Whether you are a 5.12 climber or have never climbed outdoors before we have a climb to match your experience level. Stone Mountain Adventures provides a supportive, friendly environment where campers can challenge themselves on vertical adventures while developing new skills and literally reaching new heights.
At Stone Mountain Adventures we own a Climbing Area called Donation Rocks that is part of our facility. We offer climbing everyday at multiple site locations which gives you the opportunity to develop strength and skill while having fun.
Learn from Experienced Instructors
Rock Climbing Instructors at Stone Mountain Adventures Rock Climbing are focused on safety, skill development, personal challenge and fun. Our experienced instructors are detailed oriented and have all been certified by SMA during our 10 day pre-camp staff training.
The camp counselors who instruct climbing are passionate about rock climbing and excited to share that passion with our camper climbers. They create an atmosphere where campers feel safe challenging themselves on new routes.
At Stone Mountain Adventures our climbing program is designed to give campers the opportunity to immerse themselves in rock climbing if they choose to. We have refined our program to have the perfect mix of instruction and climbing time in the rock everyday while hanging with like-minded climbers. We have developed a training program that will help climbers at every level develop climbing skills and gain valuable climbing specific strength. Campers leave SMA as more proficient and confident climbers and have a sense of independence and accomplishment that often compels them to return year after year to refine their skills and climb everyday.
Bouldering differs from top rope climbing in that you do not climb with ropes. For safety you always have a spotter to help support you, you never climb above your spotters chest and you have a "crash pad" on the ground below to cushion you.
Hunters Rocks is located 6 miles from camp in an area called Martin's Gap in the Rothrock State Forest. This is a classic boulder field that follows a ridge with literally hundred or "boulder problems". Having Hunters Rocks as an option every day helps make SMA an awesome teen rock climbing summer camp.
The highlight of the SMA Rock Climbing Summer Camp Program each session is the camping overnight. This is a great opportunity for the climbers of SMA to get out of camp and sleep under the stars, share climbing stories and do some amazing rock climbing! It is truly a unique experience to have our campsite set up near the base of the rocks and be able to climb until dusk, take off your harness and warm up next to the camp fire and roast some marshmallows. We then wake up at the crack of dawn and do it all over again. A rock climbing camping overnight is something that every climber at SMA rock climbing summer camp should experience!
Controlling your descent on a rope over a rock wall or cliff is the sport of rappelling. At Stone Mountain Adventures we sometimes get the chance to rappel ourselves from the top of a rock wall to the bottom. Wearing a helmet and harness, we attach ourselves to a small device that enables us to control our own lowering speed. It is so much FUN!
"At home I climb in a gym and it's good but at SMA climbing on real rocks has been amazing! Here I climb almost everyday. My climbing skills have improved so much. I alos love the variety of climbing offered here. The climbing camping overnight is an expeience I will never forget!"
Ezra Cohn, Bethesda, MD