Backpack/Climb NC

Basic Itinerary:

Monday: Meet at Riley’s Lock 7:00am.  Drive down to Linville Gorge Wilderness Area.
Tuesday: Rock Climb, Rappelling, Tyrolean Traverse.  Camp in the gorge.
Wednesday: Load-up backpacking gear, hike down into gorge and explore.  Camp in gorge
Thursday: Swim and play in natural waterslides. Camp in gorge
Friday: Continue backpacking down gorge, swimming, waterfalling, canyoneering along the way.  Camp along gorge.
Saturday: Hike out and cleanup in river before heading back to Riley’s Lock.  ETA between 7:00-8:00pm


Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, NC

  • CoEd Ages 12-17
    Week 4 (July 1st-6th)
  • $1075/week
  • Availability

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If you are a camper looking for your next big adventure this summer, then look no further as Linville Gorge has everything you desire.  Linville Gorge is a 38 mile long and 1400 ft deep canyon that cuts through western North Carolina.  The wilderness area has pristine waterfalls, secluded trails, multi-pitch rock climbing, cliff jump, and natural waterslides.  The week will be all about finding these hidden treasures.  We begin the week with a multi-pitch rock climbing adventure before we head deep into the wilderness.  Tuesday-Friday we will be traverse the gorge, navigating the web of trails, creeks, canyons, and waterfalls.  This week is no ordinary walk through the woods.

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