Intro Outdoor Rock Climbing

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Our Intro Rock Climbing days are a great way to spend time with your family, significant other, or to just go on a new adventure. Designed for anyone who wants to experience rock climbing outdoors, a climbing day with NCOA will grow your mental and physical strengths. The best part is always  climbing to the summit, which will give you a feeling of accomplishment accompanied by breathtaking views that truly puts you in the moment.

A typical climbing day starts with an introduction to your North Carolina Outdoor Adventures guide followed by a brief hike through the Linville Gorge Wilderness area in Marion, N.C. to beautiful granite walls ranging from 40 to 120 ft tall. Once the ropes are hung you will get to take turns climbing the wall, learning climbing specific body movements, lingo, and safety techniques. We will take a short break for lunch and snacks before going back at it.

Who is this for? Anyone with a good sense of adventure. No prior experience needed.

What to Bring: Bring a good pair of shoes to hike in, 2-3L of water, lunch/snacks, sunscreen, camera, small backpack, and when necessary a rain jacket. .

Dates: Every other Saturday. Year Round.

We do offer climbing and rappelling events year-round. If you cannot find a date on the calendar that works with your schedule you can book a private date for an individual or group at our private day rates listed on our website. Please email us for details or call (828) 260-4505 or simply use the contact us button at the bottom of the page.


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Cost for Full Day
1 $225
2 $165 Each
3 $130 Each
4 to 5 $100 Each
6 or more $95 Each


Trip Length: We are pretty flexible and love to stay out as long as we can, but most groups finish in about 6 hours.

Location: Linville Gorge, North Carolina



Our mission is to offer comprehensive yet simple instruction that instills confidence and self-reliance into every climber we work with. Our education philosophy revolves around teaching three concepts, Actions (Belay, ascend, descend), Tools (transition techniques, rescue techniques, lead techniques), and Applications (terrain, experience, and environmental considerations) through three simple questions: “what to do”, “how to do it” and “when to do it”. Our guides are professional, friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about providing services to their community; and, through our work we support climbing access by donating 5% of our profits every year to the Carolina Climbers Coalition.

We offer:

  • The best student to instructor ratio in North Carolina; a ratio of 4:1
  • Comprehensive yet simple to understand instruction
  • The most competitively priced courses with the best paid guides in the industry
  • Continued support to all course alumni
NC Outdoor Adventures

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