Get Outside

PRG Guide Services has been guiding east coast crags for over 25 years. As the region’s most experienced and most knowledgable climbing guides, we are passionate about getting new and experienced climbers alike on real rock.

 

Extraordinarily experienced and hyper-specialized in climbing, our AMGA certified instructors and head guides will deliver the very best service and instruction around.
Let’s plan your next adventure.

 

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Day at the Rocks

Looking for a way to meet new climbing friends and try something new? Under the care of our expert guides, come out and spend half a day of climbing at beautiful Ralph Stover State Park. This is the easiest way around to start climbing outside. Reservations are required, and events tend to sell out quickly, so don’t wait!
  • Multiple dates throughout the entire outdoor season (spring through fall)
  • Climb outside at beautiful Ralph Stover State Park
  • All rental equipment is provided, if needed

Half Day Private Guiding

The perfect option if you’re looking for individualized experience on local real rock. Our expert guides will tailor your half day trip to suit your needs.

  • Access local areas such as High Rocks at Ralph Stover State Park
  • Led by expert, knowledgeable PRG Guides
  • All rental equipment included, if needed

Full Day Private Guiding

Spend a full day on real rock with our expert guides. Full day options allow us to customize and tailor your trip to the fullest, ensuring that you get the most guidance and instruction available in a single day. Full day guided trips are great for beginners and established climbers alike, who are looking to get the most out of their outdoor experience. No previous experience required.
  • Access local crags such as High Rocks at Ralph Stover State Park
  • Customize your outdoor experience with our expert, knowledgable guides
  • All rental equipment included, if needed

Half Day Group Package

Half Day Groups perfect option for any group, school, or organization looking for adventure in their backyard! This package includes three hours of outdoor climbing at your favorite local crag, led by our expert team.
  • Three hours of outdoor top rope climbing
  • Expert PRG Guides to set up and operate the safety ropes for your group
  • All rental equipment provided, including harness, climbing shoes, and helmets

Full Day Group Package

The perfect option for any group, school, or organization looking to expand their horizons or take their team to new heights! This package includes six hours of outdoor climbing at your favorite local crag, led by our expert team.
  • Six hours of outdoor climbing, including top rope climbing and rappelling
  • Expert PRG Guides to set up and operate the safety ropes for your group
  • All rental equipment provided, including harness, climbing shoes, and helmets

Climbing Merit Badge (Outdoor)

This course covers all of the Scout Climbing Merit Badge requirements-including rappelling, belaying, knot tying, technical climbing, and more. Classes held at Ralph Stover State Park.
  • Program fully meets all of the requirements for the Climbing Merit Badge
  • Expert PRG instructors (BSA certified Merit Badge Counselors available)
  • Free rental equipment for all participants

Adult Expeditions

Weekend adventures adults 21 and up. Sign up for one of the trips to explore some of the greatest climbing the east coast has to offer, including the New River Gorge, the Red River Gorge, and more.
  • Multi-Day Guided Trips to some of the best climbing spots on the east coast
  • Take your climbing to the next level with hands-on learning and customized instruction
  • Trips are scheduled spring through fall

Top Rope Anchors Class

This two-day class is focused on the fundamentals of setting up Top Rope Anchors in two scenarios commonly found in today’s established climbing areas: Two Point Fixed Anchors and Natural Anchors from nearby trees.
picture from top rope anchors the class
  • Everything you need to know to Top Rope outside on your own
  • Gear recommendations provided during class, and get 20% off all items purchased through PRG!
  • Previous outdoor climbing experience is recommended

Custom Guiding

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Let’s make your dream trip a reality. Tell us your idea, and we’ll tell you how we can make it happen!
  • Get a quote: Send us an email to get started today!

GUIDE SERVICE FAQs

Please note: All trips require a $150 deposit at the time of booking.

  • What happens if it rains?

    Rain is an (un)fortunate part of outdoor climbing! If it looks like inclement weather on the date of your scheduled trip, your guide will notify you a few days in advance. They will work with you to reschedule your trip, or provide an indoor alternative at any one of our several indoor locations at a lessor rate.

     

  • Do you require a deposit?

    All guide services require a $150 deposit to guarantee your reservation. Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance. The deposit is refundable up to two weeks before the booked date, and transferable up to one week prior to the booked date, after which time it can no longer be applied toward an alternate booking.

  • What is the maximum number of participants I can bring?

    Maximums typically vary by service and location. Please email us for additional information.

  • What kind of clothes should I wear?

    We recommend non-restrictive, athletic clothing and sneakers or hiking shoes. Weather can be somewhat unpredictable so come prepared! Bring layers and pack rain gear just in case.

  • What else should I bring with me?

    Every participant will need a completed waiver to participate in guided trips, signed by a parent or legal guardian if under the age of 18.

    We also suggest you bring plenty of snacks and water for your day trips.

    For multi-day trips, please check your trip details for additional information, or email us with questions.

  • Are there any requirements for climbing with PRG Guides?

    All participants must have a completed waiver form, by a parent or guardian if the participant is under 18. All participants are guests of the PRG and are required to obey all PRG rules.

Still have a question? Send us an email and speak to speak with our team today!

Upcoming Events

Nov 29 - Jan 30

Youth Programs: Session 2

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Session 2 starts November 29th. Register today!

Nov 30 - Mar 26

PRG Study Hall for Kids

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Join us at the wall for PRG Study Hall!

Dec 12 - Oct 24

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Virtual Tour

Join the Philadelphia Rock Gyms for the best in outdoor films as we present the first ever, Banff Mountain Film Festival Virtual Tour!

Jan 05 - Mar 1

2021 Summer Camp | Pre-Registration

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Take your summer to new heights!

Jan 09 - Mar 28

Kids Bouldering Club

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Drop-in friendly bouldering club for kids!

Jan 11 - Jan 31

2021 Jumpstarter

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Choose from our amazing offers to get yourself a once-in-a-lifetime deal and help your local PRG on the road to recovery.

Jan 18 - Jan 31

New Year, New Gear

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Refresh your gear for 2021 with discounts up to 25%

Jan 20 - Feb 7

Winter Membership Sale 2021

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Looking for a fun new hobby? This is it.

Jan 30 - Jan 30

Summer Camp Open Houses

PRG Oaks, Wyncote & Fishtown

Jan 31 - Jan 31

Summer Camp Open Houses

PRG Coatesville & East Falls

Kids climb FREE!

Jan 31 - Mar 27

Youth Programs: Session 3

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Session 3 starts January 31st. Register today!

Feb 05

Parents’ Night Out

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Drop the kids off for 4 hours of fun!

Feb 06

COVID FRIENDLY Winter Burn

PRG Oaks and PRG Wyncote

Join us for the Winter Burn! We’re modifying our ever popular Burn Series to abide by COVID restrictions. Register Now!

Feb 12 - Feb 16

Kids’ Day Off Camp | Feb 12-16

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Day Off? Climb On!

Jul 26 - Aug 20

Youth NRG Expedition

New River Gorge, WV

Youth climbers, experience world class climbing in the New River Gorge, WV!

PRG Oaks

Philadelphia Rock Gyms - Oaks, E-520 E, Oaks, PA, USA

Phone: 877.822.7673 ext. 2

PRG Coatesville

Philadelphia Rock Gyms - Coatesville, Mount Airy Road, Coatesville, PA, USA

Phone: 877.822.7673 ext. 1

PRG East Falls

Philadelphia Rock Gyms - East Falls, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Phone: 877.822.7673 ext. 3

PRG Wyncote

827 Glenside Ave, Wyncote, PA 19095, USA

Phone: 877.822.7673 ext. 4

PRG Fishtown

2412 E York St, Philadelphia, PA 19125, USA

Phone: 877.822.7673 ext. 5