Rock Climbing Courses
Learn the fundamentals of rock climbing in this beginner rock climbing course with Apex professional climbing guides. Knots, belaying and moving on rock are just a few of the topics. We provide all equipment and an environment in which you can learn climbing skills and have a fun time doing it.
Raise your skill level in this intermediate rock climbing course. Apex’s professional mountain guides build on your existing skills and introduce you to new techniques specific to your goals. Topics may include top rope anchors, face and crack climbing techniques and efficient body positioning.
This advanced rock climbing course is an excellent way to fine tune your technical skills and raise your climbing grade, opening up new doors in your climbing pursuits. Place gear, build anchors and learn advanced climbing technique.
Learn how to lead climb with Apex and take to the sharp end. Our professional mountain guides instruct climbers in the fundamentals of leading on both sport and traditional routes, including clipping technique, evaluating bolts and gear, and assessing your risk tolerance. Previous top rope rock climbing experience is required.
Ice Climbing Courses
Learn the basics of ice climbing in this beginner ice climbing course. Efficient climbing technique on low and high angle ice, as well as gear use and belaying are just a few of the topics. Enjoy lasting memories and challenge, with professional instruction for all ability and fitness levels.
Backcountry Skiing Courses
Venture into new terrain in this Colorado based beginner backcountry skiing course. Tour into the backcountry by ski or splitboard and ski untouched snow under the instruction of our professional guides. All ages and ability levels welcome, beginner to advanced.
Join Apex for a snowboard instructional course or privately guided tour in the Colorado Backcountry!
Wilderness Medicine Courses
This course is a 7-day condensed course teaching First Responder equivalent skills for responding to emergencies in the backcountry. Response, patient assessment, stabilization and evacuation present the core of this training. The curriculum is provided by SOLO wilderness medicine, and instruction is provided by Apex’s SOLO certified instructors.
Our Wilderness First Aid course acts as a base introduction to responding to, and treating, medical and environmental emergencies, as well as introducing preventative strategies. SOLO wilderness medicine provides the course curriculum and certification through Apex’s SOLO certified instructors.
Avalanche Education Courses
For backcountry travelers, terrain assessment and decision making skills are a must. This AIARE level 1 avalanche course provides knowledge that is essential to backcountry travel and safety, including a thorough look into the snowpack and evaluating stability. Apex’s professional AIARE instructors instill the knowledge to help assess and manage risk. Be prepared this winter with an AIARE level 1 avalanche course.
For backcountry travelers, terrain assessment and decision making skills are a must. This AIARE level 1 hut based avalanche course provides knowledge that is essential to backcountry travel and safety, including a thorough look into the snowpack and evaluating stability. Apex’s professional AIARE instructors instill the knowledge to help assess and manage risk. Be prepared this winter with an AIARE level 1 avalanche course.
Immerse yourself in the Colorado wilderness with our professional mountain guides and learn the survival, route finding and climbing skills to give you confidence in the backcountry. This intense course will help you prepare to survive in extreme conditions, and give you the knowledge to manage risk and exposure. Most equipment is provided.