Teen Climber is for high school age people who want to learn the sport. You do not need any climbing/rappelling experience to participate. If you have some experience at climbing we can build on your knowledge. If you are already an experienced climber you may want to enroll in our RockMeister Summer Camp.
Teen Climber is designed to take beginners and turn them into climbers. We start by covering basic climbing gear, climbing knots, belaying, and rappelling. We teach top rope climbing, rappelling, bouldering movement skills and proper ethics involved in rock climbing.
Here are some Key Points:
•For teens aged 13-18
•No prior climbing experience required
•All equipment is included
•5-days of outdoor climbing and rappelling-this is not indoors!
•Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Teen Climber will be in Monterey/Crossville TN Cabin Camping
•Thursday Teen Climber will be in Beersheba Springs TN Savage Gulf State Park Tent Camping
•Friday afternoon Teen Climber will return back home to you before dinner
Arrive at our Cookeville location Monday morning 8am CST. Introductions. Commute to Monterey TN basecamp. Set up camp. Begin skills instruction/training first part of morning. Eat lunch. Travel to rock face and begin implementing the skills previously learned by hands on climbing/rappelling.
Day Two/Three: Continue with hands on training/skills covering equipment needs, basic movement concepts and climbing skills followed by hands on climbing/rappelling.
Day Four & Five: Move camp to Stone Door in Savage Gulf State Park. We will climb and rappel some of the most awesome locations in Tennessee!
This Summer Camp books quickly usually months in advance. Discover more about our summer camps by going to TeamEcoSport.com
Welcome to Plateau Eco-Sports, home of your next High Adventure!
The Cumberland Plateau is home to the finest climbing/rappelling and whitewater paddling in the southeast featuring waterfalls, caves, gorges, National and State Parks, the Cumberland Trail, world-class musky/trout fishing, 3.8 million acres of Forest and 1200 miles of rivers and streams whose Eco-region represents one of the most bio-diverse land and water systems in the world.
Plateau Eco-Sports believes that our mountains, forests, streams and rivers have essential and inherent worth. They provide outdoor adventure, opportunities for learning, spiritual renewal, and a means to escape the chaos of everyday life. We specialize in outdoor education and adventure while promoting the protection, enjoyment and understanding of the wilderness.
We offer guided and unguided trips here in Middle Tennessee, for every ability level and outdoor interest-from backpacking and climbing to canoeing and kayaking and caving and fishing to name a few. Our goal is to teach people skills to safely enjoy the outdoors and to care for the outdoors in a responsible and knowledgeable manner.
Our Mission Statement: We work with people who want to go bigger, farther, higher in LIFE by increasing knowledge, confidence, and skills in High Adventure Eco-Sports. Browse our website and learn more about us and what we do. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding one of our adventure programs. You can also check out our Facebook page for photos and previous trips.