shutterstock_358573472With all the changes in elevation and accessible Blue Ridge Mountains, there are numerous options for finding spots to go on a climbing adventure as part of your Blue Ridge Day. Smith Mountain Lake caving and rock climbing while staying with Premier Vacation Rentals is just one of many outdoor things to do near Smith Mountain Lake, VA.

Whether you’re looking for traditional rock climbing in the outdoors, the growing activity of bouldering, or an incredible climbing gym, all those activities are available in the Roanoke Valley. Smith Mountain Lake caving is a unique program Roanoke Parks and Recreation offers that takes participants into wild caves, anytime of the year.

If adventure is on your mind, our outdoor adventure department can lead you in the right direction.  Dare to explore murder hole, one of Virginia’s most historic caves. Come experience the nature of Roanoke in the East’s best mid-sized mountain town! Outdoor Rock Climbing: Join the teams below for a trip to the vertical world as they explore the sharp end!

Play Roanoke   540. 853.1276

215 Church Avenue  Roanoke, VA 24015

When it comes to outdoor education, there are many pathways to follow when taking part in an activity lead by the outdoors team at Roanoke Parks and Recreation. More than just a hike in the woods, this department is led by a core of well-experienced staff members who have spent countless hours recreating in Roanoke’s scenic wilderness and waterway playgrounds.  Whether its bouldering at Mcafee Knob or roping up at Goshen or the New River Gorge, we have climbing trips to excite the inner child in all of us!   Wild Caving:  Join us on one of our caving adventures and explore the natural wonders of our local caves.

We don’t stop when the snow falls! Join us for a dog sled or cross country ski adventure at one of our nearby winter resorts.

River Rock Climbing   540. 685.2360

806 Wasena Avenue Suite 100  Roanoke, VA 24015

The River Rock is Roanoke’s premier indoor rock climbing gym. Featuring over 8500 square feet of roped climbing and bouldering and a professionally trained and certified staff, the River Rock has the terrain and personnel to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for the seasoned veteran or the complete beginner.   Great for a rainy day – there is a restaurant/ bar  next door for the adults while the kids wear themselves out.