Experience new heights while mountaineering in the Elk Mountains.
Mountaineering is one of the most rewarding activities you can do – use your technical rock and snow skills, route finding, and outdoor savvy to summit a peak. While you don’t need to have all of these skills, our guides do – and they want to share them with you and show you what it’s like to stand on top of the world.
Whether it is your first mountaineering excursion or you are a seasoned veteran looking for a challenge, our guides can offer you a safe, fun, experience. Come try a coveted winter mountaineering ascent and ski some of the famous Sawatch & Collegiate Range 14er’s. Or, challenge your skills with a technical roped spring climb of Crestone Peak & Crestone Needle, famously two of the most difficult Colorado 14er’s to summit. Whatever you goals and aspirations, our guides can custom-design a Colorado Mountaineering trip just for you.
- Professional & knowledgeable guide(s)
- Any technical gear – map, compass, first aid kit, water treatment system
- Transportation to trailhead and pick up
- Rescue access and response if needed
- Detailed packing list provided upon reservation
Let us capture your memories so you can focus on your adventure! A photographer is $350 per trip and based on availability. Please let the Irwin Guide’s office know 48hrs before your trip if you would like to add this to your reservation.
Mount Crested Butte’s Guides Ridge
14er Link-ups/Traverse & Climbing
How to Book
Please call our office at 970-349-5430 or email us at [email protected]
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The Ruby Traverse
The Ruby Traverse is a legendary ridge traverse connecting nine peaks in the Ragged Wilderness. Discover the high alpine around Crested Butte on this all day adventure. Call our office today to inquire about pricing and availability.
What to Bring
We suggest bringing a backpack, food, snacks, water, hiking poles, sunscreen, hat, and for overnights, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and tent.
The Crestones are notoriously difficult and dangerous 14,000 foot peaks. Join Irwin Guides for the adventure of a lifetime. Call our office today to inquire about pricing and availability.
Alpine Skills Clinic is available to enhance your mountaineering skills. Call our office today to inquire about pricing and availability.