Rock Climbing Trips

For Campers Entering Grade 8–11

2017 information will be available in November.

Both novice and experienced climbers will enjoy these adventures! A variety of challenging climbs of varying difficulty are provided to each group, under the supervision of our highly skilled staff. These incredible adventures are designed to build self-confidence and teamwork skills as campers climb at some of the most beautiful sites in Northern Minnesota.

Rock climbing campers can expect to:

  • Learn skills in rock climbing, belaying and safety.
  • Learn how to properly fit and pack your backpack, or paddle and portage your canoe and gear.
  • Learn about low-impact wilderness camping.
  • Eat great food and help cook over a fire or camp stove.
  • Make friends, share stories and work together to climb safely as a group.

Financial assistance is available.

BWCA - Climb

Entering Grades 8-10
A great introduction to outdoor rock climbing. After a two hour canoe paddle to the site, campers spend 3–4 days climbing at Seagull Palisade in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. 

Superior Hiking Trail (Backpacking & Climbing)

Entering Grades 8-11
With 11-13 days on trail, campers climb at several amazing sites on or near the Superior Hiking Trail and enjoy backpacking between the climbing locations. Menogyn groups have climbed at Palisade Head, Shovel Point, Section 13 and Mystical Mountain. Previous experience is not necessary, but a basic knowledge of climbing is very helpful.

BWCA Canoe/Rock Combo

Entering Grades 8-10
Get an excellent taste of wilderness canoeing and rock climbing on this combined trip. Campers split their time between canoeing through the Boundary Waters and climbing at Seagull Palisade as they learn the skills required for both adventures.