Rope in and begin to build muscle memory. Outward Bound rock climbing expeditions are outdoor adventure courses steeped in challenge, endurance and strength development. As you learn the fundamentals of setting anchors, belay systems, hardware and rappelling you’ll start trusting your body and your climbing partners to reach past limits and accomplish routes that once seemed unreachable. Rock climbing requires you to focus in on the task at hand, removing all other distractions from your mind and your peripherals—an exercise that creates space for you to be entirely present as you inch your body upwards along the side of a cliff, amidst a vast landscape as the afternoon wind breezes past your face. An experience that engrains itself into your memory and reminds you that good things require challenge, commitment and trust in yourself and your community.
Rock climbing courses take place in world-renowned climbing destinations such as Joshua Tree National Park, Smith Rock and the Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll climb bucket-list stone slabs as well as hidden remote rock faces that require searching, scrambling and a mind-set of exploration. Each location presenting its own challenges, lessons and accomplishments to be discovered by each crew of students.
Challenge, distance traveled and skill-intensity varies across course and program lines.