Feeling adventurous this fall? Plan a rock climbing excursion in northwest Wisconsin’s Rusk County.

Christie Mountain in the small town of Bruce has long been known for its downhill skiing. The 24 lighted trails includes two double Black Diamond category runs and a cliff jump. The site also offers snowboarding and snowtubing with ski lessons for kids ages 3 to 7. 

Christie Mountain is never at a loss for action during the winter months. But in summer, there just weren’t a lot of options the hill could offer, until now.

Christie Mountain has unveiled its newest endeavor in adventure – rock climbing. Adults and kids can first gain their confidence on an indoor climbing wall, under careful guidance and instruction from Christie Mountain’s knowledgeable staff. All the basics of rock climbing and necessary equipment is provided. When ready for the next step, climbers can head outside to Christie Mountain’s 30-foot crag.

The natural rock wall hosts four different climbs, each for a different skill level from novice to the most experienced. At the top of each climb is a bell for the climber to ring, announcing their success to all below.

Rock climbing at Christie Mountain is open to adults and children. A two-hour climbing session is $20. To learn more about rock climbing at Christie Mountain, visit www.christiemountain.com.

While you’re in Rusk County, make a weekend of it! Rusk County offers a long list of great places to stay and a host of exciting activities for outdoor enthusiasts, including biking, hiking and paddling. To start planning a Rusk County getaway, visit ruskcountywi.com or call 800/535-RUSK.