Plan Your Trip
Bighorn Mountain Guides offers guided rock climbing adventures all ability levels ranging from children to adults. All guided climbs are tailored to meet your desires and skill set!
Bighorn Mountain Guides offer several different courses. There are no specific cost per individual course. You will pay a set half-day (4-hour) or full-day (8-hour) rate.
- Intro to climbing: this is our most popular course. It covers basic knots, equipment overview, top rope climbing, Leave No Trace ethics, and more.
- Traditional climbing: we offer an intro level crack jamming and traditional (AKA "trad") climbing course. Clients will learn about trad gear, how to place trad gear, anchor systems, and how to crack climb.
- Sport climbing: if you are ready to take your face climbing game to the next level we off an intro to lead climbing on easier sport routes. You will learn about the gear necessary for lead climbing a sport route, how to properly clip a quickdraw, how to break down an anchor, and much more.
- Rappelling: this course can be added onto any other course if you choose the full day session or you can choose to spend a half-day learning how to build rappel anchors off trees, review the gear needed to rappel, and proper techniques for rappelling.
What you will need
Clients will be provided all the gear needed for rock climbing and/or rappelling (i.e. Helmet, harness, shoes, belay/rappel devices, ropes). Clients will be in charge of the rest of their gear. Here is a list of things you will want to bring:
- Sunglasses/sun screen protection
- Warm layers (Even in the middle of summer) and rain jacket/wind jacket (Steamboat Point can get windy)
- A minimum of 2-liters of water, snacks/lunch, and a small bag to put your garbage in
- A comfortable backpack that is at least 20 liters in size (30-40 is optimal size)
- Appropriate footwear -- we will be hiking in the mountains
- Clients will provide their own transportation