Intro Outdoor Rock Climbing

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This course is designed for anyone who wants to experience rock climbing outdoors. Thrifty Adventures does have gear for smaller children! No experience is necessary. During this course you will learn basic knots, climbing techniques, safety practices and checks, as well as climbing terms and lingo needed for proper communication between climber and belayer. Then you will have the opportunity to climb until your arms “turn to jello” ???? Kids under 5 CLIMB FOR FREE!!!

Please bring the following items with you for this class:

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Proper foot wear, keep in mind you will be hiking to climbing locations
  • FYI - snug fitting running shoes work well for beginner climbing
  • A good attitude and sense of adventure

Who is this for? Anyone with a good sense of adventure. No prior experience needed. 

Dates: offered every weekend, and every Tuesday. Additional dates and groups can be booked via email

Cost: See pricing table here*Group rate discounts start for groups of 6

Client to Guide ratio: 6:1

Trip Length: 6-8 hours

Location: Linville Gorge, North Carolina

Climbing shoes rentals available with advance noticed. $8 pair

We do offer all climbing and rappelling events year-round. If you cannot find a date on the calendar that works with your schedule for any rock climbing or rappelling related item you can book a private date for an individual or group at our private day rates listed on our website. Please email us for details or call (828) 260-4505.

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Thrifty Adventures,
1173 Whitson Branch Rd.
Bakersville NC 28705
Phone: (828) 260-4505
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Thrifty Adventures has reached a milestone! We are growing rapidly!  We thank you for your continued support! In case you missed it, Thrifty is moving their center of operations to Hidden Holler Farm in Red Hill, Bakersville WNC. The farm is 7.5 acres, circa 1890’s and is rich with history! It is located a short walk from the North Toe River!

What to expect 4-1-2019! The new TA office and Tiny Hike Shop will be located in one of the many tobaccos drying barns. The hike shop will include items like water, snacks, sunscreen, river shoes, rain gear and other items typically needed for folks on our trips!

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