Rock Climbing Camps for Adults

Rock Climbing Camps

Rock climbing is addicting. While newcomers treat each new callus like a milestone those with more roughened hands are hooked on pushing their limit or finding the next epic climb. Whichever category you fall under, it’s high time you treated yourself to a climbing camp.

Here’s the beta: rock climbing camps are a perfect introduction to the vertical world or a great way to build out your skillset, all while hanging out with other stoked folks.

Why Choose a Climbing Camp?

Develop your rock climbing skills

Whether you’re just starting out or have a technical proj you’re training for, learning new techniques is a sure-fire way to take your climbing to the next level.

You will develop core rock climbing skills in one of these climbing camps.

Visit epic rock climbing destinations

Each climbing mecca is unique in its own way. But what do they have in common? Some of the finest routes at your fingertips.

We’ve ensured to curate rock climbing camps at the most amazing destinations.
Rock climbing camps are an ideal opportunity to make new friends.

Make new friends

Climbers are a friendly bunch. Strike up friendships and forge belay partnerships of a lifetime.

Spend a weekend in nature

Climbing is better outdoors: Pristine views, fresh air, and proud lines into blue sky far, far from the busy city skyline… Yes, please!

Rock climbing allows you to spend some quality time in nature.

Guaranteed fun

Climbing is much more than just getting to the top. Like piecing together a puzzle with your body, the process is part of the pleasure.

A pair climbing rock wall cracks in search of conquering yet another wall.

Types of Rock Climbing Camps

Coed climbing camps are for anyone in search of various climbing options.

Coed

For anyone and everyone. Like summer camp, but more fun.
We have curated all-female climbing camps from the leading female guides in the industry.

All-female

Meet other strong women and learn from the leading female guides in the industry.
Enjoy climbing camps exclusively for climbers in their 50s and up.

50+

Like a fine wine, enjoy your days at the crags with those who have a bit more of a “refined” taste.

Who Are These Rock Climbing Camps For?

Whatever your skill level, there’s a camp for you.
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  • First timers

    Looking to get into rock climbing but don’t know where to start? Let’s get you up your first routes!
    • Itinerary #1
      Regular Climbing Camps
      Regular climbing camps for adults provide all you need to get comfortable on the crags.
      • June - October
      • 4 days
      • $625/person
      Get your first taste of climbing and learn the basics of this great sport. You’ll get comfortable on the rocks in no time!
      • AMGA-certified Rock Guides with extensive knowledge of the area
      • Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and snacks
      • All climbing gear
      • Accommodations in tents
    • Itinerary #2
      "City Girls" Weekend
      We have curated all-female climbing camps for beginners to help them learn the ropes of the trade.
      • June - September
      • 3 days
      • $525/person
      Join leading female guides as they help you learn the basics of climbing outdoors from tying in to belaying to movement techniques.
      • An all-women team of AMGA-certified Rock Climbing Guides
      • All technical climbing gear
      • Campsite fee
      • Group kitchen
  • Beginners

    Do you have some experience climbing in the gym but want to take it outside? Make a seamless transition from plastic to the rocks.
    • Itinerary #1
      Regular Climbing Camps
      A pair climbing rock wall cracks in search of conquering yet another wall.
      • June - October
      • 4 days
      • $625/person
      Climb, rest, repeat, and get some one-on-one individual attention to help you achieve your personal climbing goals.
      • AMGA-certified Rock Guides with extensive knowledge of the area
      • Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and snacks
      • All climbing gear
      • Accommodations in tents
      • Permits
    • Itinerary #2
      Gym to Crag
      A female climber climbing on a crag.
      • March - May
      • 2 days
      • $380 - $395/person
      Cash in on your gym climbing skills and scale your first real rock routes.
      • AMGA-certified Rock Guides with extensive knowledge of the area
      • All technical climbing gear
    • Itinerary #3
      Crack Climbing
      Learn crack climbing on one of our rock climbing camps.
      • April and May
      • 2 days
      • $380/person
      Tape up because we’re diving into the world of finger locks, hand jams, laybacking, and other intricacies of crack climbing.
      • AMGA-certified Rock Guides with extensive knowledge of the area
      • All technical climbing gear
  • Intermediate climbers

    Proficient on single-pitch and want to take things up a notch (or three)? Get a taste of multi-pitch routes and learn more about safety on the rocks.
    • Itinerary #1
      Intro to Sport Leading and Multi-Pitch
      Up your crack climbing skills on this advanced rock climbing camp.
      • March - April
      • 2 days
      • $380/person
      Want to start leading or do longer routes? Join a lead progression camp or dive into the technicalities of multi-pitch.
      • AMGA-certified Rock Guides with extensive knowledge of the area
      • All technical climbing gear
    • Itinerary #2
      Multi-Pitch Climbing
      Step up your multi-pitch climbing game in this advanced rock climbing camp.
      • March - October
      • 2 - 4 days
      • $475 - $625/person
      Have a go at traditionally protected multi-pitch climbs and step up your old school climbing game.
      • AMGA-certified Rock Guides with extensive knowledge of the area
      • All technical climbing gear
    • Itinerary #3
      "City Girls" Weekend
      “City Girls” has an advanced climbing camp fit for women with prior climbing experience.
      • June and August
      • 3 days
      • $525/person
      This is a camp for women with previous experience. Brush up on your skills and learn new techniques from some of the most prominent AMGA-certified female rock climbers in the U.S.!
      • An all-women team of AMGA-certified Rock Guides from The Mountain Guides
      • All technical climbing gear
      • Campsite fee
      • Group kitchen
A sandstone rock formation soaked in shadow.
A sun-soaked sandstone rock formation.

Your Rock Climbing Camp Guides

Climb with knowledgeable guides who have decades of experience. They’ll work with you on targeted instruction in a safe environment.
  • After assessing your rock climbing skill levels, your guides will choose the most suitable routes for you.
    Find optimal routes
    After assessing your skill level, your guides choose the most suitable routes for you.
  • Your rock climbing camp guide will provide you with all the necessary gear.
    Provide gear
    Guides bring all the technical equipment you need to enjoy a day out.
  • Your rock climbing guide will provide encouragement, thus creating an ideal learning environment.
    Encourage you along the way
    Their constant support creates an ideal learning environment.
  • Safety is always a concern when rock climbing – our guides are well-aware of that.
    Make sure you’re safe
    They will set you up for success and safety.
  • Most of the rock climbing logistics are already taken care of in these camps.
    Targeted feedback
    You’re here to learn (and have fun). They’ll help with both.
They are all professional and certified guides
Your professionally trained AMGA guides have the necessary know-how to ensure you climb in a safe environment so that each trip goes by without a hitch. Learn more about AMGA’s certification programs on their website.
  • An icon of the Rock Guide certification.
    Rock Guide
    a guide with strong technical rock climbing background in a variety of rock types and climbing disciplines
  • An icon of the Single Pitch Instructor certification.
    Single Pitch Instructor
    a guide who facilitates and instructs the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch setting
  • An icon of the Climbing Wall Instructor certification.
    Climbing Wall Instructor
    a guide who teaches in an indoor or artificial-wall environment
  • An icon of the Multi-Pitch Instructor certification.
    Multi-Pitch Instructor
    guides multi-pitch climbs up to 4 pitches in length with simple approaches and descents with minimal short-roping
  • Jim Ablao is a rock climbing guide who’s been climbing for 35 years.
    Jim Ablao
    husband and father of two daughters who’s been climbing for 35 years
  • Miranda Oakley is a rock climbing guide who has climbed Yosemite’s El Capitan over 20 times.
    Miranda Oakley
    has climbed Yosemite’s El Capitan over 20 times
  • Aimee Barnes is a rock climbing guide who is also a member of the 1990 US Women’s climbing team and the creator of the Women’s Network.
    Aimee Barnes
    member of the 1990 US Women's climbing team and creator of the Women's Network
  • Taylor Nause is a rock climbing guide and a gourmet baker of bread and pizzas in his own hand-crafted pizza oven.
    Taylor Nause
    a gourmet baker of bread and pizzas in his own hand-built pizza oven
  • The rest of our rock climbing camp guides.
    + 7 more guides
    With the wide array of guides we have on board, you’re bound to find the one that ticks all the right boxes for you.

What other people say

Elyse Sara
I took the Women’s Weekend Rock Climbing Clinic recently and am still daydreaming about it! It was the first time that I took a group climbing class and loved the energy of all the ladies. I especially enjoyed hearing the stories about our guides, as they provided motivational and inspiring words to encourage us all. We experienced a variety of climbs, and the days just flew by! Elyse
bleggs34
Went to Smith Rock for a 4 day adult camp with Jim and Gabe. It was awesome. Jim and Gabe are extremely skilled climbers and guides, you won't find better guides around. They took us all over the park to a range of grades and types of climbs suited for our group. They are fantastic cooks and their stoke for being out climbing made for a great atmosphere.
Kristi
Professional and friendly crew. The class was better than I ever expected. Excellent job at building confidence and knowledge. I pretty much had the best day ever!
Katie D.
I had an amazing day, Ting Ting was a great guide. I wasn’t sure if I was asking too much ( I wanted to follow on multi-pitch and lead on some easy single pitch sport routes) but she fulfilled all of my requests. She was also very encouraging when I questioned whether or not I could do a harder route on the top rope, she seemed to know my limits better than I did.
Ispens75
I recommend Chockstone Climbing without hesitation for all levels. My first experience with Chalkstone guides was approximately five years ago. At that time, I was climbing consistently and was looking for a guide who was able bodied, competent, and put safety first. My guide exceeded my expectations and we had a wonderful two days of climbing. Over the next five years, I have gone back to Chockstone Climbing time and time again. Because I live in Seattle and I have a demanding professional career, my climbing ability level ranges from 5.6 to 5.11 depending on whether or not I’ve been able to get to the gym and work on my conditioning. And depending on the amount of time I’ve been able to put into climbing ( which admittedly, might be zero for several months) sometimes I will feel comfortable leading and sometimes I don’t. But regardless of where I’m at climbing wise, Chockstone guides always work within my ability range and comfort level and map out a day of fun and interesting climbs. Not only do I recommend them for all levels, but I also recommend them for either one on one guiding, group trips, or the adult camps. I have used Chockstone Climbing for all three, and the experience has always been consistently great!

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