THE INDOOR SCHOOL

Our passion for climbing is infectious. Whether you're brand new to the sport or already a seasoned climber, we've got a class catered to honing your skills and upping your psych. 

Our instructors bring to our community a complete array of technical skills, passion for teaching, and vertical mileage in all styles of climbing, from bouldering to sport, trad, and ice. We offer class series in toprope, bouldering, and sport lead. Also keep an eye out for special clinics on training, slacklining, and more! 

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INTRO TO CLIMBING

This 2-hour class gives you everything you need to get started with indoor rock climbing! We’ll cover harnesses, knots, belaying, and get you climbing. You’ll learn everything you need to know to pass the belay test.

Age requirement: must be at least 14 to take this class

$24 MEMBERS // $49 NON-MEMBERS INCLUDES DAY PASS + GEAR RENTAL

TOPROPE MOVEMENT

This 1.5-hour class gives you essential techniques to progress as a climber. We focus on footwork, weight distribution, balance, and working with your center of gravity on the wall.


Prerequisite: Toprope belay certification at The Cliffs.

$24 MEMBERS // $49 NON-MEMBERS INCLUDES DAY PASS + GEAR RENTAL

LEARN TO CLIMB PACKAGE

LTC is our welcome package for brand new climbers. It includes two classes (Climbing 101: Toprope Basics and your choice of Toprope Movement or Bouldering Basics) to build fundamental climbing skills and a one-month pass for unlimited climbing + fitness—rental gear included!

Convert your package to a membership at the end of your month and we’ll waive the $49 initiation fee.

$109 // AWESOME DEAL!
2 CLASSES + 1 MONTH PASS WITH GEAR RENTALS

To book, sign up for any Climbing 101 class and add the Learn to Climb package.

FAMILY LEARN TO CLIMB

This 2-hour class introduces the whole family to the world of indoor rock climbing! Learn the safety skills and basic techniques needed to start toprope climbing. Use the form below to schedule your family's session or request additional information. Minimum 1 adult and 1 child under 14 years old.

*Cannot guarantee bookings made before 14 days notice but we'll try our best!

$35 PER CLIMBER
INCLUDES DAY PASS + GEAR RENTAL


 

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BOULDERING BASICS

Build your body’s movement vocabulary to climb stronger and more efficiently! Tailored drills build essential skills, including balance, matching and crossing hands and feet, and getting used to the various types of handholds (jugs, crimps, gastons, etc.). 

$24 MEMBERS // $49 NON-MEMBERS // INCLUDES DAY PASS + GEAR RENTAL

BOULDERING MOVEMENT

Get the skills + drills to start climbing harder and smarter. Learn to read and assess boulder problems before you even get on them and learn great training methods to start climbing those V grades. This class is recommended for climbers breaking into the V3 – V5 range.

$24 MEMBERS // $49 NON-MEMBERS // INCLUDES DAY PASS + GEAR RENTAL

SPORT LEAD CLIMBING

Get your introduction to the exciting world of sport lead climbing! This comprehensive class is taught in two 3-hour sessions. You’ll learn clipping stances and techniques, lead belaying techniques, including feeding out rope and catching falls, and finally, you’ll take a whipper!

Prerequisites: Must be toprope certified at The Cliffs and able to onsight 5.8 and work 5.9.

$34 MEMBERS // $75 NON-MEMBERS


GET OUT 2
SPORT LEAD, CLEANING + RAPPELLING

Getting psyched for your first trip to Rumney or the Red River Gorge?  Our Get Out 2 course gets you up to speed with outdoor sport climbing.  Learn the best methods for getting your gear on and off the wall and how to make the best decisions for different circumstances encountered in the great outdoors.  
 

Prerequisites: Must be lead certified at The Cliffs.

$49 MEMBERS // $99 NON-MEMBERS

GET OUT 1
TOPROPE ANCHORS

This course is perfect for the gym climber pining to get outside for the first time.  Learn the basics of setting up your first toprope anchors outdoors and all the differences between the gym and the big bad cliff.  We'll cover everything from bolted and natural anchors and different equipment to outdoor ethics and Leave No Trace etiquette to ensure continued access to our favorite outdoor areas.

Prerequisites: Must be toprope certified at The Cliffs.

$49 MEMBERS // $99 NON-MEMBERS

GET OUT 4
BASIC SELF-RESCUE

Be prepared (as the Boy Scouts say)! Learn how to escape the belay, ascend a fixed line and all the basic knots and rope management skills needed to get you or your partner the best help available.
 

Prerequisites: Get Out 3 and lead certification at The Cliffs.

$49 MEMBERS // $99 NON-MEMBERS

GET OUT 3
INTRO TO TRAD GEAR + ANCHORS

Want to build your first rack? Following a friend on a Gunks multi-pitch for the first time?  This course is an introduction to traditional climbing gear, placements and anchor systems.  Learn the difference between active and passive protection, gear extension and equalization.  

Prerequisites: Must be lead certified at The Cliffs.

$49 MEMBERS // $99 NON-MEMBERS

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