Project Forty is two-fold: wilderness adventures and meaningful relationships that are Christ-centered and intentional. Our target is to impact lives through these life experiences and lucky for you we would love to open up our guides and climbing experience to the general public as well. Our guides love to climb and especially enjoy introducing climbing to others who have not had the chance to climb rock or ice. They are certified Single Pitch Instructors by the American Mountain Guide Association and will take care of your safety on the wall. There are lots of “do-it-yourselfer’s” out there, but if you want the benefit of knowing you are in good hands and support inner city Flint kids to be able to enjoy the same climbing you can, sign up for guided climbing!
What Does a Guide Do?
Great question! For starters, we are here to give you a fun, safe, adventure. It’s our aim to meet the goals that you may have in mind, get on some rock and ice and teach you the basics so you can get the most out of your experience. If you want to learn how to belay, we’ve got you! Perhaps you’d like to learn some basic climbing knots or the fundamentals of anchor building… we’re still there for you. What don’t we do? We will probably not tie your shoes for you, unless you really need help, and we don’t feed you unfortunately–we’ll leave that up to you, so pack a lunch, snacks and water.
How Long Are The Days?
That is simple: half days run roughly 4 hours, and a whole day is 8 hours. Come prepared by checking out our gear list beforehand. Oh, there is one clinic that is about 6 hours because you just can’t get a 1/2 day of ice climbing in just 4 because it’s so awesome!
Climbing courses use the Milford Mountain (Milford, MI), Planet Rock (Madison Heights, MI), Peabody Ice Climbing Club (Fenton, MI) and Grand Ledge, MI for instruction and trip preparation. We also guide private rock climbing and rappelling the in Red River Gorge, KY and guide ice in Munising, MI.
All Project Forty instructors have been trained in their focused discipline and carry a minimum 2 years experience as a Guide Partner, under direct supervision from a current and certified instructor. Climbing instructors are certified as Single Pitch Instructors through the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) and hold a Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) or higher.