Your next step is to hire a climbing guide and get outside to climb! High Point Climbing & Fitness is an amazing facility, but nothing can compare to the incredible beauty and variety of Mother Nature. If you want to know what real rock climbing is like, you couldn’t be in a better place! Chattanooga is literally surrounded by incredible rock climbing on this area’s world-class sandstone, and High Point Climbing School is ready to take you there! Bouldering, sport climbing, and traditional climbing are all available within a short drive. Our experienced climbing guides will show you the way!

Considering a trip to Chattanooga? You will love this place! This city has a vibrant scenic center straddling the wide Tennessee River and is surrounded by the hills and cliffs that make up an unparalleled playground for everything outdoors. Get out with our guide service during the day, enjoy your evening with a restaurant meal, and take a stroll across the pedestrian bridge to relax. In Chattanooga you can have it all!

We guide every day, and have bad-weather options, rescheduling options, and refunds available for those unable to climb outdoors on their chosen day. Please write for full details (click this link), or call or send a text to Wills Young at 760-920-5348. If you are new to outdoor climbing and looking for a taste of adventure, Sunset Rock on Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain is just a few minutes above the city and makes a great first outing. If you just want to enjoy the climbing, or rappelling, we’ll set you up. But you can also take things further by learning how to place gear and use ropes yourself, whether traditional climbing at Sunset, or sport climbing at Foster Falls, Leda and more. We also offer bouldering instruction and coaching.

Climbing Guides

High Point’s climbing guides are American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) certified single pitch instructors. Our climbing guide service is fully insured and operates to the highest possible standards with all necessary permitting. Head guides Lisa Rands and Wills Young are world-renowned rock climbers and climbing coaches with over 55 years experience between them.

Please contact us (see below) for information about learning to climb or to rappel outdoors, or for personal coaching on the rock. If you’re an experienced climber heading into town and need a climbing guide or partner, give us a call.

Guide Rates

Our rate for those in a group of 2, 3, or 4 people is $150 PER PERSON for a five hour “full day” climbing session and $95 PER PERSON for a 3-hour “half-day” session. NOTE: Minimum fee for trips is $300 for the five hour trip; $190 for the three hour trip. Group discounts and multi-day discounts are available, depending on the type of climbing and size of the group.

These standard rates apply to all who will be climbing, including children, regardless of age. Those not climbing will be charged at half the standard rate and must follow the guide’s instructions. The choice of climbs and location will be arranged according to your needs. The total time of the excursion from the climbing gym will of course be longer than the session time, as determined by the distance driven to the chosen venue.

Our outdoor guided climbing trips are available virtually ANY day, with advanced notice. While we can certainly accommodate last minute trips, subject to availability, please plan well in advance if you want to guarantee a specific date. Call or text High Point Climbing School manager Wills Young directly: 760-920-5348 (cell), for more information.


Expand your horizons by learning how to place and remove traditional climbing gear, including setting up your own anchors. Make a smooth, competent transition from sport climbing at the gym to leading outdoors. Get high-end coaching to push your level from world-class climbers Lisa Rands (surcharge required) and Wills Young.

Know your guide service! Your head guide, and Climbing School owner Wills Young is a longtime climber (35+ years) with vast experience and an elite level of expertise. See the recent AMGA assessment report for Wills Young, or read more here.


All smiles on a classic climb with High Point Climbing School & Guide Service, Chattanooga.

Climbing Guide Chattanooga