Women's Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing

9:00 AM  –  3:00 PM

Red Rocks Climbing Area


  • Fitness level  2: Easy Active
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Group size: 6
  • Instructor: REI AMGA Certified Climbing Instructor

Join REI to learn the fundamentals of outdoor rock climbing in this hands-on experience. We'll focus on building the skills you need to continue your climbing journey, including proper belay techniques to keep your fellow women climbers protected while they're off the ground. We'll cover necessary knots and give you the chance to practice basic outdoor climbing techniques, with some personalized instruction along the way. REI will provide all of the necessary climbing equipment for this great first-time experience.

  • Learn how to belay other climbers while they're off the ground
  • Learn to tie the basic climbing knots and practice good rope management
  • Learn the basics of climbing movement and technique
  • Practice your new skills with ample opportunities to climb multiple outdoor climbing routes
  • Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult

Red Rocks Climbing Area

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More directions and information

Redrock, off Highway 128, is the main climbing area in Gloucester. Here you'll find mostly top-rope routes up to 60 feet high, along with some fixed gear routes for sport climbing and cracks for traditional leading. One of the most popular traditional lead routes is a beginner climb called Zipper. Many of the climbs have bolted anchors at the top, making it easy and quick to set up.