INSTRUCTION

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PROGRAM OFFERINGS

**Youth offerings are for ages 6-13**

 
YOUNG ASPIRING CLIMBERS PROGRAM

Ages 6-9      | 6 weeks | 6 Classes

Ages 10-13  | 6 weeks | 12 Classes

Ages 10-13  |12 weeks| 12 classes (Fridays 4:30 to 6 pm)

Looking for an activity for your son or daughter that will challenge them physically and mentally? This 6-week course (18 hours for ages 10-13 / 6 hours for ages 6-9) will teach your kid the basics of climbing, with plenty of climbing time, climbing games, and personal coaching from one of our highly-trained and enthusiastic staff. Option available to sign up for an additional six weeks.

Price:

  Ages 6 to 9: $125 per session

  Ages 10 to 13: $225 per session

 

Gear included during class.

2022 Fall Dates:

6 to 9 years old: (Mondays 4 to 5 pm)

   Session 1: Sept 19 to Oct 24

   Session 2: Nov 7 to Dec 12

10 to 13 years old: (Tues/Thurs 4:15 to 5:45 pm)

   Session 1: Sept 20 to Oct 27

   Session 2: Nov 8 to Dec 20 (no class Nov 24, Thanksgiving Day)

10 to 13 years old: (Fridays 4:30 to 6 pm for 12 weeks)

   Session 1: Sept 2 to Nov 18

 

  

 
SUMMER YOUTH CLIMBING CAMPS/CLINICS

Dates Below | $175 | Monday-Friday 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Ages: 6 to 13

Summer 2022 Dates:

June 6 to 10

June 20 to 24

July 11 to 15

July 25 to 29

Aug 8 to 12

 

One-week courses are held in June, July, and August

 

Five fun filled afternoons, each focused on new challenges and lessons for kids of all levels. Campers will work on footwork, and route reading to develop efficiency and competence in bouldering and top-rope climbing. Emphasis will be placed on the history of rock climbing, safety, and gym etiquette. Climbers will be grouped according to experience. More advanced climbers will work on a variety of strength and movement techniques to advance their skill.

 

Each week will include opportunities for teamwork and leadership.

Maximum of 12 participants per week | Min: 4 | Grouped according to age and ability. No climbing experience necessary.

 
INTRO TO TOP ROPE CLIMBING ("Belay Class")

$45 per person | 2 hours

Ages: 14 and above

This class is for brand new climbers who want to learn how to belay and the basics of climbing. We will teach you how to properly put on your harness, tie a figure-eight-follow-through knot, and belay in a safe and secure manner by properly removing slack and supporting the climber safely. This class will prepare you to take the Top Rope Belay Test that will allow you to belay in the gym without staff supervision. You will also learn how to conserve energy and strength while climbing and the ways to approach the different kinds of holds.

Rental gear is included in this class.

Maximum of 6 students per class | Min: 2

**Membership Special**

We are currently running a 1-month pre-paid membership special for $70.00 per person that includes the Intro to Top Rope class and 1-month gear rentals. (This is an online-only option. Walk-in cost is $80 per person.) Read more about our membership options here.

 

BELAY YOUR KIDS

$80 1 adult & 1 child | 1.5 hours | + $20 per additional child

This class is the perfect parent-child intro class! Your child or children will get plenty of climbing time, and you will have the opportunity to learn to belay them! You and your child will learn how to tie a figure eight-follow-through-knot, and your child will have plenty of climbing time, while you practice belaying them.

Rental gear is included in this class.

Call to sign up! (910) 319-7209

 
DISCOVER CLIMBING

$42 for 1 person + $20 each for up to 2 additional people| 1 hour

Interested in discovering what this climbing thing is all about? This is the perfect way to get started for kids too young to belay, vacationers, or those interested in maximizing climbing time on their first trip. You will have a staff belayer for the full 1.5 hours, and emphasis will be on maximizing climbing time. You will receive a quick facility tour, orientation, and instruction on tying in. (You will NOT learn how to belay in this class.) You will also receive some instruction in basic climbing movement and gear.

Rental gear is included in this class.

​​Maximum of 3 students per class

Ask about group rates!

AMGA CLIMBING WALL INSTRUCTOR COURSE

Date: TBD

 

This course addresses the basic technical skills necessary to manage an instructional program at a climbing facility. The course length is a minimum of 20 hours of instruction, skills demonstration, and evaluation, typically run over 2.5 days. CWI Certification lasts for three years. After three years current CWI’s can re-take a one-day reassessment to regain the CWI certification.

Teaching experience and minimum of one year climbing required.

Click here for more information and prerequisites.

INSTRUCTORS

All our instructors hold a teaching certification with either the CWA (Climbing Wall Association), AMGA (American Mountain Guides Association), or both. Read staff bios here.