This is the most all-inclusive rock course we offer. Designed for those with some exposure to climbing who are eager to quickly gain the necessary skills and techniques to accelerate into this spectacular sport. Over the five-day course we will cover material from our Intro to Rock Climbing, Top Rope Anchors, Climbing Technique, Sport Climbing, Traditional Lead Climbing, and Multi-Pitch Climbing courses. Each day builds from the previous days material. Your qualified guides/instructors will offer detailed feedback and coaching throughout the course for an unrivaled learning environment.

OVERVIEW: Take your indoor climbing outside

  • Knots and hitches for climbing
  • Belaying: top-rope, lead, and belaying from above (ATC, Grigri, and Reverso)
  • Setting up top rope anchors
  • Lead climbing techniques and safety
  • Sport climbing skills
  • Traditional gear placements, anchor building, gear assessment and removal
  • Multi-pitch skills and techniques
  • Rappelling
  • Intro to self-rescue
  • Retreat options for single pitch and multi-pitch
  • Equipment options

PREREQUISITES: Proficient with belaying, commands, and basic knots.   Consider our other Intro to Outdoor Rock or Anchors Clinic if you feel you need to gain the basics.

TIME: 8:00 – 4:00

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


Montana Alpine Guides, 11 Enterprise Blvd, Bozeman, MT 59718

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.”

Course Duration

5 Days

Course Dates

  • June 23-27
  • July 21-25
  • August 25-29
  • September 22-26
  • Custom dates available at private rates, contact us for details




  • Max 6:1 ratio