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 at least 16 years old to participate.

Due to the mixed group style of these climbing days, we cannot adjust our start times or climbing locations for the day to accommodate individual needs. Start times are subject to change at the guide’s discretion due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Intro To Rock Climbing

$200 per person

Our open enrollment intro to rock climbing day is your opportunity to get out and discover rock climbing. We will travel to one of the many world-class cliffs in Estes Park and spend the day reviewing basic safety skills, belaying, knot tying, and climbing movement. All of this exists alongside getting a lot of climbing in! If you’re looking to get a taste of rock climbing, learn from professional guides, and meet other new climbers, this course is for you. 

Start time: 9:00AM 

Trip Length: 6-7 hours 

Location: Various crags close to Estes Park. Common spots include Jurassic Park, Lily Mountain Crags, and Prospect Mountain. 

2023 Dates: 6/3, 6/17, 7/2, 7/16, 7/30, 8/12, 8/26 (Sept and Oct dates coming soon)

World-Class Multi-Pitch

$300 per person. $500 for 2 people

This open enrollment style multi-pitch climbing day allows you to join professional guides and other climbers for a day of classic rock climbing. For the day we will travel to Estes Park’s premier destination, Lumpy Ridge, for a 3 to 5 pitch climb overlooking town and views of the front range. Introductory multi-pitch skills and instruction will be covered throughout the day. 

Pre-Req’s: Climbers must be able to confidently top-rope 5.8 outdoors in order to participate. 

Start time: 8:00AM

Trip length: 7-8 hours

Location: Lumpy Ridge 

2023 Dates: 6/10, 6/24, 7/1, 7/9, 7/23, 8/5, 8/19 (Sept and Oct dates coming soon)

Via Ferrata

$200 per person

Experience the Estes Park Via Ferrata and make new friends with our open enrollment Via Ferrata trip. On this trip we will travel to our private cliff for a lap up our entry level Peregrine Arete Via Ferrata route. Learn the basics of via ferrata, get great views of the Estes Valley and experience the best intro activity to technical mountain climbing. 

Start Time:

  • Morning trip: 8:00AM
  • Afternoon trip: 1:00PM 

(In Colorado evening lightning storms are very common, even if they’re not forecasted for. Participating in an afternoon via ferrata trip comes with a higher likelihood that your trip does not summit due to safety concerns with the weather. We offer this trip because many of them are successful but know that a higher number of them are not successful compared to morning trips. There are no refunds for trips that leave the office and get canceled due to weather part way through.)

Trip Time: 3-5 hours

Location: Deville Rocks: Estes Park Via Ferrata 
2023 Dates: 6/4, 6/11, 6/25, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, (Sept and Oct dates coming soon.)