Chattanooga Area Outdoor Rock Climbing

Leesburg, AL
Rock climbing
12 Explorer Chicks
1 Day


You’ve been thinking about it. Getting outside. Feeling that cool rock under your grip.  Trusting the security of the harness and the rope. Pushing, pulling and climbing as you move up and over the rough surface. When you are looking for a new challenge, rock climbing always delivers. Whether you’ve never even pulled on a pair of climbing shoes or this is your 100th day up on the wall, your mind and body will be challenged every single time.  No two climbs are alike, and every route that you send (that’s climber talk for complete) will make you feel superhuman! You can do anything you set your mind to, and a day of rock climbing will prove that to yourself.  Just show up with that Explorer Chick attitude and take yourself to new heights! Let us take care of the rest. 🤘🧗‍♀️


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

  • Climbing helmet.
  • Belay device.
  • Carabiner.
  • Chalk bag.
  • Climbing shoes.
  • Guide(s).

If you do have your own gear, bring it! The guides will do a gear check before you depart for your climb to be sure everything is safe and set to go!

You will receive instructions from your guides every step of the way with techniques and tips to enhance your climbing experience 💪.

SANDROCK (Cherokee Rock Village)

Cherokee Rock Village is known as Sandrock by locals and climbing enthusiasts alike. Located along Lookout Mountain in Leesburg, Alabama, the sandstone boulders here are a premier rock climbing destination.  Here, you will climb where the climbers do.  This area has everything from gently rising boulders with more obvious holds that may be enjoyed by a novice to vertical rocks for the experienced sport climber.

There is a $7 fee for parking in Cherokee Rock Village, so carpooling with friends is a great way to save on cost. After a short walk from the parking area with your guides, you will find yourself where the adventure really begins. Once there, you will feast your eyes upon the walls and boulders in front of you. Take a moment and gaze up the wall at the cracks and textured holds that await you. Then strap on your climbing shoes and cheer on your new friends as you conquer that rock and pose for glamour shots along the way. Don’t forget to take the time to take in the stunning views around you too!

  • 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. We recommend a tip amount of 10-20% the value of your adventure. 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: Approximately 5 hours depending on group dynamics.
  • Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior.
  • Women-Only, 21+.
  • $7 parking fee per vehicle.
  • No weight restrictions.


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

Meeting Location

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
    • Primitive camping, dry RV hookups and a heated bath house are all available at the climbing location.
  • There are a number of highly rated Airbnb rentals nearby.

Local Airport

  • Huntsville International Airport (HSV)
  • Closed Toed Shoes with good traction are required!
  • Food- This is an active event, bring snacks to keep you fueled!
  • Day-pack- to carry extra clothing layers and snacks
  • Wear clothes that allow a full range of motion. Long pants help avoid scrapes to the legs from the rock but wear what is comfortable, including comfortable socks.
    • Recommended: wear or bring a T-shirt to help protect your shoulders as well.
    • NOTE: Clothes can get dirty, snagged, or ripped on the natural sandstone rock.
  • Water: Bring water to drink throughout the tour, preferably in a reusable water bottle.
    • Recommended: at least 1 liter.
  • Miscellaneous: Bring a hair tie for longer hair, bug repellent, rain gear, and layered clothing depending on the season.

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