Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall
Lost Forest Open: Daily June 21 - September 6, 2021 | Weekends September 10, 2021 - October 3, 2021
10:30AM - 4PM
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.
The Rugged Ascent Climbing Wall is roughly 40 feet tall at its highest point and 60 feet wide, offering a variety of routes for numerous climbers at once.
All Levels Welcome
If you've never tried rock climbing before, this is the perfect place to start. Guidance and encouragement from our staff will have you surprising even yourself.
Hard to Miss
Located to the left of Elk Camp Restaurant as you exit the gondola, the Rugged Ascent is easy to find and a great place to start your Lost Forest Adventure.
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 REQUIREMENTSGuests 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
- Climbers must be at least 36 inches (91 cm) tall.
- Climbers also must weigh between 22–330 lbs (10-150 kg).
Climbing Wall Rules
- 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, etc.)
Completely unused Lost Forest Base tickets are refundable. Lost Forest Canopy, Treeline, and Bonus Night Base Tickets require 48-hour cancellation notice. No refunds due to weather if operations remain open. No partial refunds.
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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