Rock Climbing - Utah & Western Colorado

Utah’s canyon country desert is a mecca for rock climbing. Come climb with Front Range Climbing Company on one of our famous desert climbing trips and experience the perfection of this spectacular region. We explore new climbing areas, climb desert towers, and descend twisting canyons filled with peace, solitude, and birdsong. From beginner climbers to expert aces, FRCC offers a great adventure for everyone in this beautiful landscape.

Colorado National Monument

Independence Monument

The signature formation of the Colorado National Monument, Independence Monument stands 450 feet above the monument floor. First climbed by John Otto in 1911, you too can climb to the top of its magnificent summit.

Utah Towers

Ancient Art

Ancient Art, one of the famous Fisher Towers is one of the most recognizable rock formations in the United States. Stand atop the corkscrew as featured in the Citi Bank commercial.

Castleton Tower

The 400-foot Castleton Tower, included as one of the Fifty Classic Climbs of North America, is one of the iconic sandstone towers of the Utah desert.

House of Putterman

A 250-foot-high, 500-foot-wide tower in Tusher Canyon, the House of Putterman is a great tower away from the crowds that flock to other desert towers. You will have a great climbing adventure up House of Putterman on compact sandstone.

Echo Pinnacle

Echo Pinnacle, locate near House of Putterman in Courthouse Pasture, is a 220-foot tower composed of two distinct types of sandstone. The Window Route, an Eric Bjornstad classic from the 1970s, affords you the opportunity to stand on its lofty summit.

Utah Canyoneering

Medieval Chamber

The Medieval Chamber, also called Morning Glory, is a 3.5-mile-long slot canyon with some magnificent rappels, culminating with a double-rope rappel off the Morning Glory Natural Bridge.

Entrajo Canyon

Entrajo Canyon, also called Cluster Canyon, is canyoneering at its best. Entrajo offers great views, canyon features, and fun pothole pools. Both experienced canyoneers and first-timers will have a great desert adventure descending this cool Moab canyon.

Trip Itineraries

Choose from a 3 or 5 day climbing adventure or choose a custom trip option and create the climbing trip of your dreams.

  • Chevron down Sample 3-Day Towers & Crags
  • Day 1: Tower Climb

    Choose one of the iconic desert towers like Ancient Art or Castleton Tower to climb and celebrate on the airy summit. Finish off your day with some local cragging at Wall Street.

    Day 2: Canyoneering

    Descend down an amazing desert canyon with rappels, scrambling, and sometimes even swimming.

    Day 3: All Day Crag Climbing

    Spend your day cragging on some of the most classic desert sandstone at Ice Cream Parlor or Indian Creek Canyon.

  • Chevron down Sample 5-Day Desert Experience
  • Day 1: Tower Climb

    Choose one of the iconic desert towers like Ancient Art or Castleton Tower to climb and celebrate on the airy summit. Finish off your day with some local cragging at Wall Street.

    Day 2: Canyoneering

    Descend down an amazing desert canyon with rappels, scrambling, and sometimes even swimming.

    Day 3: All Day Crag Climbing

    Spend your day cragging on some of the most classic desert sandstone at Ice Cream Parlor or Indian Creek Canyon.

    Day 4: Towers & Crags

    Continue to climb the iconic desert towers, and finish your day with local cragging.

    Day 5: All Day Crag Climbing

    Finish your trip with more local cragging on of the classic desert sandstone at Ice Cream Parlor or Indian Creek Canyon.

Custom Adventure

We can work with your schedule to custom design your ultimate desert climbing experience. Call us to start creating your trip!