Outdoor Guiding

Climb outside, with our Guides!

Learn from the experts! We will take your group through the full process from start to finish on how to prep, set up and complete your climb outdoors.  Our AMGA Certified Guides will be at your side the whole way. We currently host group trips in the Fall & Spring at a private guiding location on SE Oklahoma, and whether you’re interested in adding to your skill set, or you’re a first-timer wanting to see what all the hype is about, we have something for everyone.

Trip Reviews:

“The guided climbing trip with Threshold was exceptional!  I had a blast climbing with a great group of people and with a guide that would walk through everything needed from beginning to end.  This was my first time lead climbing outside and was an outstanding experience.  The fact that there were so many options for each grade meant we could all use our time climbing what we wanted to and/or felt comfortable with and then push ourselves further as the day went on.  I have lived in Oklahoma all of my life and I didn’t know a place that looked this amazing could even exist within our state!” – Ryan

“I climbed with Threshold in the Fall of 2019, and the trip exceeded my expectations. The White Rock climbing location in one-of-a-kind and has beautiful views. It certainly feels like you’re in your own little world out there. Chase did a phenomenal job as a guide. There were climbing options for all levels, and while I felt challenged, I never felt unsafe.  I certainly got my moneys worth…It’s not just about the climbing, it was a fun and immersive experience.” – Neil

Upcoming Group Trips:

Saturday – Sunday, April 18-19th, 2020 near Antlers, OK 

Saturday – Sunday, May 2-3rd, 2020 near Antlers, OK 

Guiding FAQs

How do I sign up, and how much does it cost?

You can register at the front desk or by calling the gym. To reserve your spot a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the trip price must be paid. A deposit is the only way to guarantee your reservation. The final total for the trip is due no later than 7 days before the trip date. Single day trips are $175 per person, overnight(2 day) trips are $245 per person. Threshold members get 10% off. Price may vary based on the location and duration of the trip. This cost does not include your travel or food expenses.

Where do we stay?

Camping is allowed near the climbing area. There is a fire pit with a grate for cooking. There is no running water on site. You may also set up your own accommodations, the closest public campsites are K River Camp Ground in Moyers, OK. There are also AirBnBs available nearby.

Do I need my own climbing gear?

It is not required. You may use Threshold rental gear if you do not own your own gear, but personal gear is recommended for comfort and performance. We will provide ropes and anchor set ups as well.

What training or pre-requisites are recommended? 

We recommend that you are Top Rope Climb and Belay trained and certified, but this is not required.

Are these trips kid-friendly?

We require that participants are ages 14+  for our public, group trips, and a parent/legal guardian must be in attendance. If you have a group with climbers under the age of 13 and would like to book something, please contact us about setting up a private trip.

Can we go a day early or stay a day late to get more climbing time?

Yes, arriving early or leaving late may effect your pricing, you can e-mail us with specific requests to provide a more custom experience. 

What grade do I need to climb?

We welcome climbers of all skills and levels. There are roughly 40 routes all ranging from 5.5 to 5.12. Most of the climbs fall in the 5.8 – 5.10a range. 

Where is the climbing located?

We do not give out the address of the location unless you are signed up for a trip. The climbing is on private land, and we do this to protect the land owners.

What is the cancellation policy?

Payments including deposits are non-refundable if notice of cancellation is not given within 48 hours. In the case of a cancellation on part of Threshold, rebooking will be arranged if notice is given before trip departure. In the case of a cancellation on the part of the client, rebooking may be arranged if notice is given before the guides departure. Reasons for cancellation may be due to extreme weather conditions, illness, or other emergency.

 

Once you register, one of our guides will be in contact with you via e-mail with details for your trip!

Looking for a custom outdoor experience? or want to sign up for a current outdoor trip?

Contact us to book a trip for your group will get back to you within 48 hours:

Meet our Guides

John Tarkington

John is an outdoor industry professional with a focus on indoor and outdoor rock climbing. Climbing since 2006, he has certifications ranging from the American Mountain Guides Association, Petzl Technical Institute, USA Climbing, and the Climbing Wall Association. John guides outdoor trips as well as provides instruction to climbers indoors ranging from beginner to advanced.

Chase

My name is Chase Wehrenberg, and I am the head guide at Threshold Climbing and Fitness. I have been a recreational climber for 4 years, and love the outdoors. I am currently attending the University of Central Oklahoma pursuing an Outdoor Community Recreation degree. My passion is to involve interested people in my love of outdoor climbing. I am an American Mountain Guide Association certified Single Pitch Instructor and Climbing Wall Instructor at the Lead level. I am also certified by the American Red Cross in Wilderness First Aid.   I am so excited about the idea of new climbers learning to transition to outdoor rock! We have a first class guide service set up and ready to take you to to your goal!