This outdoor rock climbing excursion, hosted by Country Squirrel Outfitters in Ridgway, is perfect for beginners that want to learn the basics of rock climbing, and climb outside of a gym setting. This trip gives you the opportunity to climb on real rocks, with two experienced guides and belayers.  This class will be top rope only, no lead or sport climbing. The route(s) will be “beginner to intermediate” level routes.

Upcoming Classes for individuals are August 6 & 27.

Groups of 5 or more can call the store, and make reservations for other dates.

You will meet at CSO, 3 Main St., Ridgway, PA, and they will check you in, and have you sign a liability waiver. After gathering all of the gear, everyone will load into a CSO van, and drive to the climbing destination, about 35 minutes away.  Classes depart the store at 9:00 am. After climbing a few hours, there will be a lunch break. You can bring your own lunch, or CSO can provide lunch for you for an additional $10.00. After lunch, the class will climb for another hour, then return to the store by about 3:00 pm.

Everyone participating should wear comfortable clothes, but they should not be too loose fitting that they hang down and catch on rocks, etc. Please do not wear jeans, as they are too restrictive. Shoes should be as sturdy as possible. Rock climbing shoes if you have them, otherwise, a running / approach shoe. Your fee will include all climbing gear needed, except clothes and shoes. Climbing gear includes helmet, harness, and carabiners.

Climbing is dangerous in nature. All participants should check with a medical professional to ensure that it is OK for them to participate.  Book your rock climbing adventure online or call (814) 776-6285.

Find more information to plan your trip to the PA Great Outdoors region online at or call (814) 849-5197.

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