If you're looking for the ultimate outdoor rock climbing experience in Boulder, you're in the right place. Alpine to the Max provides customized rock climbing instruction in Boulder that will ensure you not only have an amazing day in the mountains, but also come away learning about fundamental concepts and techniques.
Max Lurie is an independent certified rock climbing guide in Boulder with more than a decade of experience in a wide variety of terrain. Max can also provide custom alpine & ice climbing experiences to help you explore the mountains like never before.
Experience an unforgettable day of climbing in the heart of Boulder by scheduling a custom day of guided instruction. We offer top roping, sport climbing, traditional climbing, multi pitch climbing and instruction on all the aforementioned topics.
Considered by many in the climbing community to be the ultimate mountain climbing achievement, alpine climbing is an incredible way to test your physical & mental limits.
Our independently guided rock climbing courses offer something for everyone regardless of past experience or current skill level. With over 100 five-star reviews, you can't go wrong.
Alpine to the Max is top-rated rock climbing guide in Boulder with 100+ 5-star reviews that have been verified on Google. Regardless of your past experience or current skill level, you will get an extraordinary experience climbing with Max.
“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.
Owner Max Lurie is an AMGA-certified rock climbing guide in Boulder providing custom mountain experiences and education in the Colorado Front Range and beyond. Max is a well known Colorado rock climbing guide that offers guided rock climbing, ice climbing, and alpine climbing experiences for all skill levels at the top climbing venues throughout Colorado.
From first-time climbers wanting to learn the basics to seasoned veterans looking to update their practices, Max will provide direct, hands-on instruction to help you achieve your mountain goals. All of the instruction is customized to fit your unique objectives and provide you with a memorable experience.
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Boulder, Colorado is one of the world's top rock climbing spots. Alpine to the Max offers guided rock climbing instruction in all the top venues near Boulder County to take advantage of the incredible opportunity that comes with living in Colorado.
Nowhere else in the US does easy access to a 1000 ft tall moderate rock climb exists. The high quality stone, excellent movement and unique exposure make climbing the First and/or Third Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado an unforgettable experience. Guided climbing experiences are also available in Boulder Canyon.
Going on a rock climbing adventure near Boulder is an incredible way to experience the Rock Mountains like never before. However, it's important that you are properly prepared for your climb to ensure a safe & worthwhile experience. Below are answers to common questions we get before a climb - if you have a question not answered below, Max will happily answer it during your phone call.