Clear Creek Canyon offers lots of excellent climbing routes on a variety of cliffs. For those eager to learn or progress in multi-pitch climbing, Clear Creek is a great location to practice these skills.
North Table Mountain
Very popular climbing area near Denver
- Half-day: 4 hours
- Full-day: 6 hours
- Tailored to any skill level
- Climber groups of two or more are available
- Single Climber (Half Day)
- Single Climber (Full Day)
The long basalt cliff band of North Table Mountain is one of the most popular climbing areas near Denver.
Overlooking the city of Golden and the Coors Brewery, North Table Mountain, (aka Golden Cliffs) offers hundreds of sunny rock climbing routes for beginners and experts.
Front Range Climbing Company loves climbing here with the wide range of easy and moderately rated routes, ensuring that you get in lots of fun climbing.
North Table Mountain is also easily accessed from Denver by highway and major roads. After you’re done climbing, you can stop in for a tour of the Coors Brewery or visit the American Mountaineering Museum at the American Alpine Club’s headquarters in Golden.
What to Bring
- Water FRCC highly recommends bringing 2 quarts (2-3 liters) of water.
- Food (snacks/lunch) Along with the water, keeping your body fueled throughout your trip will let you focus on climbing and not you:r stomach. Food a simple as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to high-tech energy bars will keep you going throughout your trip.
- Small backpack: A small backpack allows you to carry your food, water, and other items you need for the day. A backpack versus a handbag lets you freely use your hands while moving around the climbing areas.
- Sneakers/Approach Shoes/Chaco Sandals ™: Most of the climbing areas require a slight hike from the parking area to reach your climbs. FRCC suggests a pair of sturdy sneakers, approach shoes, or Chacos™ to safely get you to the climbs. You can call our office or ask your guide if your footwear is appropriate for your climbing destination.
- Sunscreen: The sun can be intense at all of our climbing locations. FRCC recommends bringing sunscreen to prevent sunburns and other potential sun related issues.
- Sunglasses [optional]: Sunglasses help protect your eyes from the sun throughout the day.
- Camera [optional]: Pictures help you remember your trip. If you have a camera, bring it along and snap away.
- Rain jacket: Summer thunderstorms can occur at any time in Colorado. A light rain jacket will keep you dry in the event of rain.