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Colorado Mountain School

341 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-8044
+1 303-996-5571
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I am a breast cancer patient, survivor and I was fortunate enough to experience an amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Norfolk, Virginia
Fantastic Experience Climbing the North Face of Longs Peak Thanks to Guide Ian Fowler and the Colorado Mountain School

I highly recommend Ian Fowler, a guide from Colorado Mountain School, for alpine and rock climbing... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Colorado Mountain School (CMS) offers courses and privately guided group and individual outings in rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, snowshoeing, ski mountaineering, avalanche training and ice climbing throughout Colorado. CMS is the exclusive climbing concessionaire for Rocky Mountain National Park and based locally in Boulder and Estes Park. CMS is the largest guide service in Colorado and has more American Mountain Guides Association certified Guides than any other guide service in the state. Our lodge located in Estes Park, Colorado, is for CMS clients only.
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“rock climb” (3 reviews)
“north face” (2 reviews)
341 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517-8044
+1 303-996-5571
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

I am a breast cancer patient, survivor and I was fortunate enough to experience an amazing experience along with other brave cancer patients, survivors with First Descents along with this AMAZING school and their AMAZING, HARDWORKING, DEDICATED guides that made all of us feel so...More

Thank kmkeel7134
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I highly recommend Ian Fowler, a guide from Colorado Mountain School, for alpine and rock climbing. He recently guided me on the North Face Route on Longs Peak. Ian is an extremely skilled, knowledgeable, passionate and careful guide. He also has a great personality, which...More

Thank JimWrona
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I went to Estes Park with First Descents, an organization that gives the the healing power of adventures to young adults impacted by cancer. I was the medical volunteer of FD and pretty nervous about taking the group out climbing, for sure! Colorado Mountain School...More

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Can't say enough about our experience. Lots of attention to detail and safety. Very helpful and fun too. Good initial instruction. Very very impressed. Watched other guides-Adam was the most professional.

Thank S W
Reviewed 23 June 2017

I was in Colorado for work and asked the Mountain School at VERY late notice if they could find me a guide so I could do some climbing while I was there. Troy was amazingly helpful and made a bunch of calls to find me...More

Thank ajl_bris
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I took the Intro to Mountaineering course in 2016 (guide Bob Chase) and Mountaineering Development Series Level 2 (guide Jake Gaventa) course this month. If you want to start climbing mountains, whether you have zero experience (like I did before my first course) or are...More

3  Thank Adrian J
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We climbed six days with CMS and have only good things to say. Totally professional and safety conscious. Our guide was Buster Jesik, born and raised locally. He shows a passionate love of the outdoors, has tons of alpine experience, and was an effective teacher....More

1  Thank 2gonesomewhere
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My family of two teen daughters my wife and I joined our guide Karen for a morning of climbing instruction and experience. It couldn't have gone better and our whole family, none whom had ever climbed before, felt more confident and comfortable. Karen was patient...More

Thank julieandjohns
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Our group of eight, four kids/teens and four adults, booked a half day climb with CMS in Estes Park as part of a week-long vacation in CO. The day before our climb we realized that we needed to change our start time. There were other...More

1  Thank MollyB_TX
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I did the half day guided climb. We went to elderado canyon. I had never climbed outdoors before and my guide was great! He explained everything really well. They supplied all the gear needed. Defiantly recommend especially if you like to rock climb!

Thank Carrie D
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