While not all of our group climbing class offerings are suitable for every age group, we can accommodate climbers of all ages via Private Instruction. Whether you are looking to introduce your child to rock climbing for the first time, or would like your child to work on a specific aspect of their existing climbing skillset, our expert instructors can make it happen.
Customers can find an instructor from the list below, click on their respective links, and find booking instructions on each of their pages. Some of our instructors have calendars with regular availabilities listed on their pages, and some require an e-mail to book a session. Visit an instructors individual pages for more information.
Pricing and Details:
Private Instruction for One Person – $95/hour ($80 for CRG Members)
Private Instruction for Two People – $150/ hour ($120 for CRG Members)
Private Instruction for Three People – $195/hour ($150 for CRG Members)
Private Instruction is not available from 3:45 PM – 6:15 PM Monday to Friday. No exceptions!
Meet our Instructors!
Joshua Hodge – Instructor, Youth Team Coach
Originally from Tucson, AZ, Josh grew up hearing stories of climbing outings from his mom. The common theme between all of these stories was an open-armed camaraderie between people who felt just as comfortable challenging each other’s limits from a physical and mental perspective while supporting each other through hard climbs, personal failures, & life’s rough patches. This sense of community is what drew Josh back into climbing after a decade-long hiatus.
During his lessons, Josh strives to instill a sense of confidence & self-trust through communication and encouragement. His goal is to excite, motivate, and build curiosity. When he isn’t rock climbing, he is living out his childhood dream –performing throughout the city with his bassoon. Committed to engaging and supporting his community, Josh serves on the leadership team of CRUX, which is an LGBTQ non-profit geared towards expanding access to climbing and outdoor sports and hosts an LGBTQ Climb Night twice a month.
Jenna Tseng – Instructor, Youth Team Coach
Growing up in Seattle, WA, Jenna was surrounded by climbing gyms and world class crags. After starting to climb regularly at 7 years old, her instructors pushed her to try the competitive climbing team when she was 9. From the first day, she loved the feeling of pushing herself to try hard, and climbing with people who were just as passionate about it.
Outside of climbing, Jenna is a full-time student majoring in Sociology and working towards a Master’s in Education.
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Conor Hamill – Instructor, Youth Team Coach
Using a variety of explorative techniques and encouragement, he hopes to spread the love for taking on these challenging puzzles that we solve with our very own strength and determination, pushing the limits we subconsciously set for ourselves.
When not climbing, Conor is an Actor, Writer, and Musician, who loves to spend as much time as he can outdoors
Lindan Burns – Instructor, Youth Team Coach
Robert Kyte – Instructor, Youth Team Coach
Rob found his passion for climbing and the mountains while studying in Ecuador in 2018, started climbing seriously in 2019, and has since adopted the climbing ethos as a lifestyle and career. Rob believes that climbing is for everyone, regardless of age, gender, or background, and works to help climbers explore and understand their personal relationship to the sport. During lessons, Rob will look to identify the little things that contribute to overall progress and performance. He has a passion for instruction, and has experience working with children and adults of all ages and skill levels.
Rob graduated from Georgetown University in 2020 with a degree in Foreign Service, trained as a climbing and backpacking guide in Nepal in Spring 2021, and is the Communications Manager and Storyteller for The Climbing Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting nascent climbing communities and researching the sport’s potential to create positive social, economic, and environmental change.