Private instruction maximizes your time and exposure on the rock. This is one of the most popular ways to climb with KMAC.

By scheduling with a KMAC guide you will be able to custom design an outing to exclusively meet your goals. From local crags to multi-pitch climbs deep into Rocky Mountain National Park, your guide will help you accomplish what you want.  You’ll  talk with your guide prior to your outing to determine what venue options and terrain difficulty will suit your ambitions.

Our programs range from personalized private guiding in Rocky Mountain National Park to a fun day on the rocks with the whole family.

The Estes Park Valley Crags:

The Estes valley is known far and wide for its abundance of climbing. Nearly every style can be found within a 20 minute drive from town.  Out of the 100’s of climbs and venues, we list some of our favorite  below.

Lumpy Ridge: This area is well known for its many routes on solid granite of all different lengths and difficulties. This area has something for everyone, always with beautiful views of the Estes Park valley. Approaches are usually about an hour. The name Lumpy comes from the Native Americans, and accurately describes the nature of the rock, cracks and ‘lumps’ on slabs (less than vertical rock) predominate. Some Lumpy Ridge classics include:

Twin Owls:   Sky Route, – 5.3 – 3 pitches: A shorter approach leads to the iconic Twin Owls overlooking all of Estes Park. Climbing is never difficult but the setting is beautiful and the summit is the best on Lumpy.

Batman Pinnacle:   Batman and Robin, – 5.6 – 4 pitches: Exposed but relatively easy climbing leads up Batman Pinnacle. Classic and sought after, Batman and Robin has been the first multi-pitch for thousands of beginning climbers. Really cool spire summit.

The Book:  The Pear Buttress Route.  – 5.8 – 5 pitches: a “mega-classic” and must-do for anyone visiting Lumpy, Pear Buttress is a wonderful climb. Going right up the middle of The Book, the most classic crag at Lumpy, Pear Buttress follows low angle crack systems and is surrounded by harder climbs in all directions.

Sundance Buttress, Kor’s Flake, – 5.8 – 6 pitches: A classic and historic route with cruxes of many different styles. Sundance is the longest hike, tallest cliff, and most exposed of anywhere at Lumpy, very memorable.

The Crags of Twin Sisters: A much more alpine/mountainous setting than Lumpy, The Crags offer a quieter and more remote feel than most other areas outside of the high peaks. Most climbs give unobstructed views of Longs Peak and RMNP. Routes of one to four pitches on very featured Gneiss rock make for fun face climbing. This area also has lots of sport climbing.

Jurassic Park: Estes Park’s moderate sport climbing destination. Dozens of single pitch sport climbs from 5.6 to 5.12 about a half hour walk from the car. Just across the valley from the Crags, Jurassic also has great views of RMNP. Excellent place to transition from the gym to outdoor sport climbing.

Lily Mountain Crags: Great area for a shorter/easier day. 5-10 minute walk from the car. Climbs here have a wide range of difficulties and are mostly very short and easily accessed. Great area for families and first time climbers.

Piz Badille: Fun multi-pitch climbing (6 pitches) with an alpine feel and an approach under ten minutes.

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