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Rock Climbing

The Western North Carolina mountains are gaining a national reputation for being one of the top mountain climbing areas in the country. If you are thinking about a mountain climbing adventure, give the WNC mountains a try, you will not be disappointed.

Mast General Store
Authentic general store featuring quality goods, traditional clothing and custom fit shoes. Since 1883, Mast General Store has been outfitting the Appalachians with traditional mercantile goods, comfortable clothing, rugged footwear and quality outdoor gear for all mountain seasons. Discover for yourself why..... some times are just too good to leave behind, and why it is a simple pleasure to just browse throughout the store. 

Go Blue Ridge
Go Blue Ridge Card Card by Smart Destinations is your ticket to the best of Western North Carolina. For one low price you can enter over 30 attractions-including the Biltmore, river rafting, Chimney Rock Park, Ghost Town in the Sky, Tweetsie Railroad, Linville Caverns and much more. Go Blue Ridge Card is the only ticket you need, saving you up to 35% compared to buying individual admission tickets. The card includes a free full-color guidebook plus discounts on local shopping and dining. Visit GoBlueRidgeCard.com for more information. Visit www.goblueridgecard.com. 866-652-3057

Chimney Rock Park
Have you ever wanted to go rock climbing or rappelling but have been hesitant to try? Why not sign up for a 2-hour climbing clinic or a half or full-day training session with a certified instructor and take on the cliffs overlooking Hickory Nut Gorge. We’ve partnered with the Southeast’s only AMGA accredited guide service, Fox Mountain Guides, to offer you a climbing experience you won’t soon forget. Guided climbing opportunities are available for the beginners to advanced climbers. No experience is necessary, though, and we provide all the equipment. Reservations are required. The Park, located 25 miles SE of Asheville, is open all year. Live it up! Chimney Rock is currently undergoing capital improvement projects resulting in the temporary closure of the elevator as well as some amenities and trails. Please visit chimneyrockpark.com/progress for updated information. 800-277-9611

Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School
Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School is the south’s only AMGA Accredited Guide Service. They offer rock climbing, ice climbing guiding and rock climbing courses across North Carolina. A great and exciting way to see the Mountains! FMG also offers a teen adventure summer camps June through August. We only use American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) trained and certified Instructors and Guides. No other guide service in the Southeastern USA upholds this incredibly high standard. Excellence in Rock Guiding and Instruction since 1994.

  • The South’s only AMGA Accredited Guide Service
  • AMGA Certified Instructors or Guides on every trip
  • No experience necessary
  • We cater to all ability levels and ages
  • Toll Free: 1-888-28-GUIDE (48433)

  • Diamond Brand Outdoors
    Diamond Brand Outdoors is a complete outfitter and guide service in Arden, NC and in Downtown Asheville, NC. Whether you love hiking, camping, fly fishing, rock climbing, kayaking, or canoeing, Diamond Brand Outdoors is your one-stop shop for gear and information for your adventures in beautiful Western North Carolina!



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