Driving distances are based on distance from Rise Up Climbing, 1225 Church St. Lynchburg, VA - we do not provide transportation

All Courses are Taught by American Mountain Guides Association Certified Single Pitch Instructor


First Time Outside


- 10min drive

Leave the belaying to us, for climbers of all ages (8yrs and up) to get outdoor experience at our local crag.

All ages (8yrs and up) and experience levels welcome -- equipment will be provided

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Intro to Outdoor Skills


— 10 min drive

Prerequisites: Pass Rise Up TR Test

Climbers in this class will not only get time on some rocks at the local crag; but will learn some important introductory skills in outdoor climbing, belaying, gear inspection, and rope management.

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Top Rope Anchors

$90/6 Hours

— 1 hour drive

Prerequisites: Pass Rise Up TR Test

Learn how to build top rope anchors on bolts, trees, and other natural features. For those looking to facilitate outdoor top roping on their own.


Gym to Crag

$105/8 hours

— 10min to 1hr drive

Prerequisites: Pass Rise Up TR Test; lead recommended but not required

This 4-week course is an in-depth look into the skills necessary to sport climb outside after leading a sport route or dropping a top rope on bolts.

This course is taught partly indoors and outdoors.


Trad Fundamentals

$160/8 hours of instruction —

1hour - 3hour drive

Prerequisites: Pass Rise Up Lead Test

This course is for the aspiring trad leader who is interested in learning how to effectively place traditional protection and build trad anchors.

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Full Day Guided

3-hour drive time

West Virginia! Wild and Wonderful! Come discover the iconic New River Gorge climbing area and climb one some of the best rock in the country!

Whether you are looking to focus on your climbing, technical skills, or a little bit of both - this full day trip is for you!

Pricing: $60/deposit required to secure spot (this will go toward final cost)

1 = $160/member ; $180/non-member
2 = $130/member ; $150/non-member
3 = $115/member ; $130/non-member
4 = $100/member ; $115/non-member
5 = $80/member ; $100/non-member
6 = $60/member ; $80/non-member

6 or more? Call for special pricing.


Looking for something special for yourself or a group? Shoot us a message and we will make it happen!