Here’s a list of all the rock climbing guiding companies located in North Carolina:

Fox Mountain School Logo

Company: Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School


Phone: 888-284-8433


Headquarters: North Carolina

Specialties: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering

Summary: Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School in the Southeast region because of many factors, all of which stem from their pursuit of “Excellence in Guiding and Instruction.” They are proud of their company and, as with many guide services, the core of  their company is their Instructors and Guides.


Appalachian Mountain Institute Logo

Company: Appalachian Mountain Institute


Phone: 828-577-0335,  301-514-2115


Headquarters: Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

Specialties: Rock Climbing, Traditional Climbing, Ice Climbing

Summary: Appalachian Mountain Institute provides you with a fun and exciting outdoor adventure on the cliffs of North Carolina near Asheville and Brevard. AMI climbing guides are happy to provide guided beginner climbing trips and advanced guided multipitch rock climbing trips. AMI will provide you with all necessary climbing gear you need and the knowledge and skilled AMGA certified climbing guides to have a fun rock climbing experience.


Granite Arches Climbing Center Logo

Company: Granite Arches Climbing Guides


Phone: 423- 413-1432

Headquarters: North Carolina

Specialties: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering

Summary: Their focus is to help you efficiently reach your climbing goals, while developing superior risk management awareness and technical skill proficiency.


Climbmax Climbing Guide Logo
Company: Climbmax Climbing


Phone: 828-252-9996


Headquarters: Asheville, North Carolina

Specialties: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering

Summary: Climbmax Climbing is the region’s premiere center for rock climbing programs and outdoor adventure.


Rock Dimensions Logo

Company: Rock Dimensions’ Climbing Adventure Camp


Phone: 828- 265-3544 , 888-595-6009


Headquarters: Boone, North Carolina

Specialties: Rock Climbing

Summary: Rock Dimensions’ Climbing Adventure Camp provides five days of land-based outdoor activities that includes Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Caving, Ropes/Challenge Course and Climbing Tower. The climbing days are suitable for beginning climbers and those who have some basic experience in a gym or outdoors.



These companies also guide in North Carolina (but are not headquartered in North Carolina):

Peregrine Climbing Guides Logo

Company: Peregrine Climbing Guides


Phone: 803-629-6590


Headquarters: Tuscaloosa, AL

Specialties: Guiding and instruction for all levels of rock climbers. They will also guide waterfall ice.

Summary: A small guiding service founded in 2011 with guides prepared to assist in learning basic or advanced techniques or to accompany you on your bigger rock climbing pursuits. They’re stationed for Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina but are willing to travel with you anywhere in the US.



Company: Professional Climbing Guides Institute


Phone: 760-937-3506


Headquarters: Bishop, California

Specialties: Rock climbing, summer mountaineering, waterfall ice climbing, backcountry skiing, guide training, summer and winter instruction and custom guiding. They guide at: Crowders Mountain State Park, NC, Pilot Mountain State Park, NC, and Stone Mountain State Park, NC.

Summary: Professional Climbing Guides Institute (PCGI) is a registered non-profit organization. Professional Climbing Guides Institute (PCGI) develops and governs nationally recognized training, assessment and certification programs for rock climbing instruction and guiding. PCGI programs are designed to serve current professional and aspiring rock climbing guides and rock climbing instructors, university/college rock climbing program leaders, youth program rock climbing leaders, climbing club/association leaders and recreational climbers seeking to improve safety and efficiency.


Did we accidentally miss anybody? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll make sure they’re put on the list!