Whitefish Full-Day Rock Climbing Adventure

Location Whitefish

Season Summer

Difficulty Beginner-Advanced

Duration 7hrs

Overview

Come explore paths less traveled and follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark as you push your limits and seek your own personal adventure.  The Mountain Guides Montana would like to take you back in time to a simpler time of dirt roads and quiet mountain crags.  Our full day rock climbing trips are based out of our largest and most diverse climbing area.  With more than 500 routes, Stone Hill has something for everyone.  

Season Summer

Minimum Age 5

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Designed for the active client, our full day intro to climbing is a great immersion experience into one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Our full-day intro to climbing trips are designed for those who are interested in a new adventure and want to learn the basics.  Our guides will provide you with a strong foundation of understanding in knots, belaying and principles of rock climbing.  Our goal is to create a space for you to learn and feel comfortable while challenging yourself and exploring the vertical world.  

It can be difficult to please everyone on a family vacation, but The Mountain Guides Montana has a solution. Spend the day in the quiet corners of Montana on a rock climbing family adventure.  We specialize in creating multi-generational adventures that are inclusive and fun.  A full-day experience takes away the pressure of time and allows you and your family to climb when the inspiration hits and then walk down to the lake and take a swim to cool down.  

Our guides will coordinate the ideal rock climbing experience based on your family’s individual abilities and desires. Previous family clients have found rock climbing to be a great way to accommodate everyone while having fun, improving communication and creating trust between members.  We are able to accommodate climbers ages 5 and up and we ask that parents or guardians accompany anyone under the age of 12.  

Come out and enjoy a day of guided climbing in Northwest Montana.  Our cragging trips are designed for climbers with some previous experience who want to spend a day climbing in a new place.  We will custom design our itinerary for your group’s needs and objectives.  We also offer multi-day cragging options that highlight different climbing areas each day with all-inclusive overnight camping included for those true rock hounds that can never get enough.  

Our foundations in climbing programs are designed to help recreational climbers feel safe and confident.  We focus on designing a day that will allow clients to take their skills to the next level while also getting in a fun day of climbing.  Your day will be broken up into a balanced mix of skill-building clinics and climbing.  The full-day allows the flexibility to do both and to utilize time while we are resting to work out our brains.  We work with clients to determine the exact curriculum depending on personal goals and objectives.  Common areas of focus are anchor building, Intro to sport lead climbing and Intro to traditional lead climbing and intro to multi-pitch climbing.  

Pricing: $300 private 1:1; $200pp/2 people; $185pp/ 3 people; $160pp/ 4 people; $140pp/ 5+people; $125pp/ 

The Mountain Guides will provide you with all of your personal equipment needs for rock climbing including; harness, shoes, chalk bag, helmet and belay/rappel devices.

Montana Weather – It can be sunny one moment and raining the next or both at the same time.  Mornings and evening are cold and daytime is hot.  Bring layers for everything.  We live in a dry climate and our bodies need water, hydrate the night before your climb/ hike and be sure to bring more with you.  Consider freezing your water bottles or putting ice in them.  Light-colored and loose-fitting clothes will help keep you cool.

FOOTWEAR

  • Sticky Rubber approach shoes, running shoes or hiking shoes: (PLEASE NO OPEN TOED SHOES)
  • Sandals/ comfy shoes for the drive home

UPPER LAYERS

BOTTOM LAYERS

DAYPACK

  • Small daypack (25L) or Camelbak for snacks, water, and layers

ACCESSORIES

  • Sun Hat – Baseball of full brimmed
  • Water – Water bottles or hydration bladder
    • (May-Sept) Minimum 3 Liters
    • (Nov-April) Minimum 2 Liters
  • Food: Energy Bars, fruit, sandwiches, trail mix. Bring Enough!
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen/ Lip balm
  • Bandana
  • Bug Spray

CONSIDERATIONS

Montana Weather – It can be sunny one moment and raining the next or both at the same time.  Mornings and evening are cold and daytime is hot.  Bring layers for everything.  We live in a dry climate and our bodies need water, hydrate the night before your climb/ hike and be sure to bring more with you.  Consider freezing your water bottles or putting ice in them.  Light-colored and loose-fitting clothes will help keep you cool.

Because of Mountain Guides Montana Whitefish, Montana location in beautiful Flathead Valley and proximity to Glacier National Park our venues for teaching are one of a kind. Flights come into Glacier International Airport (FCA) daily. Amtrak arrives once per day.

Testimonials

  • Great, safe, and affordable. They make the class work for you. I had never climbed outdoors before, but I felt safe and in good hands the whole time. Great company.

    — Anonymous
  • Professional and friendly crew.  The class was better than I ever expected.   Excellent job at building confidence and knowledge.   I pretty much had the best day ever!

    — Kristi
  • The Mountain Guides are the best. It is not just the reputation of TMG as an elite group of experts in the field, it is the level of professionalism, their relating to clients in an individual manner, and safety. So glad we picked TMG as I’ve seen other climbing instructors and frankly they don’t have the same attention to details and professionalism as TMG. Our instructor, Randy Hohf, was very thorough and patient. It is great to have local instructors like Randy who is highly respected in the area for mountaineering, as is Tim Shaw for both mountaineering and alpine ski patrol.

    — Paul Okerberg

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Here you’ll find online tools and information about joining us for a trip of a lifetime! To sign up for a trip, or if you have any questions, please call us. Listed on the left side of these pages are links that you may find useful, including printable forms and policies concerning a trip with JHMG. We encourage ALL prospective climbers to read our Preparation advice. Our office can help place you with others who are looking to climb.

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