Rock Climbing and Rappelling
If your group is interested in scheduling rock climbing and /or rappelling, please let us know early in your planning.
*There is an additional fee for climbing and / or rappelling.
Minimum group size : 8
Age: Middle school through adult
Time: While activity lengths can vary depending on what each group would like to get out of the activity, some minimum suggested times exist. We prefer groups of 8 to 12 in 2-hour blocks for climbing and 2.5-3 hr blocks for climbing and rappelling.
*all participants are expected to have completed a liability release form and health inquiry, and wear closed toed shoes
Supervised climbing by roped belay is a great way to teach confidence. Many camps offer a climbing wall with man made handholds. At Buckhorn we offer an actual rock face climbing area. When our campers or guests reach the top they know they have done the real thing!
The cliff section of rock that we use for climbing isn't very big, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in quality, variety, and having something for everyone. There are both short and tall climbs, easy ones that most everyone can succeed at and hard ones where most will have trouble, and just a great setting for a group to come together.