Climbing & Mountaineering

Climbers topping out in Dragon's Tail Couloir on Flattop Mountain, Rocky Mountain National Park. May 2006.

Climbers topping out in Dragon's Tail Couloir on Flattop Mountain, Rocky Mountain National Park. May 2006.

At McGregor Mountain Lodge, you are literally surrounded by endless world class climbing. Whether you’re in to Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing or Mountaineering, you will be in the heart of it all. With Lumpy Ridge and McGregor Slab only minutes away, and the entrance to the National Park only 1/2 mile from our driveway, access is easy to some of the states most spectacular climbing.

No matter what your skill level or what type of climbing you enjoy, the Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park have you covered. If you want to hone your skills, head to one of the rock gyms in town. If you’d like some lessons on rock climbing, let us know and we can get you set up with some world renowned outfitters and instructors/guides. There are numerous alpine rock routes, mountaineering routes and big wall climbs in the park, access to all only minutes from the front door of your cabin here at McGregor.

Come in the winter to try your hand at ice climbing or come in the spring months when the weather is warming and the snow climbs are in pristine condition.

The bottom line is that we here at McGregor are passionate about our beautiful and wild surroundings and we offer a great place to access some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes and offer that perfect place to unwind and relax after a long day in the hills.

Climbing Lessons/Guiding Services

Climbing Gyms

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Rappelling down the North Face of Long's Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park. June 2006.

Rappelling down the North Face of Long's Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park. June 2006.

A climber belaying just under the Notch on Notchtop Mountain's Spiral Route, Rocky Mountain National Park. June 2006

A climber belaying just under the Notch on Notchtop Mountain's Spiral Route, Rocky Mountain National Park. June 2006