Climbing multi-pitch routes is an excitingly different way to experience Colorado rock climbing. Multi-pitch climbing is ascending the rock more than one length of rope off of the ground. The lead climber advances up the rock, establishing anchors to secure their party to, effectively “pitching” out the route. Using this method, the climbing group can ascend to any height, only limited by time and ability.
From beginner to advanced climbers, everyone can enjoy the exhilaration of multi-pitch climbing on some of the most celebrated routes in the world. Skills practiced include tying knots, evaluating anchors, climbing efficiently and placing gear. If you’re looking to build your knowledge and skills in the climbing environment, a multi-pitch adventure is a great way to get the full package.
Climb the edge of the Colorado Plateau in The Colorado National Monument or challenge yourself on a spire at the famous Fisher Towers or in the Castle Valley. These mountain and desert multi-pitch towers are known as some of the most spectacular tower climbs in the world.
One of our most unforgettable experiences is an overnight stay atop a 12 foot wide desert tower summit! Climb this 500 foot tower and anchor in on top for the night. In the morning, awake to watch an amazing sunrise over western Colorado. Make multiple rappels to the ground and enjoy a beautiful and reflective morning hike out of the desert. This trip might just be one of the best experiences of your lifetime.
You’ll soon realize why these formations have gained the reputation of being some of the most exciting rock towers around. Multi-pitch climbing a desert or mountain rock tower is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
“We had a great time climbing the Flat Irons. It was the perfect mix of a challenging ascent, relaxing moments on the rock, and fun/safe guides.” – Karim Nice
Multi pitch climbing rock towers is available for all ability and fitness levels. No multi-pitch experience is necessary. Our flexible itineraries can be built around your abilities and goals. We provide all technical gear (harness, helmet, rock climbing shoes, ropes, etc) for your outing with Apex. View the gear list tab above to see recommended personal items to bring.
Advanced reservations are recommended, not required. Ready to sign up? To register, click the Book It tab above. You may also call (970) 949-9111 or use our contact page.
What to bring:
- Waterproof shell
- Tennis shoes or trail shoes (no open-toed shoes) for approach
- 32oz. water per person
- No short shorts
You may also want to consider:
- Synthetic clothing
- Ice cold fluids
- Lip balm
Apex Mountain School provides:
- Climbing Shoes
- Harnesses (42”/44” max)
- Ropes, Belay Devices, Anchors
- Professional guide and instruction