Introduction to Outdoor Climbing for Families

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$85 for REI Members

$105 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Minimum age 8
  • Group size 10 people

Come learn the basics of rock climbing outdoors. We'll focus on building solid fundamental skills, such as belaying, crack-climbing technique and face-climbing technique. If you've only climbed inside or you're looking to explore rock climbing for the first time, this is your opportunity to practice with professional rock climbing instructors. We provide harnesses, helmets and all the necessary gear for you and your family to try out this fun and challenging sport! Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

  • Introduce basic safety concepts and the role of the individual climber within the climbing system
  • how to climb for personal enjoyment and as a potential lifelong pursuit for the whole family
  • provide participants with an awareness of how to become a safe and responsible climber

What to bring with you

Map image of Interstate State Park - Taylors Falls, MN

More directions and information

Questions? Call our Local Experiences team at 1-877-819-3810 or email us at All Minnesota State Parks require a daily or annual parking pass which can be purchased at the park office.