If you would prefer to book a private day out with us, please call us at (845)668-2030 or send an email to schools@ems.com.


1 day (9am- 4:30pm)

Meeting Location

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275 New Britain Avenue
Plainville, CT 06062






Meals and lodging are not included in course fee.  Students will be responsible for their own accommodations. 

Gear List

All technical climbing equipment will be provided.  Click here for items you will be responsible for bringing.

Women’s Climb


This is a women’s only rock climbing program.  It is designed as a gym-to-crag style introduction to the world of outdoor climbing, but you do not need to have any prior climbing experience to sign up.  So if you’ve never climbed or have only climbed in a gym, come dip your toes in the water!

We’ll go over:  gear selection, knots and tying in, proper belay technique, climbing terminology, body positioning and movement, and then climb, climb, climb!

Please email us at schools@ems.com if you have any questions.

Anne climbing The Pinnacle on Huntington Ravine, Mt Washington, NH.
Anne climbing Whitney Gilman Ridge on Cannon Cliff, NH.


Originally from the UK, Anne Parmenter has been climbing throughout the world for the past 25 years.  Her adventures have taken her to the summit of Mount Everest and Ama Dablam in the Himalayas, Aconcagua in Argentina, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador, Denali in Alaska, and many peaks in the Alps, including Mont Blanc.

She has also worked for Exum Mountain Guides in the Tetons, and completed the National Outdoor Leadership Schools (NOLS) instructors certification in the Wind River Range, Wyoming.

Anne has climbed and guided throughout the United States, including her home cliffs of Ragged Mountain, Connecticut.  She also frequents:  the Gunks in New York; Cathedral ,Whitehorse, and Humphrey’s Ledges, and Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire; Joshua Tree, Tahquitz and Suicide Rocks, Yosemite Valley, and Tuolumne Meadows in California; and Squamish in British Columbia.

With Anne’s vast knowledge and level of expertise, you can be confident that you’ll enjoy a great day of outdoor climbing in a wonderful atmosphere.

AMGA Certified Rock Instructor, AMGA Certified Climbing Wall Instructor, NY State Licensed Guide, Tier 1 Rock Climbing, Emergency Medical Technician

IMPORTANT:  1) Weather and conditions may inhibit us from covering all topics outlined in this course.  Please be open to a flexible schedule.  2) Group courses require a minimum enrollment in order to run, and your reservation is subject to change if minimum enrollment is not reached.  Please note that this winter group course is reserved for those age 18 and older.  3) If you have specific time and learning needs, any class can be booked privately on any day of the week.  For information about private reservations, please call 845-668-2030 or email us at schools@ems.com.



Groups meet promptly at 9am at the Starbucks in the plaza across from Connecticut Commons.  In the morning you will meet your guide and get outfitted with climbing gear for the day, then head to the cliff.  The whole day will be spent outside, so please dress appropriately for the weather and temperature.  You should also bring enough food and water for the entire day and a backpack to carry items to the cliff.  The day will end around 4:30pm

Included/Not Included

Climbers will be outfitted with all technical equipment needed for the day, including rock shoes, harnesses, helmets, and climbing hardware.  You are welcome to bring your own equipment, but it will be subject to a safety inspection and approval by your guide.  Climbers will be expected to arrive dressed appropriately for the weather and provide their own food and water for the day.  See gear list for complete list of items you will be responsible for bringing.  Meals, lodging, and transportation are not included.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is due in full at the time of booking to secure your reservation.  Events run rain or shine.  Eastern Mountain Sports Schools reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events for low participation, weather, or safety concerns at any time.  We will try to give as much advance notice as possible, but may not always be able to give much advance warning, especially for weather cancellations.

Cancellations or schedule changes more than 14 days prior to the program start date will be fully refunded or credited with no penalty.  Cancellations from 8 to 14 days from the program start date will not be refunded, but changes to reservations may be granted based on availability.  Cancellations or reservation changes within 7 days will not be refunded and you will not be allowed to reschedule or carry over deposits to future events (NO MATTER THE REASON FOR THE CANCELLATION).  Please mark the last day to cancel on your calendar after making your reservation.

Cancellations due to weather are determined only by EMS Schools and the guides – we will not make a weather cancellation at a guest’s behest.  Please note that forecasts change frequently and are rarely accurate more than a day or so out.  If it is determined a program needs to be canceled based on weather, we will call and/or email you prior to your reservation.  This may not always be far in advance of your reservation, so we suggest purchasing travel insurance if you are coming from afar.  If we do not reach out to you, your program will run as scheduled.  A full refund or rescheduling option will be available for those canceled due to weather.

Please remember that if you are joining a pre-scheduled group lesson, your reservation will be pending sufficient enrollment.  If the minimum number of participants is not met, we will offer you the option of upgrading to a private lesson, or we will reschedule or refund you.  NOTE:  If you do not arrive on time for a group lesson, we reserve the right to start without you and you will not be rescheduled or refunded.

We highly recommend looking into travel insurance if you are at all concerned that life events may get in the way of your ability to come out with us.  If you have any questions, please call 845-668-2030.  We would be more than happy to review our cancellation policy with you.

Eastern Mountain Sports Schools