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Rock Climbing Trips and Classes

Climbing Locations - Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

Some of the locations UP Adventure runs climbing trips and classes are Seneca Rocks, WV, Great Falls, VA, Carderock, MD, the New River Gorge, WV, Canon Cliffs, NH and many other East Coast destinations.

Local DC Rock Climbing Courses and Classes


Introduction to Climbing

Learn the basics in an afternoon of climbing at Great Falls, VA.


Lead Climbing – Sport

This course will have you sport climbing and clipping bolts in no time.


Lead Climbing – Traditional

This course will make sure that you have the skills necessary to properly lead climb using traditional gear like cams, chocks, and more. Learning to lead traditional routes properly and safely is one of the best investments a climber can make.


Crack Climbing Clinic

Crack climbing is an art, and like any artists would tell you, it is an expression of life that transcend both time and space. This one-day clinic teaches you how to be an efficient artist when climbing cracks.


Multipitch Clinic

This course will maximize your skills to ensure that once you start up a multi-pitch route, you can continue to the top and get safely down.


Top Rope Anchor

Learn how to safely set up anchors to climb with you and your friends.


East Coast Climbing Retreats and Trips

Stay tuned for amazing climbing retreats and trips to places like Seneca Rocks, WV, The Gunks and The New River Gorge, WV.

AAC Gym to Rock Lesson 1

Gym to Rock | Sport Climbing Fundamentals – Lesson #1

by: Tom Cecil,  American Alpine Club