From towering peaks to enormous caves, NC is a prime destination for rock climbing. If you would like to experience the climbing thrill of a lifetime, take a course with Fox Mountain Guides. From beginner lessons to the most challenging climbs, they offer experiences for every skill level. Are you ready for your next adventure? Come venture into a world of excitement with Fox Mountain Guides!
After scaling mountainsides with Fox Mountain Guides, come relax at our onsite Spa. You can unwind with a soothing spa treatment or a leisurely soak in our in-ground hot tub. There’s no better way to relax and restore after a thrilling day outdoors!
NC Rock Climbing With Fox Mountain Guides
Nothing completes an exciting NC mountain getaway like a rock climbing adventure. It’s the perfect activity for a family outing, a fun date, or a day out with your friends. Fox Mountain Guides is the only accredited AGMA climbing guide service in the Southeast. Each of their North Carolina rock climbing guides is qualified to ensure that your trip is safe and unforgettable. Whether you are new to rock climbing or an advanced climber, they offer a wide range of experiences.
You can choose to take a rock climbing day trip, a multi-day course, or a 2-hour lesson at Chimney Rock. If you would like to customize your rock climbing excursion, then a day trip is the way to go! This is the perfect choice for individuals or groups who would like a private, guided tour. If you are seeking more in-depth instruction, they also offer two-day climbs. The multi-day courses have a set curriculum and will teach you how to climb like a pro!
Where to Go Rock Climbing in NC
There are many incredible caves and places to go rock climbing in NC. You can even go ice climbing during the winter months! No matter which area you choose, we promise you will have the time of your life. The following are just a few of the best places to go climbing with Fox Mountain Guides. Check out their website for a complete list of adventures!
- Looking Glass: When you explore Looking Glass, you’ll see incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains everywhere you turn. Climbing areas include Looking Glass Rock, Cedar Rock, and Pilot Rock. It’s a great choice for group climbs, so bring your family and friends! While you are there, make sure to stop by the Looking Glass Rock Trail. Ranked as the #1 trail in Pisgah National Forest by AllTrails, it’s also a great place to go hiking in NC.
- Rumbling Bald: Rumbling Bald offers both easy and challenging climbs. One of the most scenic climbs is inside Rumbling Bald Cave. On the way to the cave, you’ll traverse along rocky pathways, through forests, and over enormous cliff faces. This is also a great destination for winter climbing and spelunking!
- Chimney Rock State Park: Located in beautiful Chimney Rock State Park, Chimney Rock is one of North Carolina’s most recognizable landmarks. To protect the ecosystem, rock climbing at Chimney Rock is only allowed through Fox Mountain Guides. From easy routes to challenging climbs, you’ll find it all here! When you reached the top, you’ll be rewarded with miles and miles of unsurpassed mountain views.
Relax and Restore at The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant
After a fun-filled day outdoors, come unwind at our rustic Chimney Rock Inn. The Esmeralda Inn & Restaurant is nearby all the main area attractions and offers the ideal accommodations for your stay. Our outdoor hot tub and spa will transport you to complete relaxation! It is open year-round (weather permitting), and you can enjoy spectacular views while you rejuvenate.
You can expect to start off each morning with a complimentary hot breakfast to send you on your way. After your adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains, come back and join us for a delicious meal at our on-site restaurant. Each of our rooms and cabins offers the very best amenities to ensure that your stay is an unforgettable one. Check our availability and book your stay today. We can’t wait to hear all about your rock climbing adventures!
For a complete list of area attractions, make sure to download our complimentary vacation guide. It’s full of information about the best things to do and see in Chimney Rock, Asheville, and Lake Lure!