Get Outside

PRG Guide Services has been guiding east coast crags for over 25 years. As the region’s most experienced and most knowledgeable 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.
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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

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 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 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

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

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
  • A great way to learn to lead climb outside!
  • 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

Outdoor Sport Anchors Class

Learn how to clean sport anchors! This two hour class covers how to get all your gear back on outdoor sport-climbing routes.
  • Everything you need to know to clean sport anchors outside on your own
  • Small group learning
  • Gear recommendations provided during class

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!


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

  • What Covid-19 Precautions Will Be In Place?

    Please visit our Covid-19 Information Center for the most up-to date info. We will be taking the same precautions outside as we do inside the gyms.

  • 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 schedule an alternative service.


  • 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.

    We also suggest you bring plenty of snacks and water for your day trips. There is also a Walmart and a climbing gear shop near the New River Gorge to purchase items when you get there.

    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. 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!