No matter what time of year you choose to visit Aspen and Snowmass, rock climbing is one of the most fun activities you can do. No matter if the weather puts down three feet of snow or gives you the perfect sunny summer day, there are loads of different options to rock climb on your next stay in our rentals.
Indoor or Outdoor Options for Snowmass Rock Climbing
Whether you are brand new to rock climbing or an expert in the field, the rock climbing options in Snowmass and Aspen are essentially perfect. A variety of local areas allow you to test your Snowmass rock climbing ability against the Rocky Mountains or practice difficult holds in an indoor setting. Here is what we recommend on your next visit to Snowmass.
If you want the full local rock climbing Snowmass experience, we recommend hiring a local guide to show you around. Companies such as Aspen Expeditions have scouted all of the best rock climbing in the area so that you don’t have to yourself. These expeditions vary from climbing huge peaks to a simple family camping trip, so they really have something for everyone. We especially recommend using a guide when climbing some of the more difficult climbing locations. They are very knowledgeable about the area and can save you from any dangerous situations with their knowledge. One of the best climbs offered is at South Maroon Peak. This climb is available year-round and can provide aspiring mountaineers the opportunity to hone technical snow climbing skills. This is a once in a lifetime kind of climb!
Snowmass Village Recreation Center
One of the indoor options for rock climbing Snowmass lies within the Snowmass Village Recreation Center. This 18,000-square-foot fun and fitness center has a wealth of different activities and events, one of which is their rock wall. This climbing wall and bouldering cave provides an excellent indoor rock climbing experience for all ages and abilities. There is a self-belay system on the climbing wall that helps you climb without a partner. Recreation staff is also trained rock climbers that will help you learn or make small suggestions on how to climb better. You are free to bring your own gear to the center, but they also have climbing shoes for rent at the front desk. Day passes for the recreation center get you access to everything, including the climbing wall, so make sure that you take full advantage of their amenities. Day passes start at $10 for kids and $15 for adults.