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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

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.

 

Gear included during class.

2020 Fall 2 Dates:
 

6-9 yrs | Mon | 4:00-5:00PM| $125

November 2nd - December 7th

10-13 yrs | Tues/Thurs | 4:15-5:45 | $225

November 3rd - December 15th (Closed Nov 26th for Thanksgiving; Dec 15th will be the makeup session)

2021 Winter 1 Dates:

6-9 yrs | Mon | 4:00-5:00PM| $125

January 11th - February 15th

10-13 yrs | Tues/Thurs | 4:15-5:45 | $225

January 12 - February 18th

SUMMER YOUTH CLIMBING CAMPS/CLINICS

Dates Below | $150 | Monday-Friday 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Ages: 6 to 13

Summer 2021 Dates TBD

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.

ADULT CLIMBING MOVEMENT

$60 for members/$100 for non-members | 1 hour | 4 sessions

 

This course is for climbers looking to improve their performance and climb more efficiently. It will be client generated and specific to each participant’s individual desires and skill level. General areas of focus will be kinesiology, body awareness, injury prevention, technique, and theory. Participants will receive one-on-one coaching designed to promote growth and skill as a climber.

All skill levels welcome. Everyone has different experiences and even experienced climbers can learn from beginners.

Rental gear is not included.

Maximum of 4 students per class

ON LEAD (Lead Climbing/Belay Certification)

$80 1 adult (age 14+) | 2 hours | 2 sessions

Our two-part class covers safety, rope management, lead belaying and indoor lead climbing. The first session will focus on lead-climbing, while the second session will focus on lead-belaying. Climbing proficiency is required (it is mandatory that participants are comfortable climbing 5.9 on top-rope). Top-rope belay certification is also a prerequisite.

Rental gear is not included.

 

Maximum of 4 students per class | Min: 2

Call to sign up! (910) 319-7209

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

Nov 9, 10, & 11 (Postponed until a later 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.

 
 
 
 

© 2017, 2020 Wilmington Rock Gym LLC.

Phone: 910-319-7209

Hours:

Tues/Thurs 5:30AM-8:30AM

                     3:30PM-10PM

Wed/Fri       12:00PM-10PM

Sat               10AM-7PM,

Sun              12PM-6PM

Closed Monday

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