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Fuel your desire for the outdoors with a once in a lifetime adventure with Golden Mountain Guides. Climb frozen crystalline water, dangle 1,000 feet off the ground, or learn new skills in a safe and scenic environment. Whether you're just learning...more
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All reviews climbing experience multi pitch skill level an incredible experience rock climbing an excellent guide these guys ice climbing great sense of humor explained everything a lot of fun sean ben gods flatiron techniques instructions
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I had the pleasure of doing a half-day rock climbing adventure with Ben. He sincerely was a fantastic guide; patient, smart, cautious, fun, kind, and motivating. He pushed us a smidge outside of our comfort zone, enough to make us reach the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ben C, Owner at Golden Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the awesome review! We are thrilled you and your friends had a great time climbing with us. Perhaps ice climbing is in your future!

Reviewed 5 November 2018

I took my mom to this for her visit to Colorado, and we were both a bit nervous as we had 0 climbing experience (does a cruise ship rock wall count?). Our guide, Doug, was extremely knowledgeable and made us comfortable with the entire experience;...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Ben C, Owner at Golden Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you and your Mom had a great time climbing with us! Way to conquer some fears and "Rock it"! Hope to see you back for some more adventures!

Reviewed 21 October 2018

My wife and I had a great experience with our guide Doug. It was truly a customized trip as advertised. We wanted a guided multi-pitch climb with a focus on teaching us to go out and do this on our own. Doug was a wealth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ben C, Owner at Golden Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

We're so glad you had a great time out with Doug learning multi-pitch! Thanks for the review and we hope to see you back for some ice this winter or a tower in Moab!

Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is the second year I have gone climbing with Ben and its always a great experience. He is always fun, makes you feel safe, and finds things to climb that meet your skill level and provide a fun challenge. I have done Garden of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ben C, Owner at Golden Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thanks for the awesome review Krystal! Hope to get you on some bigger terrain next time you're in town!

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Ben was so patient and knowledgeable with us (in our mid forties) and our 11 and 13 year olds. He guided us up the perfect hike for our skill level. He was funny all the way and fielded a million questions from our kids. If...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Ben C, Owner at Golden Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thanks so much for the great review Erin! We had a blast climbing with you and your family and hope to see you back next summer for another awesome climbing trip!

Reviewed 13 August 2018

I've been climbing with Golden Mountain 3-4 times now, and every experience has been so awesome. They have the most knowledgeable guides who cater the experience for anyone from complete beginners --> advanced climbers. We even got to do Trad climbing this trip, which was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Ben C, Owner at Golden Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

It's been great climbing with you and we are so glad you had awesome experiences with us! We hope to see you back for some ice climbing this winter and many more adventures next summer!

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I've never been rock climbing before. My wife was a little more experienced but still beginner level. Thomas, our instructor and guide, was exceptional! Not only was he patient, and concise in his instructions, but he was also very professional and pleasant during the instructions...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ben C, Owner at Golden Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thanks for the awesome review and kind words. We had a great time climbing with you and your wife. Hope to see you back next summer for some more!

Reviewed 26 July 2018

We took our two adult sons climbing (18 and 20). They climb a couple times a week in a gym and occasionally outdoors, so we were afraid that they would get stuck with a group doing lower level climbs and not have a good time....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ben C, Owner at Golden Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Thanks for kind words! I'm so glad you all had a great time and got the correct difficulty for your sons! Come climb with us again!

Reviewed 18 July 2018

This was my first outdoor real rock climbing trip with two friends. We had an incredible time and our guide Doug was exceptional. He was patient and knowledgeable and made me feel safe under his watch. Thank you Golden Mountain Guides for an excellent adventure...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sara M
Ben C, Owner at Golden Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

So glad you had a great time out with Doug! Hope to see you back next year for some more adventure!

Reviewed 14 July 2018

Thomas was an excellent guide and has a great personality. He taught us some basics (knots, belaying), and gave us a great climbing experience. He took us to climbs that were perfectly matched to our abilities and challenged us just the right amount.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ben C, Owner at Golden Mountain Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

We are so glad you had a great time out with Thomas! Hope to see you back in the future for a bigger day on some larger routes!

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courtneyr822
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Response from Ben C | Property representative |
Great question! While rock climbing is for all ages and abilities, the harness sizes we currently use go up to a 56" waist and 35" over legs. We routinely see folks of all different shapes and sizes and have yet to have... More
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