Introduction To Rock Climbing: All Ages & Abilities
Things are heating up outdoors and its time to rock climb! Our Intro to Rock Climbing Course allows you to safely try the sport of rock climbing on some real rock cliffs. Get out of the gym and climb in the fresh air. Depending on your skill level and goals for the course, we will climb at one of a number of local crags in New Hampshire. We run private programs 7 days/week, however if you would prefer to climb with a larger group, we run group climbs on certain dates throughout the Summer.
Length: 8 Hours
Guide-to-Client Ratio: 1:4
When: May - November
Type: Rock Climbing
Type: Mostly Educational
1 person: $325 per person
2 people: $225 per person
3 people: $185 per person
4 people: $175 per person
5+ people: Call for rates
Most of the required equipment [listed below] is available for rent from our affiliate mtnGEAR. NEM climbers will receive an exclusive discount of 20% discount on all rental equipment and clothing.
7 DAYS PER WEEK
We run private climbing outings 7 days per week in season.
Add A Second Day Multi-Pitch Climb
After mastering the basics on top-rope, we put them to use on a multi-pitch climb day two. Climbs are beginner level and vary from several pitches of rock to alpine climbing with hiking and rock climbing mixed.
Convenient, Affordable lodging available at The Bunkhouse at Northeast Mountaineering. Spend the night for just $45 per person!
Length: 8 Hours
1 Person: $500
2 People: $350
NutritionYour “lunches” are taken in the field throughout the day during short 10 to 15 minute breaks. We suggest crackers, pizza, candy bars, jerky, chips, cookies, trail mix, fruits, Gu, energy bars, and hard candies. Drink mixes such as Gatorade and Kool-Aid help flavor your water. Add peanut butter, cream cheese, hard cheese, or pepperoni for additional calories and taste. If you enjoy bread items, bagels work well. Include some salty snacks to replenish lost salts.
HydrationTo help prevent cramping and heat related injuries, you will need at least 2 liters of water per day. Water is preferred, but other liquids such as gatorade help replace electrolytes and work well, too!
Don’t go over the topWhen planning, don’t bring any items that require extensive preparation or cooking. We are able to provide you with boiling water on overnight adventures, but do not have the ability to actually cook food items.
|[ ] Pack with Waist Strap: A 3000 cu. in. pack is the recommended size for one day climbs. Your pack MUST have a waist strap. A backpack will not suffice.||Camp M4|
|[ ] Climbing Harness: A comfortable, adjustable climbing harness.||Camp Group II|
|[ ] Helmet: A lightweight climbing helmet.||Camp Rock Star|
|[ ] Belay Device|
|[ ] Rock Climbing Shoes|
What time does the program begin?We will meet at 8AM at our bunkhouse in Bartlett, NH. We will take 30 minutes to outfit you with any rental gear you need and head out to the cliffs.
What gear is needed for Rock Climbing?The mandatory items include rock shoes, harness, helmet, backpack, food, water, and proper clothing. The gear rental package costs $49 and includes harness, shoes, belay device, and helmet.
Will sneakers work?Unfortunately no. You will need proper rock shoes for rock climbing.
How long do we climb for?We usually arrive at the cliff between 9AM and 9:30AM. We will arrive back at the bunkhouse around 3PM depending on what climb we do.
What should I wear?Please come dressed in appropriate clothing. Layering is the best practice in the outdoors as it allows you to manage your body temperature. Be sure to have an extra warm jacket for when you are belaying.
Is it safe?Rock climbing can be very safe when conducted properly, especially top-roping. Our guides are trained to mitigate the dangers of falling rock and other inherent hazards.
How difficult is it to rock climb?The difficulty of the climb can be varied depending on your experience level and goals for the day.
How many people are in a group?We offer a maximum ratio of 4 clients per guide for top-rope climbing and a maximum of 2 clients per guide for multi-pitch climbs.
Are there age restrictions?As long as you are approved for vigorous activity and/or you have a parent/guardian signature and you fit into the harness and mountaineering boots, you are welcome to join us!
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