Section 5

REVIEWS


  • I have known Seth and Matt for years, long before they started this company. They both taught me how to climb when I first moved to Colorado. We have been on multiple climbs together across the US and some in South America. These guys know their stuff and I’m so lucky to have met them when I was first getting into climbing. These two will show you a good time on and off the rock!

    Elizabeth Coffin Avatar Elizabeth Coffin
    9/05/2018
  • Back again for another adventure. This time an all day hike up the North Face of Longs Peak, 14,256’. Yew! What an epic day hiking and utilizing, improving high alpine mountaineering skills. The ascent up the North Face required crampons and ice ax on the snow field above the boulder field which is roughly a 50 degree incline then putting on the harness, roping in and climbing the crux pitch. On the way down we had to do a 60 meter rappel and then glissaded down that snow field. Amazingly fun and challenging! Highly recommend this adventure if you want a challenge! Matt is an excellent guide and instructor. I’ll be back... (See pics below previous post pics)

    Had a great 2 day experience learning to rock climb from Matt Lovas. He is a very knowledgeable, fun, and safety conscious instructor who made the entire experience memorable. We started out at Performance Park in downtown Estes Park working on the basics, i.e., gear, knots, terminology (“take” being my favorite), and climbing technique. Matt was extremely thorough with safety and consistently checked and rechecked the gear to ensure proper setup. His greatest attributes are his clear communication style and confident demeanor. Never once did I feel fearful or uncertain of what to do. The 2nd day we headed up to Lumpy Ridge to do a route known as Batman. Little did Matt know that as a kid I watched the original Batman series on tv and always dreamed of scaling the side of tall buildings. How appropriate! We got to the base of the route and looked up. All I was thinking was “you’ve got to be kidding”. No way did I think I was going to get to the top. There were a couple daunting overhangs that would surely prevent me, a beginner, from getting to the top. Matt assured me I could do it and to stay calm, breathe, and do as many “takes” as needed. I got to the first overhang, mind you it’s just part of the rock that leans towards you, pretty minor but still it’s an overhang. Panic kicked in, I quickly took a rest (“TAKE”) and focused on breathing. Matt once again calmly talked me through that section. Once securely above the overhang, I looked down, took in the view, and thought “I got this”. What an amazing experience! I can’t wait to go back to try another route. If you’re new to climbing or an experienced climber looking to be challenged you’ve got to look up Matt at Estes Park Rock Climbing. He’ll take great care of you and ensure you have a memorable experience!

    Summit Seeker Avatar Summit Seeker
    7/18/2019
  • We had so much fun with Seth! He was very kind and was a great teacher! He answered all our questions, was very patient, and even brought snacks! WOW! The equipment was all top notch! I will definitely recommend this company to all my friends!

    Megan Hall Avatar Megan Hall
    9/27/2018
  • Seth was a super good guide, my wife and I couldn’t be happier! We started on easy courses and progressively moved to harder ones. It was our first time rock climbing and Seth was very patient and extremely helpful. He explained every safety aspect of the gear and it looked brand new so we felt extremely safe. He even brought snacks for us! Definitely recommended, we will be back again.

    WF R Avatar WF R
    9/17/2018
  • Superb professionals! I met Matt and his team at Estes Park Rock Climbing through a trusted referral when planning a family reunion. When I described our needs, which included designing a hike for a large group that included an 86-year-old, rock climbing with a 10-year-old, and providing an added layer of safety for a strenuous hike/climb, he selected guides who met each of those needs in turn with delightful professionalism that enhanced the experiences for everyone. Great sandwiches, too!

    Malcolm Webb Avatar Malcolm Webb
    7/26/2019
  • Had a great time climbing today!

    teacaman Avatar teacaman
    7/01/2019
  • Seth made it a great experience for my wife, my kids, and myself. We did the longer Little Swiss Alps tour. The climbing area is up at the top of the tram and very beautiful. We didn't see anyone else all day. The view is incredible. All the equipment was safe and Seth had it all ready to go so we could get in plenty of climbing. Seth set up three ropes on different sections of the rock. Everyone in my family climbed higher and farther than they knew they could. This day was the highlight of our trip. Thank you!

    Jon Switkes Avatar Jon Switkes
    7/12/2019
  • I wanted to cap my road-trip off with a fantastic experience so I decided to book a guided climb with Estes Park Rock Climbing and got in contact with Matt. He was able to organize a fantastic experience for me on short notice. I wanted to review anchor building, gear placement and self rescue – as well as climb something adventurous (for my skill level). After hiking up to Lump Ridge, Matt showed me a ton of techniques for creative anchor building then we climbed. I learned more in the six hours of instruction and climbing than the last year of reading books, talking to friends, watching YouTube videos and perusing Mountain Project. Matt is very attentive, a great instructor, and we had great conversations! Book with these guys!!!!

    Matthew DeCesare Avatar Matthew DeCesare
    8/18/2019
  • Booked this excursion for our family of 6, ages 21 to 58. Most of us were very beginners. Seth is an excellent instructor. He took time to explain all equipment and made sure that it fit to our satisfaction before we left the office. He explained our options for rock climbing that day and we chose to go to a more secluded place, Mary's Lake! It was a beautiful area to rock climb. Seth demonstrated all safety instruction until we all were knowledgeable. He set up 4 different climbing areas right away, so that we could progress to more difficult climbs, as able. My adult children were fast learners and he gave them confidence to progress. I got stuck on the first level, but Seth gave me encouragement and confidence to push myself and I did it and went on to more difficult levels! Everyone in our group talked about how much fun we had, as a family, learning a new skill and being together in a beautiful place! I highly recommend Estes Park Rock Climbing. We felt that our safety AND fun was their priority! Thank you, Seth, for memories that will be in our family forever!

    Kathy Williamson Avatar Kathy Williamson
    7/23/2019
  • Our boys, age 17 and 20, had a great time climbing with Estes Park Rock Climbing. We were last minute reservations and it was very nice of Hayden to come in so that they could climb during our limited time in Estes Park. Hayden was professional, conversational, and friendly. He did a great job in evaluating their different experience levels and helping them have safe and enjoyable climbs. We will definitely use them again! Thanks for making their climbing experience so awesome!

    Jean B Avatar Jean B
    6/24/2019

 

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