Hard Rock Climbing Services for West Virginia’s New River Gorge

Hard Rock Climbing Services has been providing guiding services in West Virginia’s New River Gorge since 1987. As the first established rock climbing guiding service in the New River Gorge we have been specializing in rock climbing and rappelling for over 25 years! It's all we do.

Hard Rock Climbing Services has a variety of rock climbing and rappelling courses offered in West Virginia’s New River Gorge.

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Our full day course is specifically catered to your climbing needs. Whether you are a beginning climber or an advanced climber wanting to learn how to place gear, we can show you the ropes, while having a good time climbing in the New River Gorge.

If you are an experienced climber who just needs a belay, we can put you on as many classic climbing routes in the New River Gorge that you can fit into a day. Hard Rock Climbing also offers full day Scout Climbing Merit Badges courses and group rates for all kinds of groups.

First in the New River Gorge

Hard Rock Climbing Services is not only the oldest, but the best option for climbing and rappelling in West Virginia’s New River Gorge.

Our long history of quality service and our attention to the safety and well being of our customers makes us the best choice for all your rock climbing needs in West Virginia’s New River Gorge.

Top notch Climbing Guides

Hard Rock Climbing Services provides nationally certified AMGA Instructors on every climbing trip.

Our climbing guides are all Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified. All of our equipment and gear is inspected on a daily basis and replaced as needed. Hard Rock has been in business since 1987 and has an excellent safety record. All of our guides are accomplished and active climbers.

In accordance with National Park Service regulations, Hard Rock follows the 4:1 guest to guide ratio. We are able to accommodate groups as large as 24 and as little as 1.

No spectators are allowed to accompany the climbing trips in order to comply with National Park Service regulations.


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