The Mission of Vertical Heartland Climbing School is to teach rock climbing skills including, climber safety, physical movement and body awareness, technical equipment usage and methods, communication with others and respect for the vertical environment. We believe that the experience of rock climbing can foster personal development, accomplishment, camaraderie, confidence and self control.
|Who climbs with us?|
|Children 3 years and up|
|What will I need?|
|Comfortable clothing (appropriate for the weather)|
|Sneakers or hikers for approach to the climbing area|
|Light weight socks to wear with our rock shoes|
|Plenty of water|
|Transportation to the climbing site|
|Personal equipment is subject to approval by our staff|
Open days and season:
Climbing services are available year round, seven days a week. Winter sunshine on the South face area of Draper's Bluff can easily provide a 10 to 15 degree temperature increase.
Personal and group outings are scheduled by reservation. Reservations are preferred at least two weeks in advance. Reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of a 50% deposit. The balance is due at the time of the course, payable by check or money order. Deposits are refundable if cancellation occurs seven days or more prior to the course. Inclement weather can cause course postponement.
Contact us for prices and more information.
Vertical Heartland Climbing School
5050 Lick Creek Road
Buncombe, IL 62912
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