outdoor climbing guiding wilmington rock gym NC



Dates: March, April, & May | $90/person/day
March: 5, 6, 12, & 13
April: 2 (full), 3 (full), & 30
May: 1

Enroll for 1 and/or 2 days

For the novice who has never been in the vertical zone or the indoor gym climber wanting to get out on real rock! We will introduce you to the outdoor community. Learn movement, climbing knots, how to belay (manage the ropes), and the nuances of outdoor climbing etiquette.

When signing up for your outing, you'll need to choose "Day 1" or "Day 2" depending on which date you prefer. Saturdays are Day 1 and Sundays are Day 2 (see above).

Max of 6 participants

Location: Pilot Mountain in north central NC


Dates March & April | 2 day class | $300/person
March: 26 & 27 (full)
April: 23 & 24

It's time to transition from the gym to the glorious North Carolinian granite! This two-day course will give you the skills to head out to your cliff of choice to set up climbs and hone your rock movement skills. We will cover topics of climbing gear; anchoring; top rope set-up and cleaning; knots & hitches; belaying; rappelling & lowering; and guide book deciphering.

Prerequisites: A Day on the Rocks (In order to take this class, you MUST complete A Day on the Rocks first). See above for details.

Max of 6 participants

Location: TBD​ (Pilot Mountain/Rocky Face)


Want to take your outdoor climbing to the next level? Interested in sport, traditional or multi-pitch climbing?

Call the gym or email Lindsay @ lindsay.fixmer@gmail.com for more information about scheduling private lessons at Pilot Mountain or Moore's Wall.

Location: Pilot Mountain, Moore's Wall north of Winston-Salem, NC


North Carolina climbing bookings are taken during the timeframe mentioned above. In order to book, participants will pay a non-refundable deposit of half the cost. Remaining balance is due two weeks prior to the course. Payment in full is also an option. Participants cannot receive a refund within the two week course timeframe. Upon booking, participants will receive a confirmation email. 

How to prepare for your trip:

What to bring:

All participants will want to bring a backpack to carry their gear, food, water, and clothing layers for the day. 

A 20-30L pack 

Water and lunch/snacks

Gear (provided by WRG): harness, helmet, shoes and belay device 

**(Climbing gear is provided, if needed, but participants are encouraged to bring their own.)

**(If gear is needed, please let us know in advance.)

Layers (in accordance with weather: gloves, beanie or ball cap, puff jacket, rain jacket)

Approach shoes or hiking shoes


We share these beautiful spaces with many people. We want to be sure we minimize our impact with appropriate behavior. This includes keeping our belongings tidy at the rock cliff, not littering (from orange peels to wrappers to cigarette butts: please no smoking), leaving the pets at home with a dog sitter, not playing music, and using appropriate (encouraging psych!) language.


While not required, tips are encouraged. If you feel your guide met or exceeded your expectations, a tip is greatly appreciated. This is in a similar light to any service industry job: 15-20% is standard.


To inquire, email Lindsay: lindsay.fixmer@gmail.com

Are you looking for an exciting climbing adventure outside of North Carolina?

Ice climbing in Hyalite Canyon in Bozeman, MT 

Rock climbing on Sierra granite peaks in the Eastern and High Sierra

Ice Climbing in Hyalite Canyon

Outings offered November 15 - March 30

Ice Climbing!

Whether you are an avid ice climber and looking for stunning WI5 or mixed lines. Or you've never picked up an ice tool in your life and you've always wanted to swing at some ice! Beautiful Hyalite Canyon nestled in the Gallatin Forest in Bozeman, MT is the place for you! 

Rock Climbing in California: High Sierra, Eastern Sierra & The Needles

Trips offered April - October; contact Lindsay @ lindsay.fixmer@gmail.com

Alpine rock climbing and multi-pitch rock climbing!

Rock climbing on stellar granite peaks high up in the Sierra Mountains!

From the brilliant buttresses of Pine Creek Canyon just outside of Bishop to the 1000ft granite peaks of the High Sierra, the eastern Sierra offers every rock climber a plethora of options! Spring and fall day trips right out of Bishop or Mammoth Lakes. Multi-day adventures in the back country from Bridgeport to Lone Pine. Classics like the E Face of Mt Whitney & Fishhook Arete on Mt Russell, Bear Creek Spire, the Incredible Hulk, or the Third Pillar of Dana.

Or check out The Needles outside of the Kern Valley!

Perfect in the late spring and fall: May & June or September & October

To inquire, contact Lindsay Fixmer: lindsay.fixmer@gmail.com

ABOUT THE GUIDE: Lindsay Fixmer




AMGA CWI Provider Trainer

AMGA SPI Provider

AMGA Certified Rock Guide

AMGA Certified Alpine Guide


Certified Wilderness First Responder

Leave No Trace Trainer

Rock Climbing Guide Red Rock Nevada
Rock Climbing Guide Red Rock Nevada
Lindsay Fixmer Wilmington Rock Gym Outdoor Climbing NC

Since her initiation into climbing in 1999, Lindsay has travelled to world-class climbing destinations and guides clients of all abilities on rock, ice and alpine climbs. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Lindsay knew she wanted to return west where the mountains offered a plethora of climbing opportunities. She began a career coaching youth competitive climbing teams and managing climbing gyms. Through her experience teaching the technical skills of climbing Lindsay naturally transitioned to guiding and works closely with her clients to develop their skills.

Various guiding venues include Rockies, Tetons, Sierra, Rainier, North Cascades, Alaska, the north and southeast US, Argentina, Mexico, and Iceland. While Lindsay loves rock climbing she excels as a technician on ice from the ice meccas of Northeast, the San Juan’s in CO, Hyalite Canyon in Bozeman, MT; Cody, WY; to the stunning fjords of Iceland she brings her clients to their peak level of performance. In the winter, Lindsay calls Bozeman, MT home and Mammoth Lakes, CA home in the summer. These locales offer the ice and rock Lindsay adores! When she isn’t climbing you can catch Lindsay playing guitar and singing at local cafes.


Lindsay's highly-experienced knowledge and skills are quickly apparent, keenly direct, and easily accessible due to her ability to connect with students.  She is invitingly warm and has the patience of a saint and though I’ve had prior course training, this one, this one with Lindsay as the Instructor, is hands down the one I wish I could have taken first (I was ready to give up climbing if this course failed)!  So, Thank You Lindsay again.  Well Done!


Lindsay Fixmer Ice Climber Wilmingto Rock Gym NC