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Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing

Want to try something totally new? Ice climbing is a fun and unique way to experience the Appalachian Mountains. It also it a great way to train for those bigger mountains out west and internationally if those alpine summits are an item on your bucket list. Let us be a part of your journey! Ice climbing in western North Carolina is not always readily available due to the varying nature of our mountain weather and generally warmer climate. If you are interested in going ice climbing, give us a call or send us an email and we will let you know if the ice conditions are favorable for climbing! We can provide all of the equipment that you’ll need – boots, crampons, ice tools, etc.. You just come with warm clothing, a waterproof outer layer, and food/water for the... Read More
Rock 101 Course: Beginner Rock Climbing

Rock 101 Course: Beginner Rock Climbing

Course Description: Ready to get into rock climbing or move from the gym to the crag? This course provides the foundational skill set you need to go rock climbing outside. The 101 course sets the stage for future courses with Pisgah Climbing School. Curriculum or Topics Covered: -climbing movement -belay techniques -essential gear -intro to basic anchor building -crag etiquette and “Leave No Trace” skills Duration: 2... Read More
Rock 201 Course: Anchor Building

Rock 201 Course: Anchor Building

Course Description: This course builds on rock 101 skills and teaches the basics of anchor building and focuses on gear placement. Students should be able to properly tie in and belay prior to the start of the course. Curriculum or Topics Covered: -anchor building – natural and artificial components -climbing equipment – what to buy for your first trad rack -cleaning anchors -belaying from the top anchor -crag etiquette and “Leave No Trace” skills Duration: 2... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More
Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Creek Hike & Gem Mining

Put on your water shoes and bathing suits, and join us for a creek exploration – hiking up one of our favorite creeks! Embrace summer by cooling off and going on an aquatic adventure together. Highlights include gem mining along the way in the creek and an Earthshine sliding rock experience. A fun summer outing for families! All participants must be comfortable in water, and be able to bend over and crawl up moving water on their hands and feet. Ages 5 and up welcome, must be able to walk in the rough terrain of the creek – children CANNOT be carried at any point (Children must be accompanied by an adult). You will be hiking IN the creek so it is very slick – there will be times your guide will ask you to walk on all fours. Guests must be able to navigate the slick, rough terrain and not be at a rick of falling. Be sure to wear closed-toed water shoes – remember, you are walking and playing in the... Read More