Climb to new heights in Eldorado Canyon State Park with our professional guide service, offering unforgettable multi-pitch rock routes for all skill levels.
Spring through Fall
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
Multi-pitch climbing involves ascending several pitches of rock before reaching the summit, which can take several hours or even a full day. As you progress up the route, the exposure and views become more impressive, creating a unique sense of accomplishment and awe.
Eldorado Canyon multi-pitch rock climbs offer a range of challenges, from technical face climbing to steep crack climbs that require specialized techniques. Whether you're a seasoned climber or new to the sport, we can help you navigate the challenges and achieve your goals in a safe and enjoyable way.
Overall, climbing a multi-pitch rock climb in Eldorado Canyon State Park is an experience that is not to be missed. With its stunning sandstone cliffs, varied terrain, and challenging routes, the park offers some of the best multi-pitch climbing in the country. So come challenge yourself, push your limits, and experience the thrill of reaching new heights.
Max Lurie - Owner of Alpine to the Max
Max Lurie is an American Mountain Guides Association certified Rock and Alpine Guide, as well as an accomplished alpinist. Max has been climbing since 2004 and traveling to the greater ranges in pursuit of his passion.
As an independently certified climbing guide based in Boulder, CO, Max provides custom education and mountain experiences in the Colorado Front Range and beyond. All of the climbing instruction offered through Alpine to the Max is customized to your goals, objectives, and skill level.
The multi-pitch rock climbing outing in Eldorado Canyon State Park, CO, promises an unforgettable adventure prioritizing safety and personalized instruction. Led by AMGA certified Rock Guides, the experience equips participants with vital skills like harnessing, belaying, and gear usage, ensuring a strong foundation for future climbs. Eldorado Canyon's striking landscape serves as the backdrop for multi-pitch climbs, where participants learn route selection, rope systems, and terrain navigation.
What sets this outing apart is our peer reviewed expertise. While specific objectives are in place, the experience is tailored to each climber's goals. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, the instructors adapt to your preferences and progress, making the journey uniquely yours. The outcome is not just a series of successful climbs, but a deeper grasp of climbing principles, heightened nature appreciation, and increased self-assurance.
Ultimately, this multi-pitch rock climbing adventure blends education, nature connection, and personal advancement. It's a chance to challenge yourself, explore the world of climbing, and forge lasting memories while under the guidance of skilled mentors dedicated to both your growth and safety.
With our comprehensive curriculum and in-depth instruction, you'll have the skills and confidence to tackle the most challenging routes in Eldorado Canyon and beyond. Some common features that we climb on are Wind Tower, Bastille, Redgarden Wall, and Shirttail Peak. However, any route or specific objective you would like to climb is an option.
We will usually meet around 7-8 AM at the trailhead and hike in from there. Approach times vary depending on the objective, but the most remote climbing in Eldo is about 40 min. With the vast majority of climbing being accessible in much less than 30 min of hiking. From there we will spend several hours climbing one of the many cliffs fantastic cliffs in Eldo. Our descent may include some technical rappelling, hiking, or a combination of both. We may choose to do two or more routes in a single day if we are moving efficiently. The day usually wraps up around 2-3 PM or whenever we've had our fill of climbing.
That is awesome! We are more than happy to accommodate specific route requests. Some popular routes are: Bastille Crack, Calypso, Wind Ridge, Hair City, Gambit, Swansons Arete, Rewritten, Yellow Spur and many many more!
The clothing you bring will depend greatly on the time of year, weather forecast and objective for the specific outing. We will contact you beforehand to make sure you are setup for success. Generally weather in Eldo can be a bit chilly in the shade or mornings so a light fleece and a wind jacket. In the summer months, a T-shirt is all thats necessary.
There are many routes of all grades and length for climbers of every ability level. However, the dense sandstone of Eldorado Canyon is a very unique rock and can take a little while to build your confidence. Using your feet and having good footwork will make the climbing feel easier.
Some people climb in Eldo all year. Through the winter months it can be snowy on northern aspects, but sunny, warm and dry on southern aspects. The typical climbing season spans from early April through October.
Alpine to the Max is an independent certified guide with more than a decade of experience in a wide variety of terrain. No matter your current skill level, when you climb with us you get a top-notch experience that is fully customized to meet your exact desires.
“I climbed with Max last summer on a couple of couloirs in Rocky Mountain National Park. I’m a complete newbie to technical snow and Max was everything that I was hoping for in a guide. Knowledgeable, patient and passionate about educating his clients. It was a fantastic experience and I cannot wait to go back out with him.”
“Max is easily one of the best guides I have ever taken a course with. Max's knowledge paired with his experience and skill set is unparalleled. I learned so much and I am so grateful to have taken a course with him! Max provided the education and knowledge I needed to continue recreating safely in the mountains.”
“Max was an amazing guide and instructor for our 2-day AIARE 1 course. Funny, affable, deeply knowledgeable, with an excellent approach to instruction and learning. We saw several other AIARE courses out there in the same locations, and in comparison, we were VERY glad we were spending our weekend learning from Max!
Max is awesome! My climbing partner and I booked a day with Max to learn how to ice climb. Between making the meetup spot an easy to find location, to providing in-depth instruction throughout the day, I can't recommend Max enough. Max's instruction was clear, safe, and easy to follow. He's personable and easy to learn from.
What an awesome experience. My friend and I spent four days with Max going through a variety of topics and we couldn't have been happier with the instruction. Max is SO well versed in a multitude of areas. And he's an awesome person to be around and it makes the guiding experience that much better. I would 100% do another session with Max!
We strongly recommend Max as a guide and instructor. Having climbed with Max several times over the past decade, we always come away with a great experience and a smile. His enthusiasm and knowledge, plus a wry sense of humor, make for instructive and fun days of climbing. We hope to get out to CO to climb someday with Max again.
It was awesome. We covered a ton of material in such a short window and I was able to apply everything I learned. I had pretty minimal experience at the start but he delivered everything in a super easy to understand manner that made it a ton of fun and extremely informative. I’ll definitely be coming back for future sessions.
Max was incredibly helpful for our intro to trad course. He not only teaches the information, but makes sure to go over alternative techniques and general climbing philosophy. We were able to customize the class that day to go over things that interested us rather than a set curriculum, which I really enjoyed. I couldn’t recommend Max enough.
I had very limited climbing experience coming into this guided rock climbing experience. Max takes me out and we literally jump right into my introduction to climbing. Max literally inspired me to get out of my comfort zone immediately and go beyond what I thought I was capable of. Thank you Max for an awesome experience in the mountains.
Max is an outstanding guide! I couldn’t have asked for a better day of climbing and learning. I joined Max in hopes of setting a solid foundation of skills and knowledge in my own climbing endeavors to come, and I was beyond satisfied with the day he had prepared for us. An incredible instructor and ideal climbing partner!
Max is adept, knowledgeable, and great to work with all around! He breaks down skills and explains them thoroughly, taking the time to make sure you understand a concept before moving on to something more complex. If you want to up your technical climbing skills and have a darn good time doing it then Max is your guy!
Max was extremely knowledge and encouraging while we were learning and practicing building anchors and hauling for crevasse rescue. He also had a great sense of humor and kept the mood light while we were suffering through brutally cold temperatures during the practice. 10/10 would recommend!
My partner and I hired Max for a day of self rescue skills and we had an absolute blast. Max is super knowledgeable and was more than patient answering all of our questions. We never felt rushed and had time to go through different scenarios and skills. I really enjoyed learning from a professional and would recommend to anyone!
Max was a terrific mountain guide. We did a split-board tour of the Hidden Valley area of Rock Mtn National Park and I couldn’t have had asked for a better guide. He answered all of my questions and expressed great knowledge in snow science as well as mountain geology and avalanche safety. Highly recommend!
I spent a day learning trad/multipitch climbing with Max in a "classroom setting". The dollars I spent on that session have been more valuable than any climbing trip or equipment. The techniques he taught me have stuck with me throughout my climbing career and set me up for success in the mountains.