Summer Camps

Western North Carolina’s premier rock climbing institute, is offering several summer climbing camps catering specifically to kids and young adults of various ages and available to all abilities.

climbmax children climbingLocated in the heart of Downtown Asheville, NC many of the camps will start indoors at our indoor rock climbing facility and then progress outdoors to one of the many wonderful rock climbing locations in our surrounding national forest.

SUMMER 2016 INFO


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Registration also available via mail/e-mail, you can email pdfregistration forms (or download the word document here) to stuart@climbmaxnc.comor if you are sending the deposit as cash or check you can mail the form and deposit to 43 Wall St Asheville, NC 28801.

The details for each event is as follows:

climbmax three girls on trailYOUTH CLIMBING SESSION # 1: June 13th – June 17th
SUGGESTED AGES:   6yrs – 11yrs.
COST: $385.00

A super fun climbing program for the younger children.  This program meets each day at Climbmax Climbing Center in Downtown Asheville, NC (9:00am) and begins with a fun-filled morning of climbing exercises and games.  For the first three days the second half of the day is spent at another downtown location either making pottery, stringing beads, tumbling or splashing in the fountain. The Final two days of this camp are spent outdoors on the real rock.  Snacks and transportation (to the rock site) is provided and daily lesson plans are developed and created for each specific group.  This is a very fun introduction into rock climbing. OPEN TO ALL ABILITY LEVELS – Space is limited to 12 participants.

YOUTH CLIMBING SESSION # 2: July 11th – July 15th
SUGGESTED AGES:   8yrs – 13yrs.
COST: $385.00
See description for Youth Climbing Session #1 above.
Only ONE spot left!

S.M.A.C. CAMP SESSION # 1: June 20th – June 24th
Tween Climbing and Multi-Sport Program
SUGGESTED AGES:   11yrs – 16yrs.
COST: $405.00

A super fun and educational climbing and multi-sport program for pre-teens and tweens. This program will be held at the NEW Smoky Mountain Adventure Center in the RAD district of Asheville, NC.(9:00am).  The first day will be spent on going over some of the basics of indoor rock climbing indoors and on our fabulous outdoor wall, with breaks and lunch at the park across the street. For the following few days we will have some time indoors climbing, followed by time participating in one of the many activities our partners offer. One day will be spent at the nearby KOLO Mountain Bike Park riding bikes, the other will be floating or paddling down the French Broad River a service provided by our friends at French Broad River Outfitters. Each day will be chocked full of activities and fun. The last day of this program will be spent outdoors on the real rock climbing at one of WNC’s best destination climbing spots provided by some of our nationally certified climbing instructors from Climbmax Mountain Guides.

climbmax two children balancing on logTween Climbing and Multi-Sport Program: Aug 1st – Aug 5th
SUGGESTED AGES: 12yrs – 16yrs.
COST: $465.00

A super fun and educational climbing program for teens and tweens:  This program meets for the first day at Climbmax Climbing Center in Downtown Asheville, NC.(9:00am).  This camp will allow the young adventurer to explore and discover some of the great rock climbing sites of WNC. This is a more intensive and directed climbing program for the developing climber. The first day is spent at our indoor facility reviewing terms and techniques and climbing. The afternoons are broken up with urban activities including walks to local parks. The second day of this camp meets at the new Smoky Mountain Adventure Center and is an introduction to outdoor adventure with either a canoe trip down the French Broad River or mountain bike riding in the national forest (participants’ choice). The next day of this camp is an introduction to outdoor rock climbing and is spent out on the real rock practicing the skills learned indoors.  On the final two days we will go on an overnight camping trip near a great rock climbing location. Those days we will enjoy a more diverse style of climbing while camping around a fire at night to share our stories.  All meals, transportation, and associated climbing equipment* are provided for the overnight sections of this camp and snacks are provide for the rest of the days.  This is a fun event for the MORE ADVANCED CLIMBER.  Space is very limited.

climbmax nc red shirt climberAdvanced Rock Climbing and Lead Climbing Clinic: July 26th – July 29th
SUGGESTED AGES: 14yrs – 18yrs.
COST: $405.00

This is the most advanced climbing program Climbmax provides.  This program meets for the first day (Tues.) at Climbmax Climbing Center in Downtown Asheville, NC.(9:00am). During the first part of the day advanced belay techniques will be practiced and an introduction to “lead” climbing will begin. As the day progresses the climbers will learn and practice the skills associated with technical ‘sport’ lead climbing. The advanced skills of anchor placements and removals and rope management will be carefully practiced and evaluated. On the final three days we will travel to a destination climbing area where we will set up camp to prepare for two nights of overnight camping. During those days we will enjoy a more diverse and advance style of climbing and practice the skills learned indoors to an eventual possibility of leading a real outdoor rock climb. There will be an intense day of outdoor bouldering as well. At night we will review skills from the day while camping around a fire and sharing our stories.  All meals, transportation, and associated climbing equipment* are provided for the overnight sections of this camp and snacks are provide for the rest of the days.  This is a fun event for the MOST ADVANCED CLIMBER.  Space is limited to 5 participants, to allow the highest staffing ratios.

Cancellation Policy:
Due to the popularity of these programs, slots are held for pre-registered participants, this often prevents others from signing up. Due to this fact, the cancellation policy is as follows: Any cancellation 30 days prior to start date will receive a full refund. Cancelations within the 30 days before the first day of camp must provide a 30% sacrifice of the deposit. No refunds are issued after the completion of the first day.

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