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.

Lost Forest Open: Daily June 21-September 5, 2022 | Weekends (Friday-Sunday) September 9-October 2, 2022


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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 & Health Requirements

  • All guests must sign a release of liability waiver
  • All loose clothing and hair below shoulder length shall be secured
  • No food or gum is allowed

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.

Age, Height & Weight Restrictions

There are no age restrictions for the Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall, however:

  • Climbers must be at least 36 inches (91 cm) tall.
  • Climbers also must weigh between 22–330 lbs (10-150 kg).

Climbing Wall Rules

To ensure the safety of everyone, climbers must:

  • Sign a release of liability waiver
  • Present ticket for access
  • Listen to all instructions from Lost Forest staff
  • Wear climbing-appropriate clothes (e.g. avoid loose-fitting clothes, wear closed-toe shoes, etc.)
Cancellation Policy
Completely unused Lost Forest Base 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.

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