Join a certified mountain guide for a fun, varied and scenic day of rock climbing in the gneiss cliffs of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, outside of wonderful Wintergreen.
Tucked into the Blue Ridge Mountains of north-central Virginia, Wintergreen is a prime rock climbing spot in the Old Dominion!
Join us for an incredible day of rock climbing in the stunningly scenic mountains here! After a five to 15 minute approach, we will be at the foot of stunning cliff walls.
Ranging from 30 feet (9.1 meters) to 300 feet (91 meters), there is something for climbers of every level. Trad, top rope, sport and multi-pitch climbs are all available, so tell us what you want to do and we can tailor the perfect itinerary for you.
Beginners can get acquainted with the gneiss rock walls on single-pitch sport climb, while more advanced climbers can go on a three-pitch top rope traverse.
Regardless of what you do, the views are stunning especially in spring, when everything is green, and in the middle of autumn, when the leaves begin to change and the countryside is alight with color.
When you’re not climbing, the area is also home to a plethora of other recreation activities. Head out hiking or check out some of the numerous breweries and wineries when you’re not on the rocks.
So what are you waiting for? Book now for this fun, exciting and informative 1-day rock climbing experience in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Wintergreen, Virginia!
If you like the look of this trip then we think you might also enjoy our 1-day rock climbing trip to the summit of Seneca Rocks in West Virginia!
- Guiding fee
- Climbing shoes
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.
Nellysford, Virginia, USA
Sept 14, 2022
I’m extremely happy with the ease with which I could book via your site reliable and experienced guide. Thank you so very much, and I’ve started to recommend your site to my friends. Dimitris is not only an awesome guide, but a wonderful person who was always looking out to give me the best experience I can have when he found out how much I love climbing! He is the Best!
Sept 6, 2022
I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.
Aug 23, 2022
I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.
Aug 17, 2022
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July 16th, 2022
Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.
July 20, 2022
Hello! I have been thoroughly impressed by the service and assistance that explore-share have provided the past couple years in helping to plan my trip to the High Tatras in Poland. I really appreciated the flexibility that they provided in allowing me to rearrange my trip twice owing to covid. They were responsive and communicative throughout. This trip was part of my Stag weekend celebrations and explore-share connected me with an outstanding guide in the form of Marcel - he was an excellent recommendation and we really enjoyed our guided hike in the High Tatras with him. Marcel was an outstanding professional, placed a high focus on preparing well and staying safe, and was also a great guy! Highly recommend. Many thanks and best wishes - Richard
May 8, 2022
Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!
April 14, 2022
Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.
March 9, 2022
I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.
March 4, 2022
Everything went very well! Above our expectations! Thanks Explore-Share and Thanks Kiliholidays! Great support from all you! Thanks for the hard work and excellent level of commitment.
Feb 2, 2022
Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion
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