Create lasting memories (and great family photos!) while enjoying some of the most dramatic and beautiful scenery in the Northeast. Rates (flat rate for up to 6 people) for families with kids 12 and under:

  • $475 for a full day
  • $295 for a half day

Please contact us via email or phone if you would like to book for a family with more than 6 participants.

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    Online Bookings
    Online bookings are subject to guide availability and other factors such as weather and climbing conditions. After receiving your online booking, we will get back to you within 1 business day via phone or email to confirm your booking. In the event that we cannot accommodate your booking, you have the option of having your payment refunded or applied to a future booking.

    SMG accepts credit cards, PayPal, checks, and cash. Payment is due in full 7 days before a booking (or at time of booking confirmation when a course/trip is less than 7 days away). An exception is made for payment by check or these cases, payment is due in full at or before the course/trip.

    If you have to cancel your booking, please give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel 30+ days before the booking, we’ll apply the deposit/payment towards another booking at a later date or you can request a refund. If you cancel from 14-29 days before the booking, we’ll apply the deposit/payment towards another booking at a later date. If you cancel 13 days or sooner from the booking, for any reason, the deposit/payment is forfeited.

    Weather & Winter
    Winter courses/trips are rain or shine. If SMG cancels a booking due to weather, we will reschedule you for an alternate date of your choice.

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Pay a 50% Deposit

Course Information

No experience is necessary, and all the technical equipment is provided as part of the course cost. Our experienced, professional rock climbing guides, many of whom are parents themselves, will create the perfect outing for your family, regardless of age or fitness level.

Family Rock Climbing is available 7 days a week. Times will vary, but we usually meet at 8:30AM and finish up around 4PM for full days. If there are scheduling considerations at your end (and we know there can be with children), we’re glad to take those into account.

Because we charge a flat fee for your group, there’s no risk in bringing along someone who is less enthusiastic than others in the group; everyone climbs as much or as little as they like, with no pressure!

Is one person in the family still a toddler and too young to climb? No need to find childcare, just bring ’em along and the parents can take turns watching the youngest while the other parent climbs.

If your family group has kids over 12, you can book online on the Private & Custom Rock Climbing page or contact us via email or phone.

Mountains, Cliffs, & Routes

There are many different cliffs and route choices that work well for rock climbing with families in the White Mountains. We typically decide (with your input) on a location when we meet in the morning. That decision will involve discussing your goals and experience, checking the forecast, and a number of other variables. These popular cliffs in the general North Conway area offer great family climbs:

  • Cathedral Ledge
  • Whitehorse Ledge
  • Square Ledge
  • various cliffs off the Kancamagus

Beginner to Advanced


One or Multiple Days


Spring to Fall (as conditions permit)


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