Bozeman Rock Climbing Festival

Presented by Montana Alpine Guides

September 11th-12th, 2021


Intro to Rock Climbing – Traditional Lead Climbing – Multi-pitch Climbing – Clinic Companion/Self Rescue (DETAILS BELOW)


Saturday, September 11th

8:00am | Meet at Montana Alpine Guides to split into clinic groups and carpool/caravan to clinic locations. Guides and instructors will be waiting on location with ropes set up.

9:00am – 3:30pm | Rock Climbing Clinics

Sunday, September 12th

8:00am | Meet at Montana Alpine Guides Office to split into clinic groups and carpool/caravan to clinic locations. Guides and instructors will be waiting on location with ropes set up.

9:00am – 3:30pm | Rock Climbing Clinics

Festival Sign Up

Pick your course. Spots are limited to 4-6 participants/course/day. All bookings are on a first come first serve basis. We don’t currently have online booking available for this event.

Reservations can be made by phone @ 406-586-8430 or email

We need the following information:

  1. Preferred course/courses and date(s)
  2. # in your group
  3. Your past experience relative to this trip
  4. Gear requests for each person (helmet, shoe, and waist size for climbing)
  5. Credit Card information to book your trip (if paying by phone, otherwise you can pay directly from the invoice we will create for you)
  6. Signed forms, fill out forms here.

Once we get this information:

  1. You will receive an invoice or receipt from MAG, which can be paid directly online via the link at the bottom of your email. NOTE: We must receive payment to reserve a guide for your dates. Your trip is NOT reserved until payment is received.
  2. You will receive a confirmation email from with trip details including: meeting times, locations, equipment lists, etc. Please take the time to fill in your requested gear needs from MAG.
  3. At that point, your trip is booked! You can always feel free to call or write us to discuss any trip details.

DESCRIPTION:  If you have never climbed before or want to take your gym-climbing skills outside to a real crag and begin to acquire the skills needed to climb outside while meeting other climbers – then this is the right course for you. This is an abbreviated version of our Gym to Crag Series: Level 1.

OVERVIEW: Our professional climbing guides teach skills necessary for students to evolve into proficient outdoor climbers.


  • Introduction to outdoor climbing – LOTS OF CLIMBING and coaching!
  • Risk management at the cliff/crag
  • Top rope belaying outside, belay positioning on uneven terrain
  • Back up belaying
  • Top rope anchors: from bolts
  • Safety considerations, avoidance, and mitigation
  • Introduction to leading, back clipping, “Z” clipping (by “Mock Leading”)
  • Anchor cleaning
  • Directional points

PREREQUISITES:  No experience necessary

PRICE: $75 (1-DAY CLINIC) *does not include 3.5% Land Use Charge*

DATE & TIME: One Day Clinic

Saturday 9/11 @ 8:00 – 4:00 OR

Sunday 9/12 @8:00-4:00

CLIMBING LOCATION: Red Cliff (just south of Big Sky)

MEETING LOCATION: 8:00am @ Montana Alpine Guides, 13 Enterprise Blvd., Bozeman, MT 59718


RATIO: Max 6:1


  • Professional climbing guide
  • Personal Climbing Gear (rock climbing shoes, harness, helmet)
  • Group Gear: Ropes, carabiners, climbing protection, slings, cordelettes, etc.


  • Food, transport, lodging
  • Technical clothing, backpack, etc.
  • Rescue insurance
  • Trip insurance
  • Guide gratuity
  • Unforeseen expenses from circumstances outside of Montana Alpine Guides’ control
What our clients say about us

“We had a great time climbing Gallatin Tower in the Gallatin River Valley. Our group ranged in age from 8 to 43. Our guides, Genevieve and Kyle, were able to find routes to accommodate all of us. They really did a fantastic job.”

“Had the best time climbing with Montana Alpine Guides. Sam is a fantastic guide that I would recommend to anyone visiting Montana and the surrounding areas.”

Event Dates

Sept. 11-12, 2021

All clinics except for Self Rescue are 1-day clinics with options for Saturday or Sunday