Rock Climbing School
Looking to master a specific skill or accomplish a particular goal or maybe you just want the instructor to yourself. Regardless of the reason or the size of your party, we can set up a private lesson or guiding tailored to your needs and schedule.
Family rock climbing adventures
For Kids and Parents
Get out with the family and try something new!
Family rock climbing programs are a great way to experience the thrill and adventure of rock climbing, under the close supervision of a certified climbing guide. These programs can be customized to meet the needs and experience level of your family. Our guides will make a fun and exciting day by providing everyone young and old with an experience they will never forget. All equipment is provided including helmet, harness, climbing shoes, ropes and all technical climbing equipment.
If you’re looking to learn a new sport or just get outside for the day to try something new. Family climbing programs are for families with kids ages 15 and younger. Parents must be present and participation is encouraged.
Family climbs are booked by private arrangement and can be customized to fit the needs of your family. Please call for availability and to set-up your very own climbing adventure.
One day accelerated school
Description We’ll cover all the basics including harnesses, shoes, helmets, ropes, basic technique, and working around a climbing site. The objective of this clinic is to get new climbers quickly familiar with the sport and to gain trust in the climbing system.
3 days accelerated school
Description This concentrated program takes beginning climbers through crucial topics. After these three days, you will have the knowledge, skills and variety of experience to think and respond to challenges on the cliff as a true climber. It’s a perfect way to cover a lot of vertical ground, and save some money at the same time!
Topics Covered Over 3 Days Include:
- Proper gear selection
- Common climbing knots
- Belay technique
- Body position and footwork
- Communication and terminology
- Gaining trust in the climbing system
- Route selection
#1 Discover rock climbing
This is a beginner rock climbing class. No prior experience is necessary.
Description If you’ve never rock climbed, or have been climbing indoors at a rock gym, this program is for you. We’ll go over the fundamentals of climbing and focus on giving you the knowledge to become a skilled and confident rock climber. You’ll learn about the relevant equipment, knots and terminology, and then we’ll move right into belaying, body position, footwork and working around the climbing site. The bulk of the day is spent putting these new skills to use on the cliff, with each climber able to get in a few climbs and descents. You will come away knowing what it is like to be a fully engaged and responsible member of a climbing party, and with a good measure of actual climbing time on the rock.
#2 Apply your skills
Description Now that you’ve completed Rock Climbing 101, you’re ready to really put those skills to use on the cliff. We’ll build off your basic climbing knowledge and focus on application: when is it best to use one technique rather than another? Which gear is most appropriate for which situation? Is it best to steer toward the cracks, or stick with the footholds on the face? All these issues can be addressed while getting in some great climbing, and we can add pitches of different character or difficulty as we go, depending upon your needs.
For all school programs:
Included Students will be outfitted with all technical equipment for this course. You are welcome to bring your own equipment but it will be subject to approval by your guide.
- Climbing shoes
- Ropes and all technical climbing gear
Students will be expected to arrive dressed appropriately for the weather. Pack a lunch and snacks for the day. Water bottle should be filled before arriving.
- Personal gear and clothing