My husband and I participated in the beginner course and loved it! We had climbed in indoor climbing gyms previously, but this was our first experience rock climbing outdoors. We were exciting going into it, but after we were done, we were surprised at how much we loved it and couldn’t stop talking about it. It definitely added to our enthusiasm for climbing and we cannot wait to get out and do it again.
The morning we climbed, we were among about ten people in the group with three instructors. Other than us, there were two young boys with their father, and a family with ages ranging from an eight year old boy to a teenage girl to adult parents. The instructors were great about helping people of all ages and abilities. Since there were several instructors, they were able divide up to give some more personal attention to each grouping of participants.
I’d like to give a special shout out to Cheyenne. He was encouraging, a great teacher, and patient with varying ability levels. Since my husband and I were experienced in belaying one another, he pointed out some more challenging routes for us to try and even spent some extra time letting us climb a separate rock wall. He also taught us how to coil up the ropes, and gave some pointers on how to make the best clean knots. Cheyenne was awesome.
I would definitely recommend Sylvan Rocks Climbing School to others.