RMG Mountaineering Program:
With Quandary Peak to the south and Grays and Torreys to the east, Summit County has three 14er’s in the Dillon Ranger District. Furthermore, around the Continental Divide, the Gore Range Wilderness and the Ten Mile Range, there are many peaks around 13,000 feet that offer a multitude of mountaineering and climbing adventures. The Kelso Ridge on Torreys and the West Ridge on Quandary are just two examples of fantastic alpine climbs that will test your skills and endurance. We will leave the beaten path and scramble and climb at high altitude where few people go. We suggest that you take our Mountaineering 101 course, which will teach you the necessary skills so you will feel comfortable in exposed and variable terrain. There should always be room to improve your techniques, refresh your skills and upgrade to the latest standard of climbing, regardless of your level of experience.
MOUNTAINEERING 101: Locations - Blue Lakes or Montezuma Valley
You learn what you need to know in the mountains including:
- footwork, scrambling and climbing technique
- knots, rope work, rappelling and short roping
- equipment and packing the backpack
- safety issues and precautions
This is a full day program from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
There are 14er’s, and many peaks between 12,000 and 14,000 feet with all levels of difficulty. We will choose the best climb based on your ability and skill set.
Mountaineering Pricing (per person):
Call for group pricing discounts
2 - 3
Helmet, harness, ropes and hardware are included for technical outings.
Rock climbing shoes can be rented at Mountain Outfitters in Breckenridge (970/453-2201)
For all trips you should bring:
• Hiking or mountaineering boots
• Sunglasses and sunscreen
• Wind breaker / rain jacket
• Long pants
• Hat and gloves
• One extra T-shirt to change into at the summit after a sweaty climb.
• One extra layer, like a fleece or sweat shirt
• Water/drink and snacks or lunch depending on the length of the trip
Please don't hesitate to call or email us with any questions. We are happy to assist!