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First Ascent 2-day Rock Climbing Course, Seneca Rocks, WV

Join one of our AMGA certified guides on a 2 day rock climbing course on the beautiful Seneca Rocks in the state of West Virginia.

Mountain RangeAppalachians
Duration2 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Spend 2 days learning several rock climbing techniques on the Seneca Rocks.

  • Practice your existing skills, while learning several new ones on the rocks.

  • Enjoy the beautiful outdoor, wild environment of the surrounding area.


Located in West Virginia, USA, the Seneca Rocks are not only a place to enjoy some great rock climbing, but they are also a great place to learn how to properly and safely rock climb as well. And by the end of this 2 day course, we will teach you as much as we can to ensure that you are a much improved rock climber than you were before you started.

As part of the expansive Appalachian mountain range, the Seneca Rocks offer some spectacular views. Hence making this course as scenic and enlivening as it is informative and exciting.

Much will be covered during this course because the more you learn the better a climber you will become. Some examples of what we will teach you during this 2 day course includes the following.

  • Gear essentials
  • Basic climbing movement
  • Basic knots and hitches
  • Outdoor climbing hazards and management
  • Top rope and lead belaying
  • Rappeling
  • Leave no trace principles
  • Anchor evaluation

We will focusing primarily on low to moderately difficulty climbing routes. Thus making this course ideal for beginners to outdoor rock climbing. Moreover, no prior outdoor climbing experience is necessary. However, participants should be in good physical condition.

With the tools acquired during this course, you will learn the techniques necessary to successfully climb amazing walls not only on the Seneca Rocks, but also Moore’s wall and Stone mountain. If that sounds like something you would like to be a part of, just send us a request. We look forwarding to teaching you all we can. 

Would you like to summit the Seneca Rocks? Then join us on this 1 day rock climbing adventure that will enable you to just that.



There are comfortable accommodation options near the Seneca Rocks that we would be happy to recommend to you.

Meeting point

Seneca Rocks Trailhead.


About the guide

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My name is Grant, and I serve as the head guide for the Blue Ridge Mountain Guides. We are based in Virginia, where I grew up climbing rock and ice, constantly searching for my next big adventure.

While I enjoy all types of climbing, I have to admit that I favor ice and trad. As much as I love climbing, I am equally dedicated to teaching. I have always had a great passion for sharing my love of this sport and the mountains with others. As a teacher, I am laid back, patient and adaptive in my teaching style. I strive to convey information and skills to my students in a way that easy to understand and retain.

I am certified by the American Mountain Guides Association as a Rock Instructor, Single Pitch Instructor and Climbing Wall Instructor. I hold a Wilderness First Responder Certification and am also an AIARE Level I Avalanche Course Instructor and Leave No Trace Trainer.

Blue Ridge Mountain Guides is also an AMGA SPI Assistant Provider.

When it gets too cold to climb back home, you can usually find me ice climbing and skiing in Utah, New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 510 each

Group of 2

USD 330 each

Group of 3

USD 250 each

Group of 4

USD 250 each

Group of 5

USD 250 each

Group of 6

USD 250 each

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- Guiding fee

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