Perfect for beginners, enjoy a half-day of wonderful rock climbing at the Hidden Rocks in Virginia with AMGA certified instructor Lester.
Jun, Jul, Aug
Perfect for beginners to rock climbing that still want an adventurous experience, this half-day trip at the Hidden Rocks in Virginia will not just meet, but exceed whatever expectations you may have.
A short drive from the city of Harrisonburg, we will make our way to the George Washington national forest. From there, we will take a brief, but wonderfully scenic hike to the sandstone Hidden Rocks cliffs. Once there, we will introduce you to the necessary climbing equipment. That equipment includes helmets, harnesses, knots and the crucial belay system. After a few warm-up climbs, you will then progress to more difficult, and ultimately more exciting climbs.
During the latter portion of the climbing trip, you will then have an opportunity to enjoy a thrilling rappel. Approximately 60 feet in the air, you will get to enjoy the unique feeling, while also enjoying fantastic views of the wilderness of Virginia.
Along with the Hidden Rocks, there are other great locations to choose from on this trip. And where we go will depend heavily on what is most convenient for you. For example, if you are in Luray or northern Virginia, we can go to the Waterfall mountain in the Massanutten range or the Little Stoney Man. And if you are coming from south Virginia, in places like Roanoke or Lexington, we can go to Goshen Pass that is high above the Maury river.
With so many options, no matter what you choose, you will have a great experience. So if you are looking for a great rock climbing adventure in Virginia, just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.
- Guiding fee
In addition to the guiding fee, the price also includes harnesses, helmets, climbing ropes and climbing shoes.
There is also a full day option for this trip. The prices (which are all in USD) are 250 for 1 person, 124 per person for 2 people, 83 per person for 3 people, 76 per person for 4 people, 72 per person for 5 people, 68 per person for 6 people, 66 per person for 7 people and 65 per person for 8 people.
There are comfortable accommodation options in Harrisonburg that I would be happy to recommend to you.
Participants should bring the following items with them: hiking shoes, lunch, 2 water bottles (plastic, not glass), backpack, bug repellent, camera, sunblock and medical form and participant agreement.
The meeting place will depend on what climbing location is decided upon prior to the trip.
I am an avid climber and backpacker who loves taking people outdoors. For more than 30 years, I have been leading wilderness adventures in my backyard here in Virginia and West Virginia.
In addition to being an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, I am also a certified member of the Professional Climbing Instructors' Association and a Wilderness First Responder. I have done cave rescue training with the National Cave Rescue Commission and am a proud member of the National Speleological Society.
I have published two editions of CLIMBING ROCKingham County, a guidebook of local crags around Harrisburg, VA. I also share my thoughts with fellow outdoor lovers and leaders via my quarterly newsletter "GUYdelines".
I very much enjoy working with young people and supporting the next generation of outdoor leaders.
Come and join me for a climb here in the Appalachians anytime. I look forward to showing you all of the best local spots!
Lester was an awsome guy to work with during the event, this was a lot fun and life changing. We look forward to doing it again
We loved our half day rock climbing adventure with Wild Guyde Adventures! Lester is the perfect guide who is prepared, engaging, and informative and we look forward to booking a trip with him again! The rocks we climbed are a location that Lester discovered himself and therefore is untouched by tourists and other groups. The rocks were challenging yet very achievable for us beginner climbers - particularly with Lester coaching us the whole time. We loved the rappel as well as the detour to the waterfall. Despite some light rain, Lester remains upbeat and go-with-the-flow making him the perfect guide for a group of any size, skill level, or occasion. His genuine passion for the outdoors is clear which truly made this trip unforgettable and worthwhile. Thanks, Lester!
Lester took us rock climbing in SNP at little stoney man. It was a 90 foot repel and then we had two different ropes to climb. The view was spectacular and the rock climbing was challenging but fun! Lester was an awesome guide and he made us feel safe. I would highly recommend Lester and will definitely reach out to him next time I am in VA.
Kicked one off the bucket list with my boys- age 7 &9 with Lester yesterday climbing in the Massanutten Range! He was a wonderful, patient, and knowledgable guide! My boys loved every second of it and made it to the summit multiple times! The views and colors were beyond spectacular! Would def recommend!!! If we visit the area again we will be climbing with him again!
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