Ouray Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing – August 6 & 7, 2021


Welcome to Ouray, CO commonly referred to as the “Switzerland of America,” a little town nestled in the stunning San Juan range. 

Are you completely new to climbing? Have you climbed indoors but haven’t ventured outside yet? Or been out a few times but would like a more thorough introduction from professional instructors?

This intro to rock clinic is for you!


Skills covered:

Rock climbing movement; reading the rock and guide book / ‘beta’ deciphering; climbing terminology; top rope climbing skills; lead climbing belaying; basic bolted anchor concepts.


Register Here:


Sample Itinerary:

August 5:

Arrive in Ouray


August 6:

8am: Meet and greet

9am-4pm: Climbing

6pm: Guide discussion/presentation


August 7:

8am-4pm: Climbing

4pm: Wrap-up discussion



2 days guided instruction

4:1 ratio

Necessary climbing equipment


Not Included:




Guide Gratuity




4:1 ratio

Minimum of 3 participants; maximum of 8



Kristin Arnold

Sheldon Kerr