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Durango Rock Climbing

(Full Day)

experience all durango has to offer from the side of a cliff!


Durango Rock Climbing Overview

The town of Durango offers multiple opportunities to rock climb on a variety of rock types that lace the surrounding area. Situated in the Animas Valley, Durango is a short drive to local climbing areas such as East Animas and X-Rock. With climbing opportunities for all ability levels and group sizes our AMGA trained & educated guides will provide a safe, enjoyable, and adventurous experience for you, your friends, and loved ones. We strive to tailor each climbing experience to the goals and objectives of our guests so you walk away with the adrenaline rush you were looking for or that new trick that will help progress your climbing on your own time. 

With our full day (8 hours) Durango Rock Climbing program you get to enjoy the Animas Valley from a perspective few get the opportunity to see. 


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Durango Rock Climbing Destinations


Located just north of Durango on highway 550, X-Rock is hard to miss and is named after a striking pair of cracks that intersect on the walls face creating a large ‘X’ which is a fun and fantastic climbing feature. Although the climbing area is named after this notable wall, climbing isn’t limited to this face and there is an abundance of climbs suitable for all ages and ability levels. X-Rock is our most popular destination for climbing groups and families looking to spend some quality time outside without a long and challenging approach.

East Animas

Located on the eastern side of the Animas Valley up CR 250 the East Animas climbing area is perched well above the Animas Valley and offers stunning, unobstructed views of Durango and the surrounding area. After a steep but short approach, you are greeted with a fantastic variety of climbs. From single pitch sport lines to multi-pitch trad climbs East Animas is a great fit for the intermediate to advanced climber looking to do some fun climbing, push their limits, and learn from an AMGA educated & trained Rock Guide. 

where we will meet

When you are assigned a guide they will reach out to you and share with you the preferred meeting location depending on your selected rock climbing location. All Durango Rock Climbing locations are no more than 15 minutes out of town and have easy to navigate roads and parking lots at the trailhead. 


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What is Included in the cost?

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– AMGA trained & educated Rock Guide

– Federal land usage surcharge (USFS/BLM)

– Rock climbing equipment (shoes, harness, and helmet) 

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– Guide gratuity

– Food/snacks

– Personal clothing/gear

* If you need to rent equipment locally visit our friends at Backcountry Experience. If you are coming from the Front Range reach out our partners at Cripple Creek Backcountry.

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past clients feedback

We had Aidan as our guide and he was INCREDIBLE! He was very knowledgeable about the many questions we had for him. He worked really well with our boys (ages 11 and 13), teaching them and encouraging them. We will definitely be requesting Aidan again for our next rock climbing experience.

Michelle Peterson

My 15 and 17-year-old had Jack for their guide. He was a personable and outstanding climbing guide. He is a safe, patient, thorough, and fun teacher. It is rare to find someone with such high skills who is also a good teacher. The kids really liked that he just got back from climbing Denali. GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!

Janet Berryhill


Anyone participating in our programs must fill out a waiver beforehand. If you are under 18, please have your parent/guardian complete.


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Skiers/riders should be in good physical condition, and confident/comfortable on their method of snow travel (backcountry touring skis or splitboard).