Naturally, the Mountain State is a prime place for both rock climbing and rappelling. 

Advanced climbers flock to famed destinations like Seneca Rocks, Coopers Rock and the New River Gorge, or to crags the locals love, like Bozoo.

Beginners can learn the ropes from certified instructors at veteran outfitters. They provide the expert training— and necessary gear— that take climbing skills to new heights.

For a soft introduction to the sport— or a trip the kids can take— trek up the iron rungs of the via ferrata.