The San Juan Mountain’s jagged rock face and expansive peaks create a nature jungle gym for both novice and expert climbers.
A popular spot for rock climbing newcomers is the Adventure Rock in Mountain Village. Located in the Conference Center Plaza, this outdoor boulder is both free and open from sunrise to sunset each day. Test out your bouldering skills and equipment in a safer environment.
You can rent gear from local sport shops or find guided rock climbing tours there as well.
It’s advised to stay in pairs and have a partner when you go rock climbing so you can spot each other and help navigate challenging boulders or cliffs. Put your weight in your legs and use your arms for balance or to shift your weight during a climb. Invest in good gear as rock climbing can be a dangerous activity and allow for breaks for rest and drink plenty of fluids.