In this half-day adventure, you will learn the basics of rock climbing and rappelling.
Set upon the backdrop of the New River Gorge, you are sure to get amazing views as you climb up rocks and rappel down.
Our two popular sites for this trip are the Bridge Buttress with a view of the New River Gorge Bridge and Beauty Mountain with a view of the New River rapids.
Got more time? Try our Full-Day Climbing and Rappelling Trip.
We provide certified instructors, equipment you’ll need to climb, including climbing shoes (for climbing only), helmets, harnesses, hardware and ropes. You’ll need your own closed-toed shoes while hiking and rappelling.
Comfortable closed-toed shoes (no flip flops), a long sleeve shirt or jacket and long pants or shorts depending on the weather report, rain gear for rainy or windy days, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, drinking water and a small backpack or fanny pack.
Climbing areas are heavily regulated by the National Park Service, so group sizes are limited in any given area. Therefore large groups may need to be separated. Also, no spectators are allowed, as they add to our total number and affect our instructor to guest ratio.
Rock climbing requires good physical fitness and health. While rappelling is not physically demanding, it requires some courage to take that first step and to continue all the way down. Minimum age is 8.
Your guides and leaders will discuss specific safety requirements on site.