Exciting & Active

Rock Climb Half Day

Take in the Rocky Mountain scenery while our guides cover the basics of belaying, rappelling, and setting anchors. Whether you’re looking to learn more about rock climbing or trying it for the first time this is a perfect trip for you!

The Highlights Of Your Trip

Our half-day rock climbing adventure is a perfect way to test your limits, and challenge yourself with the help of our experienced guides. We’ll take you to cliff faces on our private 44-acre Outpost or to the beautiful Granite Gorge Cliffs, located 4 miles north of the Granite Outpost. Surrounded by vertical terrain in the Arkansas Valley, rock climbing in Colorado is sure to be a highlight of your Colorado experience.

Minimum age: 6

Book this trip


How much


From $99

Ages 13+

From $94

Ages 6-12 15% off
with promo SNOWDANCE24


What's included


  • Rock Climbing

Trip Length


Half Day


How Hard


Exciting & Active

Who can go

Minimum Age

6 years old & Up

What an AVA ROCK CLIMB looks like

Trip Highlights

A. What to Expect

  • Half day, up to 3 hour climbing tour from our Buena Vista outpost
  • Multiple routes up the cliff face for beginner and intermediate climbers
  • Awe-inspiring scenery and abundant wildlife within the Arkansas River Valley

B. Trip Itinerary

  • Check-in, gear up, and meet with your guide at our Buena Vista outpost
  • Shuttle a short distance to the Granite Gorge Cliffs
  • Climb the magnificent granite cliffs with views over the stunning Arkansas River Valley

C. Who will love this trip?

  • Families with kids ages 6 and up
  • Anyone looking to learn more about climbing and advance their skills
  • Groups hoping to experience the best scenery in Colorado, while spending time in the mountains

What to expect

On Your Rock Climbing Adventure

AVA Guide on a rock climbing adventure.

Cliffside thrills

With our guides to belay you, you’ll climb up into the cliffs near our Buena Vista outpost. We offer multiple routes, with options for beginner and intermediate climbers, so everyone can have a blast on their rock climbing adventure. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn how to belay, as well as about climbing specific knots.

Woman leaning off AVA's Granite Via Ferrata course with arms outstretched.

Mountaintop Views

During your rock climbing adventure, you’ll have the opportunity to experience Colorado from a new angle. From your perch cliffside, marvel at the 14,000 ft. Collegiate Peaks Mountain Range below and the Arkansas Valley on all sides. This area is one of the most scenic in Colorado, with greenery alongside dazzling granite walls.

man with rock climbing carabiners and ropes

Included Gear & Packing List

All necessary gear will be provided for your Rock Climbing excursion. This includes:

  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Ropes


  • Closed toed shoes that will stay securely on your feet or rock climbing shoes
  • Longer shorts or pants that will fit with your harness
  • Please avoid scarves or dangly jewelry
Vail Valley in the summertime.

Even more Adventure

In the heart of the Arkansas River Valley and the charming town of Buena Vista, excitement beckons around every corner. Here are a few suggestions for how to enhance your trip even further:

  • Stay stay in one of our cabins or campsites for an overnight experience close to your rock climbing adventure
  • Immerse yourself further in Colorado’s outdoors with hikes,  bike rides,  fly-fishing, or horseback riding.
  • Discover the vibrant downtown area of Buena Vista and indulge in the culinary delights of its diverse array of restaurants and breweries. (Hint: Don’t hesitate to ask your guide for a recommendation!)
  • After a day of exploration, unwind at the nearby Cottonwood Hot Springs or Mount Princeton Hot Springs and relax amidst stunning scenery

Trip Location

Rafters on smooth waters.

Buena Vista

40671 US-24
Buena Vista, CO 81211

If using Google Maps, ‘US 24 North’ is incorrect and will take you 10 miles south of us. Type in the address exactly as listed above to ensure correct directions.

On the hunt for a true mountain excursion?  Head to Buena Vista, Colorado to raft through a national monument on our Brown’s Canyon 1/2 day trip, fly above the Arkansas River Valley on our Mountaintop Zipline, or Rock Climb the majestic Granite Gorge Cliffs, where views of the majestic Collegiate Peaks will take your breath away.

AVA’s Buena Vista Outpost is located just over an hour from Summit County and under two and a half hours from Denver, Colorado.

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