Custom Alpine Rock Climbing Trips to Cloud Peak, Wyoming
We are privileged to offer Custom Alpine Rock Climbing Trips to Cloud Peak in the Bighorn Mountains of northern Wyoming. The South Buttress of Cloud Peak and the nearby Merlon are home to several classic alpine rock climbing routes in a spectacular setting on the crest of the Bighorn Mountains, ranging from long moderates to challenging testpieces. Not only do we facilitate a safe and incredibly rewarding experience climbing on Cloud Peak, our ultimate aim is to help you become a safer and more sustainable alpine rock climber. Our guides are talented, personable teachers who will help you develop new safety skills, useful rock climbing techniques, as well as Leave No Trace best practices for climbing.
Why climb Cloud Peak with us:
We are currently the only guide service permitted to guide alpine rock climbing on Cloud Peak. Our guides are experienced professionals, talented climbers, and well-trained teachers. They are also humble, personable, and overall great humans to be around in the mountains. Our guides are adept at providing safe, supportive, and inclusive climbing experiences for people of all backgrounds and ability levels. Additionally, our rock climbing guides live in the nearby Bighorn Basin and climb in the area throughout the year, which is a major advantage because they know the places they guide extremely well.
Classic alpine rock climbing routes on Cloud Peak:
Learn more about classic climbing routes in Cloud Peak Wilderness here!
Trip Itineraries and rates:
Our rates reflect the extremely labor intensive nature of these trips for our guides, including extensive planning, physical labor, and risk management. Rates include all technical climbing equipment – no hidden fees.
- 3 Day Itinerary
Cost: 1 person – $1600; 2 people – $2400
Our 3 day custom alpine rock climbing itinerary to Cloud Peak is a great option if you have limited time but want to focus on climbing one one classic alpine rock route! Your guide will work with you to select an exciting objective (an area classic) that is appropriate for your skill and fitness levels and that feature fun, high quality climbing on good rock. This trip involves a rugged approach both on trail and off in addition to two nights of backcountry camping. We take one day to approach the climb, one full day of climbing, and one day to hike out. Our primary objective with this trip is providing a safe and highly rewarding climbing experience on Cloud Peak that you will remember for many years to come.
- 4 Day Itinerary
Cost: 1 person – $2000; 2 people – $3000
Our 4 day custom alpine rock climbing itinerary to Cloud Peak is a full-value experience for those looking for an action-packed two days of climbing in an incredible alpine rock climbing venue. Your guide will coordinate with you to choose two exciting objectives that align with your climbing goals and are well-suited to your skill level. This trip involves a rugged approach both on trail and off in addition to three nights of backcountry camping. We take one day to approach the climb, two full days of climbing, and one day to hike out.
Our Custom Alpine Rock Climbing Trips to Cloud Peak include personalized instruction on the following topics and techniques:
- Planning and preparation for alpine rock climbing
- Technical systems including protection, anchors, belaying, rappelling, and self-rescue
- Alpine rock climbing techniques
- Risk mitigation
- Leave No Trace and “Beyond Leave No Trace” practices
- Lessons on the area’s geology, ecology, archaeology, and history
Our Custom Alpine Rock Climbing Trips to Cloud Peak are available mid June – early September.
Guide to climber ratio:
All of our custom alpine rock climbing trips have a 1:1 or 1:2 guide to climber ratio.
Transportation: Nearby Cody and Sheridan, WY have airports serviced by United Airlines. You may also fly into neighboring Billings, MT, which often has cheaper flights.
Accommodations: We recommend staying at either hotel or bed and breakfast in Ten Sleep or Buffalo, WY, or camping at a designated USFS campsite in the Bighorn Mountains.
Meeting location: You will meet your guide in Buffalo or Ten Sleep, WY.
Daily schedule: Depends on the itinerary.
Interested in booking a Custom Alpine Rock Climbing Trip to Cloud Peak? Please send us an email including your name, email address, phone number, climbing experience, in addition to a description of what, where, and when you’d like to climb.