All Chimney Rock Park Climbing Bookings

Please read though all the following information carefully and save this page or print it off now for your records. Your guide will contact you once via email before this booking (unless it is a last minute booking then they may not have chance to). Please call (1-888-284-8433) or email the office or your guide if you have any questions about your booking.

Meeting Time: Chimney Rock Guided days normally meet at 9am unless otherwise arranged. We also offer 9am and 3pm Two Hour Lessons, so arrive for whichever you have booked.

Directions: All our Chimney Rock climbing bookings meet at our base at Chimney Rock Park, just outside the ‘Cliff Dwellers Store’. Click here for Chimney Rock Park driving directions. Click here for Chimney Rock Park driving directions.

Guides’ Contact Information: Click here for a list of our guides’ email and cell phone numbers.

Cancellation Policies: To have made this booking you must have already read and agreed to our cancellation policies. Please click here to review these policies if you wish and contact the FMG office if you have any questions.

Travel Insurance: We strongly suggest you look into ‘travel insurance’ as this may protect you from losing your money if you have to cancel your booking at the last minute. We have done research and have had good feedback from clients that have used AIG Travel Guard. We think it is a prudent way to protect your course and money if you have to cancel your booking.

Waivers: Click here for the Chimney Rock Park Waiver. Please print one for each participant and bring them with you. Review the information and call or email the FMG office if you have any questions. Parents/Guardians must sign any participant’s waiver under the age of 18 years old.

What To Bring For The Two Hour Clinic Bookings:

  • Clothes appropriate for the season. You may wear shorts or long pants if you wish. Wear clothing to be ‘active’ in and water proof jackets are a good idea on all trips. Bring a sun hat for summer trips and for colder months bring insulating fleece layers, gloves, and a fleece hat would be good additions to your gear.
  • Sun block and bug repellent.
  • Any personal medications (e.g. medications for asthma, anaphylactic if you are severely reactive to bee stings, etc)

 What To Expect For The Two Hour Clinic Bookings:

  • You will meet the guide and get fitted for all required equipment (if you have your own the guide will inspect it at this time).
  • The guide will brief you on safety precautions and etiquette, after this you will put on the equipment and get ready to climb.
  • The climbing site is right outside the top parking lot where there is a gift shop, vending machines and bathroom nearby.
  • Some cell phones will not work at the climbing sites.
  • No dogs on trips please.

What To Bring For Half And Full Day Trips:

  • Good hiking shoes (no sandals, Crocs, etc)
  • Clothes appropriate for the season. You may wear shorts or long pants if you wish. Wear clothing to be ‘active’ in and water proof jackets are a good idea on all trips. Bring a sun hat for summer trips and for colder months bring insulating fleece layers, gloves, and a fleece hat would be good additions to your gear.
  • Water, about 2 Quarts a person especially in summer months.
  • High energy snacks and for full day trips a high energy lunch.
  • Sun block and bug repellent.
  • Any personal medications (e.g. medications for asthma, anaphylactic if you are severely reactive to bee stings, etc)
  • Small backpack for all above items.

What To Expect For Half And Full Day Trips:

  • You will meet the guide and get fitted for all required equipment (if you have your own the guide will inspect it at this time).
  • After a short walk to the climbing site the guide will brief you on safety precautions and etiquette, after this you will put on the equipment and get ready to climb.
  • You may be doing a half or full day of top roping or more advanced multipitch climbing or private instruction depending on your booking type.
  • Some cell phones will not work at the climbing sites.
  • No dogs on trips please.

Tips for a Successful Course; Final Check List:

  • Read all the information carefully
  • Review your meeting location, date and time. Please allow extra time so you will arrive on time
  • Make a note of your guides cell phone number
  • Review directions and print them out for your trip
  • Download the Chimney Rock FMG Waiver. Please print one for each participant and bring them with you. Review the information and call or email the FMG office if you have any questions. Parents/Guardians must sign any participants waiver under the age of 18 years old.
  • Look into trip insurance as this may protect you from losing your money if you have to cancel your trip at the last minute.
  • Review our cancellation policies and call or email the office with any questions.

Extra Information and Frequently Asked Questions:

Transport: It is your responsibility for your own transportation to and from the Trail Head.

Camping and Food: Camping and food costs are not included in any of theChimney Rock Programs we offer.

Emergency Information: Cell phones mostly do not work in the areas that the courses are run. All medical concerns, old injuries, and medications should be discussed with the Instructor prior to the course or day of guiding.

Readiness for Climbing: Please arrive at your outing rendezvous in a state of physical and mental readiness.  Severe sleep deprivation, drug and alcohol use, and undisclosed medical conditions will greatly impair your ability to participate in a climbing outing and may create risks that will be difficult for your guide or instructor to manage.  Please do not consume drugs or alcohol within 12 hours of your climbing outing. Alcohol consumption and drug use is forbidden while on the trip.

Payment: We will charge your outstanding balance to the card you placed the original order on unless otherwise instructed. You may also pay the balance at any time before the trip by sending a check to: Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School, 3228 Asheville Hwy, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768. Please include a note saying for whom the payment is for, what type of guiding or course and dates of booking. Please make checks payable to “Fox Mountain Guides, LLC”. There is a $30 service charge for all returned checks.

Tips: Clients may wish to tip there guide for a great day and while this is never expected it is always greatly appreciated. Many clients call the office to ask “how much should I tip?”, this is totally up to you. Tips have ranged from $20-$120 for a day. Please note that it is not possible to add a tip to your balance when paying with a credit card or check made payable to Fox Mountain Guides. If you do wish to tip your guide for a great day you may do so with cash or a personal check made payable to the guide.