Pathways offers top-roping programs that focus on the skills and
unique experience of climbing outdoors on real rock. We offer
trips to Rocktown & Sandrock, with convenient camping nearby.
Participants will learn necessary safety skills for an outdoor
environment, along with terminology, climbing movement, useful
knots, and belay techniques. Pathways trips are fun and
engaging, providing a unique and exciting challenge for
individuals of all skill levels. No experience is needed – just
a willing and adventurous attitude.
Our most often visited rock climbing spots are:
Rocktown in the Crockford-Pigeon Mountain Wildlife Area
Generally, climbing is the most fun during weather that is
comfortable for outside activity. The Fall and Spring are the
best times here in the southeast because temperatures are more
moderate. The Summer is great – but be prepared to be hot and
to bring lots of water to drink! The Winter is not as much fun
– if your fingers feel frozen they won’t do you much good while
you’re trying to climb cold rock.
We’ll take anywhere from one to 40 people climbing. The larger
the group, the more notice we’ll need. If you’re looking for a
small group instruction-based opportunity (setting top rope
anchors, instruction on traditional or sport lead climbing,
etc.) then contact us about rates and topics.
What to expect
~ A positive, encouraging environment to get out of your comfort
zone and push your limits.
~ Guides who are experienced & professional, friendly & helpful,
willing & able.
~ Instruction in knots, harnesses, communication, belaying and
~ Top-roping on 3-6 climbs, ranging from beginner to
~ Belaying by guides and instruction of belaying if participants
~ We provide Harnesses, Helmets, Ropes, Belay devices &
~ You provide your own water, food and appropriate weather gear
and something to hike that stuff in with. (Note the mile-long
approach trail at Rocktown!)
~ Wear clothing appropriate for the weather, and shoes that are
good for walking. You are advised to avoid short shorts – the
longer the inseam, the more comfortable you’ll be in a harness!
We don’t provide climbing shoes, so we encourage you to wear
tennis shoes or hiking shoes that aren’t too clunky.
There is free camping at Sandrock and Rocktown. There are NOT
facilities at either site. So you’ll have to bring your own
water in and make your own restrooms. DNR manages the sites at
Rocktown, and there are only a couple designated areas, so read
Sandrock is first come,
first camp, and there are some awesome sites, but it is also a
favorite party spot for many locals – be ready for what comes
with that and watch your step in the dark – the cliff edges will
sneak up on you!
$300.00 for a full day of rock climbing
(maximum of 10 people)
$20 per person over the initial 10
What to bring
Climbing Equipment list
Book your Climbing Trip
Let us know who you are, give us your contact info, fill us in
on what your requested dates are and any other details you have
about your group.