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CLIMBING CLASSES

Our goal is to help your child gain strength, knowledge, and self-confidence while building friendships along the way. We offer a variety of programs suited for preschoolers through high school students.

 

We encourage students to progress at their own rate, while moving beyond their initial comfort zone in a safe and supportive environment. 
 

Membership benefits for enrolled students include:

  • Unlimited access to gym facilities (excepting the zip line)

  • FREE Harness and shoe rental

  • Parents receive FREE belay certification

  • Sibling discount (10% off for each additional sibling enrolled in CR classes)


Classes run on the school calendar year. CR offers ongoing, open enrollment for our classes, on a monthly tuition basis, which is prorated if students register at any point during the month. 

 

Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Cliff Hangers is a beginner/intermediate class for students with little or no previous climbing experience. Climbers will learn climbing terminology and the proper use of gear, as well as safety rules.

Students will learn conditioning exercises and increasingly advanced climbing techniques and styles, while allowing for individual learning styles. 

  • Proper use of a climbing harness

  • Auto belay use and safety

  • Climbing and bouldering techniques 

  • Figure 8 knot

  • Top rope belay systems 

  • Understanding of route grades

  • Belaying gear and technique​

  • Rappelling

  • Basics of lead climbing

This course aims to foster individual climbers' ambitions to move onto outdoor climbing.

Little Rockers is an introduction to climbing through games and adventure activities. 

Goals for the course include:

  • Proper use of a climbing harness

  • Auto belay use and safety

  • Introductory climbing technique

  • Basis of safe bouldering

Rock Stars is a beginner/intermediate class for students with little or no previous climbing experience. Climbers will learn climbing terminology and the proper use of gear, as well as safety rules.

Goals for the course include:

  • Proper use of a climbing harness

  • Auto belay use and safety

  • Climbing and bouldering techniques 

  • Figure 8 knot

  • Top rope belay systems

  • Understanding of route grades

The course emphasizes the roles of communication and teamwork in climbing.

 

Cliff Hangers is a beginner/intermediate class for students with little or no previous climbing experience. Climbers will learn climbing terminology and the proper use of gear, as well as safety rules.

Students will learn conditioning exercises and increasingly advanced climbing techniques and styles, while allowing for individual learning styles. 

  • Proper use of a climbing harness

  • Auto belay use and safety

  • Climbing and bouldering techniques 

  • Figure 8 knot

  • Top rope belay systems 

  • Understanding of route grades

  • Belaying gear and technique​

  • Rappelling

  • Basics of lead climbing

This course aims to foster individual climbers' ambitions to move onto outdoor climbing and individual progression.

Pre-Team A is for young climbers that can climb a 5.8 grade or higher, but aren't yet ready for the commitment. Pre-Team enrollment is per session (fall, winter, and spring) while Team enrollment is for the whole school year. Pre-Team also meets once per week rather than twice per week as Team does. While the rock climbing training is the same, Pre-Team kids won't compete in events. Climbers in Pre-Team can transfer to Team when they are ready.

Pre-Team B is for those who are considering Team, but aren't yet ready for the commitment. Pre-Team enrollment is per session (fall, winter, and spring) while Team enrollment is for the whole school year. Pre-Team also meets once per week rather than twice per week as Team does. While the rock climbing training is the same, Pre-Team kids won't compete in events. Climbers in Pre-Team can transfer to Team when they are ready.

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