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outdoor programs

outdoor programs

CityROCK and Pikes Peak Alpine School have teamed up to offer CityROCK members and guests ways to start climbing outdoors. 

Gym to Crag (GtC)

Take your indoor climbing skills outdoors with this 2-part class. You’ll spend 3 hours here at CityROCK with a PPAS guide before heading outside for an 8 hour day climbing at one of our local crags. 

  • 3 hour, Friday evening, gym session at CityROCK with PPAS guide
  • 8 hour outdoor session on Saturday with PPAS guide
  • $250/member, $275/non-member
  • Needs a minimum of 3 climbers to run
  • 4:1 max climber to guide ratio for outdoor session


Participants MUST know how to top rope belay. If you do not, you must take a belay class prior to registering for GTC.  

This is not a beginner class. 


May 31-June 1
June 21-22
July 19-20
Aug. 16-17

Self-Rescue Class

Learn the foundational skills for single-pitch rock rescue in this 3 hour clinic taught by the AMGA Certified Rock Guides at Pikes Peak Alpine School.  

Skills taught but not limited to:

  • Knots and hitches for rescue scenarios
  • Hands free systems
  • Escaping the belay and belay takeover
  • Ascending the rope
  • Counter-balanced rescue
  • Risk management for rescue avoidance
Max of 6 participants per clinic. 
Gear needed: 

__Climbing harness. 
__Belay device and bring a Gri Gri if you have one. 
__4 locking and 4 non-locking carabiners.
__Auto block. This can be a 40-60cm 5mm cord or Sterling (brand) Hollow Block or other sewn cord for auto block back-up. 
__(1) 20’ (6 meters) cordelette, 6mm or 7mm. Supple is best. Do not tie into a loop.
__(1) 120cm nylon sling 



You MUST know the following prior to signing up for the Rescue clinic: 

  • How to lead belay (must be CityROCK certified)
  • How to lead climb (must be CityROCK certified)

If you do not know how to do these things, please learn these skills prior to signing up for this clinic.  


6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
February 20
March 12


$125 CityROCK member
$150 Non-member

Want to learn how to belay, learn to lead, or learn how to use our training facilities. Check out our belay lessons, Intro to Lead, and personal coaching

Questions? Email us about our programs.