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Tower to Rock

“Tower to Rock” Instructional Climbing Program

Two-hour instructional course at the tower prepares you for a half-day out on the real rock!  This full day program is a great progression for families with mixed ages, couples, and friends looking for a good all-around introduction to the sport. Skills introduced are suited to the age of participants (e.g. belaying).

I.     Spend 2-2.5 hours at the Footsloggers Climbing Tower learning basic skills while climbing.

  • Equipment:  harness, helmet, climbing shoes, carabiners, belay devices
  • Knots: Figure-eight-follow-through, Figure-eight-on-a-bight, Clove Hitch
  • Belaying, backup belaying, ground anchors, verbal commands
  • Basic climbing technique (footwork, etc).

II.   Travel to a natural rock site, to take the skills learned at the Tower onto the  local granite cliffs! (about 15 minutes drive)

  • Short hike through the woods to the base of the rock.
  • Climbing and belaying, starting on low angle slabs and progressing to taller and more challenging climbs based on age/ability.
  • Rappelling from the top while on belay from climbing instructor.
Includes a belay test for the Tower to be kept on file for future use!



  • $85/person (5-10 people)
  • $100/person (3 or 4 people)
  • $125/person (2 people)