Discover the raw beauty of Western North Carolina (WNC) as you embark on a Top Rope Climbing day with us. Dive into the exhilarating world of outdoor climbing, where the rugged mountain faces meet the clear blue skies. WNC’s breathtaking landscapes are not just a sight to behold, but a playground for adventurers. Whether you’re a newbie looking for that first vertical thrill or a seasoned climber chasing the next challenge, our outdoor guiding service promises an unforgettable day amidst nature’s grandeur. Come, let the mountains call out to your adventurous spirit!
8:00-8:15: Meet your guide at the pre-selected meeting point; a brief on the day’s plan and gear check.
8:15-9:00: Drive to the chosen crag; follow your guide in a caravan style.
9:00-9:30: Hike to the climbing area
9:30-10:00: Initiation to rock climbing; learn basic knots and techniques from your guide.
10:00-12:30: Engage in a series of fun and beautiful climbs.
12:30-1:00: Take a lunch break.
1:00-4:30: Continue to climb. Your guide may choose to take you to a new climbing area and will setup top ropes on fresh routes.
4:30-5:00: Retrace your steps back, pack up and return.
Top rope climbing involves ascending a rock face or climbing wall that is completed within one rope length (between 40-100 ft in height). Top Rope systems involve having a rope above you at all times, so you never fall more than a few feet.
All of our guides are properly trained and certified through the American Mountain Guide Association for the terrain that they guide in. We also maintain wilderness first responder certifications and carry satellite communicators in case of an emergency in the backcountry. Our guides adhere to stringent safety protocols and use top-notch climbing equipment, ensuring your safety throughout your experience.
Our guides are skilled at interpreting the weather in our area. More often than not, forecasted rain is a late afternoon sprinkle that doesn’t affect the day at all. If the weather does interfere with the climb, we can reschedule you for a future date.
Breathable, moisture-wicking clothing, layers appropriate for the changing weather throughout the day, closed toed shoes, sun protection, bug spray, small backpack, water bottle, & snacks.
You can cancel your trip with “no questions asked” 48 hours before your trip is scheduled to go out. Within 48 hrs, we can reschedule (up to a year from your original booking) to a date that works best for you! Reach out Drew@CultivateClimbing.com with any trip cancellation questions.