3358a Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403   |   707-573-1608

CLIMBING PROGRAMS

Climbing Programs

Ready to take your climbing to the next level? Whether you’re new to climbing and want to expand your skill set or a seasoned climber looking to improve your technique, our Climbing Programs can help you reach your goals.
Drop-ins are welcome for most of our classes, however to guarantee your spot we strongly encourage you to make a reservation in advance.

Fundamental Programs

21 Day Beginner Climbing Course

The 21-Day Beginner Climbing Course is expertly crafted to equip you with the necessary skills for confident climbing within a gym environment. This comprehensive program features weekly climbing sessions, each tailored to explore various facets of climbing techniques and safety protocols. Additionally, we provide complimentary gear rentals and assign homework tasks designed to sharpen your climbing prowess. Embrace this journey to elevate your climbing capabilities!

Cost: $67

Climb Time

A great introduction to indoor climbing. Our staff will give you a guided tour of the gym, provide valuable insight in climbing safety protocols, and be your belayer. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced climber, you are sure to have a great time. (This is not an instructional class)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6-7:30pm

Includes:

  • 2 hours of climbing
  • Climbing gear is included
  • Instructor (1:4 ratio)
Status Rate
Member $20 Purchase
Non-Member $45 Purchase

Intro to Climbing

Intro to Climbing is designed for the true beginner. You will be instructed in everything you need to know to be competent and confident in introductory technique and movement. We will review the grading system, how to fall properly, basic technique and movement while in a fun, friendly, inclusive environment. This program is free for new members in the first 30 days.

The 1st Sunday of the month 10am-12pm

Status Rate
Member (Complimentary in 1st Month) $25 Purchase
Non-Member $35 Purchase

Beginning Belay

Designed for the true beginner. Our instructors will go over essential climbing gear and comprehensive top-rope belaying protocols as well as climbing technique and movement. You will be instructed to properly fit a climbing harness, tie a figure eight follow through knot and belay with an ATC/locking carabiner. At the end you will be prepared to take our belay certification test with confidence and to put into use climbing technique that will improve your natural movement on the wall. Minimum age 14 (12 for Vertex members).

Mondays 6-8pm
Sundays 10am-12pm

  • Top rope belaying instruction:
    • how to properly secure a harness
    • how to tie a follow through figure eight knot
    • belaying with an ATC
    • running through the safety checks
  • how to properly secure a harness
  • how to tie a follow through figure eight knot
  • belaying with an ATC
  • running through the safety checks

Includes:

Status Rate
Member (Complimentary in 1st Month) $25 Purchase
Non-Member $35 Purchase

Technique & Movement

In this class you will learn how to identify where routes start/finish, differences between bouldering and top roping, and how the grading system works. In addition, this class will focus on the fundamentals of technique and movement, with special attention to footwork and hip rotations.

The second Saturday of the month from 10am-12pm

Status Rate
Member (free in 1st 30 days of membership) $25 Purchase
Non-Member $35 Purchase

Technique & Movement 2

In this course, we will learn route reading how to identify cruxes and rest spots. We will also explore more advanced climbing methods, including the ideal body positioning and working with various hold types.

The third Saturday of the month from 10am-12pm

Status Rate
Member $25 Purchase
Non-Member $35 Purchase

Advanced Programs

Adult Climbing Practice

Adult Climbing Practice is a weekly drop-in insrtuctional event. It is taught by one of our routesetters and the curriculum changes weekly. There is a 6:1 participant to instructor maximum ratio. Must be 18 or older.

Mondays 5-7pm

Status Rate
Member Free Signup
Non-Member (w/ Day Pass purchase) Free Signup

Learn To Lead

Want to learn how to lead climb? Take this course to learn all things clipping, falling and everything in between. This course covers every detail to get you ready to lead climb.

The last Saturday and Sunday of every month from 9-11:30am

Status Rate
Member $85 Purchase
Non-Member $105 Purchase

Private Instruction

Whether you have been climbing for years or are new to the gym, having your own personal climbing coach will take your climbing to the next level. These sessions will be tailored to your individual skill level and pursuits. See below for possible topics covered.
Minimum age 5

Includes:

  • basics of climbing
  • climbing for kids
  • belay instruction
  • advanced technique and movement
  • lead climbing/lead belaying
  • crack climbing
  • breathing & climbing
  • mental preparation
  • safety & self rescue

Lessons are scheduled around your availability and always include free rental gear.

Cost: $50 per hour/ beginner

            $80 per hour/ intermediate and advanced

To schedule please contact [email protected]