If you have questions about enrollment or including families/guests on a particular alumni trip, then contact:
NOLS Alumni Department
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.
*Base camping can feel luxurious but daily climbing means challenging days and sore muscles.
"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."