This tour starts at our office at 9:00 am or at 2:00 pm, where you will be equipped with climbing shoes, special rock climbing helmets and harnesses. After a 15 minute car drive, you will arrive at the entrance to the wall of natural lava rock. Before you start climbing, you will be given a technical talk by our guide and be instructed on the safety issues.
Our focus is to help you to efficiently reach your climbing goals while developing superior risk management awareness and technical skill proficiency.
Beginning climbs usually range in difficulty from 5.5 to 5.8, and take place utilizing a top-rope setup within 50 feet of the ground. Using this technique, the client can easily receive instruction and can return to the ground at any time. Intermediate guided climbs usually range in difficulty from 5.7 to 5.9, and take place utilizing a top-belay setup or multi-pitch techniques.
Top belay setups require that the client be proficient at belaying technique and general climbing knowledge. The client belays the guide to the top of the cliff, and then joins the guide at the top where he/she is again under direct guide supervision.
Multipitch climbing involves a more advanced understanding of roped climbing systems, as the client will be required to be alone at a belay station while the guide climbs to the next belay station. Further, the client is required to exit the belay station and “clean” the station by bringing along all of the guides equipment used to construct the belay.