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Address: Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Phone Number: +1 719-304-6677
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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World Class Adventures for the whole family. First Ascent is the premier...

World Class Adventures for the whole family. First Ascent is the premier option for any adventure on the front range, and is sure to be the highlight of your visit. ALL of our guides and instructors are certified by the American Mountain Guides Association, so no matter the adventure you are always in the best hands possible! Come experience one of our unforgettable Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountain Biking or Snowshoeing adventures. With First Ascent Mountain School you will experience Garden of the Gods and Colorado Springs like never before!

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Rock climbing in Garden of the Gods

For our thirtieth anniversary I got my wife climbing with a guide in Garden of the Gods. We had a great time and the guide was Awesome. We are not novices but we are not super... read more

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Scotts, Michigan

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Scotts, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For our thirtieth anniversary I got my wife climbing with a guide in Garden of the Gods. We had a great time and the guide was Awesome. We are not novices but we are not super experienced and me even less so. I would highly recommend First Ascent as he did a great job and worked well within our abilities.

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great day with our teenagers out at Red Rock Canyon with John and Ian. Our group had some out for the first time and others with experience. They did a great job making sure everyone had a successful and challenging climb. They were good at guiding us through some of the more complicated places where we felt... More 

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a half day of climbing with John in Red Red Rocks Open Space in Colorado Springs. We had a fabulous time! My 16 year old who did not want to climb was the first to climb. We did four courses and all of us did all four courses. John was patient amd encouraging. He correctly judged our family's... More 

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Royse City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

My guide was Brett. This was only my second time climbing and from my previous experience I would highly recommend First Ascent Mountain School. The guide was very knowledgeable and did not push me past my comfort zone. He explained everything and made me feel comfortable putting my life in his hands. I now know how to tie in belay... More 

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Lakeport, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

John was our guide and did an excellent job. I have been with 4 different guide companies before, John was as good as any of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

My wife and I contacted First Ascent Mountain School to initially go snowshoeing, but due to the warmer winter and snow conditions they suggested ice climbing instead. We had zero climbing experience, but they were wonderful and worked with us so that we felt comfortable almost immediately. John promptly returned our call and answered all of our questions, and our... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Great day with Brett our guide. We had a great time! The trip was easy to set up with John the Director, we met the next morning and we were climbing 30 minutes later.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have two years of climbing experience and was looking for a trip out to Colorado Springs with a Climbing School that would give me a combination of honing my skills and enjoying some great climbs. I could not be happier in choosing First Ascent! Dana the office manager was excellent with follow through and giving me some great recommendations... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My boyfriend and I used a Groupon and climbed in the Garden of the Gods. Luke R. was our guide and was the perfect balance of laid back, encouraging and safety minded. He gave enough guidance to get us (mostly the boyfriend) to the top, while still making us think and work our way up the rock. Having only climbed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

We family of five from Alberta Canada, me old kids 13,11,9 and my wife came long for moral support climbed at GOG this afternoon. JP was our guide he was great patient with my kids kept encouraging but not pushy he even was able to convince my middle daughter to make it up a few climbs. It is a great... More 

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