Notchtop – Spiral Route
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall
Departure: Boulder, Estes Park, Denver
Activity: Rock Climbing
$650 for the first person (pp) $200.00 for each additional member
We guarantee departure, but there are different prices for <4.
Location of Trip:
Rocky Mountain National Park
Length of Trip:
Custom, 7 days a week based on request.
Full day times. It is customary to begin the hike well before dawn
The Spiral Route on Notchtop is a great introduction to alpine climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park. Going at 5.4, the climb features fun, blocky ledges, and spaced out technical climbing with the crux coming in just before the summit. This is a great climb for those who are learning to lead alpine trad in Rocky Mountain National Park or those who want to improve their route-finding abilities. The route combines fun 3rd class scrambling with climbing that is not too sustained for the grade and a spectacular view overlooking the park. It’s a great introduction to climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park and a great route to advance climbing skills.
Itinerary: We depart and end from your hotel or a central meeting spot, while driving 40-60 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). Normally it is a 2 -3 hour hike to the climb. We then head off for 6-8 hours of great climbing. 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 breakfast and lunch, 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%).
Special Notes: This climb is for clients with prior climbing experience.
Difficulty Description: difficult
What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation