Rock Climbing

Pura Vida Adventures climbing guides have led trips and explored the climbing area of Western North Carolina’s Pisgah Forest near Brevard since 2000.

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Guided Rock Climbing in North Carolina, NC near Asheville and Brevard

Our guides have developed their skills through participation in formal climbing courses, practical work, and personal experience on North Carolina’s rock and rock climbing routes around the world. They hold advanced medical wilderness certifications and have been trained in high angle rescue skills.

Our guided climbing programs range to suite the needs of everyone, from novice scramblers to experienced climbers, and can be combined as part of any other activity to create a complete day.

Pura Vida Adventures’ outpost is located on Hendersonville Highway (Hwy 64) just seconds from the entrance to Pisgah National Forest and Brevard, North Carolina . Situated just outside Brevard, our location is convenient to Asheville, Hendersonville, Greenville/ Spartanburg and the surrounding areas.

We typically climb at Looking Glass Rock, Cedar Rock, and Pilot Rock. All three of these climbing areas are a short drive from our outpost, Brevard, and Asheville North Carolina.
All gear is provided . All participants are required to wear helmets.

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Discover North Carolina Rock Climbing and Rappelling

Our guided half-day beginner climbing and rappelling program emphasizes safety, instruction, and fun.

Perfect for beginners, no experience necessary, this is a great way for family or friends to spend a morning or afternoon discovering the sport of rock climbing and rappelling while vacationing in the Asheville or Brevard North Carolina area. Great trip for families with kids ages 5-14, as well as participants who are a bit afraid of heights.

4 hours
$170 /for the first person
$35 / Each added person up to 6
Participation age is five and up.

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Advanced ½ day program

North Carolina advanced ½ day program is for participants who have past climbing experience either outdoors or in a gym or are in good physical shape, and not afraid of heights. Participants in this program can expect to have a moderately difficult hike of 1-1.5 miles to get to the rock where they will then begin their climbing experience. It is a great way for people to experience climbing and rappelling and also explore their ability and interest in the sport.
4-5 hours
$250 /for the first two people
$50 / each additional person up to 6
contact us for group rates/discounts for 7 or more people
Recommended for participants 15 and over or experienced climbers 12 and over.

Full Day Rock Climbing

This full-day climbing and rappelling program emphasizes safety, instruction, and fun. It is a great way for people to experience climbing and rappelling and also explore their ability and interest in the sport. Although no previous experience is required participants should be in good physical shape as they can expect to have a moderately difficult hike of 1-1.5 miles to get to the rock where they will then begin their climbing experience.
7-8 hours
$300 /for the first two people
$75 / each additional person up to 6
contact us for group rates/discounts for 7 or more people

Recommended for participants 15 and over or experienced climbers 12 and over.

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North Carolina Adventure Rock Climbing Program

Our North Carolina Adventure climbing program is for climbers with some experience looking for further instruction and a multi pitch climbing experience.

This guided program can focus more on the instruction of anchor building or a multipitch climbing experience based on the needs and wants of the participant.

The program emphasizes safety, instruction, knowledge, and fun.

Full day program (7 – 9 hours)

$350 /for the first person
$100 each additional person up to three people
Multipitch climbing and instruction. Great for experienced participants
wanting to experience more than top roping. A great course for participants looking to aspire to greater heights as a climber.

No experience necessary Limit of 3 participants. Participation age is 15 and up.

2 Day Rock Climbing Program

This course is designed to provide you with competence and confidence on ropes basic rock climbing skills. It covers all skills beginning climbers should learn including proper gear and how it should be rigged, belaying and rappelling techniques, knots, prussic knots, and climbing techniques.
The second day goes into natural and artificial anchor building for top rope set up. This program also allows for a sufficient amount of climbing time to gain additional climbing experience. Accommodations not provided.
Two Days
$350 per person minimum of two people
max 6 people

Rapelling Programs

Our guided half-day rappelling program emphasizes safety, instruction, and fun.

Not interested in climbing but want to do some rappelling , this is your program

Perfect for beginners, no experience necessary, this is a great way for family or friends to spend a morning or afternoon rappelling while vacationing in the Asheville or Brevard North Carolina area.

3-4 hours
$225 /for up to 3 people
$75 / Each added person after 3 people

Participation age is 10 and up.

And More!

Contact us about our Adventure Racing Program and let us certify you for your next big adventure race!

Or visit our Canyoneering page for more adventures that are similar to rock climbing!

To find out more or book a trip…

  • 1-772-579-0005
  • contact@pvadventures.com

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