High Trails is a great place to learn and practice technical rock climbing skills. Campers love the challenge and opportunity to rope up, climb natural rock, and take in the gorgeous views from the top.
We have an incredible variety of climbs for all experience levels both on and off of the property. Our rock climbing overnight utilizes a basecamp near our two biggest crags, Witcher Rocks and Wild Goat Mountain. Both of these sites have fixed anchors and feature top roped climbs of various lengths and ratings.
We also lead rock climbing trips to some of the region’s outstanding climbing areas. Trips to Turkey Rocks and Parachute Rocks give our older campers the opportunity to build on their climbing experience, work on specific climbing techniques, and learn more about anchor building and belaying.
All rock climbing trips are led by staff with extensive climbing experience and site specific training. We offer a rock climbing Saturday Special for 5th and 6th graders; 7th and 8th graders can participate in all day or overnight trips; 9th-10th graders can participate in all day, overnight or longer rock climbing trips.