Original Climbing Classes

4 classes, 1 hour per class
$35 for members | $59 for non-members
Taught in small groups, our instructors will get you comfortable on the wall and provide expert advice on improving technique.

You’ll Learn
Fundamental climbing knowledge
Climbing-specific fitness to continue improving
How to improve further on your own

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45 minutes
Free for members | $39 for non-members
To climb with ropes you need to know the proper procedures for communication, using equipment, belaying, and lowering a climber. This essential class covers all these skills and gives you plenty of practice. Taught in small groups, price includes gear rental.

You’ll Learn
Essential safety procedures
How to properly belay and lower a fellow climber

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4 classes, 2 hours per class
$59 for members | $79 for non-members
The goal of this class is to make you a solid 5.10 climber and ready to learn to lead climb. In it you will learn advanced movement, tactics, and goal setting as well as get your first taste of fun training activities to develop fitness quickly.

You’ll Learn
Crucial movement skills
Planning and tactics to climb harder routes
How to interval train

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2 classes, 2 hours per class
$59 for members | $79 for non-members
Learn to Lead will take your climbing to the next level. We’ll get you on our most exciting walls, further develop your technical skills, and have you take a first step towards outdoor climbing. Must be top-rope belay certified and bring your own rope/belay device.

You’ll Learn
Best practices for falling, catching, and clipping
How to properly inspect equipment
Good ways to continue improving as a climber

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1 class, 2 hours
$25 for guests & members

Falling, it’s a big part of climbing. We do it all the time, but if we are being honest many of us aren’t completely comfortable with falling, and in many cases the possibility of falling prevents us from trying our hardest and enjoying a climb to its fullest. This clinic provides ways of objectively assessing risk and dealing with fear. The clinic also gives ample opportunities to take and catch falls, but don’t worry, we won’t force you to take huge whippers. The goal is to identify each climber’s comfort zone, whatever it may be, and then help climbers expand it. The clinic is fun and supportive, so bring a friend and start the process of becoming more confident climbers together.

*This class focuses on falling while rope climbing. It is geared towards lead climbers. Participants must be at least top-rope belay certified, but are preferably lead certified.

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1 hour
$45 per session
Privately coached sessions are a great way to address the specifics of your climbing that you want to improve. Our coaches can provide great insights into movement and other critical aspects of your climbing.
Do you need to work on movement, fear of falling, goal setting, or fitness? Preparing for a competition? Our coaches can be your personal guide, for one or many sessions. Each lesson includes a written summary of the session and coach’s commentary videos when applicable.

You’ll Learn
Specific elements that will enrich your climbing experience
Ways to attain your climbing goals

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Outdoor Ascent Series

2 indoor classes (2 hours each), 1 outdoor class (4 hours)
$150 for members | $175 for non-members 
You don’t have to be a lead climber to learn how to climb outside. This class will take your indoor top-roping skills and help you transfer them to the exciting, new adventure of building and climbing on your own top-rope anchors outside! Offered in partnership with Bear House Mountain Guides, you learn the right way to set up top rope anchors outdoors. 
Course offered in a three day series.

You’ll Learn
The differences between gym and outdoor climbing
Risk assessment
Site Selection
Leave No Trace for climbers
Equipment selection and use
Edge security
Anchor construction

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2 indoor classes (2 hours each), 1 outdoor class (4 hours)
$150 for members | $175 for non-members 
Are you lead climb and belay certified at The Front and ready to venture outside? If so, this is the course for you! We will teach you how to apply your clipping and rope management skills to real rock, as well as how to clean a sport climb after you lead it. 
This course is offered in partnership with Bear House Mountain Guides and is a three day series.

What You’ll Learn
Review lead climbing and belaying best practices
The differences between gym and outdoor climbing
Ways to mitigate risk and avoid hazardous situations
Site Selection
Leave No Trace for climbers
Equipment selection and use
Building a quick-draw anchor
Cleaning a sport route via lowering and rappelling

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1 indoor classes (2 hours), 1 outdoor class (6 hours)
$150 for members | $175 for non-members 
“Trad”, or traditional, climbing means placing protection on lead and building anchors with removable, re-usable equipment that fits into cracks in the rock. While most trad-climbers no longer trust their lives to a machine nut with some string tied through it, learning how to place modern equipment securely takes practice and a creative mind. Get started with each in this exciting new course! 
This course is offered in partnership with Bear House Mountain Guides and is a two day series.

What You’ll Learn
Site selection
Assessing rock quality
Passive protection
Active protection
Placement strategy
Building pre-equalized anchors
Sling use and racking
Leave No Trace for climbers

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2 indoor classes (2 hours each), 1 outdoor class (4 hours)
$150 for members | $175 for non-members 
A “pitch” is a section of climbing with a logical stopping point, such as a cozy ledge, or a two-bolt anchor half-way up a sheer face. Whether you yearn to test your endurance two pitches up or 20, this course will get you started by teaching you the fundamental skills of belay transitions, rope management, communication and descending that are inherent to multi-pitch climbing. This course is offered in partnership with Bear House Mountain Guides and is a three day series.

What You’ll Learn
Anchor review
Personal anchoring
Securing the follower
Top-belaying and lowering
Top-belay to lead-belay transitions
Extended rappel tether with back-up
Pre-rigged rappelling

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2 indoor classes (2 hours each), 1 outdoor class (4 hours)
$150 for members | $175 for non-members 
The freedom that comes with climbing outside requires self-reliance when forging ahead, as well as when retreating. Knowing to what to do if you or your partner is injured, or if you are off-route high above the ground, often requires more skill than saying “take!” And being lowered down. Increase your knowledge, skill and independence with this capstone Plastic to Classic course.
This course is offered in partnership with Bear House Mountain Guides and is a 3 day series.

What You’ll Learn
Intro to rescue principles
Equipment selection
Counter-balance rescue
Tandem rappelling
Load-releasable attachments
Rescuing a leader from the second pitch of a climb

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Group Fitness classes

All group fitness classes are free for members, and guests are welcome with a day pass! Space is limited, so you must sign up for a class in advance! You may sign up here or on the MINDBODY app. 

Please note: All of the group fitness classes are in The Training Room (the original Front building) on the 2nd floor EXCEPT Cycle Cross which is on the 3rd floor of the new Front building past the yoga studios.