Climbing School

Getting Started

Reservations are required for all classes


Beginning Rock

Designed for the true beginner. Our instructors will cover gear basics, comprehensive top rope belaying protocols as well as 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 in use climbing technique that will make your moving on the wall look and feel smoother.
$35 for guests / $25 for members Minimum age 14 (12 for Vertex members)

Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Saturdays 2-4 pm
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Climb Time

A great introduction to indoor climbing. Our staff will give you a personal guided tour of the gym, provide valuable insight in climbing safety protocols, and act as your personal belayer. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced climber, you are sure to have a great time.
$30 for guests / $10 for members Minimum age 5

Wednesday 7-9 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12-2pm
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Basic Safety

Want to learn how to belay, or just need a refresher? No problem, give vertex a call to schedule a drop in basic safety class.
$25 for guests / $15 for members Minimum age: 14

Monday – Friday 9 am – 2 pm
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Crack Climbing 101

One of the most important skills for traditional climbing around the world is good crack climbing technique. In this class, you will learn different techniques on how to crack climb. Simply put: crack climbing is a different animal! You can be a 5.12 or V8 climber and get shut down by a 5.7 crack! Check the ego at the door and come with a beginner’s mind….. just sayin’. This class will cover the skills to give you a solid working foundation on hand and other size cracks.

$18 for guest / $5 for Members (price includes a roll of tape)


Leading Edge

Leading Edge 1 is designed to provide you with the necessary skill set to lead climb/belay indoors. Must be certified to top rope belay and able to climb 5.10a to take this class.

This is a 2-part class offered on a monthly basis. Contact for more information.
$105 for guest / $85 for members

Bouldering Bettys

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.
$17  for guests / Free for Members
Must be belay certified to participate
Tuesdays from 6-8 pm