Climbing In Balance

Search our Site


Climbing in Balance was inspired by the work of the Outdoor Climbing Alternative who brought to light "Because safe climbing requires training and specialized equipment, it is trapped in the realm of privilege." We want to change that. Our stance is to create a welcoming space for anyone who wishes to pursue climbing education. Our mission is to provide holistic climbing education in an inclusive setting while embracing a connection with nature and honoring the mentoring tradition of previous climbing generations.

How it works:

Step 1: Choose a kick off date, technical course date, and graduation weekend date that works for you. A total of 3 weekends.

Step 2: Apply (link)

Step 3: Plan your desired outcomes through a planning session with your mentor.

Kick-off Weekend Technical Course Dates Graduation Weekend

April 2nd or 3rd

August 6th

October 15th or 16th

Top Rope Climbing - May 22nd, July 10th

Sport Lead Climbing  -June 4th

Traditioanl Lead Climbing - April 9-10, June11-12, August 20-21, November 5-6

May 14-15

September 10-11

Novemebr 12-13

Pre-Requisites: Climbers must have working knowledge of belaying, tying in, and partner checks. Climbers must provide thier own climbing shoes.

Cost: Pay What You Can. Applications must be made 7 days prior to any kick off date. Late applications are accepted on a case by case basis.

NC Outdoor Adventures

NC Outdoor Adventures,
1173 Whitson Branch Rd.
Bakersville NC 28705
Phone: (828) 260-4505
Our Privacy Policy


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest classes and trips