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Climbing Programs

Belay Rides/Try-a-Climb (All Ages) 

Try rock climbing today! Let our professional staff handle the technical side while you enjoy the thrill of climbing. All equipment is provided and time can be divided among as many users as desired. Please complete the online Climbing Waiver prior to your session. Reservations are recommended - please contact the Recreation Center Front Desk at 970-453-1734.
Days: Daily
Time: 12:00-6:00pm (please check for seasonal hours)
Fee: $12 for 15 minutes 


Climbing Skills Check


Do you already know how to climb? Our staff is available to perform the annual skills checks required for all climbers in our gym. Bouldering orientations and top rope or lead climbing assessments are available for free. Once you have a pass, you can boulder or top-rope any time the climbing wall is open and space is available. Lead climbing is allowed only when a Climbing Wall Instructor is on duty.  Please complete the online Climbing Waiver prior to your session. Click here for assessment requirements.
Days: Daily
Times: 12:00-6:00pm (please check for seasonal hours)
Fee: FREE

Climbing Instruction

For afterschool and youth climbing teams, please visit the Youth Climbing Page.

COMING SOON!

  • Lead Belaying with a GriGri
  • Climbing Self Rescue
  • Repelling Clinic
  • Intermediate Climbing Movement

Intro to Bouldering (Ages 6 & Up)

Sure you can take a bouldering orientation and hop right into the gym, but why not jump start your bouldering success with our Intro to Bouldering lesson? This program is designed to get you started bouldering as quickly and as confidently as possible. In this 45 minute lesson, you learn bouldering risk management techniques such as spotting and properly falling, how to understand the bouldering scale used in the gym, how to “read” bouldering problems, how to warm up, and the basics of climbing movement. Please complete the online Climbing Waiver prior to your session.
Days: Daily, with advance reservation
Duration: 45 minutes
Times: 12:00-6:00pm (please check seasonal hours)
Fee: $15 per person


Learn to Belay (Ages 8 & Up)

Whether you plan on spending next summer climbing outdoors with friends or would like to start adding the full height of our indoor climbing wall to your workout mix, it's time you learned how to belay. Join our experienced professional staff in this two-hour class as we teach you about the gear involved in roped climbing, how to tie into the rope, and how to belay (the act of managing slack in the rope to keep the climber from falling to the ground should they slip). All equipment is included and upon completion of the class, participants are able to return after 24 hours (to assure skills retention) to have their skills assessed for a top-rope pass. No experience is required to participate. Please complete the online Climbing Waiver prior to your session.
Days: Daily, with advance reservation
Times: 12:00-6:00pm (please check seasonal hours)
Duration: 2 hours
Fee: $25 per person


Intro to Climbing Movement (Ages 8 & Up)

Movement is the key to enjoying and improving your climbing and to making the most out of your time in the gym. Join our staff as we focus on footwork, use of different hand holds, body position, efficiency and injury prevention. With drills and exercises tailored to each individual, this class is sure to take your climbing to a whole new level! Please complete the online Climbing Waiver prior to your session.
Days: Daily, with advance reservation
Times: 12:00-6:00pm (please check seasonal hours)
Duration: 2 hours
Fee: $25 per person


Intro to Climbing (Ages 8 & Up)

Rock climbing is a fantastic sport that involves personal challenge, teamwork, total body fitness and fun. If you want to learn the basics but have never found the right opportunity, now is the time! Join our professional staff as we learn the basics of equipment, knots, belaying, movement and footwork. This class is a combination of our Learn to Belay and Intro to Climbing Movement Classes. For all classes over 2 hours, we recommend splitting the program over multiple days to maximize learning and retention.

Upon completion of this class, participants are eligible to take the top-rope skills assessment to top rope climb at the Rec Center Climbing Wall without staff assistance. All equipment is included for the program. No prior experience required. Please wear comfortable clothes and complete the online Climbing Waiver prior to your session.
Days: Daily, with advance reservation
Times: 12:00-6:00pm (please check seasonal hours)
Duration: 4 hours to be split over multiple days
Fee: $65 per person


Learn to Lead (Ages 10 & Up)

Ready to take the sharp end of the rope? Lead climbing involves connecting the rope to anchors as you climb adding a new level of challenge and excitement to your climbing experience. Join our professional staff as we teach you to lead belay, lead climb, recognize errors and practice taking falls. Participants must have previous climbing experience, know how to belay a top-rope climber and be able to climb 5.8 comfortably on top-rope. For all classes over 2 hours, we recommend splitting the program over multiple days to maximize learning and retention.

Upon completion of this class, participants are eligible to take the lead climbing skills assessment to be able to lead climb at the Recreation Center Climbing Wall without staff assistance during staffed hours. All equipment is included for the program. No prior lead climbing experience is required. Please wear comfortable clothes and complete the online Climbing Waiver prior to your session.
Days: Daily, with advance reservation
Times: 12:00-6:00pm (please check seasonal hours)
Duration: 6 hours to be split over multiple days
Fee: $85 per person

 

Questions?  We can help!
Just call our Programs Division at (970) 453-1734.

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