New River Mountain Guides

About Us

5.0 (55 reviews)

Since 1994 we've been mentoring climbers to help them expand their knowledge and become self-sufficient climbers at the New River Gorge and beyond. We offer private guiding and customized instruction for beginner to advanced climbers, who want to expand their knowledge, learn new skills, and gain experience to help reach their climbing goals.

All of our guides and instructors are not only climbers to their core, they are fun to climb with, and are skilled teachers who can help you meet your climbing goals. They're all trained and certified by the American Mountain Guide Association as Single Pitch Instructors (at minimum) and are dedicated professionals who take their job seriously.

We're headquartered in Water Stone Outdoors, your one-stop climbing shop at the New. The shop is open year-round, and the guide service operates seasonally from March to November (or whenever winter sets in). 

 

Est. 1994 Fayetteville, WV


Contact Us

101 E Wiseman Ave
304-760-9791

Permits & Insurance

NPS Commercial Use Authorization #CLIMB-NERI/GARI-5300-17-081

Teach and guide rock climbing, rappelling, and vertical rope rescue in New River Gorge National Park and Preserve and Gauley River National Recreation Area

Dept of Army Commercial Business License #DACW69-3-19-1045

Completely land based, guided rock climbing around Summersville Lake

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Reviews

5.0 (55 reviews)

Trip: Half Day Private Instruction

Guide: Jay H.

Great guide. Found us an awesome dry place to climb on a very rainy weekend.

By Chris B. on October 03, 2022


Trip: Full Day Private Instruction

Guide: Jeffery H.

Addison had a great time and learned so much. She cant wait to go back!

By Katie P. on September 27, 2022


Trip: Full Day Private Instruction

Guide: Jeffery H.

Jeff is amazing. We had a great time. Can’t wait to come back!!

By Dara B. on September 27, 2022


Trip: Full Day Private Instruction

Guide: Jay H.

I did a full day trip with Jay during Gauley season to work on some trad skills. I was a great time! I learned a lot and had fun. Will be back again for more lessons before leading trad at the new but it was a great start. Jay was great!

By Mason S. on September 20, 2022


Trip: Half Day Private Instruction

Guide: Jay H.

We had four novices, 2 adults, a 6yo and a 9yo. Jay was super patient and informative, and great with the kids. We had an awesome time climbing, built some confidence for future trips.

By Lindsay-dawn C. on September 18, 2022


Trip: Half Day Private Instruction

Guide: Jay H.

We had four novices, 2 adults, a 6yo and a 9yo. Jay was super patient and informative, and great with the kids. We had an awesome time climbing, built some confidence for future trips.

By Lindsay-dawn C. on September 18, 2022


Trip: Half Day Private Instruction

Guide: Nina K.

I had a wonderful time climbing with Nina through NRMG! I went with the half-day option and we covered a lot of ground in the Junkyard. Nina was excellent! She was super knowledgeable, safe, positive, and patient. Prior to this trip, I had only climbed indoors and she picked a variety of awesome routes that made it a memorable day. I can't wait to visit the area again and definitely would climb again with Nina!

By David J. on September 12, 2022


Trip: Full Day Private Instruction

Guide: Jay H.

Had an amazing day, climbed faces that I never thought I could! Our guide Jay was amazing- very organized, and enthusiastic!

By William G. on September 11, 2022


Trip: Full Day Private Instruction

Guide: Jay H.

Jay was amazing and super knowledgeable. We’ll definitely be coming back!

By David B. on September 10, 2022


Trip: Half Day Private Instruction

Guide: Jay H.

Jay gave me an incredible day out on the Gorge. He was great with communication leading up to the trip and accommodated my schedule by going out earlier than usual. The day I climbed was in the middle of huge rainstorm, but Jay's knowledge of the area allowed him to bring me to an area where we stayed completely dry. I got the exact balance of learning, practicing new skills (cleaning sport anchors in preparation to be lowered), and awesome climbing that I was hoping for.

By Joseph K. on September 06, 2022