Rock Climbing & Rappelling



This fascinating and challenging sport is a favorite of all Philmont campers. You'll scale a steep pitch and rappel down a sheer cliff Philmont has carefully selected three areas to conduct this program where the rocks are safe and practical, but a distinct "Class Five" challenge.

Under the supervision of expert climbers, you will climb using your hands and feet while protected by rope, carabineers, and helmet. Safety is always stressed and practiced.
Campsites offering this program: Cimarroncito Miner's Park Chase Cow
Treks 12-4 12-8 12-10 12-13 12-16 12-18 12-26 9-3 9-7 take this program at Cimarroncito
Treks 12-5 12-7 12-8 12-9 12-11 12-12 12-18 12-19 12-31 7-2 7-4 7-12 7-13 9-5 9-10 take this program at Miner's Park
Treks 12-15 12-22 12-24 12-27 12-29 12-33 12-34 12-35 7-15 take this program at Chase Cow



Photos at Dean Cow


Rappeling at Dean Cow Rock Climbing at Dean Cow



Photos at Cimarroncito


Rock Climbing at Cito On the rocks at Cito On the rocks at Cito Rock Climbing at Cito Rock Climbing at Cito Rock Climbing at Cito Rock Climbing at Cito Rapelling @ Cito Rock Climbing @ Cito



Photos at Crater Lake


View of Rock Climbing Venue at Miner's Park from Crater Lake Camp



Photos at Miner's Park


On the rocks at Miner's Park On the rocks at Miner's Park View of Rock Climbing Venue from Miner's Park Meadow On the rocks at Miner's Park On the rocks at Miner's Park On the rocks at Miners Park On the rocks at Miners Park Watching rock climbers at Miners Park The view from the Rocks at Miner's Park Climbing Wall at Miner's park On the rocks at Miner's Park



Photos at Chase Cow


A crew watching as two staff members demonstrate a route on the natural rock of Chase Cow Camp in its first season..   Philmont maintains three rock climbing venues ... Dean Cow was closed due to the Ute Park Fire and Chase Cow was created to take its place starting in 2019 along with Miner's Park and Cimarroncito.