Rock Climbing, Backpacking, Ice Climbing and Alpine Mountaineering

What is UP Adventure?

We get asked this question the most. Adventure is intriguing. It adds excitement and passion to your journey in life. At UP we believe that adventure can come in many forms and activities. Rock climbing at Great Falls National Park, hiking in the Shenandoah through waterfalls, stand up paddle boarding with meditation and yoga thrown in or backcountry snowshoeing where the only footsteps you see are yours are some of the adventures UP offers. Stay connected with UP to find out the latest adventures we are offering to our community. Come outside with us and get your happy on!

“How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.”

Yvon Chouinard

CEO, Patagonia

UP Adventure Seneca Rocks

Local DC Adventures – Rock Climbing and More

UP Adventure offers individual and group instruction in rock climbing, hiking & backpacking, mountaineering, and ice & mixed climbing. We run our programs and courses at an assortment of diverse areas including Carderock, MD, Great Falls, VA, Seneca Rocks, WV, New River Gorge, WV, Mount Washington, NH, and many other climbing crags around Washington, DC. We specialize in rock climbing in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia.

UP Adventure has several highly qualified guides, so whether you’re looking for a sunny day of multi-pitch rock climbing at Seneca Rock, WV, a day of ice climbing in Crawford Notch, NH, or an introduction to mountaineering at Great Falls, VA, we have the proficiency and local knowledge for your mountain adventure.

International Alpine Climbing Trips and Expeditions

UP Adventure want you to go live your dreams of climbing big mountains around the globe. We partner with top alpine athletes and mountain guides to bring you trips like climbing Kilimanjaro in Africa or Cotopaxi in Ecuador. Don’t see a trip that is on our schedule? Don’t worry, we have IFMGA mountain guides that can take you anywhere in the world. Not feeling like you have the skills or physical readiness to challenge a major mountain? UP Adventure can get you ready for your adventure right here in Washington, DC. We offer one on one training for alpine cardio training, glacier travel, crevasse rescue and custom need training.

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