Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall

The Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall is ready to be conquered. The 14-lane climbing wall includes numerous routes of varying difficulty, with autobelays already in place.

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Summer Operating Dates

Open: Daily June 21–September 4, Weekends September: 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-October 1

Close: October 2

Experienced climbers will find a great place to practice and refine their skills, while newcomers will get their first taste of this thrilling sport on some of the easier routes.

Located next to Elk Camp Restaurant and immediately visible when you exit the gondola, the Rugged Ascent pairs perfectly with the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster and the Treeline Trial Challenge Course. Learn more on this page.

Planning Information

The Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall is included with Lost Forest Base, Treeline, and Canopy access tickets. When you arrive at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola, proceed to the left, where you will find the climbing wall located in the immediate clearing.

Guests should arrive at the Elk Camp Gondola Ticket Office to begin the check-in process prior to loading the gondola to the Lost Forest. Operating hours are from 10:30am - 4:00pm.

Please review our Lost Forest Rules & Regulations before purchasing your admission.

Rules & Requirements

Canopy Run Zipline Tour Rules

Age: 16+ years old or accompanied by an adult

Health Requirements

Guests who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol of any kind may not participate in this activity. Guests with the following medical conditions may not participate in this activity: (a) pregnant or think they may be pregnant, (b) heart condition, (c) seizure condition, (d) history of back or neck injury, or (e) any other medical condition that prevents guest from following the safety rules and guidelines.

Physical Requirements

Height: Between 48-78 inches / 122-198cm
Weight: Between 70–250 lbs / 32-113 kg
Cancellation Policy
Completely unused Lost Forest Base, Activity, or Sightseeing tickets are refundable. Lost Forest Canopy, Treeline, and Bonus Night Tickets require 48-hour cancellation notice. No refunds due to weather if operations remain open. No partial refunds.

Weather Policy
Summer weather in the Rocky Mountains is unpredictable and out of our control. As a result, we do not offer refunds due to weather impacts on our operation. Please check the forecast while planning your activities.