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VIA FERRATA

  • Via Ferrata (Italian for “iron road”) is a mountain‐climbing method that lets less experienced climbers enjoy views and adrenaline rushes usually reserved for elite climbers.  Conceived during World War I, via ferrata allowed Italian soldiers from the flatlands to move quickly through the mountains as they fought the Austrians for higher ground. Today there are over 500 via ferrata climbing routes in Europe, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. The “iron road” is now available in central Colorado with the Captain Zipline Via Ferrata.
  • Located on the north‐facing and south‐facing limestone cliffs that surround the Canyon Adventure Course are four (4) via ferrata routes consisting of a series of traverses and climbs protected by flexible life lines and anchors. Climbers use special fall protection lanyards designed specifically for via ferrata and are assisted by stainless steel rungs, bolts, and ladders.

$149

per person

plus taxes & fees

  • 2.5-hour adventure
  • Fully-guided
  • Instruction provided
  • 4 challenging routes with heights up to 150 feet
  • Appropriate for children 10 years and older
  • Stunning Colorado canyon views
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IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THE VIA FERRATA

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & RESTRICTIONS FOR VIA FERRATA
  • The Via Ferrata is suitable for individual participants who want to build core strength and agility; for couples who want a ‘bonding experience’ in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains; for Families who wish to play together and create wonderful memories; and for other groups who are looking for adventure and fun in the great outdoors. Guests should be prepared for a physical outing which requires scrambling and 4th class climbing. Prior to booking, please review our Trip Preparation Guidelines and FAQs.
  • Weight.  55lbs. minimum; 250 lbs. maximum
  • Vertical Reach.  Must be able to reach 60 inches standing flat-footed
  • Language.  Must speak and understand English
  • Fitness Level.  Active lifestyle and reasonably good health
  • For a complete list of physical requirements and restrictions, please read Requirements & Restrictions and Trip Preparation Guidelines before booking.
VIA FERRATA COURSES – AGE & SUPERVISION REQUIREMENTS
  • Supervision.  Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent on the tour.  Children 15‐17 must have a parent or responsible adult present on‐site.  One adult can supervise one (1) child 10-14 years old and two (2) children 15-17 years old.  Supervising adults must be within one anchor of the child they are supervising.
  • YELLOW – Mountain Goat ( beginner) provides an opportunity to learn how to use the equipment and to become the techniques to safely ascend and traverse the cliffs.
  • GREENDiamondback (beginner) is 200 meters in length and courses along the ledges and crevasse of the cliff. It ends along an open ridge where climbers can choose to complete their adventure on Fortress of Victory Ridge
  • BLUE – Fortress ( intermediate) is 1,100 meters in length. The route traverses the high cliffside along the Arkansas River where hidden rock ledges and shelves offer bighorn sheep refuge from weather and predators. The route ends in a spectacular 150‐foot swinging bridge that overlooks the Arkansas River.
  •  BLACK Victory Ridge ( advanced) is the most demanding of routes and requires intermediate rock climbing skills.
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