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“Best vacation activity - family”

Front Range Climbing Company
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Garden of the Gods Private Half Day of Climbing
Ranked #1 of 25 Tours in Colorado Springs
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Owner description: Most experienced rock climbing guide service in Colorado. We have tours that leave the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature center every half hour in the summer. We also provide full and half day private climbing adventures year-round.
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College Station, Texas
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Best vacation activity - family”
Reviewed 8 June 2011

We bought this vacation activity through Groupon for 6 of us. We chose to do climbing in Boulder, CO. We met our guides Nate and David along the mountain side - we literally pulled up alongside of the road and got our gear on. Our kids 11, 9, 8 and 5 were excited. I was a little worried when we started to climb the steep mountain side. One wrong move and we could have had a disaster. We made it to our destination and Nate and David prepared the ropes. Within a few minutes, we were climbing! This is real climbing - not some small rock section. We had to hike up the boulders to our location. Our kids enjoyed it and it was a highlight of our trip. Our guides were awesome and very patient since there were 6 of us and the climbing is4 hours. The guides started us off on an easy climb and moved the ropes as we progressed. As a mother, it was difficult to see my kids so high up above the ground. It took sometime to trust the guides, the ropes,and take in the experience. We did have to climb down the mountain the same way we got up. A little intimidating but worth the experience. Don't forget to tip the guides! They deserve it.

Visited June 2011
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“Outstanding Climbing Experience”
Reviewed 3 June 2011

We took our family of four (17 y.o. and 11 y.o.) on a 4 hour climbing tour at Garden of the Gods. We are locals and thought this would be a fun adventure for us. Our guide, Logan, was very patient, knowledgeable and experienced. Everyone I spoke with at Front Range was very pleasant to work with and the whole trip was a breeze to set up. It was a great trip, we got to do two climbs (one was a summit!). Our guide chose challenging yet do-able climbs and explained the details along the way - they provided everything needed - we just showed up - which is perfect for visitors and locals who want to try climging! Great for beginners - the teen and tween LOVED it, as did the hubby who has never rock climbed - I did too and I've climbed about a dozen times over the years. This was a fantastic way to try it out climbing with the family.

Visited June 2011
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