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North Carolina Winter Mountaineering

By far, winter is one of the most exciting and diverse seasons to climb in North Carolina.  You never know what you are going to get, but it’s sure to be a great time.  This January and February, Ron Funderburke is offering a winter mountaineering getaway to showcase some of the amazing options we have in the mountains.  This would be a great course for those climbers who wish to join us in New Hampshire in February, or for any climber who wants an introduction to climbing the greater mountain ranges. Click here to go to the North Carolina Mountaineering page

At North Carolina from 16 Jan 15 09:00 to 18 Jan 15 05:00 - Hosted by Ron Funderburke - Ice Climbing Courses - Details

Ice Climbing 101 Course, NH

Ice Climbing 101 Course   The ice climbing 101 Course is the ideal way to immerse yourself for three days on an in-depth skills course aimed at teaching you a solid foundation in ice climbing. This course is perfect for the novice ice climber or absolute beginner (we have even had candidates on this course that have never even rock climbed before). We base this intensive three day course out of our 22 bed cabin in North Conway in New Hampshire. Here we will start with equipment selection, care and maintenance before moving out onto the ice, starting with proper crampon and ice axe techniques on lower angle terrain and slowly moving on to vertical ice routes. We will look at many topics and all aspects of ice climbing including ice evaluation, hazard recognition, placing protection and building anchors systems in ice. The guides live at the cabin as well so in the evening after dinner we do short evening lectures and watch slide shows. Each day we video the participants climbing on the ice and in the evenings we watch the video so we can critique techniques and hopefully improve your climbing skills. Many clients find this very valuable. To go to the Main Ice Climbing 101 Course Information Page Click Here Click Here to Book Course

At New Hampshire from 31 Jan 15 09:00 to 02 Feb 15 05:00 - Hosted by FMG Guides - Ice Climbing Courses - Details

Ice Climbing 201 Course, NH

Ice Climbing 201 Course   The ice climbing 201 Course is designed for climbers who have previous ice climbing experience or candidates that have just completed the ice climbing 101 Course (these two courses can be booked back to back for a discounted rate). In this course we will look at the more advanced topics of climbing steep, sustained ice, lead climbing and climbing multipitch routes. Over the three days we will climb harder routes than the Ice Climbing 101 Course an also complete multipitch climbs on days 2 and 3. This is a fantastic course with lots of the best fat ice New Hampshire has to offer! The guides live at the cabin as well so in the evening after dinner we do short evening lectures and watch slide shows. Each day we video the participants climbing on the ice and in the evenings we watch the video so we can critique techniques and hopefully improve your climbing skills. Many clients find this very valuable. To go to the Main Ice Climbing 201 Course Information Page Click Here Click Here to Book Course

At New Hampshire from 03 Feb 15 09:00 to 05 Feb 15 05:00 - Hosted by FMG Guides - Ice Climbing Courses - Details

New Hampshire Mountaineering Course

Mountaineering 101 Course Do you need to know how to burrow out a tent platform in thirty mile an hour winds or learn to navigate in white out conditions? Our instructors will take you up to Mount Washington, where the snow is deep from December until March, and show you how to live, eat, and travel efficiently. Our Mountaineering 101 Course is a skills-packed four day program designed to improve your knowledge and skills for winter mountaineering objectives. This program is based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire from our spacious 10 bedroom chalet in North Conway and will spend at least one night camping in the mountains. In this program we will cover fast and light movement tactics and technical systems, putting together objectives that cover thousands of feet of terrain, teaching you that efficiency is one of your greatest risk management tools in the big mountains. This course is perfect for those seeking to tackle alpine and mountaineering objectives and gain a solid foundation in mountaineering skills. To go to the Main Mountaineering 101 Course Information Page Click Here Click Here to Book Course

At New Hampshire from 06 Feb 15 09:00 to 08 Feb 15 05:00 - Hosted by FMG Guides - Ice Climbing Courses - Details

Advanced Ice Climbing

Our Advanced Ice Climbing Course is perfect for climbers with a solid background in the fundamentals of ice climbing. In this course, climbers will take their ice skills to the next level as they learn to lead ice and confront the challenges of climbing steep ice.  Topics Covered: reading an ice route protecting the climb anchoring managing pump when leading 2 days of stellar ice climbing at different New Hampshire locations!   Click here to go to the main Advanced Ice page Book Course Here

At New Hampshire from 07 Feb 15 20:00 to 08 Feb 15 22:00 - Hosted by FMG Guides - Ice Climbing Courses - Details

AMGA SPI Assessment, NC

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Assessment Exam. The AMGA provides training and the only nationally and internationally recognized certifications in the USA for Climbing Instructors and Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering Guides. The AMGA is the sole representative in the US for the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) and Climbing Instructor Certifications (endorsed by the UIAA). The AMGA is recognized worldwide as the highest American standard of training and certification for instructors and guides. AMGA certification is now the standard in the USA. Click here for more information on the American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor Assessment Click here to book an AMGA Program online You can also call us on 1-888-284-8433 to book over the phone or email us with questions at

At North Carolina from 21 Feb 15 08:00 to 22 Feb 15 05:00 - Hosted by Ron Funderburke - AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Assessments - Details

AMGA SPI Course, NC

  The AMGA provides training and the only nationally and internationally recognized certifications in the USA for Climbing Instructors and Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering Guides. The AMGA is the sole representative in the US for the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) and Climbing Instructor Certifications (endorsed by the UIAA). The AMGA is recognized worldwide as the highest American standard of training and certification for instructors and guides. AMGA certification is now the standard in the USA. Click here for more information on the American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor Course Click here to book an AMGA Program online You can also call us on 1-888-284-8433 to book over the phone or email us with questions at

At North Carolina from 07 Mar 15 08:00 to 09 Mar 15 05:00 - Hosted by Ron Funderburke - AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Courses - Details

AMGA SPI Assessment, NC

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Assessment Exam. The AMGA provides training and the only nationally and internationally recognized certifications in the USA for Climbing Instructors and Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering Guides. The AMGA is the sole representative in the US for the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) and Climbing Instructor Certifications (endorsed by the UIAA). The AMGA is recognized worldwide as the highest American standard of training and certification for instructors and guides. AMGA certification is now the standard in the USA. Click here for more information on the American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor Assessment Click here to book an AMGA Program online You can also call us on 1-888-284-8433 to book over the phone or email us with questions at

At North Carolina from 14 Mar 15 08:00 to 15 Mar 15 05:00 - Hosted by Ron Funderburke - AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Assessments - Details

Rock Climbing 101 Course

This is hands down our most popular course! The two day course is ideal for people wanting to learn the foundational skills to set up top ropes and begin climbing rock by themselves. This course teaches the solid set of skills needed to get out and start rock climbing and is a mix of ground school lessons along with lots of actual rock climbing! We cover everything from climbing movement and correct belaying techniques to creating top rope set ups and anchors to climbing equipment selection, use and storage. We have created this course to set up the participant for our more in depth Rock Climbing 201 and specialized Intermediate Level Courses such as the Single Pitch Rescue and Lead Climbing Courses. Topics Covered: Climbing movement and bouldering skills Knots and rope work skills Belaying and rappelling, communication in climbing Climbing equipment showing you what you need, what you don't need as well as looking at storage and proper use Creating anchors using Natural components (trees, boulders) and bolt anchors for top rope climbing set ups Reading climbing topos and deciphering climbing grades Leave no Trace wilderness skills, climbing history and ethics Debunking common myths in climbing and climbing equipment Lots of Climbing!   To go to the Main Rock Climbing 101 Course Information Page Click Here Click Here to Book Course  

At North Carolina from 14 Mar 15 09:00 to 15 Mar 15 05:00 - Hosted by Travis Weil - Rock Climbing 101 Courses - Details

Rock Climbing 201 Course, NC

This two day course is ideal for climbers wanting to learn more advanced skills such as gear placement and building anchors with artificial gear (Stoppers, Cams, Hex's Tri-Cams, etc) and to look at some basic necessary skills such as self rescue and problem avoidance in single pitch climbing. This course will also start looking at following pitches to prepare you to belay and follow lead climbers in a trad single or multipitch setting. With the Rock 101 and 201 under your belt you will have all the skills to try out our specialized Intermediate Level courses such as the Single Pitch Rescue and Lead Climbing courses which will take you to the next level of confidence and skills.   Topics Covered: Advanced climbing movement skillsKnots and rope work skills Belaying the lead climber Following trad lead pitches, gear removal, racking, communication Introduction to self rescue and problem avoidance in a single pitch setting Creating anchors using Natural and Artificial components anchors for top rope climbing set ups Climbing equipment showing you what you need, what you don't need as well as looking at storage and proper use Climbing history and ethics, Leave no Trace wilderness skills Debunking common myths in climbing and climbing equipment Lots of Climbing! To go to the main Rock Climbing 201 Course Information Page Click Here Click Here to Book Course

At North Carolina from 28 Mar 15 09:00 to 29 Mar 15 05:00 - Hosted by Ron Funderburke - Rock Climbing 201 Courses - Details

Women's Climbing Weekend

This course is ideal for women of all levels who are looking for weekend of climbing and comraderie. We will meet Friday evening and set up camp along the scenic Davidson river and discuss our goals over a delicious meal prepared by the guides. Saturday and Sunday will be climbing-filled days where participants will develop confidence and technical competence in a supportive environment.  Price: $375 (includes all gear, meals, and camping)       Click Here to Book Course  

At North Carolina from 03 Apr 15 09:00 to 05 Apr 15 05:00 - Hosted by Azissa Singh - Rock Climbing 101 Courses - Details

AMGA SPI Course, NC

  The AMGA provides training and the only nationally and internationally recognized certifications in the USA for Climbing Instructors and Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering Guides. The AMGA is the sole representative in the US for the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) and Climbing Instructor Certifications (endorsed by the UIAA). The AMGA is recognized worldwide as the highest American standard of training and certification for instructors and guides. AMGA certification is now the standard in the USA. Click here for more information on the American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor Course Click here to book an AMGA Program online You can also call us on 1-888-284-8433 to book over the phone or email us with questions at

At North Carolina from 04 Apr 15 08:00 to 06 Apr 15 05:00 - Hosted by Ron Funderburke - AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Courses - Details

AMGA SPI Assessment, NC

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Assessment Exam. The AMGA provides training and the only nationally and internationally recognized certifications in the USA for Climbing Instructors and Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering Guides. The AMGA is the sole representative in the US for the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) and Climbing Instructor Certifications (endorsed by the UIAA). The AMGA is recognized worldwide as the highest American standard of training and certification for instructors and guides. AMGA certification is now the standard in the USA. Click here for more information on the American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor Assessment Click here to book an AMGA Program online You can also call us on 1-888-284-8433 to book over the phone or email us with questions at

At North Carolina from 11 Apr 15 08:00 to 12 Apr 15 05:00 - Hosted by Ron Funderburke - AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Assessments - Details

Rock Climbing 101 Course

This is hands down our most popular course! The two day course is ideal for people wanting to learn the foundational skills to set up top ropes and begin climbing rock by themselves. This course teaches the solid set of skills needed to get out and start rock climbing and is a mix of ground school lessons along with lots of actual rock climbing! We cover everything from climbing movement and correct belaying techniques to creating top rope set ups and anchors to climbing equipment selection, use and storage. We have created this course to set up the participant for our more in depth Rock Climbing 201 and specialized Intermediate Level Courses such as the Single Pitch Rescue and Lead Climbing Courses. Topics Covered: Climbing movement and bouldering skills Knots and rope work skills Belaying and rappelling, communication in climbing Climbing equipment showing you what you need, what you don't need as well as looking at storage and proper use Creating anchors using Natural components (trees, boulders) and bolt anchors for top rope climbing set ups Reading climbing topos and deciphering climbing grades Leave no Trace wilderness skills, climbing history and ethics Debunking common myths in climbing and climbing equipment Lots of Climbing!   To go to the Main Rock Climbing 101 Course Information Page Click Here Click Here to Book Course  

At North Carolina from 11 Apr 15 09:00 to 12 Apr 15 05:00 - Hosted by Travis Weil - Rock Climbing 101 Courses - Details

Rock Climbing 301 Course

Intermediate Level Course This course is for individuals with some climbing background that now wish to get out by themselves and learn to lead climb! This course will focus on effective techniques for leading ‘traditional’ (placing gear) and ‘sport’ (bolted) climbs in a single pitch setting confidently and efficiently. The course will look at climbing efficiently, gear placements and anchor building with lots of climbing and one on one coaching throughout from your Instructor. We start with an in-depth review of gear placements and climbing equipment, then move on to ‘mock leading’, (leading with a top rope) with the instructor alongside to coach. By the end of this intensive course you will have lead traditional climbs while the instructor ascends alongside looking at each placement you make. This course is the perfect next step for the top rope climber that wants to start leading sport and trad climbs by themselves!  Topics Covered: Lead climbing strategies and techniques for climbing confidently Equipment selection, racking and considerations Ropework; clean, efficient systems Detailed look at gear placements including: SLCD's (cams) Stoppers, Tricams, "Big Bros" and Hexentrics Advanced anchors using natural (trees/boulders/threads) and artificial (gear/bolts) components and single pitch anchor creation and considerations Evaluating fixed gear; bolts, pitons, sling material and stoppers Review of understanding guidebooks, reading topos and choosing appropriate climbs Common myths and truths about climbing equipment Course Prerequisites: Applicants must have taken our Foundation Level courses or can top rope 5.6 climbs, rappel and have experience placing artificial gear and building anchors. To go to the Main Single Pitch Lead Climbing Course Page Click Here Click Here to Book Course

At North Carolina from 25 Apr 15 09:00 to 26 Apr 15 05:00 - Hosted by Karsten Delap - Single Pitch Lead Climbing Courses - Details

AMGA SPI Course, KY

  The AMGA provides training and the only nationally and internationally recognized certifications in the USA for Climbing Instructors and Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering Guides. The AMGA is the sole representative in the US for the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) and Climbing Instructor Certifications (endorsed by the UIAA). The AMGA is recognized worldwide as the highest American standard of training and certification for instructors and guides. AMGA certification is now the standard in the USA. Click here for more information on the American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor Course Click here to book an AMGA Program online You can also call us on 1-888-284-8433 to book over the phone or email us with questions at

At Kentucky from 02 May 15 08:00 to 04 May 15 05:00 - Hosted by Karsten Delap - AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Courses - Details

Rock Climbing 101 Course

This is hands down our most popular course! The two day course is ideal for people wanting to learn the foundational skills to set up top ropes and begin climbing rock by themselves. This course teaches the solid set of skills needed to get out and start rock climbing and is a mix of ground school lessons along with lots of actual rock climbing! We cover everything from climbing movement and correct belaying techniques to creating top rope set ups and anchors to climbing equipment selection, use and storage. We have created this course to set up the participant for our more in depth Rock Climbing 201 and specialized Intermediate Level Courses such as the Single Pitch Rescue and Lead Climbing Courses. Topics Covered: Climbing movement and bouldering skills Knots and rope work skills Belaying and rappelling, communication in climbing Climbing equipment showing you what you need, what you don't need as well as looking at storage and proper use Creating anchors using Natural components (trees, boulders) and bolt anchors for top rope climbing set ups Reading climbing topos and deciphering climbing grades Leave no Trace wilderness skills, climbing history and ethics Debunking common myths in climbing and climbing equipment Lots of Climbing!   To go to the Main Rock Climbing 101 Course Information Page Click Here Click Here to Book Course  

At North Carolina from 02 May 15 09:00 to 03 May 15 05:00 - Hosted by Ron Funderburke - Rock Climbing 101 Courses - Details

AMGA SPI Assessment, KY

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Assessment Exam. The AMGA provides training and the only nationally and internationally recognized certifications in the USA for Climbing Instructors and Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering Guides. The AMGA is the sole representative in the US for the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) and Climbing Instructor Certifications (endorsed by the UIAA). The AMGA is recognized worldwide as the highest American standard of training and certification for instructors and guides. AMGA certification is now the standard in the USA. Click here for more information on the American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor Assessment Click here to book an AMGA Program online You can also call us on 1-888-284-8433 to book over the phone or email us with questions at

At Kentucky from 09 May 15 08:00 to 10 May 15 05:00 - Hosted by Karsten Delap - AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Assessments - Details

AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Course, NC

This AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Course is located at Camp Blue Star, Hendersonville, NC   Click here for more information on the American Mountain Guides Association Climbing Wall Instructor Program   Click here to book an AMGA Program online   You can also call us on 1-888-284-8433 to book over the phone or email us with questions at

At North Carolina from 12 May 15 00:00 to 14 May 15 00:00 - Hosted by Karsten Delap - AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor Courses - Details

AMGA SPI Course, NC

  The AMGA provides training and the only nationally and internationally recognized certifications in the USA for Climbing Instructors and Rock, Alpine and Ski Mountaineering Guides. The AMGA is the sole representative in the US for the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) and Climbing Instructor Certifications (endorsed by the UIAA). The AMGA is recognized worldwide as the highest American standard of training and certification for instructors and guides. AMGA certification is now the standard in the USA. Click here for more information on the American Mountain Guides Association Single Pitch Instructor Course Click here to book an AMGA Program online You can also call us on 1-888-284-8433 to book over the phone or email us with questions at

At North Carolina from 16 May 15 08:00 to 18 May 15 05:00 - Hosted by Ron Funderburke - AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Courses - Details