The spirit of exploration, sense of adventure, and connection with nature all draw us to look at a limestone or granite cliff face and ask if it is possible to make our way to the top. Outdoor climbing is the heart of the sport we love. The Crag’s Outdoor Program offers instruction, guiding and equipment for climbers of all experience and ability levels. 

Lead Climbing Class

Curious about lead climbing but don’t know where to start? We can help you get on the sharp end with this two-hour class. You’ll learn how to climb and belay on lead as well as efficient clipping technique. Participants must be belay certified at The Crag. For climbers who don’t have climbing gear, we have gear available for you to use during the class. Once you’ve taken the class, ask about our Sport Climbing gear package. It includes everything you need for outdoor climbing at a bundled price. A minimum of 2 people are required for the Lead Climbing class.

Pricing

$80 for non-members

$65 for members

For more information and scheduling please click here. If you have questions prior to registering, please email Newton. 

Outdoor Essential Skills

Ready to head outside? The Outdoor Essential Skills course will have you ready to head outside on your own. This two-hour class teaches the basics of outdoor climbing: building anchors, cleaning a route and rappelling. Participants must be belay and lead climbing certified at The Crag in order to take the Outdoor Essential Skills class. For climbers who don’t have climbing gear, we have gear available for you to use during the class. Once you’ve taken the class, ask about our Sport Climbing gear package. It includes everything you need for outdoor climbing at a bundled price.

Pricing

$80 for non-members

$65 for members

For more information and scheduling please click here. If you have questions prior to registering, email Newton


Outdoor Climbing Package

The Outdoor Climbing Package includes our Lead Climbing class, Outdoor Essential Skills class, and a guided Group Climbing trip to an area crag at a bundled price.

Pricing

$200 for non-members

$175 for members

For more information and scheduling please click here. If you have questions prior to registering, email Newton

Guided Group Trips

We offer regularly scheduled, guided climbing trips to area crags such as Kings Bluff, Foster Falls, and Jackson Falls. We provide all necessary climbing equipment including harnesses, helmets, shoes and ropes. Climbers who have their own equipment may use gear that passes our inspection. You don’t need any prior climbing experience or instruction, only a desire to try an adventurous new activity! Group trips are available for climbers 8 & older.

Pricing

$75 per person* (4 person minimum; 8 person maximum).

For more information and scheduling please click here. If you have questions prior to registering, email Newton.

*Climbers who have completed the Intro Class and Essential Skills Class save $20 on their first guided trip. 

Registration and Cancellation Policy

Registration for group trips closes 48 hours prior to the date of the trip. Cancellations within 24 hours will be billed full price for the trip.

Private Group Outings

If you’d like to book your own group for a day of outdoor climbing, we’re happy to put a package together for you. Whether it’s a family outing to Foster Falls or a team building event at Kings Bluff, we can work with you to create a package that everyone will enjoy. Email Newton today for more information.