GUIDES

Climbmax Mountain Guides is a private guide service that provides rock climbing and hiking experiences for everybody. Folks of all abilities and children as young as 5 can rappel cliffs, scale mountains, or adventure through Pisgah National Forest. Whether you've conquered Himalayan peaks or have never set foot on a trail, we´ll provide a memorable trip tailored to your needs and expectations. Explore our trip options below, or contact us directly to speak to a guide today.

GUIDED ROCK CLIMBING

Whether it's your first time out or you've got a hundred summits under your belt, Climbmax Mountain Guides can provide the outdoor climbing experience you're looking for. All necessary equipment is provided for each of our trips and our guides will work closely with you to plan a custom trip that meets your goals and expectations and ensure a memorable experience!

CLIMBING INSTRUCTION

Our experience in mountains is unparalleled; we are the longest-running guide service in the Southeast and can provide the expertise you're looking for to reach new heights. Every climber progresses at different rates, which is why we offer both private instruction and courses designed to grow your skill set.

PRIVATE HIKING TOURS

Information on our hiking programs will be coming soon!

RAPPELLING

Experience the majesty of the mountains with a gravity-assisted vertical tour. Rappelling is an excellent way to access our most scenic views and is approachable for anyone who can hike. We offer half- and full-day trips, and can provide training for military and rescue personnel looking to become familiar with the equipment they use in service.

ICE CLIMBING

Information on our ice climbing programs will be coming soon!

MOUNTAIN

ROCK

CLIMBING

AGES 5+

HALF OR

FULL DAYS

First Outdoor Climbs and

Multi-Pitch Adventures

AGES 10+

IN CLASS

OR PRIVATE

CLIMBING

INSTRUCTION

Personalized Instruction and

Structured Courses

HIKING

TOURS

AGES 5+

EXPLORE

PISGAH

ON FOOT

Information Coming Soon

RAPPELLING

AGES 5+

LET GRAVITY

DO THE WORK

Explore the Heights of 

WNC's Mountains

ICE

CLIMBING

AGES 6-11

LIMITED AVAILABILITY

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OUR GUIDES

The talented coaching team at Climbmax Climbing has a diverse collection of backgrounds and experience.

STUART COWLES

Senior Guide

Certifications

AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

AMGA Apprentice Alpine Guide

AMGA Certified Climbing Wall Instructor

AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Program Provider

Wilderness First Responder

Guiding Since:

1994

ANDREW BLEASE

Climbing Guide

Certifications

AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide

Wilderness EMT

Guiding Since:

2009

RICK WAGNER

Head Guide and Coordinator

Certifications

AMGA Certified Rock Instructor

AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

AMGA Climbing Wall and Single Pitch Instructor Program Assistant Provider

Wilderness First Responder

Guiding Since:

2010

PETER DICKSON

Climbing Guide

Certifications

AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

Wilderness First Aid

Guiding Since:

2019

JIMMY BAKER

Climbing Guide

Certifications

AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor

Wilderness EMT

Guiding Since:

2015

Gordon Kear

Assistant Guide

Certifications

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course Complete

Wilderness First Aid

Guiding Since:

2019

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Asheville NC 28806

43 Wall Street

Asheville NC 28801

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