition to our daily ice climbing and winter hikes, we’re offering a number of unique trips built around ice climbing and hot springs, peak climbs, avalanche education, and expedition training courses. Our venues range across Colorado and prioritize terrain that best fits your goals for taking the next step as outdoor, winter enthusiast. Please contact us for private instruction and training for specific objectives.

Ice Climbing and Hot Springs

Join us January 12 – 14 for a weekend of ice climbing in Redstone with well-appointed accommodations at the famed Avalanche Ranch and Hot Springs.

What: Ice climbing & Hot Springs in Red Stone
When: Jan 12-14
Where: Stay and Relax at Avalanche Hot Springs Ranch House

Includes: Guide services, equipment, (2) nights accommodations, and welcome dinner

Price: $385/ Person, $100 deposit due Nov. 27

Space is limited – contact us to reserve your spot today

How do I sign up?

Simple! Click on this link and send us a message with your name and phone number, or give us a call. Please confirm registration by submitting the waiver and registration form to Space is limited!

The guides of Rifle Climbing Guides have years of experience in guiding and instructing youth in outdoor recreation activities. Our summer camps are for youth ages 8+ and will take place in and around Rifle, CO. We’re excited to continue working with youth who wish to learn the basics of outdoor climbing and build on their experiences and technique, as well as introduce new climbers to the sport. Transportation to/from activity location provided.


June 19-23: Rifle, CO
July 10-14: Rifle, CO

July 17-21: Eagle, CO
July 31-August 4: Rifle, CO



Time: 9:00 – 3:30 Daily
Location: Rifle & Western, CO
Cost: $215/ Week
Ages: 8+


This 2.5 day clinic is open to all women interested in experiencing the integration of yoga and climbing, and how movement of each discipline compliments the other. Instructed by our female guides, this clinic offers an excellent atmosphere to try something new, challenge your body and mind, and interact with like-minded women pursuing strength and growth in the outdoors. Your guide will set a foundation that will carry you through the weekend and highlight the importance of breathing, movement, wellness and fully involve the body and mind. All levels of ability and experience welcome. Limit (6) participants.


Dates & Locations:
June 16-18: Rifle, CO (sold out)
July 14-16: Crested Butte, CO (limited availability)

August 5-6: Eagle, CO


Cost: $265


Alpine terrain offers a unique and rewarding experience for climbers who wish to venture into more remote areas and undertake bigger mountain objectives. These (2) day climb will expose participants to incredible mountain routes and vistas on two of Colorado’s most prominent 14’ers. These peaks are well known for quality rock and stand as a test piece to any aspiring alpine climber. A strong level of fitness is required and participants should expect to be moving for up to 10 hours in a day. Please contact us for more information. These climbs are offered at a 2:1 guide / participant ratio with the option of multiple guides.


Dates and Locations:
July 18-19: Pikes Peak, CO Springs (3 Spots Left)
August 12-13: Capitol Peak, Aspen (Full)
Cost: $330/person


This (2) day clinic will focus on next-step possibilities for climbers who are looking to build strength and endurance needed to progress to more committing terrain. The content of this clinic can be applied to climbers very new to the sport, those transitioning to outdoor climbing, or those with a strong foundation hoping to take the next step to establish new goals. This clinic will utilize the natural rock walls of Rifle Mountain Park as well as a gym facility to introduce strength-training exercises that will help expand your potential and provide a foundational regiment that can be continued beyond this course. We will focus on technique while using low-resistance training methods and work to correct old habits and build new ones in proper form.


The guides of Rifle Climbing Guides are accomplished instructors and climbers. Aspects of this training have been directly applied and credited to their own success.


Because we prioritize the goals and expectations of our guests, this clinic will be run at a 2:1 guide/participant ratio and be focused on the goals of the participants. Dates apply to Rifle & Golden locations.


Dates: July 15-16, August 12-13
Location: Rifle, CO & Golden, CO
Cost: $265
Age: 15+