Pisgah Climbing is now Cultivate Climbing! Same guides, same adventure, same fun; just a different name! This website will soon be redirecting to the Cultivate Climbing Guides website. In 1994, Climbmax Mountain Guides was founded. We are proud to continue Stuart and Climbmax's legacy as Cultivate Climbing Guides, Western North Carolina's longest running, and most experienced, provider of outdoor climbing experiences and climbing instruction. With over 25 years of experience, coupled with upholding a standard that all our climbing instructors and guides maintain certifications through the American Mountain Guides' Association, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Interested in climbing in one of our indoor rock gyms? Check out our website at www.cultivateclimbing.com
Our mission is to support and inspire the sharing of outdoor adventures through professional education, stewardship, and inclusivity.
We provide guided climbing experiences and expert, up to date, instruction for new and experienced, young and well aged, and individuals and groups. We also provide training for those aspiring to become instructors, camp programs seeking to help their climbing staff provide high quality experiences for their campers, and run our own summer camps for teens. In addition to all this, we maintain a solid relationship with Climbmax. Pisgah Climbing manages the outdoor aspects of their summers camps and many of our guides are instructors for them.
Where do YOU want to go?
Where We Guide
We are fully permitted to guide nearly anywhere in Pisgah National Forest, which is where we do most our climbing and our namesake, North Carolina State Parks, and most Carolina Climbers' Coalition owned properties. We also do work in Sand Rock in Alabama, some areas of the Red River Gorge in Kentucky, and a few various other climbing areas around the Southeast. Our most commonly visited area are places such as Looking Glass Rock in Southern Pisgah, Linville Gorge in the Boone area, and Rumbling Bald in Chimney Rock State Park. Scroll down to check out where we climb most commonly!