Leavenworth Rock Guides: Private Rock Climbing Programs 

Leavenworth Rock Guides Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing Course with the Northwest Mountain School

Trip: Leavenworth Rock Guides

Course: Private or Custom Rock Climbing Programs

Dates: March - October

Cost: $90 to $375 per day

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Cost Includes
Guide fee, use of climbing harness, climbing helmet, all group climbing equipment including a climbing rack.
Cost Does Not Include
Transportation to/from Leavenworth, personal food, water, and clothing, rock climbing shoes. Shoes can be rented at Leavenworth Mountain Sports at 509-548-7864.

Client to Guide Ratio: 1:1 to 6:1

Full program details and equipment list will be sent when you book your private climbing program.
Hiring a private rock guide allows you to choose the time you start and end your climb program, and lets you focus on exactly the type of climbing or the climbing skills training that you are interested in. We have American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) Certified Rock Guides available upon request to take you up just about any route in the Leavenworth area. Most of the rock guiding we do in Leavenworth is organized privately and we can organize any program listed on our website as a privately guided program. Itineraries other than those listed on our website are also available. Groups or individuals welcome.

John Race and Olivia Cussen have both received full IFMGA/UIAGM certification by completing their AMGA certifications in the Rock, Alpine, and Ski guiding disciplines. The standard at which guides are certified in these programs is high enough that they have been certified to guide routes "on-sight", which means that they routinely guide in spots that they have not previously visited. All guides do need a permit to guide anywhere on public lands, but in most cases this can be arranged through NMS's own permits or through those held by other guide services with which NMS is allied.


Contact the office to book or discuss private rock climbing programs.


Varies with what type of program you want to set up.


To register for this course you should complete our domestic climbing application and return it to the Northwest Mountain School office. You can complete our online registration here. Once you have completed your application you can make your deposit or full payment here. It is best to call our office at 509-548-5823 to make sure that space is available on your selected program. Space is allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This program takes place on US Forest Service lands under a commercial-outfitter and guide permit. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs & activities and is an equal opportunity provider and employer.