Intro Outdoor Rock Climbing

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This course is designed for anyone who wants to experience rock climbing outdoors. Thrifty Adventures does have gear for smaller children! No experience is necessary. During this course you will learn basic knots, climbing techniques, safety practices and checks, as well as climbing terms and lingo needed for proper communication between climber and belayer. Then you will have the opportunity to climb until your arms “turn to jello” ????

Please bring the following items with you for this class:

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Proper foot wear, keep in mind you will be hiking to climbing locations
  • FYI - snug fitting running shoes work well for beginner climbing
  • A good attitude and sense of adventure

Who is this for? Anyone with a good sense of adventure. No prior experience needed. Ages 5 and up.

Dates: offered various weekends and every Tuesday in Pisgah National forest from the end of March through November. Private dates and groups can be booked year-round.

Cost: weekend rate is $95 or weekday rate $85.

**Private dates available as well for full and half days.

**Group rate discounts start for groups of 6

** This course requires a minimum of 4 guests, if the class minimum is not met, you are welcome to reschedule or accept price increase based on number of participants signed up for the course.

**Question feel free to call or email us

Class Size: 6-12, client to guide ration 6:1

Trip Length: 6-8 hours

Location: Crowders and Pilot Mountain State Parks, Rocky Face Recreational Area and various locations in Pisgah National Forest

Shoes available for rentals for $8 a pair onsite. Please bring cash

We do offer all climbing and rappelling events year-round. If you cannot find a date on the calendar that works with your schedule for any rock climbing or rappelling related item you can book a private date for an individual or group at our private day rates listed on our website. Please email us for details or call (704) 723-2235.

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Thrifty Adventures,
12255 HWY 226A, 
Spruce Pine NC 28777
Phone: (828) 260-4505
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