Rock Climbing Clinics: Learn to Climb Outside

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Sun’s out guns out! Moving through the crux of Fantasy Land (5.9), Stone Hill.

These programs are designed for those looking to either start rock climbing or those who are ready to climb outside the gym.

In these day clinics we’ll cover the fundamentals of movement over rock, as well as rope work and anchor building. Those who complete this intro to rock clinic will gain a thorough understanding of outdoor climbing and will have hands-on experience for safe and fun outings to the crags.

You will learn:

  • Knots

  • Belaying and Rope Work

  • Rappelling

  • Climbing Technique

  • Communication

  • Top Rope Anchors


  • Day 1: Meet at the tennis courts by Grouse Mountain Lodge at 9 a.m. From there we offer complimentary shuttle service to Stone Hill, where we’ll begin the day’s instruction. We will cover safety basics, fundamentals of movement and rope work. The day will finish by 5 p.m., when we will establish camp at Camp 32. (Those wishing to return home for the evening will have to provide their own transportation).

  • Day 2: After breakfast we will head out for a full day of climbing at Stone Hill! Nothing beats waking up at the crag and enjoying a full day to practice your newfound skills. We will return to Whitefish around 5 p.m.



These programs take place exclusively at Stone Hill, due to the area’s diverse climbing options and fantastic weather.

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The black, quartzite bluffs distinct to the Lake Koocanusa area.

The crags at Stone Hill above Lake Koocanusa offer some of the highest quality rock climbing in northwest Montana. Soaring, black quartzite bluffs distinguish the area from the densely forested foothills surrounding it. Stone Hill is known for its smooth texture, thin holds and dead-vertical faces. If you’re looking for a unique climbing getaway, let us show you the best of what Stone Hill has to offer.

ROUTES: 500+
DIFFICULTY: 5.7 – 5.12d

Participants will stay the night at the crag, which offers great camping options and swimming nearby. The nearest town, Rexford, is very close and offers a general store, swimming beach and pub/restaurant.

Columbia Falls is located in northwest Montana and is known as “The Gateway to Glacier.”

The town is also a short drive from the North Fork of the Flathead River, and is surrounded by the Whitefish, Livingston and Swan mountain ranges and several national and state forests. While small, it’s a prime destination for skiing, hiking and camping, with enough amenities to keep you more than comfortable.

Drive times to Columbia Falls:

Glacier International Airport (FCA): 15 min.
Missoula International Airport (MSO): 2-3 hrs.
Whitefish Train Depot: 20 min.

Hotels: River Rock Hostel, Historic Tamarack Lodge, Whitefish Lake Lodge, Grouse Mountain Lodge, call us for more suggestions!

Cost includes:


Group gear

Transportation from the office

Does not include:


Hotel costs before, during, or after the trips

Transportation from lodging to office

Equipment rental

Ready to book? You have the option to either call and book via phone or through our secure Online Reservation System.

Need more information?

Free inquiries can be made by calling us at 877-735-9514 or emailing Greg Fortin, owner and lead guide.

All participants must read and sign an Assumption of Risks/Liability Waiver, fill out our Guide Questionnaire and agree to our Reservations and Cancellations Policies.