Whether you’re just starting out or feel like some specific technical skill is lacking, we’ve put together a series of instructional classes to get you on the path to progression! With four different classes that range from the most basic of climbing technique all the way to fitness and injury prevention information, this program will give you the tools you need to succeed.
- Classes are 1-hour long, and are offered on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Use the calendar at the bottom of the page to book.
- FREE for members, $55 for non-members. Non-member price includes a Day Pass and rental gear.
- For ages 13+.
- First Time Climber? We recommend trying climbing with the purchase of a Day Pass before signing up for a technique class. A little prior exposure to climbing makes the technique classes much more beneficial!
- Classes do not need to be taken sequentially!
- Booking for each class opens 3 weeks in advance.
HOLD USAGE, SEQUENCING, AND BODY POSITIONING
An introduction to climbing, which includes identifying the various types of holds and ways to better utilize them through improved body positioning, move sequencing, and route reading skills. This class is an ideal starting point for newer climbers looking to get oriented and onto the path to progression!
FOOTWORK AND BALANCE
Proper footwork can make all the difference! Learn about how footwork affects your balance on the wall, and how to do more with your feet to reduce the strain on your fingers and arms.
MOVEMENT AND EFFICIENCY
Climbing harder is all about the interplay of power and efficiency. Learn the fundamentals of how to move more efficiently through advanced footwork techniques, better breathing practices, and dynamic vs. static movement.
INJURY PREVENTION & CLIMBING FITNESS TRAINING
Climbing can be incredibly straining on your fingers, muscles, and joints! Learn about what kinds of aches, pains, and injuries are common to climbing, and how to avoid them through better warm-ups, preventative exercises, and resting habits. You will also learn fitness practices and training techniques that can help you break into the higher grade ranges!
The next four classes in our new Climbing Progression program are designed specifically to address problems climbers experience in what we consider the most turbulent portion of their climbing experience: the “moderate” grade range and what is likely to be a climbers first performance plateau. These classes build upon fundamental climbing skills and focus on expanding participants awareness of what is possible on the wall, their own limitations, and how to push past those limitations. The curriculum is broken up into 4 aspects of climbing that are critical to a climber’s long-term success: Dynamic Climbing, Static & Balanced Climbing, Proprioception, and Projecting.
These classes are designed to expand upon certain climbing fundamentals, and it is therefore assumed that participants in these classes have already been exposed to those concepts. It is recommended that everyone who signs up for one these classes meets either of the following requirements:
- Has taken all 4 of the standard Climbing Progression Program classes:
- Hold Usage, Sequencing, & Body Positioning
- Footwork and Balance
- Movement and Efficiency
- Antagonist Training
- Has an understanding of the following climbing techniques/concepts:
- Proper foot placement via pads of toes
- Flagging & weight management during lateral movements
- Breath control
- Climbing with a “relaxed” upper body
- Determining individualized Beta for target climb
These classes are 90 minutes long and occur every Wednesday from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Booking for these classes opens 4 weeks in advance. Use the calendar at the bottom of the page to book these as well!
The Dynamic Climbing class focuses on the subset of movements that require the generation and control of momentum to propel you towards your target hold(s). Climbers will learn about deadpoints, pogos, dynos, and everything in between. The critical muscle groups used in Dynamic Climbing, and the exercises done to strengthen them, will be reviewed.
STATIC & BALANCED CLIMBING
The Balanced & Static Climbing class focuses on the subset of movements that require a slow, careful and tense approach, as well as a stable core and lower body. Climbers will learn to trust their feet and actively engage the critical lower muscle groups for a fine-tuned approach to balance, while exploring a variety of weight management and distribution techniques.
PROPRIOCEPTION & BODY AWARENESS
Proprioception is the awareness of position and movement of the body. This class is designed specifically to help climbers learn what their bodies are capable of, what their limits are, and how to start moving with specific intent on the wall. The goal is to learn to make the exact movement you want to make.
The goal of this class is to help climbers refine their process of working on, or “projecting”, climbs that are at or above their max level. Equal parts mental and physical exercise, the Projecting class will teach climbers to analyze both themselves and their projects critically, and provide the tools to continue to do so outside of class.