Beginner Rock Climbing in St. Louis

Cadet, Mo
Rock Climbing
12 Explorer Chicks
1 Day


Anyone else at the tipping point and ready for a mental-health break? 🙋‍♀️ Rock climbing is a great way to reduce stress. In addition, it helps put the “fun” back in your brain function. 🤓 Due to the picturesque views and challenges that come with getting there, in effect, you’ll lose yourself in the flow of the climb and gain clarity with every grab and hold. No experience is needed and all equipment is provided. Just show up with that #bold Explorer Chick attitude and take yourself to new heights! Let us take care of the rest. 🤘🧗‍♀️

Rock Climbing in St. Louis

This is a beginner-friendly full-day rock climbing event. No gear 🤷‍♀️, no worries 👍. All gear and equipment needed are provided, including:

  • Climbing shoes
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Necessary belay and rappelling devices and carabiners

Face various climbing routes with multiple ropes set up. As a result, conquering several new routes as you go. 💪 Receive instructions from your Guides every step of the way with techniques and tips to enhance your climbing experience. There will be a rappelling station set up to use in between your climbs. In addition to all the new climbing tricks we just learned, now grasping the basics of rappelling and more, including:

  • Tying climbing knots
  • Climbing commands and movements
  • Belaying

Climbing at Robinson Bluff

Spend the day encircled with beautiful views of rural rolling hills and the riverscape of the Big River. Then let your eyes be drawn to the massive wall in front of you. Follow your gaze up the towering Dolomite limestone walls speckled with unique crystal pockets and textured holds.

  • All equipment provided.
    • Climbing shoes.
    • Climbing harness.
    • Helmets.
    • Necessary belay and rappelling devices and carabiners.
  • Instruction – No experience necessary!

*Packages do NOT include your airfare, airport transportation, additional alcoholic beverages, or costs for additional activities.

*Packages do not include Tips for your Guides. For optional activities 10-20%. We strongly encourage you to recognize your Guides personally for their hard work and keeping you safe.

*Explorer Chick reserves the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.

  • Duration: Approximate 7 hours depending on group dynamics
  • Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior.
  • Women-Only, 21+.
  • There are 164 steps down to our starting point, which we will ascend up at the end of the day.
  • Porta-potty Restrooms are available.
  • Water refills are available.
  • Climbing Harness max waist size 42 inches.
  • No weight restrictions.
  • No Fees for parking.


  • Your Order Confirmation will include a link to the Explorer Chick Smart Waiver. Please take a minute to sign online.


  • We will be meeting at Robinson Bluff. You MUST cross-check your directions to the Robinson Bluff Directions on their website. WARNING: If you plug the GPS coordinates into Google or Apple Maps, you’ll likely end up across the river from the bluff and will have to double back. Please do not attempt to enter private property. Robinson Bluff is not accessible via the farm across the river.
  • Robinson Bluff Climbing Area
  • Look for a White Ford Connect Van with Vertical Voyages displayed on the back window. 


Weather Cancellation Protocols

  • If we need to cancel due to weather and safety, you will receive a full refund or an option of a new date. You will be notified by email and/or text if there are any changes.
Nearest accommodations:
    • Cabins and Camping are available only 20 minutes from the climbing location.

Local Airport

  • St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)


    • 3L suggestion
  • Lunch and snacks that are well packed and contained.
    • Ants have been known to invade food not sealed.
  • Comfortable clothing.
  • Dress in layers to remove or add as the temperature changes.
  • Rain shells and windbreakers are highly recommended.
  • Hiking shoes and comfortable socks.
    • Recommended are socks that are well cushioned around the ankle as that is a normal spot for those pesky blisters to form.

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