First Ascents

Rock climbing at St Johns Ledges (Kent, CT)

Rock climbing at St Johns Ledges (Kent, CT)

An introduction to rock climbing for beginning climbers and families in Connecticut (CT) and the Northeast (MA, NH, VT, NY)

An ideal first outdoor climbing experience for newbies and folks with some indoor climbing experience. You’ll enjoy a fun, adventure packed day of climbing while practicing the necessary skills like belaying, knots and climbing technique.

Equal parts hands-on workshop and guided rock climbing fun.

You'll Learn:

  • Basic equipment use (harness, carabiner, belay device, etc)
  • Top rope belay skills
  • Climbing technique
  • Intro to site and risk management 
  • Plus, you'll get to climb a lot!

Recommended Climbs in Connecticut

Ragged Mountain (Southington)
Pinnacle Rock (Plainville)
Whitestone Cliff (Watertown)
Chatfield Hollow State Park (Killingworth)
St Johns Ledge (Kent)

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