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Saturday, May 31 - Sunday, June 1, 2008 -- Cairo, WV
Climbing Classes at North Bend


Meet and Greet at the guides cabin the evening of May 31st. Open to all.

Contact: Adventure Pursuit (304) 485-0911 or

Climbing Bill - Red Bull Photo Shoot
WV climbing photo by Julie Black
West Virginia is home to world-class rock climbing and you can give it a try for yourself close to home on the cliffs of North Bend State Park.

This 4-hour class is tailored for those who wish to try out rock climbing in a safe and responsible manner. You'll be under the supervision of professional climbing guides who will show you everything you need to know to climb safely and responsibly.

This class is a great way to experience rock climbing for the first time, while we will teach you what it means to be a rock climber, this course in no way prepares you to do it on your own. Rock climbing is inherently dangerous, but with the proper supervision this will be one of the most enjoyable experiences you'll ever have.

No previous experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided. All you need to do is show up with a positive attitude and the willingness to try something new.

Sessions Guide: Elaina Arenz-Smith of New River Mountain Guides, AMGA Top Rope Site Manager

Some of the things you'll learn are:

* Climbing Technique & Movement * Climbing Knots & Rope Handling * Belaying & Rappelling

* Rock Climbing Equipment & Use * Terminology & Communication * Leave No Trace Principles


Session 1: Sat May 31, 1:00 pm

Session 2: Sun June 1, 9:00 am

Session 3: Sun June 1, 1:00 pm

Cost: $100 per person. This same class is available for $70 per person in the New River Gorge.

To reserve a spot, please email --- 18 spots available.

Meet & Greet Social: Saturday May 31st we'll have a meet and greet at North Bend State Park

If you would like to come out and meet the guides and learn more about rock climbing in West Virginia please feel free to stop by our cabin. All are welcome even if you are not signed up for a course!

What to Bring:

  • Liability Waiver,Kids under 18 years old must have a waiver filled out by their parent or legal guardian. No waiver, no climbing!

  • Small Backpack/Daypack,To carry your personal belongings and the climbing equipment we will issue to you. NO DUFFLE BAGS or TOTE BAGS. You will need your hands to remain free for the hike to the climbing area.

  • Tennis Shoes, You will be required to hike to the cliff to climb/rappel. Walking time varies from 5 minutes to 30 minutes. NO SANDALS, you must wear closed toe/heel shoes such as tennis shoes, hiking boots or similar.

  • Water,Bring at least 2 liters of water for each person.

  • Food/Energy Bars, Sunscreen, Bugspray, Camera

  • Clothing,Wear non-restrictive clothing appropriate to the season. We recommend non-cotton fabrics or work-out type clothing. Dress in layers so you're ready for any weather situation--Short/pants and a short sleeved shirt and a light jacket or rain shell are best. Trips go out rain or shine unless lightning is present. In the colder months a hat and gloves are a must!

  • Medication,If you are on any prescribed medication such as an asthma inhaler, insulin, seizure or heart/blood pressure medication, epi-pen for bee allergies etc... make sure you bring it with you or you will not be able to go on the trip.

Start Date: 2008-05-31
Start Time:
End Date: 2008-06-01
Event Name: Climbing Classes at North Bend
Location(s): Cairo, WV 26337
Event Type(s): Other
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): Adventure Pursuit
   Phone: 304-485-0911
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