Activity Level

We have active classes for every fitness level, novice to vigorous. These guidelines will help you select the level of adventure that's right for you.

 

(1) Relaxed: Outdoor learning at its most relaxed.

Climbing: Easy climbing on indoor structures.

Paddling: Very protected bodies of water for short periods of time. No significant mileage.

Hiking: Walking on well-marked trails or in urban areas for 2 miles or less, and with little to no elevation change. Altitude is below 3000 ft.

Cycling: Learning to ride in a controlled environment with no bike or car traffic. No significant mileage.

 

 

(2) Easy Active: Great for newcomers to outdoor adventures.

Climbing: Short, easy hike to outdoor climbing area. Climbs are for beginners and are rated 5.5 - 5.9. Altitude is below 7000 ft.

Paddling: Protected bodies of water or mild conditions close to shore, for distances of 3 miles or less. Chance of capsize is minimal.

Hiking: Well marked trails in flat or rolling terrain with some possible steep sections. Elevation changes of up to 1000 feet over distances of less than 5 miles per day. Altitude is below 7000 ft.

Cycling: Riding in flat or rolling terrain with possible short steep hills (which can be walked), for distances of less than 15 miles. Riding pace is slow.

 

 

(3) Moderate: For active outdoor novices and above.

Climbing: Hikes into climbing areas may include moderate elevation gains, and be several miles long. Climbs are designed to challenge those ready, but accommodate beginners, and are rated 5.7 - 5.10 and below. Altitude is below 10,000 ft.

Paddling: Semi protected bodies of water or near shore, for distances of up to 12 miles. Wind and waves and current may be present, but are manageable. Chance of capsize is moderate, or may be a part of the curriculum.

Hiking: Trails in rolling terrain with some steep sections. Elevation changes of up to 3000 feet over distances of up to 10 miles per day hiking, or 6 miles per day backpacking. Altitude is below 10,000 ft.

Cycling: Riding in rolling terrain with some steeper and/or longer hills, at distances up to 25 miles. Riding pace is moderate.

 

 

(4) Vigorous: Recommended for fit outdoor enthusiasts

Climbing: Hikes into climbing areas may include significant elevation gains, and be several miles long. Climbs are designed to challenge advanced beginners and intermediates, and are rated above 5.7 - 5.11. Altitude is below 12,000 ft.

Paddling: Larger, un-protected bodies of water, for distances up to 15 miles. Open water crossings limited to less than 2 miles. Wind and waves and current are likely present. Chance of capsize is increased, or may be a part of the curriculum.

Hiking: Trails in rolling or steep terrain, with elevation changes of up to 5000 feet, over distances of up to 15 miles per day hiking, or 10 miles per day backpacking. Altitude is below 12,000 ft.

Cycling: Riding in rolling to steep terrain with extended climbs and descents at distances up to 35 miles. Riding pace is moderately fast and sustained.

 

 

(5) Strenuous: Designed for very fit outdoor enthusiasts.

Climbing: Hikes into climbing areas may include significant elevation gains, and be several miles long. Climbs are designed to challenge intermediates, and are rated above 5.9. Altitude may exceed 12,000 ft.

Paddling: Large, un-protected bodies of water, with wind up to 25 knots and waves of 2 - 3 feet, for distances of up to 15 miles. Designed to challenge intermediate paddlers in tough conditions. Chance of capsize is possible, or may be a part of the curriculum.

Hiking: trails in steep terrain, with elevation changes of up more than 5000 feet, over distances of more than 20 miles per day hiking, or more than 12 miles per day backpacking. Altitude may exceed 12,000 ft.

Cycling: Riding in steep terrain with extended climbs and descents, at distances of more than 40 miles. Riding pace is fast and sustained.