Rock Climbing - 30 Day

Rock Climbing - 30 Day


  • Comprehensive, accelerated immersion into traditional climbing
  • 12-14 hiking days, 16-18 climbing days in a remote, alpine setting
  • Climbing suitable for beginners and experts alike
  • Develop your backcountry travel skills with NOLS on this unique expedition
  • Exposure to rock-rescue skills
This backcountry climbing expedition is a comprehensive immersion into the sport of traditional (trad) rock climbing. You'll learn the fundamentals of climbing as well as backcountry living and travel skills amidst some of Wyoming's famous sheer granite walls and towering spires.

Your instructors will emphasize skills such as movement on rock, rope systems, anchors, rappelling and belaying, protection placement, risk management, and lead climbing philosophy. You'll have ample opportunity to practice your climbing skills as you develop a strong foundation in wilderness ethics away from the frontcountry crags.

With a student to instructor ratio of 4:1, you'll get the personal attention necessary to develop your climbing and backcountry skills rapidly.


Location NOLS Rocky Mountain
Tuition $5,700 Learn about Financial Aid
Equipment Deposit $350
Minimum Age 16
Duration 30 Days
Type Classic
Start/End Lander, Wyoming
Fly in/out Casper, Wyoming
College Credit
  • 6 Credit Hours
  • 2 Hours Skills Practicum
  • 2 Hours Risk Assessment
  • 2 Hours Environmental Studies
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High School Credit
  • 1.5 Carnegie Units
  • 0.5 CUs Physical Education
  • 1 CU Leadership
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“Not only was the increase in physical awareness and ability rewarding, but the mental and emotional gains were extremely meaningful and appreciated.”

-Maya H.