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Rock Climbing in Richmond

Grant Price, Blue Ridge Mountain Guides
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Grant Price, Blue Ridge Mountain Guides
  • Your adventure begins with you meeting up with your guide, who will get you set up with a harness, helmet, climbing shoes, and all the climbing gear you will need for the day. Your guide will determine your climbing skill and goals, and tailor a perfect climbing experience for you. You will then take a short drive and a 5-25 minute hike to the approaches. Once there, your guide will set up all the ropes for you. All that’s left to do is to make some goals and objectives for the day, and climb on!

    • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

      We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Richmond, Virginia, please refer to the Official Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 update site.

      Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

    • What you get on this adventure:

        • An experienced, local rock-climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
        • A full day of rock climbing depending on your chosen itinerary
        • All technical climbing gear

      What’s not included:

        • Transportation
        • Parking (usually available at climbing site)
        • Accommodations
        • Food and snacks
        • Guide gratuity
    • If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.

    • Richmond has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!

      For intermediate to advanced climbers, Richmond has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.

    • All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:

        • Helmet
        • Harness
        • Climbing shoes (included in the price, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them)
        • All other necessary technical equipment

      Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:

        • Backpack for carrying personal items (including food, water, medication etc.) and your climbing gear (shoes, harness, helmet) to the climbing area
        • Water bottle
        • Food (lunch, snacks, etc.)
        • Sunscreen, bug spray
        • Sunglasses
        • Camera — optional

      Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

    • Group sizes and prices:

        • The group size for these private climbs are usually between 1–6 people with one guide.
        • Costs per person decrease as the group grows for private tours, so it’s the perfect opportunity to climb with friends and family.

      Climbing days in Richmond can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.

      Min. age requirements:

        • If you’re over 18, you’re good to go!
        • There is no minimum age requirement for this adventure. Children as young as 6 can begin climbing outdoors on a case-by-case basis.
        • Guests under the age of 18 are required to be accompanied by an adult who is on the booking.

      If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

    • Richmond, VA has an international airport accessible from other international airports around the world. It’s also an approximately two hour drive away from Washington, DC.

      Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.

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