The Shenandoah Mountain Guides' climbing program is one of the most respected in the east. The instructors average 15 years of experience teaching others how to climb. They are full-time teachers and guides as well as certified EMTs. They teach rock climbing at regional colleges, universities and national institutions, and they certify instructors for various youth organizations. The program at Little Stony Man Cliffs in Shenandoah is designed to be a highly effective introductory through intermediate learning program in rock climbing and rappelling.