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Colorado Mountain School

341 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
+1 303-996-5571
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Ranked #24 of 32 Attractions in Estes Park
Type: Sports Camps/ Clinics
Activities: Rock climbing, Mountaineering
Owner description: Colorado Mountain School (CMS) offers courses and privately guided group and individual outings in rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, snowshoeing,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Reading, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Climbed with Ian Fowler at Lumpy ridge last Friday. While I've climbed extensively in the Gunks, NY, over the years, I was rusty, and without my gear. Ian chose perfect routes that challenged me enough, but were still something I could handle—and enjoy. It was an awesome day; like climbing with a good friend. Even if I had my own... More

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Olympia, Washington, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My opimion of CMS changed drastically this past year. I've climbed with them a few times over the years and they did an OK job. My employees generously gave me a gift certificate for $675 to use at CMS, which they paid for infull. I had a series of surgeries ove rthe past couple of years which prevented me from... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I've been climbing with Senior Guide Bob Chase for over 12 years. He is a great guy, and the staff at the school have always been competent and professional. I've also had many friends who have climbed with Bob (ages as young as 5) and he also made my fiance feel comfortable on her first long climb in Boulder.

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Columbia,IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Colorado Mountain School is a great place to get a feel for what mountain climbers experience. On a recent visit to Estes Park I booked a half day climb with CMS and had the pleasure to have Kip Davis as our guide. I am 70 and wanted my grand kids to get on a mountain and be safe at... More

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Frisco, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My husband and I recently visited Estes Park for the first time and rock climbing was at the top of our list to do. Neither of us had any outdoor climbing experience and had only been to the local indoor gym a handful of times, so we were definitely beginners. This place is awesome - we had an amazing guide,... More

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Big Horn, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This review is long overdue. I have been using Colorado Mountain School (CMS) since 2009 for avalanche, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, ice climbing, and alpine climbing instruction and guiding. The entire process is flawless. Working with office staff to book trips, staying at the Hostel, taking courses, and trips is effortless. The instruction is clear, concise, and based on... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

My friend and I hired a private guide to take us out rock climbing. We ended up with Joe T. He did a GREAT job. He matched our skill level perfectly with the climb that he had chosen. He also did a great job teaching us some new schools and encouraging us to take risks. All the while, safety was... More

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

My husband & I chose CMS due to their reputation. We got more than just a guided hike... We had an excellent guide - Russell. Coming from sea level Georgia, Longs peak via North Face was surely a test of our abilities. Russell set a comfortable pace for us and kept encouraging us from start to finish. His being an... More

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Grant, Nebraska
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

I have done several ski tours, my avvy 1 cert, and several other hikes/climbs and classes. My guides and intructors have always been professional and have led me to some phenomenal days in the backcountry. Discuss your expectations, goals, fitness level etc with Katy and EJ and I am sure they can make it happen.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Colorado Mountain School offers hikes and climbs and keeps you safe.

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