Custom Rock Climbing Trips at Devils Tower, Wyoming
We are privileged to guide custom rock climbing trips at Devils Tower National Monument (also known as Bear Lodge to indigenous people in the area). Without a doubt, Devils Tower is home to some of the finest trad multipitch climbing in the western US. The Tower features an incredible concentration of world class crack climbs, with routes ranging from classic moderates to challenging test pieces established by some of the biggest names in American climbing history. Devils Tower also holds a great deal of cultural significance to many indigenous people in the high plains, and for that reason we observe the voluntary climbing closure during the month of June and encourage other climbers to do so.
Not only do we facilitate a safe and incredibly rewarding experience climbing Devils Tower, our ultimate aim is to help you become a safer and more sustainable 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. For the most impactful educational experience, we highly recommend taking our Multipitch Rock Climbing Course to help you prepare for your Devils Tower climb.
Why climb at Devils Tower with us:
Our rock climbing 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.
Recommended climbing routes at Devils Tower:
Trip Itineraries and rates:
Our rates reflect the extremely labor intensive nature of these trips for our guides, including extensive planning, physical labor, risk management, and travel. Rates include all technical climbing equipment – no hidden fees.
- 1 Day Itinerary
Cost: 1 person – $400; 2 people – $650
Our 1 day custom rock climbing itinerary at Devils Tower is a great option if you only have a single day to climb but you want to make the most of it! Your guide will work with you to select some exciting objectives (one or two Tower classics) that are appropriate for your skill and fitness levels and that feature fun, high quality climbing on good rock. Our primary objective with this trip is providing a safe and highly rewarding climbing experience at Devils Tower that you will remember for many years to come.
- 2 Day Itinerary
Cost: 1 person – $375/day; 2 people – $600/day
Our 2 day custom rock climbing itinerary at Devils Tower is a full-value experience for those looking for an action-packed two days of guiding in one of the best trad climbing venues in the country. Your guide will coordinate with you to choose exciting objectives that align with your climbing goals and are well-suited to your skill level. Generally people like to choose several moderate objectives for day 1 to work on technique and streamline their systems followed by more challenging objectives on day 2 to push themselves on harder climbs.
- 3 Day or More Itinerary
Cost: 1 person: $325/day, 2 people: $550/day
This is our most popular custom rock climbing itinerary by far! Our 3-5 day itinerary is an excellent option if you’re looking to really progress in your climbing and explore a variety of climbs in the area. Your guide will work with you to select objectives for each day that align with your climbing goals and appropriate for your skill level. We suggest climbing in as many different zones over the course of your trip in order to experience the incredible variety of terrain Devils Tower has to offer. We also highly recommend scheduling at least one rest day after two days of climbing in order to recharge for the rest of your trip.
Our Custom Rock Climbing Trips at Devils Tower include personalized instruction on the following topics and techniques:
- Gearing up for multipitch rock climbing
- Climbing safety, belay, and anchor systems
- Crack climbing movement and techniques
- Minimal-impact climbing strategies to safeguard resources and heritage
- Leave No Trace and “Beyond Leave No Trace” practices
- Lessons on the area’s geology, ecology, archaeology, and history
Our Custom Rock Climbing Trips at Devils Tower are available May – October with the exception of June.
Guide to climber ratio:
All of our custom sport climbing trips have a 1:1 or 1:2 guide to climber ratio.
Transportation: Nearby Rapid City, SD and Billings, MT are serviced by most major airlines.
Accommodations: We recommend staying at either a cabin or bread and breakfast in the area or camping at the NPS Devils Tower campgrounds.
Meeting location: You will meet your guide at the base of the Tower.
Daily schedule: We typically will meet at 7am and climb until 3pm.
Interested in booking a Custom Rock Climbing Trip to Devils Tower? 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.