Climbing is a fun, exciting, challenging way to stay fit and enjoy the vertical world. Adirondack Camp is beautifully situated on a private bedrock peninsula at the foot of several awesome natural rock formations ripe for the climbing and perfectly situated for a rock-climbing camp. Fears are conquered and insecurities overcome as experience is gained first hand on repelling and belaying from these spectacular walls.
The rock-climbing camp program at Adirondack is excellent. Our knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic rock-climbing summer camp instructors will teach you a variety of skills in a variety of outdoor settings. Our instructors (who all have certifications from the Professional Climbing Instructors Association) design lessons to accommodate campers of all ages and abilities from someone who has never climbed before to a camper who can rival Spider-man’s climbing skills.
Each week of climbing begins at our state-of-the-art climbing wall tucked neatly away in the same forest that shelters our Awiskini grounds. Campers can climb, rain or shine, under the roofed 30-foot wall, as they practice with basic commands and equipment. On the other side of the wall, we also have a bouldering section, which allows campers to master their climbing techniques to help conquer the main mall.
When the rock-climbing instructors feel it is safe to do so, during the second half of the week the class moves out to our natural cliff faces to practice free climbing, bouldering, rappelling and setting routes in an area of astonishing natural beauty. Our absolute priority is safety, with our trained instructors following carefully designed Standard Operating Procedures which have been developed by a team of trained professionals in the rock climbing industry.
Rock climbers who have mastered the basics can sign up for our more adventurous off-site climbing trips. Our wilderness adventures take campers to a variety of settings including Roger’s Rock and the Keene Valley right here in the Adirondack Mountains, as well as the rock-climbing Mecca of the northeast, Rumney, New Hampshire! Back-country trips are the perfect opportunity to test your rock-climbing skills and stamina in some of the most beautiful, and typically inaccessible, rock-climbing spots New England has to offer.