Cathedral Spires Climbing

Climb the Cathedral Spires outside of Denver, CO


  • Available daily


8-12 hours


  • Denver, CO


  • Per person, per day, per guide. Max ratio 1:3
  • 187 (3p) Sept - May
  • 228 (2) Sept - May
  • 450 (1) Sept - May
  • 232 (3) June - Aug
  • 280 (2) June - Aug
  • 560 (1) June - Aug


Three of Five

Experience Level

Intermediate to Advanced

Colorado’s Cathedral Spires are a group of inspiring granite formations that offer up an incredible multi-pitch climbing experience just outside of Denver.

Home to some of Colorado’s best multi-pitch crack climbs, Cathedral Spires climbing provides the perfect mix of adventure and challenge, and is a great next level climb for those with experience equal to our beginner rock climbing course or flatirons climbing trip.

Popular objectives for Cathedral Spires climbing include an ascent of the 250 foot tall slab climbs on The Dome or one of the many classics routes up The Cynical Pinnacle. These iconic granite towers offer up incredible views and some of best crack climbing Colorado has to offer.

Recommended Climbs Include:

  • Bishop Jaggers – 5.9 (4 pitches)
  • Center Route – 5.9+ (3 pitches)
  • Topographical Oceans – 5.10b (4 pitches)
  • Wunsch’s Dihedral – 5.11 (4 pitches)

Prefer to stay a little closer to the ground? The Cathedral Spires also offer world class single pitch crack climbs that are accessible for a full day of climbing or a relaxing half-day of top roping.

Our Cathedral Spires climbing trip requires no previous multi-pitch experience and is an excellent choice for an active person with prior climbing experience. We provide all technical gear needed for multi-pitch and single pitch ascents. View the gear list tab above to see recommended personal items to bring.

Choose #1 recommended Apex for your Cathedral Spires multi pitch or single pitch adventure. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Advanced reservations are recommended, but not required. Ready to sign up? To register, click the Book It tab above. You may also call (970) 949-9111 our use our contact page.

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • 64oz. water per. person
  • Food/Snacks
  • Day backpack
  • Waterproof shell
  • Tennis shoes or trail shoes

Apex provides:

  • Harness (42''/44'' max)
  • Helmet
  • Climbing Shoes

Participant Forms:

If you wish to complete your participant forms in advance, download and print out the pdf below. Complete both pages for each participant, and give to your guide at the beginning of your trip.


Click the button below to view our terms, conditions and cancellation policy.


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