Meet Our Guides: Jesse Yelverton

Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in the Vail Valley? I actually make the commute down from the highest city in the country, beautiful Leadville Colorado. I’ve been based in Leadville for 7 years! What is your favorite thing to do...

Bob Pettit – Get To Know Our Guides

Bob Pettit Apex Adventure Climbing Guide Where are you from originally? Phoenix, Arizona.  What is your favorite thing to do outside? Long multi-pitch climbs. I’ve been having fun clipping bolts but if it’s for myself I’d rather do long adventure climbs. My last...

Mt. Elbert – The Tallest Peak in Colorado

Mt. Elbert – The Tallest Peak in Colorado Join Apex Mountain School for a hike up the tallest Fourteener in Colorado! One of the most classic Colorado manias is hiking “Fourteeners.” With over 50 Fourteeners in Colorado there are plenty to choose...
Rock Climb More!

Rock Climb More!

Rock Climb More!   Practice on easy climbs, get comfortable and then take awesome pictures.         Rock climbing season has arrived! Whether you’re thinking about going rock climbing for the first time ever or you’re a hardcore boulderer pushing V8 there is...

Lowering a Climber in Guide Mode

How to Lower a Climber From Above Using an Assisted Braking Device Click the Image Below to View the Video: Apex guide David is back with another How-to Tech Tip! In the last video, we learned how to belay a climber from the top of a climb, now let’s learn how to...

Apex Mountain School’s Newest Partner

Apex Mountain School Has a New Partner in Town! Apex Mountain School is excited to announce our newest partnership! After many years of patronage with the Vail Valley’s favorite local eatery, Avon Bakery and Deli, we have decided to make our relationship official....