About Climbing

Climbing is an amazing, life-long skill that can introduce you to great friends and take you to beautiful places all over the world. But it can also be intimidating: it requires specialized skills, purpose-built gear, and even an understanding of unique lingo. This section of our site includes information to help clarify what climbing is all about.
First Time Climbing at North Country Climbing Center

First Time

All the info to make your first visit to N3C awesome.
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Roped Climbing Basics at North Country Climbing Center

Roped Climbing Basics

Belaying, top roping, lead climbing, etc. What does it all mean?
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Kid Activities at North Country Climbing Center

Kids at N3C

What you need to know about bringing kids to N3C.
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Bouldering Basics at North Country Climbing Center

Bouldering Basics

The purest form of climbing.
Explained.
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Learn the Basics of Climbing at North Country Climbing Center

Climbing 101

An introduction to the concepts and lingo of climbing.
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Difficulty Ratings at North Country Climbing Center

Difficulty Ratings

Making sense of the numbers and the alphabet soup.
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