Rock climbing helps people overcome a fear of heights, much like attending a roof party or swallowing a resilient beanstalk seed. Challenge yourself with this Groupon.
$95 for a Four-Hour Guided Rock-Climbing or Rappelling Tour for Two ($190 Value)
Guides who have been trained and certified by the Professional Climbing Guides Institute lead two to six people on custom trips through the New River Gorge. Participants complete different types of climbs based on their skill levels. Groups might navigate top ropes, single-pitch routes, or multipitch routes. All equipment is supplied, including shoes, a harness, a helmet, and a belay device.
New River Climbing School
New River Climbing School’s PCGI-trained and certified staff, led by senior cragsman David Wolff, shepherds climbers of all skill levels skyward during a variety of education-packed tours. Small groups equipped with the necessary climbing and rappelling gear—such as shoes, helmets, and microphones for amplifying yodels—follow the step-by-step instructions of experienced guides, who undergo rigid evaluations before earning a spot on the school’s team. Throughout each adventure, the New River Gorge coddles sensory receptors with an array of sites, sounds, and smells, including kaleidoscopic rock swirls and towering mountains chiseled into words of encouragement. Half-day and full-weekend tours enable the staff to further cater to guests from varying backgrounds, occupations, and experience levels.