Rock Climbing

Climbing - Hartmans

Course Description

Take part in one of the most popular sports at Western: rock climbing! This course caters to the beginner and intermediate climber alike. Your trained instructors will take you through the basics of climbing equipment and technique to help you develop your skills. Experience first-hand the most beautiful places in the Gunnison Valley while having fun...and building new friendships! This is a front-country trip; we camp in primitive, developed campsites close to roads and climbing sites.

Registration now open: Incoming students who are registered for classes will be able to enroll online through their MyWestern account.

Full Course Description


The Gunnison area contains a wide variety of climbing opportunities, from the clean granite of Taylor Canyon to steep sport climbing in the San Juans to world-class bouldering in Crested Butte.  This course will provide instruction in basic belay technique and use of climbing equipment.  We will travel around the local crags to camp and climb on the easily approachable rocks in the Gunnison area.  We will top-rope routes of all difficulties, from beginner to advanced.  Nights will be spent around the campfire in a front country campground. This course is capped at 9 participants.

Climbing - The Point

Course Paperwork: These are currently samples. Final paperwork and equipment lists will be sent out mid-June.

WBO Checklist

Equipment List

WBO Medical Form

Wilderness Pursuits Waiver

Information for your Instructors

Essential Eligibility

Commitment to Excellence