Q: Do I need any prior climbing experience to join a rock climbing course with NOLS?
NOLS offers courses to everyone, regardless of their level of climbing experience. It is important to note that we do not have courses specifically tailored to beginners, intermediate, or advanced climbers. Our courses are designed to accommodate individuals with a wide range of climbing backgrounds and abilities. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced climber, NOLS provides opportunities for individuals to develop their skills and knowledge in rock climbing.
Q: What equipment do I need to bring for a rock climbing course?
A detailed gear list will be provided upon registration. You can rent or purchase all necessary technical climbing equipment, including harnesses, helmets, climbing shoes, ropes, and protection from us. You'll need to bring appropriate outdoor clothing and personal items.
Q: Are NOLS rock climbing courses suitable for all ages?
NOLS offers rock climbing courses for a range of ages and abilities. While some courses may have specific age requirements, we have options available for both youth and adults. Please refer to individual course descriptions for age restrictions and our essential eligibility criteria.
Q: Are NOLS rock climbing courses physically demanding?
Rock climbing courses require a moderate level of physical fitness and strength. You should be prepared to engage in physical activity throughout the course, including hiking, climbing, and carrying a backpack.