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 ($125 for CRG Members)
Private Instruction for Three People – $195/hour ($160 for CRG Members)
Private Instruction is not available from 3:45 PM – 6:15 PM Monday to Friday. No exceptions!
Please note that there may a more cost-effective solution to your child’s climbing instruction needs! See Weekend Staff Belay for more details.
Meet our Instructors!
Jenna Tseng – Instructor
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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Nick Atkins – Instructor
Born and raised in Waco, TX, Nick started climbing during his freshman year of college at Oklahoma City University. He instantly fell in love with climbing and started working at his first gym. After graduating with a Bachelors of Music in Musical Theater, Nick moved to NYC and made a beeline for CRG. He had always heard stories about the gym during his time in OKC, and knew this would be his new safe haven.
As the Head Coach of the Recreational Club, Nick strives to help each climber discover their individuality in the climbing community, understanding that every climber comes from different beginnings. He hopes that all of his climbers leave the gym feeling accomplished with themselves, no matter what.
When he’s not climbing, you can find Nick reading at his favorite coffee shop, cheering on his Texas Rangers, and playing with his pet cat Mr. Booty.
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Joshua Hodge – Instructor
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.
Eddie Falshaw – Instructor
Eddie Falshaw grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, where there is (sadly) only one small bouldering gym. But lucky for him, he found it at the perfect time: during his senior year of high school right before heading off to Elon University, where he eventually earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Theatre in May of 2021. Eddie was a part of the rock climbing club in college and when he wasn’t in acting, voice, and dance classes, you could find him climbing at any local gym in NO.
After graduating and relocating to New York City, Eddie stumbled upon Central Rock Gym and was immediately charmed by the welcoming sense of community that this gym and its wonderful staff provides. Slowly but surely, this place has become his second home, and he hopes to continue providing for the climbing community that has given him so much.
Isabel Saylor – Instructor
Isabel grew up in San Francisco and was first introduced to climbing on a trip to the High Sierras in 2016. She really became passionate about it in 2020 when she was looking for an outlet for her energy while still being able to socially distance. Other than climbing, Isabel has always been involved in athletics, from bouncing back and forth from swimming and softball as a teenager, until deciding to train for and finish a triathlon recently.
Outside of athletics she is studying architecture at Parsons School of Design, currently and looking into grad school in the near future. Isabel hopes to help others find their passion for the sport, inspire them to work hard, and most importantly enjoy what they’re doing.