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If climbing up a cliff isn’t for you... perhaps rappelling down a cliff is!  Rappelling is a fun and exhilarating wilderness adventure, tame enough for families new to the outdoors, and exciting enough to never be forgotten.

An intro rappelling day can be customized for anyone, from those with no experience to those seeking larger thrills or even those preparing for canyoneering objectives. During our rappel clinic, we will teach you how to set yourself up on rappel, proper body positioning, and proper rappelling techniques. You will get to rappel 40 - 120 foot cliffs, high above the Linville Gorge. If you’re feeling a little nervous, don’t be, our professional guides will coach you through the toughest moments with easy to follow instruction as well as a controlled safety line, ensuring a slow and smooth descent.

For more advanced rappellers, we also offer specific programs for climbing-oriented rappelling education, from setting up rappelling anchors to rescuing yourself when you rope is to short or damaged.

Who is this for? Anyone with a good sense of adventure. No prior experience needed. Ages 8 and up.

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 weekend year round or any weekday, by reservation.

Cost:

Number in
Group
Cost for Half Day Cost for Full Day
Child (Age 5-10) $65 $85
1 $200 $225
2 $138 Each $160 Each
3 $108 Each $130 Each
4 to 5 N/A $100 Each
6 to 14 N/A $90 Each
15 to 20 N/A $80 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

We do offer all climbing and rappelling events year-round. If you cannot find a date on the calendar that works with your schedule for any rock climbing or rappelling related item 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 ncoadventures@gmail.com or call (828) 260-4505.



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Climbers:

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,
1173 Whitson Branch Rd.
Bakersville NC 28705
Email: ncoadventures@gmail.com
Phone: (828) 260-4505
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