Rock Climbing

Youth Rock Climbing Classes

Dig into the basics of rock climbing and learn the “ropes” on our 32 foot indoor climbing wall! We’ll work on harnessing, knots, top rope climbing, bouldering, and more! Each week, we will learn something new with an emphasis on technique, safety, trust and teamwork. Participants in the Advanced class will work in-depth on technical climbing skills while improving strength, flexibility, and confidence!

Climbers who wish to sign up for the Advanced class MUST have participated in the Intro class, or Rock Climbing Mini Camps in order to attend. 

Details

Schlossman YMCA Ages 7 – 14 Thursdays Members: $56 Non-Members: $70

Sessions

Fall Session I: September 1 – October 13 Intro: 5:30 – 6:15pm OR 6:30 – 7:15pm Advanced: Not offered
Fall Session II: October 20 – December 5 Intro: 5:30 – 6:15pm Advanced: 6:30 – 7:15pm

What to Wear/Bring
• Comfortable, non-baggy clothing that allows you to freely move
• Tennis shoes
• Water bottle

Parent Information
Meet at the climbing wall in the lower level of the Schlossman YMCA.
• Parents may watch from the windows located across from the Member Services Desk.
• Parents/guardians must sign a climbing waiver for each participant.

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Adult Rock Climbing Classes

Learn rock climbing skills and techniques on our 32-foot rock climbing wall. Challenge your skills and knowledge by tying knots and climbing basic routes. The program starts at a beginner-level and progresses in difficulty throughout the program. This is a great way to learn the basics of rock climbing, while meeting new people and getting plugged in to the FM climbing community! All levels welcome.

Details

Schlossman YMCA Ages 15+ Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00pm Members: $56 Non-Members: $70

Sessions

Fall Session I: September 1 – October 1 Fall Session II: October 20 – December 5

What to Wear/Bring
• Comfortable, non-baggy clothing that allows you to freely move
• Tennis shoes
• Water bottle

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Intro to Belay

This 75-minute class gives you an introduction to the basic skills needed to safely enjoy climbing and belaying on your own at the YMCA. Each participant will learn how to safely control the ropes for their partner, how to tie safe climbing knots, and how to communicate commands effectively. Following this one-time class, participants wait a minimum of 24 hours, and then come back in to take the top-rope belay certification test with a climbing wall staff. Drop-ins are welcome, however, but please be aware that classes may already be full or may not be held due to a holiday or rental.

Schlossman YMCA Ages 16+ Member: $6 Non-Member: $8
Details
Mondays 6:15 – 7:30pm

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Rock Climbing Mini Camps

Dig into the basics of indoor rock climbing and learn the “ropes” on our 32 foot indoor climbing wall! We’ll work on skills including safety, harnessing, knots, top rope climbing, bouldering, and more! Every week, we will learn something new, with an emphasis on technique, safety, trust and teamwork.

Schlossman YMCA 9:00 – 11:30am Ages 7 – 14 Member: $75 Non-Member: $90
Sessions:

Climbing Mini Camps are offered seasonally – stay tuned for Summer 2021 dates and details!

Forms, Waivers and More Information

All waivers and forms listed below must be filled out prior to camp. Please fill out and bring on your child’s first day of camp.

Parent Handbook


College Night in the Climbing Wall

College students – Grab your friends and join us for College Night in our Climbing Wall! Every Friday from 7 – 9pm, college students pay just $5 to climb! Must bring college ID to receive the discount. 

Schlossman YMCA Fridays 7 – 9pm $5 with College ID

Beyond the Plain Climbing Competition

Join other adventurers and rock climbers in our annual climbing competition! For more information, visit our Beyond the Plain page. 


For more information on Rock Climbing, please contact Ali Ott at 701.364.4116 or programs@ymcacassclay.org