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Rock Climbing & rappelling in West Virginia's New River Gorge

Enjoy a 2 hour or full day of WV rock climbing & rappelling with expert guides in West Virginia's New River Gorge - a thrill whether you're a novice rock climber or a seasoned West Virginia mountaineer!

Guided Rock Climbing along the New River Gorge

Girl_RappelOct05Among the many things the New River Gorge is known for is spectacular rock climbing. For those interesting in trying this super cool sport, Class VI-MR is a great place to begin—with over 4,000 unique rock climbing routes and expert AMGA certified climbing guides. All skill levels are easily addressed so that anyone can give this sport a try.

From Bridge Buttress to Junkyard, Endless Wall to Bubba City, Summersville Lake to Beauty Mountain, you’ve got many routes to choose from and lots of rock climbing terrain to practice on.

We have adventures for kids as young as 8 years and even more options for those of you who look like adults but who are just big kids at heart.Climbing and rappelling programs run the gamut from just-get-out-and-have-fun sessions to intense, skillset building clinics to help you bring your own climbing to another level entirely. 



Season/Days Minimum Ages Skill Level
Spring, Summer & Fall
8 yrs + for Rappel & Half-day
10 yrs+ for Full Days
Beginner to Advanced

Climbing areas are heavily regulated by the Park Service.  Group sizes are limited in any given area, therefore large groups may need to be separated.  Sorry – no spectators allowed.

What to Expect

  • Typical ratio is 4 guests per 1 guide


  • We provide climbing shoes, which are for climbing only. Clients will wear their own shoes while hiking and rappelling.
  • Helmets
  • All Essential Gear
  • Download rock climbing release form PDF

What To Bring

  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera


Rock Climbing Min. Age Rating Length Meals Price  
Two Hour Rappel 8 Moderate 2 hours N/A $59+tax Book Your Trip
Half Day Climb/Rappel 8 Moderate 3.5 hours N/A $79+tax Book Your Trip
Full Day Climb/Rappel 12 Strenuous 6.5 - 7.5 hours Lunch $109+tax Book Your Trip
Instruction: Top Roping 12 Strenuous 6.5 - 7.5 hours Lunch $149+tax Call to Book
Instruction: Traditional Leading 16 Very Strenuous 2 days Lunch $249+tax Call to Book
Instruction:Multi-Pitch Climbing 16 Very Strenuous 2 days Lunch  $249+tax Call to Book
Instruction:Self Rescue 16 Very Strenuous 2 days Lunch  $249+tax Call to Book
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course 18 Very Strenuous 5 days Lunch $749+tax Call to Book