Right in Mid-Michigan is one of the finest climbing locations in the state and a great setting for learning to climb. Located in the small town of Grand Ledge, the 35-40 foot sandstone cliffs along the Grand River are popular with beginners and intermediate climbers.

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Grand Ledge Courses

BASIC ROCK CLIMBING - Experience the excitement of rock climbing in this 1 day adventure course. If you’re looking to rock climb and would like to learn “the ropes”, this course is for you!

INTERMEDIATE ROCK CLIMBING - This 2 day intensive course is designed to teach you to rock climb responsibly on your own by learning how to completely set up top-rope systems in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner as they apply to the Oak Park climbing area.

KID’S BASIC ROCK CLIMBING  (Ages 8 & up) - Experience the excitement of rock climbing in this 1 day course!

ROCK & RIVER - AN ADVENTURE COURSE FOR SCOUTS & SCHOOLS! - Experience the excitement of rock climbing, canoeing and camping.

INTRODUCTION TO WALL CLIMBING - Experience the excitement of indoor rock climbing!

Don't forget to check out our Rattlesnake Point Climbing Courses too!

ABOUT GRAND LEDGE - Located west of Lansing, MI, This small town is home to “the ledges” in Oak Park. The 35 - 40 ft. sandstone cliffs running along the Grand River, give Grand Ledge its name. It’s also home to cliff swallows, bats and over 40 species of wildflowers including the cliff dwelling Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia). The ledges offer great climbing and is the perfect place for basic and intermediate level rock climbing.


BASIC ROCK CLIMBING

Experience the excitement of rock climbing in this 1 day adventure course. If you’re looking to rock climb and would like to learn “the ropes”, this course is for you! We cover safety, equipment, climbing technique and give you hours of rock climbing experience. All climbing is done on the beautiful cliffs of Oak Park in Grand Ledge, Michigan. No previous climbing experience is necessary. All you need is a sense of adventure!

Instruction Includes:

  • All Climbing Equipment
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Small Group Instruction

Course size is just 10 students and 3 guides, giving you a safe and friendly learning environment with experienced instructors to guide you all the way up. We provide all climbing equipment, knowledgeable instructors and a unique experience that will be yours forever. Come alone or bring a friend. Discounts for weekday groups.

Course offered Saturdays & Sundays, 9 to 5pm. See Calendar for dates.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE ROCK CLIMBING

This 2 day intensive course is designed to teach you to rock climb responsibly on your own by learning how to completely set up top-rope systems in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner as they apply to the Oak Park climbing area.

Instruction includes:

  • Knots
  • Proper use of safety equipment
  • Proper construction and placement of top-rope & belay anchors, belay principles & methods
  • Rock climbing skill development

This course will include hands on instruction, and a practical exam to strongly emphasize the importance of safety and development of positive climbing and environmental ethics for climbing in the natural world. Some previous outdoor rock climbing experience is required.

Course location: Oak park in Grand Ledge, MI.

This 2 day course runs Saturday & Sunday  9am to 5pm April to October.  See Calendar for dates.

 

 

KID’S BASIC ROCK CLIMBING  (Ages 8 & up)

Experience the excitement of rock climbing in this 1 day course! If you want to learn to rock climb, this course is for you. This course covers safety, equipment and give you hours of supervised rock climbing experience. All climbing is done on the Oak Park in Grand Ledge. No previous climbing experience needed. All you need is a sense of adventure!

Instruction Includes:

  • All Climbing Equipment
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Small Group Instruction

Course size is just 10 students with 3-4 guides, giving you a safe and friendly learning environment with experienced instructors to guide you every step of the way. Parents are welcome too!

Courses: Saturdays & Sundays. 9 - 4pm. See Calendar for dates.

 

 

ROCK & RIVER - AN ADVENTURE COURSE FOR SCOUTS & SCHOOLS!

Experience the excitement of rock climbing, canoeing and camping. We’re offering a unique outdoor adventure designed for scouting and youth groups looking for something different, right here in Mid-Michigan! Groups will enjoy rock climbing at Oak Park (on real rocks), tent camping at Fitzgerald Park and canoeing or hiking along the beautiful Grand River. No previous climbing experience is necessary. All you need is a sense of adventure! For groups of 16 to 30. Canoe rentals available.

Highlights:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Camping in Fitzgerald Park
  • Canoeing or Hiking along the Grand River

Courses offered 9-1pm / 1-5pm. Call for more information.  

 

INTRODUCTION TO WALL CLIMBING

Experience the excitement of indoor rock climbing! This course covers safety, climbing technique and gives you a taste of indoor climbing. Course location: the climbing wall at the University of Michigan at Dearborn. No previous climbing experience is necessary! We provide all climbing equipment, a safe and friendly environment, knowledgeable instructors and lots of fun. This course can be taken in the 5 week or 15 week format. We also book birthday parties and youth group events. Call for details.

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