Amazingly enough, The McDowell's supplies the beginner alpine climber with a great venue in the Desert Southwest for building upon your climbing skills and honing the craft for the alpine environment. The Alpine Rock Skills Course utilizes amazing local climbing areas as the classroom to teach vital alpine climbing skills. The McDowell's provides the perfect setting for you to learn the necessary skills and leave the course as a competent climbing partner with the knowledge and ability to begin your own alpine endeavors.
Our single-day Alpine Rock Climbing Skills Course is designed for those who are new to alpine rock climbing and would like to experience what the backcountry has to offer and gain valuable skills for future mountain adventures. This is the perfect course to satisfy your curiosity if you’ve been thinking about transitioning to more backcountry climbing routes in the surrounding regions of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains or other Western mountain destinations such as the North Cascades, Sierra's, or Tetons.
This course is designed for the person looking to learn the skills and techniques to start climbing in alpine environments. These skills will be learned in the climbing areas around Phoenix, where you will be climbing on amazing granite and surrounded by some of the most beautiful vistas and wildlife Arizona has to offer:
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This institution is operated under special use permit with the Prescott National Forest & Coronado National Forest. This institution is operated under special use permit with the City of Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve. This institution operates under a Guest permit for Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area by the Bureau of Land Management. Granite Mountain Guides, LLC is an equal opportunity provider.