We’ll show you how to climb safely with certified and experienced guides. HCR is known around the world in the climbing community as a great destination for some of the finest sandstone sport climbing anywhere. Whether you are an experienced climber or lacing up your shoes for the first time- you will love the climbing here at the Ranch.
Horseshoe Canyon Ranch has been featured in multiple outdoor magazines as one of the best climbing areas east of the Rockies. You don’t have to be a top class climber to enjoy climbing at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. We have many beginner routes available for the person who is just starting out. Our climbing guides will show you the ropes.
Whether you have always wanted to try climbing or you have never thought about it before arriving at the ranch, it is one activity you don’t want to miss.
Something relatively new to the US is the Via Ferrata, meaning “iron way”. Using iron rungs bolted into the rock and a fixed cable, you ascend and traverse the sandstone walls eventually coming down to earth again. It gives those intimidated by vertical rock climbing the same thrill, without the physicality.
“The via whatever was amazing… I’m so glad I tried it!”