Remote Wilderness Walls to Classic Roadside Crags…
Ranging from remote wilderness walls to classic roadside crags, the Park offers a smorgasbord of mountaineering adventures. When choosing Rock and River, you’ll find:
- Friendly, experienced, fully vaccinated guides, most having guided here for over 15 years and all sporting a perfect safety record,
- A customer-oriented business philosophy that puts the clients’ needs first,
- A fair and affordable fee scale that allows access to professional instruction for families and working class individuals,
- People that care passionately about the region, their chosen profession and the clients they work with day after day…
Our climbing program has evolved over the years. Throughout, we’ve noticed that clients have progressed much faster when hiring a private guide as opposed to learning through a course. With this in mind, Private Guiding will be the program through which all clients will now register.
All guiding originates from our lodge unless other arrangements have been made. Clients are asked to be at Rock and River by 8:30 a.m. If needed, we provide all the technical gear, including rock shoes, harnesses, helmets etc. All clients must provide their own lunches and water.
Please note that children under 6 years old will not be able to participate (or come along). Also, due to safety and insurance purposes, non-paying individuals will not be allowed to tag along and watch – The only exception to this rule is in situations where 1 parent feels a need to stay with their child but is not there to climb, belay etc. In these cases we charge a $25 surcharge so that our insurance will cover that parent…
Because of our 30-foot indoor rock wall, most of our instructional sessions can be taught, rain or shine. We recommend loose clothing (sweats or shorts), sneakers, a rain shell, wool or pile sweater, day pack, water bottle and camera.
Added Note: As of 9/1/21, we are requiring all clients that choose to climb/hike with Rock and River to be vaccinated. Exceptions are those under 12 or that have legitimate medical concerns. The rate of the Delta variant is increasing locally and we feel for our guide’s, staff and community’s sake that this is the responsible course of action to take.