Rock Climbing & Rappeling
Rock climbing being very easy to pickup involves strength, control and finesse. Using the muscles in your arms and legs to pull yourself up a sheer rock face takes strength and control. Using your brain to place your hands and feet so that your muscles can do their job – that’s finesse.

It is a little like skydiving.

Both rock climbing and skydiving have an element of danger. Both are sports where people participate mostly for their own personal satisfaction – these sports do not offer much for spectators¬. And both are sports where potential participants either “get it” or they don’t. In skydiving, either you are excited about leaping out of a plane into the abyss, or you aren’t. In rock climbing, either you are excited about scaling a vertical piece of stone, or you aren’t.
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The basic premise behind rock climbing is extremely simple. You are trying to climb from the bottom to the top of something. If that was all there were to it, then you would need nothing but your body and a good pair of climbing shoes. The other part of the sport comes if you slip anywhere along the way.

Because of the possibility of falling, rock climbing involves a great deal of highly specialized equipment to catch you when you fall. When you’re rock climbing outdoors on “traditional” routes, learning to use and properly place this equipment is at least half of the sport!


Top-roping is a great entry point into roped rock climbing. Falls are never serious because the rope always does its job of catching you, minimizing risk of injury.

Traditional top-roping requires that another person (our employee) assists you as you climb, the art of belaying. This extra man is responsible for feeding you rope and lowering you as you descend your route, using a friction device such as an ATC or Gri-Gri to do so.

In the end, top-roping is a great way for beginners to get used to rock-climbing, but it can also be a preferred way for veterans to learn and practice a new route.