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, Climbing School 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.
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)
Mondays & Wednesdays 5-7pm
- 2 hours of climbing
- Climbing Harness (Climbing shoes can be rented for $5 a pair)
- Instructor (1:4 ratio)
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.
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 Thursday of the month 5-7pm
Route Reading 101
Looking to become a more efficient climber? Route Reading 101 will help you plan your sequences, identify cruxes, and find active resting positions along the route. This class is open to climbers of all ability, though people with a solid foundation of movement technique will find the most benefit.
Taught by AMGA certified instructor Kai Schussler
This program is free for new members in the first 30 days.
The 3rd Thursday of the month 6-7pm
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).
- 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
- Basic technique and movement instruction to move intelligently on the wall
- Ratio of 1 guide to no more than 5 climbers
- Does not include the day pass
Belay Crash Course
The perfect refresher for the already experienced belayer. Our front desk staff will go over essential climbing safety and facility top-rope belaying protocols, as well as proper belay technique and movement. We ask that you use the PBUS method, and tie in with a figure 8 knot and double fishermans safety knot. At the end, you will be prepared to take our belay certification test with confidence and hit the walls for some rope climbing. Minimum age 14 (12 for Vertex members).
Daily at 11am
The last Thursday & Friday of every month from 6-9pm
The last Saturday & Sunday of every month from 7-10am
The Bouldering Bettys is a community of female rock climbers pursuing impeccable climbing skill, physical strength and power, adventure in beautiful places, and camaraderie and support through indoor training and outdoor excursions.
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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
- 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. Email email@example.com for more info and to schedule a lesson.
Cost: $50 per hour/ beginner
$80 per hour/ intermediate and advanced