Rock, Roll, & Flow
Two weeks of climbing, mountain biking and Paddling on some of the best rocks, trails, and Rivers in the East Coast: Pandapas Pond, Bozoo, and the New River Gorge.
Two Week program
By far the best of ALL worlds when it comes to epic adventure at WAEL, this specialty trip is for the bold at heart. Some experience in climbing, biking, and water sports is encouraged, as well as lots of enthusiasm for adventure!
Just like on all Wilderness Adventure trips, Rock, Roll, & Flow is a fully outdoor experience. You will camp in backpacking tents, cook backpacker meals on Whisperlite stoves, and share the accomplishments of each day with your group and leaders by the fire each night.
On this specialty trip, however, you will push yourself further than before to "shred the gnar" and find yourself capable of achieving goals specific to important skills in climbing, biking, and Paddling. Your leaders, bike, climbing, and Paddling instructors are some of the best trained, experienced, and personable guides in the industry and each strives to foster your individual growth through engaging instruction, appropriate climb, trail, and river selections, and one-on-one attention.
Rock, Roll, & Flow begins on Base Camp with a brief but thorough introduction to your group's dynamics, Wilderness Adventure style backpacking, climbing technique, belaying, biking, Kayak technique, and bike maintenance. The group -- comprised of up to 12 participants, 1 female leader, and 1 male leader -- then ventures off-site to a few full days of single track riding and rock climbing in the mountains of beautiful Southwest Virginia. As your skills and strength increase, you'll be ready for the next step: The New River Gorge in West Virginia, an area steeped in history and full to the brim with adventure at every level.
At the 'Gorge you will have 6 days of access to hundreds of climbs, miles and miles of single track, and Class 5 rapids in one of the most revered landscapes in America. When your muscles have had enough you will celebrate with an exhilarating rafting trip down the Lower New River Gorge.
Finally, you'll return to Base Camp, invigorated, exhausted, and inspired where you'll enjoy a Friday full of Wilderness adventure's traditional festivities: the 900' Zip Line, Spaghetti Dinner, Closing Campfire, and the WAlympics for all groups!
Just like all of our trips at Wilderness Adventure we provide all of the gear needed for the trip. For Rock, Roll, & Flow we provide backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, cook gear, and all of the biking, climbing, and boating gear needed. If you would like to bring your own gear you are encouraged to do so, and we will make sure our staff checks it over when you get here. You can check out our Packing List for more information about what you might need to bring to camp. For the Rock and Roll trip we would additionally recommend a climbing harness and helmet, water shoes and noseplugs.