Rifle Climbing Guides - The Absolute Alpine
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Rifle Climbing Guides

Rifle Climbing Guides is the premier guide service to year-round climbing adventures in Rifle Mountain Park and the greater western slope of Colorado.

Our home office in Rifle is a short drive from the tall, sweeping walls and beautiful creek that make up Rifle Mountain Park. As a guide service, we pride ourselves on the quality of professionalism within our guides and their ability to instruct and encourage climbers of all abilities. Our programs are built to maximize learning, fun, and safety, and we keep these goals a focus throughout our trips.

Rifle Climbing Guides

Whether you are a gym climber looking to transition to the outdoors, a family passing through the area, or an experienced climber looking to advance your skills, Rifle Climbing Guides offers half-day and full-day trips, along with multi-day courses in both rock and ice climbing.

The guides of Rifle Climbing Guides are qualified professionals trained under the rigorous standards of the American Mountain Guides Association.

We recognize the technical demands associated with teaching climbing skills, and prioritize continued professional growth as a guide service collaboratively. Through years of climbing and guiding around the world, we have developed a passion for teaching movement and technical skills and are eager to share that with you. All of our guides have completed advanced medical courses, of which include Wilderness First Responders, Outdoor Emergency Care, and EMT. Not only are our guides accomplished as professional leaders, but their ability to instruct and their love for their job makes them great people to experience the outdoors with.

Our climbing guides enjoy teaching the basics of top-rope climbing to families and kids of all ages, as well as offering experienced climbers direction on technique and training tips needed to reach the next level.

No previous experience is required and all necessary equipment, along with a wonderful picnic lunch complete with local meat and cheeses, is included in our day trips.*


Alpine Peak Climbs

Strength Training for Climbers

2018 Summer Programs

Check out our 2018 Summer Programs!

Rifle Climbing Guides is committed to preserving the natural resources of Rifle Mountain Park and is an official partner of Leave No Trace.

*Group Pricing Available.

The mountain guides of The Absolute Alpine have years of experience in guiding and teaching mountain courses to climbers of all abilities. We’re very excited to be bringing qualified guides with the knowledge and skills to share, teach, and advance the climbing opportunities of Western Colorado through year-­round programs based in Rifle Mountain Park and the surrounding area. Come join us!