Rock Climbing - Alumni

Credit: Lindsay Nohl

Rock Climbing - Alumni

Alumni Trip: Friends and family welcome

Tailored for climbers of all experience levels, these trips focus on skills including climbing techniques, knots, rope handling, belaying, anchors, protection placement, traditional and sport climbing systems, rappelling, and lead climbing theory. You'll might develop face and crack climbing skills and gain experience with multi-pitch climbing.

You will work hard during this trip, but you will play hard as well. And you will leave with the skills necessary to climb in the wilderness long after the end of the trip. No matter your climbing background, your instructors will challenge and improve your techniques. 

This is a great trip for non-grad guests and family.




Upcoming Trip Locations
Adirondack State Park, New York: Venture into the wilds of this park, which spans 6 million acres and is home to over 3,000 climbing routes. The Park’s shady granite crags, classic lines, sweeping vistas, and fiery foliage make this the perfect fall climbing destination.

Red Rocks National Conservation Area, Nevada: Come enjoy desert climbing at its finest in this sandstone paradise. Typically sunny and warm while we are there, it is a great environment to climb all day. Red Rocks has a variety multi-pitch climbs also for those looking to build that skillset.


*Base camping can feel luxurious but daily climbing means challenging days and sore muscles.



2019 Dates

Feb. 10 – Feb. 16, 2019

Tuition: $1,750
Details: Red Rocks in Nevada


All course information at a glance




7 days

Minimum Age

16 yrs.


Course Description, Logistics, and Gear List - Red Rocks


Las Vegas

Fly in/out

Las Vegas

Skills learned

Rock Climbing

Additional Details

Typical Female/Male Mix: 40/60

What Our Grads Say

"Our alumni climbing trip was a fantastic few days. As a couple with a wide range of climbing abilities, my wife and I were amazed at how effectively the instructors created climbing options appealing to
the full spectrum of experience within the group. The Instructor team also enabled a fantastic group dynamic by balancing teaching with facilitating fun opportunities. We'll be back on another trip soon."

— Ethan & Coco Meers, Chicago, IL


If you have questions about enrollment or including families/guests on a particular alumni trip, then contact:

NOLS Alumni Department

Other Alumni Courses