Climb: Bastille Crack (full)

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The Bastille Crack is well known as one of America’s greatest rock climbs. This absolutely spectacular ascent will test your skills on chimneys, distinctive cracks, and face climbing as you follow in the footsteps of Colorado climbing legends that established the line as one of the nation’s great climbs outside of Yosemite.

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The Bastille Crack is well known as one of America’s greatest rock climbs. This absolutely spectacular ascent will test your skills on chimneys, distinctive cracks, and face climbing as you follow in the footsteps of Colorado climbing legends that established the line as one of the nation’s great climbs outside of Yosemite. The climb goes at 5.7 but feels much more stout. The moderate cracks begin on the first pitch as climbers twist and jam their way with nuanced footwork and careful hand placements, then make their way into a long chimney which leads to several tough ledges. After making our way through a last set of wide cracks, we will top out onto a magnificent summit where we’ll have the opportunity to overlook Eldorado Canyon from one of the highest vantage points in the park. This classic Colorado ascent is simply not to be missed.

Additional information

Group Size

1, 2, 3, 4

Trip Cost

Price: $220 per person

Our Custom and Private trips:

Note: We guarantee departure regardless of your group size, but there are different prices. $220 pp for 4 people or more; $265 pp for 3 people; $305 for 2 people;  $510 for 1 person.

We happily take solo travelers out for adventures all the time.

A gear list will be sent upon confirmation of  course registration, and we’re happy to help arrange for personal gear if you do not have it.

Trip Details

Itinerary: We depart and end from your hotel or a central meeting spot, while driving 35-40 minutes each way to and from a trailhead or climbing site. While driving, we will cover vital safety and climbing considerations. After arriving at trailhead, we will confirm all safety and personal climbing equipment (shoes, harness, helmets, belay devises, and more). It is a 5-10 minute hike to the start of the climb. We then head off for 4-6 hours of great climbing. If time permits we may also explore other climbs in the park. At the completion, we will rejoice in our memorable experience together.

Included in our rates: The services of a professional rock climbing guide, any rock climbing equipment (helmet, harnesses, shoes, delay devises), round-trip transportation from your Boulder hotel or our office, snacks and water (lunch is also included on full-day tours), and education about local and natural history (including library of Rocky Mountain flora and fauna).

Not included in our rates: Park entrance fees, which are $10 per person daily for Eldorado Canyon State Park and $10 per person daily for Rocky Mountain National Park. Entrance fees are paid directly to the Parks upon entrance, gratuities for your guide are also not included (while the amount is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%).

Difficulty Description:  Easy to Difficult

What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation

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