Introductory Rock Climbing Lesson

Our single day rock climbing lessons and courses will teach you the skills and techniques to participate in the sport of rock climbing.

During this lesson you will be taught how to tie knots, belay a lead climber, belay a top rope climber, lowering and rappeling skills, and the techniques of movement on the rock climbs.

MMG offers these single days on the rocks in New Hampshire and Vermont at Rumney Rocks, Echo Crag,the North Conway areas of Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges and Smugglers Notch area in Vermont. All technical equipment is provided.

Dates:

Daily (April to November)

Cost:

$275 private
$185 group of two
$150 group of three

All prices per person.

Equipment included.

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Intermediate Guided Rock Climbs

This rock climbing course is for those with previous rock climbing experience and experience with belaying, rappelling, rope handling and movement skills. Your day will start with a review of these previously learned skills and throughout the day you will be introduced to new skills in rock climbing protection, belay anchors, and traditional climbing techniques.

The intermediate rock climbing days are customized for you to choose between the traditional rock climbs at Echo Crag in Franconia Notch, Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledge in North Conway or the sport rock climbs of Rumney Rocks NH.

Dates:

Daily (April to November)

Cost:

$275 private
$185 group of two
$150 group of three

All prices per person.

Equipment included.

Reserve

Advanced Guided Rock Climbs

The advanced guided rock climbs are for experienced rock climbers who would like to take their rock climbing ability and endurance to a higher level. During these guided rock climbs you will climb one of the longer classic routes or perhaps two routes in a day on Cannon or Cathedral Ledge.

On Cannon The Vertigo and Moby Grape combination is an excellent multi pitch crack climb on clean solid granite rock in a spectacular alpine rock setting. If your choice is Rumney then after a good warm up you can pick a few of the test pieces to work on and refine for an clean ascent in good style.

Dates:

Daily (April to November)

Cost:

$300 private
$200 group of two

All prices per person.

Equipment included.

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Family Rock Climbing Adventures

These rock climbing adventures introduce families to rock climbing in a relaxed educational and enjoyable setting. This day includes learning and practicing fundamental rock climbing skills such as knot tying, belaying, and then working on creative movements on the single pitch rock climbs.

Our Rumney, Echo Crag, and North Conway locations are ideal with the short approaches to the climbs, shaded base areas and climbs, and a friendly atmosphere. Join us with your family for an exciting day on the rocks.

Dates:

Daily (April to November)

Cost:

$400 (Family or group up to four)

Equipment included.


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American Mountain Guides Association
Single Pitch Instructor Course/Assessment

The AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course (SPI) is designed for active climbers who are interested in leading groups (camp, school, scout, gym, etc.) in an outdoor single pitch rock climbing setting.

The SPI course is 27 hours long over 3 days. The assessment is a separate 16-hour process over 2 days. The SPI program is designed to enable climbing instructors to 'proficiently facilitate and instruct the sport of rock climbing in a single pitch rock climbing setting.'

Local venues include, but are not limited to, Rumney Rocks, Echo Crag and Artists Bluff in the Franconia Notch area.

Dates:

Course:

NH: May 2 - 4, Aug 29 - 31, Sept 26 - 28 VT: June 13- 15,

Assessment: NH: May 17 - 18, Oct 18 -19 custom assessment dates available

Cost:

Course:
$500 group of four

Assessment:
$345 group of four

Private and semi-private rates available.

Courses and Assessments are also available on a custom basis.

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New Hampshire and Vermont Rock Climbing Sampler

Still can't decide? Let MMG's rock climbing guides take you on a three day vertical tour of New Hampshire or Vermonts rock climbing offerings. Spend the days sampling the various types and styles of rock climbing available in New Hampshire. Spend a one crimping and edging while climbing at New Hampshire's premiere sport climbing destination at Rumney Rocks, New Hampshire.

Follow that day at cannon Cliff in an alpine rock climbing setting, following cracks and corners, on the steep exposed face in Franconia Notch. On day three you will find yourself on the granite faces of Cathedral or Whitehorse Ledge in North Conway, following cracks and corners to exposed ledges with scenic vistas.

Test your mettle on rock climbs that will have you questioning the objectivity in the grading system. This program can be adapted to meet your needs and schedule.

Dates:

Daily (April to November)

Cost:

$875 private
$550 group of two

All prices per person.


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Self Rescue Course

Have you ever wondered "What if?" while climbing and then wished you hadn't asked the question? Do you know how to escape a belay? Rescue an injured leader? Do a tandem rappel? Haul your partner above a crux section he can't do? If you rock climb outdoors on a regular basis, you definitely should!! It's astonishing how many climbers don't know these vital safety techniques.

If you aren't familiar with lowering and hauling systems, passing knots, and specialized rappelling techniques, this rock self rescue course could be the most important training you ever receive. MMG's two-day self rescue course fills these gaps in your climbing skills, and is applicable to all types of roped climbing. On our two-day course you will practice the skills needed to rescue an injured leader or follower and bring them above a crux, to the top of the cliff, or to the ground.

Dates:

Daily (April to November)

Cost:

$600 private
$400 group of two

All prices per person.


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Learn to Lead Rock Climbing Course

MMG’s two-day sport and/or traditional lead climbing course teaches the fundamental techniques needed to become a competent rock climbing leader on single and multi pitch rock routes. The focus is on appropriate and efficient gear placements, bombproof anchor construction, direct anchor belay techniques, and stance and rope management strategies. You will practice and learn the ins and outs of gear placements while leading and continue on to efficient and solid anchor construction on the cliff. Over a series of rock leads you will gain more confidence and efficiency as you step into an exciting new world.

The MMG goal is for you to be able to put it all together when you are out rock climbing on the sharp end of the rope. The only experience required is you do have to know how to climb and belay.

Dates:

Daily (April to November)

Cost:

$600 private
$400 group of two

(All prices per person)

 
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How to Prepare

To rock climb in the Northeast, one must be prepared. Assembling the necessary gear is an essential step in achieving your goals.

Mooney Mountain Guides provides all the technical gear for it’s rock climbing courses and guided rock climbs. This includes: climbing shoes, harnesses, ropes, and helmets.