Traveling WV: North Bend Rock Climbing

Rock climber Laura Carpenter descends the rock face at North Bend. (WCHS/WVAH)

If you've ever wanted to give rock climbing a try, the Quest program at North Bend State Park in Ritchie County may just be for you! Offering first class instruction for beginners and experts alike, North Bend Climbing Guides can design a rock climbing experience tailor made for every skill level.

Safety is the top priority at North Bend Climbing Guides. Owner John Starkweather is the owner and operator and is a Single Pitch Climbing Instructor, an EMT, CPR certified, and a member of the American Mountain Guide Association. The rock climbing program at North Bend is available year round depending on weather conditions.

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