Rock climbing and Rappelling

There are two magnificent places to rock climb and rappel here in the Chimney Rock Village area: Inside Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, and at the Rumbling Bald Climbing Access area on Boys Camp Road.

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State park has partnered with the Southeast’s leader in climber education, Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School, to offer guests all levels of rock climbing instruction with a variety of routes to try.

Rock climbing and rappelling adventures are available to individuals, families, and groups (school, church, scout, and corporate) year-round, weather permitting.

Book a two-hour, half day, or full-day climb at Chimney Rock:

Located less than five minutes from the heart of the Village, Rumbling Bald Climbing Access is a fantastic climbing destination for those wanting to learn or refine their crack climbing skills and it is a great winter climbing destination with its south-facing aspect. With both single and multi-pitch climbs at all levels, the Bald is great for beginners and advanced climbers alike.

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