Climb The Diamond on Long’s Peak near Boulder, Colorado (4 days)

Join Brent, an IFMGA-certified mountain guide, for one of the best climbs in all of North America. Ascend the Diamond, Long's Peak's iconic and massive alpine wall, via the Casual Route enjoying some challenging climbing and impeccable views along the way.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Rockies

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Aug

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery of Colorado's Front Range.

  • Conquer at Colorado 14er, enjoying various climbing challenges along the way.

  • Make some warmup ascents in Eldorado State Park and on Mt Meeker.

 

The iconic East Face (aka the Diamond) of Long’s Peak is a top-class climbing destination that attracts avid rock climbers from around the world!

Rising to 14,259 feet in elevation, Long’s Peak is the northernmost fourteener. Ascending the massive alpine wall via the Casual Route is a great way to experience the immaculate beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park while making the ascent of a lifetime.

The adventure begins after we meet up in Boulder on day one. From here, we will head to Eldorado State Park and/or Lumpy Ridge, where we will make a few scenic warm up ascent. The idea will be to do a 5.10a face climb and 5.9+ crack climb in order to prepare for the Diamond.

On the second day, we will head out nice and early and begin our approach to the foot of Mt Meeker. Once we’ve arrived, we will cache our gear and head out to climb the Flying Buttress, Kor’s Door, or Directissima.

The third day is easily the highlight of the trip. Getting a pre-dawn start, we will climb up the North Chimney in the dark before stopping for breakfast and a gorgeous sunrise on Broadway Ledge.

From here, we will follow the Casual Route all the way up to the summit. The route is a beautiful 5.10a and involves various different pitches ranging from a 5.7 traverse along the edges and cracks to one of the best 5.8 corners I can think of.

While challenging, the climb is also incredibly rewarding. The views from the top out over Rocky Mountain National Park and the rest of Colorado are unforgettable. After spending some time at the summit, we will descend via the North Face and return to camp.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this challenging but rewarding 4-day ascent of Long’s Peak and warm up climbs in the stunning Colorado Rocky Mountains.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
1500 USD

Group of 2
1100 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Group equipment: Rope, Harness, Helmet, Climbing shoes, Belay and rappel devices, Chalk
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Advanced

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Boulder, Colorado

 

About the Guide

 
 

I grew up in Colorado with skis on my feet and a rope in my hands. I began skiing at the age of three and rock climbing at the age of five. Sometime in between, I climbed my first mountain.

When I'm not climbing or guiding, I am typically sharing food and drinks with friends and family, training at the gym, or dancing to the "umps umps umps" of house music around a campfire.

When I began my professional guiding career in 2010, I realized my lifetime hobbies of skiing and rock climbing have real value in this world. Over the last several years, I have helped thousands of clients reach their alpine goals, and more importantly, enjoy their experiences on the mountain.

I have skied, rock climbed and guided throughout the western US and Canada, the Alps, the Norwegian fjords, the Southern Alps in New Zealand, the Brazilian granite domes and on limestone in Thailand. I have skied steep descents such as Grand Teton, climbed 5.13 on bolts and gear and played around on snow-covered rock and ice.

When you book one of my trips, you'll be working directly with me. I will work with you from your initial inquiry and throughout your trip. I will personally be your guide and instructor, making sure you receive the highest quality instruction and have a great time too.

 
 

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