OUTDOOR CLIMBING INSTRUCTION AND GUIDING

If you love climbing at Climb UP, try taking your climbing outdoors with an experienced climbing guide and instructor. With decades of experience climbing and instructing on a variety of rock types, over various terrain, and with multiple types of climbing including top-roping, anchor systems, bouldering, self-rescue, lead climbing, rappelling, you're sure to get the most out of a trip outside.

Season

Our Fall Dates begin in September and continue into the Winter months until it gets way too cold to climb. We prefer to take trips on Fridays to reduce impact in the Refuge but will guide on the weekend or during the week as well.

Locations

Unless otherwise specified, our trips generally take place in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Southwest Oklahoma. However, we enjoy introducing climbers to other areas in Oklahoma like Chandler Park in Tulsa, OK. We have also guided in Arkansas, Texas and Colorado.

Outdoor Class Descriptions

Introduction to Rock Climbing

The Introduction to Rock Climbing course is designed for people who have little or no experience in rock climbing. The course is ideal for those who are interested and want to experience the thrill of rock climbing in a beautiful natural setting. We will introduce climbing equipment, belaying, and climbing movement. By the end of the course, participants should feel comfortable climbing with experienced friends and prepared to take the next steps in rock climbing. Duration: 1 day

Introduction to Traditional ("Trad") Climbing

This course will teach the difference between active and passive gear, gear placements, anchor building, knot tying, belaying, cleaning (gear retrieval), traditional climbing technique, and discussion of what gear to purchase (and how it should properly fit), and gear maintenance.

Leave No Trace

Climb Up practices and teaches Leave No Trace (LNT) outdoor ethics and takes a minimal impact approach to climbing. Minimal impact includes such things as: keeping base sites localized to durable surfaces, minimizing the use of chalk, keeping group size low, keeping noise levels low, staying on designated trails, maintaining the rock environment for future generations, avoiding sensitive habitats and nesting sites, packing out what is packed in, using facilities and disposing of human waste properly.

 

Book online!!

Book online! Please note these Classes require advance booking and a minimum of 3 participants ($150 each)

Intro to Outdoor Climbing: ENROLL NOW!

Intro to Traditional Climbing: ENROLL NOW!

 

Want a Custom Course??

Want to learn something specific or combine elements to create your own hybrid course - we can do that. Give us a call to discuss.

Call 405-310-4648 today to reserve your trip at your convenience

Private Guiding

If you are wanting to go to a specific area for a day of climbing, exploration and adventure - give us a call. Even if we haven't climbed it yet, we can certainly get you to the base of it and get a rope on it. 

Day Trip Rates

  • Individual (one-on-one) guided trip: $300
  • Group of 2: $200
  • Group of 3-6: $150
  • Group of 7+: inquire for pricing

Prices shown above are per climber, include climbing rental equipment, & instruction by on of our certified AMGA guides for the day. Climb Up Members save 15%!

Qualifications

Our head climbing guide, Aaron Gibson, has over 24 years climbing experience and is an American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Certified Single Pitch Instructor. Aaron has climbed extensively in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma as well as at most major climbing areas across the country, and in Mexico, Canada, and England.

Cruz McCarty earned his AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor Certification in 2015 and has been climbing and instructing for seven years.