Rock climbing opportunities in the Blue Ridge

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Roanoke, Va. (WFXR) — The sport of rock climbing has seen a lot of growth in just the past decade and with movies like Free Solo featuring Professional Rock Climber, Alex Honnold taking on Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan – many may have been wondering if they have what it takes to get into the sport.

Fortunately, you don’t have to go all the way to the west coast to find great outdoor rock climbing and you don’t have to climb without a rope like Honnold either. The Roanoke Valley’s eastern location allows climbing enthusiasts to have access to climbing routes in every direction.

AMGA Head Rock Climbing Guide with Blue Ridge Mountain Guides, Grant Price explains how those in the region can take advantage of outdoor rock climbing opportunities, how to get started in the sport, and offers up great information on utilizing guiding services.

A guiding service allows a client to be fully present in the moment as professional guides have advanced technical and safety training as well as thoroughly research the grade and locations of routes. Most importantly, rock climbing is a thrilling and fun experience!

Want to go climbing with Blue Ridge Mountain guides? Click here!

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