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  • AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course

    AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course

    2024 DATES The Single Pitch Instructor (SPI) Program teaches climbing instructors to proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch setting. The SPI is the only internationally recognized single pitch climbing instructor certification program in the United States. It was developed to fit in the AMGA Rock program. Benefits:


  • Open Group Trips

    Open Group Trips

    KMAC Guides open group trips are open enrollment style trips that allow us to reduce the cost to you by combining groups and individuals for the day. For those seeking a more affordable experience, or those traveling solo, these trips will help you get started as a traveler in the mountains. Please note: must be…


  • Recreational Level 2

    Recreational Level 2

    Learn to Lead in the Backcountry $675 Taught using Silverton Avalanche School (SAS) curriculum, the 4-day Recreational Level 2 Course is designed for experienced backcountry travelers who want to advance their skills. Where the Rec-1 teaches adventurers how to be a member of a team, the Rec-2 teaches how to be a leader of that team.…


  • Adult Weekends

    Adult Weekends

    Looking to get away for a weekend this summer while improving your climbing? KMAC’s climbing retreats are a great way to get out of town, learn new skills, and meet other stoked climbers in one of Colorado’s premier rock climbing venues. Located in Estes Park, all guests will be offered a tent spot at our…


  • EduTour

    EduTour

    Advanced Backcountry Knowledge Tour $185 per person Dates: We are often asked about ‘next steps,’ especially after finishing a level one course. We often recommend hiring a guide as one of the best next steps. This can seem daunting and prohibitively expensive, but it is probably the best cost-to-learning you can possibly get. We have…


  • Via Ferrata & Rock Climbing, Full-Day

    Via Ferrata & Rock Climbing, Full-Day

    This is the ultimate day at the Deville Rocks for via ferrata & rock climbing! To warm up, our day begins with the Peregrine Arete via ferrata. From there we will have a full day to do as many laps on both via ferratas as you want. Additionally, nearly a hundred bolted rock climbs from…


  • The Cloud Ladder – Advanced Via Ferrata

    The Cloud Ladder – Advanced Via Ferrata

    Colorado’s most extreme via ferrata! The Cloud Ladder comes from years of dreaming of, staring at, and working all over the Deville Rocks. It has been meticulously crafted to take the most extreme line up the cliff. This route is not for the faint of heart as it is both physically and mentally demanding. It…


  • ICAR Companion Rescue Course

    ICAR Companion Rescue Course

    $200 per participant In an avalanche rescue situation you do not have the luxury of questioning your skills and it will be too late to learn them. Stress will be high and only training can give you the tools needed to quickly and efficiently save lives. This intensive one-day course is designed to do just…


  • Climbing Camps

    Climbing Camps

    As lifelong rock climbers, all of us at KMAC have traveled the world seeking the best cliffs and mountains there are to offer. In our travels we have been able to experience that true climber lifestyle, that lifestyle that has inspired us to make these climbing camps something special—it revolves around making only two decisions…


  • Backpacking

    Backpacking: Spend a night or more in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. Stars through the pines in the wilderness, coffee as the sun rises, sleeping deeply under a tarp miles from the nearest road. These are true memory makers. Let us customize a trip for you and your group!


  • Full Day Hike in RMNP

    Full Day Hike in RMNP

    $189 per person (minimum 2 people) or $349 for one person Once we commit to a full-day of hiking the options become endless. This is a fact that attracts many of those who move to the area and allows for a lifetime of exploration. For those just visiting, choosing which hike to do can be…


  • Half Day Hike in the Estes Valley

    $149 per person (minimum 2 people) or $249 for one person The Estes Valley is gifted with access to world-class trails right out of our front door! Our half-day hikes are a great option for families and anyone who doesn’t want to spend a whole day hiking in the mountains. We have dozens of options…


  • Introduction to Trad Climbing (2-Day Course)

    Introduction to Trad Climbing (2-Day Course)

    $330 per person for a 2-day course Traditional (trad) climbing is the art of using cracks and other natural ‘weaknesses’ in the rock to protect the climbers (as opposed to sport climbing where we clip pre-drilled bolts for protection). Trad climbing can be very rewarding as a leader chooses their own path and the party…


  • Full-Day Multipitch Rock Climbing

    Full-Day Multipitch Rock Climbing

    We will spend this full-day of climbing at one of the world-class crags of Rocky Mountain National Park, climbing a multipitch (a climb longer than one rope length) route. We will work with you to create a unique adventure based on your goals and experience. We have options from 2-8 pitches long and difficulties from…


  • Courses

    At KMAC we have long considered ourselves educators first and guides second. We love the process of imparting in-depth and meaningful information to those eager to learn. This summer we are rolling out an comprehensive lineup of courses designed to create a solid skill set and decision making framework in all sorts of different topics.…


  • Peregrine Arete – Via Ferrata

    Peregrine Arete – Via Ferrata

    A Guided Climbing Experience Experience climbing the Via Ferrata – an exhilarating way to enjoy the thrill of mountain rock. The Peregrine Arete is our original ferrata route on Deville rocks and is still one of the most impressive in the country. The Via Ferrata is a unique experience that falls somewhere between scrambling and…


  • Intro to Splitboarding

    Intro to Splitboarding

    $189 Dates: Taught in partnership with Weston Backcountry, this course is the perfect step to take when you are ready to leave the lift lines behind. Heading into the backcountry can be daunting—there is new equipment to manage, avalanches to avoid, mountain weather, and a thousand decisions to make regarding all these things and wrong…


  • Splitboard School

    KMAC’s Splitboard School is proud to be the premier split school in the Front Range. Our core guides are all lifelong snowboarders with a passion for surfing the mountains of the world Between us, we have well over a thousand missions into Rocky Mountain National Park under our belts. In that time we have learned…


  • Recreational Level 1

    Recreational Level 1

      December 9 – 11 January 19-21 February 2 – 4 February 23 – 25 Learn to Read the Story of the Backcountry $590 Taught using Silverton Avalanche School (SAS) curriculum (which meets or exceeds American Avalanche Association (A3) standards), our Recreational Level 1 Course begins the basic foundation for understanding avalanche hazards and developing…


  • High-Peak Snow Shoe Ascent

    A full-day ascent of a mountain in winter! While we have several full-day snowshoeing options, we think the best is to snowshoe to the top of Flattop Mountain, and if the weather is nice, continue on to the summit of Hallett Peak! This day is an adventure with lots of learning about winter travel in…


  • Cross Country Skiing

    Cross Country Skiing

    Introduction to Cross Country Skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park for all ages and abilities. Join a Kent Mountain Adventure Center guide to discover the fun and freedom of cross country skiing. With the incredible winter views and trails for all abilities, your guide will share their expertise about proper equipment use and the unique…


  • Intro to Rock Climbing (6-Hours)

    Intro to Rock Climbing (6-Hours)

    Our most popular entry level trip, this is the perfect day of climbing for the majority of people. This day isn’t any harder than a 4-hour trip, but the extra 2 hours allow us the time to hike a little further and get a few more climbs in—usually enough to make sure everyone leaves tired. If…


  • Full Day Rock Climbing (Single Pitch)

    Full Day Rock Climbing (Single Pitch)

    This full-day of climbing is perfect for those with some experience climbing who want to up their game or have the adventure of a lifetime. The full-day length allows us to access our favorite local climbing areas: Lumpy Ridge, The Crags on Twin Sisters, Deville Rocks, and many more! This is also a popular option…


  • Taste of Climbing (3-4 Hours)

    Taste of Climbing (3-4 Hours)

    An introduction to climbing for individuals and groups wanting to experience outdoor climbing. The Taste of Climbing is the perfect option for anyone that wants to try rock climbing but isn’t sure if they will like it. We choose climbing areas with very easy hikes in to maximize time on rock, but this also makes it a…


  • Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

    Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

    Ask any local outdoor enthusiast and they’ll tell you that backcountry skiing and splitboarding are the best winter sports to be had in the front range. Tucked into a magic nook of RMNP is the Hidden Valley Ski Area (lifts removed in ’92). Graced with consistent powder, easy access, and low avalanche danger, it makes…


  • Ski Guiding and Instruction

    Choose your ascent and descent goals for a full day of ski mountaineering. Your KMAC guide will offer up some of the best options given local terrain and current conditions. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience the high peaks of RMNP in winter.   Call us today to start planning your adventure!  …


  • Introduction to Ice Climbing

    Introduction to Ice Climbing

    You’ll work with state of the art ice tools in this one day outing. Starting with proper crampon techniques, we’ll advance from the ground up through the myriad skills that come together to make ice climbing one of the most unique and fun adventures in the world. We will provide all of the technical equipment…


  • Snow Shoeing

    Snow Shoeing

    Half-Day Snowshoe Adventure! Winter outings can be overwhelming to a first-timer. The large amount of necessary equipment, determining weather and snow conditions, and where to go can seem daunting. The consequences for mistakes in any of these categories can turn a winter outing into something very difficult and unpleasant. With the help and expertise of…


  • Alpine Climbing

    Alpine Climbing

    The Alpine – There’s no place quite like it; the zone in the high peaks where rock and snow define the landscape. Whether it is a pure rock climb or a combination of the 3 disciplines (rock, snow, ice), for climbers there is no better way to practice our craft than in the alpine surrounded…


  • Kieners

    Kieners

    Also known as the Mountaineer’s Route or “Grand Course” of the mountain. This popular climb was pioneered by Swiss guide Walter Kiener in the winter of 1925. It is a classic, moderate alpine climb. Conditions can vary depending on the season. June through September are typically the best months for an ascent of Kiener’s. However,…


  • North Face

    North Face

    The Historic Cable Route Being one of our favorites, we’ll often suggest this route as it’s the most direct way to reach the top. It’s steeper than the keyhole having a few sections of low 5th class climbing – meaning the hand and foot holds while generally obvious and plenty, the use of a rope…


  • Longs Peak

    Longs Peak

    Please contact us for advice and current route conditions. This is the easiest route to the summit. It is about 8 miles and you’ll gain 4,800 feet of elevation. The final 1.5 miles of the route are considered Class 3, indicating that handholds and footholds on the rocks are needed to “scramble” at times, but…


  • Cliff Camping

    Cliff Camping

    Perhaps you’ve heard about it. Maybe you’ve seen it. Now YOU can do it! Spend a night camping out on a sheer rock face hundreds of feet off the ground. Cliff Camping should be on every adventure seeker’s “Bucket” list! Sleeping on a portaledge used to be reserved for ‘big wall’ climbers with years of…