Front Range Mountain Guides of Colorado

General Information for Guided Mountaineering Climbs


We provide all group climbing equipment for our mountaineering programs. We also rent a complete individual climbing gear package which is tailored for that climbing season. The following packages are for their respective climbs;

Colorado Summer Mountaineering Gear Package : $20

Colorado Winter Mountaineering Gear Package : $30

Colorado Technical Mountaineering Gear Package : $25

You are welcome to use any of your own gear and only rent what you need for these climbs. Plastic Boots are mandatory for all winter ascents. Please refer to our 'Rental Gear' link for individual gear prices.

If you are renting Boots and/or a Climbing Harness from us, we will need your street shoe size and waist measurement to properly fit you. Please email your sizes to us when you send the waiver/sign up form with your deposit check. All waiver/sign-up forms must include the deposit check to be processed and admitted into any class.

Meeting Time and Place:

We choose the climb that we will do according to the conditions as the scheduled time to climb approaches, so the meeting place will differ. This is necessary for the following reasons;

So we try to remain flexible and work around these constantly changing mountain conditions.

We will notify you with the meeting place and time to meet us at least 48 hours before we are scheduled to climb. We will notify you by a phone number you provide and by the email address you provide on the liability Sign up waiver you send to us. All the climbs will be within a 2 hour drive from Denver and most are within a 1 ˝ hour drive from either Denver or Boulder.

Deposit / Balance Information:

A deposit check in the amount of $50 per person, per day is needed to process and hold your desired date of participation in any class or on any guided climb. No date will be considered reserved until we have received the deposit and the completely filled out copy of the application forms you will find to print out using the “Sign me up” button on each class / climb page.

Deposits and Application forms should be sent as soon as possible as dates are set on a 'First Come' basis and slots fill up quickly. If you like, you can call or Email first to see which dates are available in the timeframe you are looking at. Typically, 10 days or more in advance is necessary to set a specific date, especially on busy weekends or holiday periods. If you are coming from out of state, it is highly recommended that you reserve your class or climb as soon as you have determined your trip dates. Locals can call or email anytime to check availability of 'last minute' openings which might be available from time to time.

Once we receive your forms and deposit, we will contact you to confirm your date and get sizing information if Shoes or Harnesses are to be rented. If your chosen date is not available, we can discuss either scheduling another date or refunding your deposit.

In the case of poor weather, out of state participants can choose to either re-schedule a class, or have their deposit refunded minus a $10 processing fee. Local residents have the option to use their deposit toward the class on another day of your choice.

The balance for all classes and climbs is due on the participation date.

On the “memo” area of your deposit check please list the class and date and make checks out to: " Front Range Mountain Guides "

The deposit should be sent to;

Front Range Mountain Guides
PO Box 17294
Boulder, Colorado 80308

Climbing Party Size:

The maximum size of your climbing party is designed to insure you have adequate personalized attention throughout the climb. On Summer Mountaineering routes where no technical climbing is involved, the climber to guide ratio is 4:1. Often, if you have two or three in your party we can take you out as your own group without anyone else.

For Winter Mountaineering routes, we will provide 1 guide for every 4 climbers

Technical Mountaineering routes are limited to 2 climbers

Food and Clothing for the Class:

Please refer to the 'Gear' link for this class and bring lots of snacks and 2 liters of water in addition to any energy drink. Many types of energy bars freeze up in cold weather so take that in consideration when choosing your food. We recommend trail mix and cut up vegetables with a sandwich of some sort for your lunch and snack break. Anything you bring for this class must fit inside of your pack. We prefer 2 large mouth, 1 Liter Nalgene water bottles with insulated bottle parkas covering them for cold weather.

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