Hocking Hills Rock Scrambling + Climbing

Hocking Hills, Ohio
Rock Climbing, Rock Scramble
9 Explorer Chicks
1/2 Day


What is the difference between rock scrambling and rock climbing you ask? A rock scramble is a middle ground between hiking and climbing. You use your hands for balance as you’re ascending up the rock face. It’s a non-technical climb that does not require ropes and other equipment. Rock climbing, is more of a technical and adrenaline-pumping ascent up vertical cliff faces that requires safety equipment and a belayer.

Join Explorer Chick as we combine these two favorite events into one! You will get a taste of both climbing styles in one gripping Mini Adventure day trip! All equipment is provided including a harness, helmet, climbing devices, and climbing shoes. 

Rock Scrambling and Climbing in the Hocking Hills

It’s only human nature to be drawn to climb to the top of things! From the top of a mountain, a cliff, or even a hill outside your hometown, this is where we gain perspective and can imagine great things! Combining physical strength with mental focus, figuring out moves as you go, and then using your power, flexibility, and agility to conquer dizzying heights.

Rock climbing can be an intimidating sport, but it is also a rewarding form of exercise and adventure when done safely. After spending the first half of our day scrambling through routes, you will then be ready to conquer the natural sandstone rock walls of Hocking Hills. You will receive technical instructions guiding you up the natural rock. 

We have more exciting adventures here that can be combined with your climbing and scrambling experience to make the most of your rockin’ trip to Hocking Hills!

There’s also plenty of hiking in the area, so stay and explore if you have time.

  • Scramble and Climbing for all skill levels. 
  • All equipment is provided including a harness, helmet, climbing devices, and climbing shoes. 
  • Instruction – No experience necessary, your climbing guides will walk you through your climb and offer tips throughout to make your adventure the best it can be!

*Explorer Chick and its partners reserve the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.

*Tipping your Guides is optional and not included in the price of your adventure. Gratuities may be given to one leader—the team divides tips among themselves after the trip. We recommend 10-20%.

Why aren’t Guide gratuities included in the trip price? Allowing Guides to accept tips is customary in the tour industry and for good reason. Explorer Chicks enjoy the opportunity to recognize their Guides personally for their hard work and keeping them safe.

For all 2022 Hocking Hills events

  • Masks are required while inside of the High Rock Main Office where the restrooms are.
  • The mask can be removed when you are able to maintain the 6 ft distance. This will help ensure your safety as well as the High Rock staff.   
  • Harness Size restrictions from 18-43″ waist size applies for safety.
  • This is an active event, bring snacks to keep you fueled!
  • Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Print or Screenshot your directions ahead of time. Service can be spotty.
  • Duration: 4 Hours.
  • Women-Only, 21+
  • If you are interested in looking for lodging:
    • Most of the local Cabins have a 2-night minimum.
    • For single nights check local hotels.
      • The Holiday Inn Express in Logan or Lancaster both are close.
      • Or the Baymont Inn in Logan.


  • Print and Sign the High Rock Waiver prior to your arrival.
  • Your order Confirmation will include a link to our Smart Waiver. Please take a minute to sign online.


High Rock Adventures

10108 Opossum Hollow Rd
Rockbridge, Ohio 43149


  • Closed Toed Shoes are required for the approach. Climbing shoes are provided, guest may use their own climbing shoes if approved by the High Rock Adventures Guide.
  • Food- This is an active event, bring snacks to keep you fueled!
  • Day-pack to carry extra clothing layers and snacks.
  • Wear clothes that allow a full range of motion. Long pants help avoid scrapes to the legs from the rock, but wear what is comfortable. Wear or bring a T-shirt to help protect your shoulders as well.  NOTE: Clothes can get dirty, snagged or ripped on the natural sandstone rock.
  • Climbing Gear: You may wear your own climbing shoes if approved by our guide. Due to insurance guidelines, you will be required to use our helmets, harnesses, ropes and gear.
  • Water: Bring water to drink throughout the tour, preferably in a reusable water bottle.
  • Miscellaneous: Bring a hair tie for longer hair, bug repellent, rain gear, and layered clothing depending on the season.

Still not convinced that THIS is the adventure for you?

We’ve rounded up some of our most popular blog posts, so you can get to know us a bit better and learn what really goes down on your Explorer Chick Adventure.

You can always reach us by email with more questions! Info@ExplorerChick.com

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Questions? We love them! Check out our FAQ’s page first. You’ll probably find your answer there.

You can also send us an email. Info@ec-old.design-works.com

Event Price:


*There is a $5 discount for Sundays. This discount is already reflected when you book.

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