with Granite Arches Climbing Guides
What we offer:
Granite Arches Climbing Services offers private rock climbing instruction and guiding
in Tennessee locations including the
Wall (T-wall), Foster Falls, Sunset Rock, and other lesser known
areas in Tennessee. Granite Arches'
intensive instruction and guiding can help both beginning and more advanced
climbers meet their
goals with maximum enjoyment, efficiency
and safety. Guided instruction is personalized and can cover beginner, intermediate, lead climbing,
self-rescue and guide training.
Guided instruction and climbing is tailored to the client's goals, is
highly personalized, and is loosely organized around the
following knowledge suites:
Outdoor Rock Climbing (belaying, climbing technique,
Top Rope Setup
(rock and tree analysis, rigging
options, ERNEST analysis, etc.)
Climbing (technique, natural anchors,
multi-pitch, rope management, etc.)
Climbing (single-point protection systems,
complex anchors, mock leads, etc.)
Skills (knot passes, raises, lowers, ascensions,
Who we are:
Granite Arches has the highest trained climbing guides working in TN.
Swis Stockton and Rod Thomas are both American Mountain Guides
Association (AMGA) Certified Rock Instructors (the new name for Level
1 Rock Guide).
Swis has guided extensively in the U.S.,
Ecuador, and Peru on rock, snow and ice. Additionally, Swis has
taught climbing for Red Top Meadows Center in Jackson Wyoming,
guided for North Carolina Outward Bounds School, and developed and
implemented the climbing program for the University of Georgia
to learn about our guiding and instructional trips in Tennessee and the
more information about our Tennessee
click the appropriate link at left. We also send our
guides to VA, SC, WV, and GA.
Granite Arches Climbing Guides
Asheville, NC, USA
Chattanooga, TN USA
Johnson City, TN USA
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Phone: (423) 413-1432
by Granite Arches Climbing Guides
Granite Arches holds a special
users' permit to operate in the
National Forests of North Carolina
snow, and ice climbing and related activities are inherently dangerous.
We try to manage the risks of climbing, but no guarantee of safety is
provided or implied. You may be injured or killed while climbing.