Family Rock Climbing Sessions

Family Rock Climbing Lessons are designed for families who want to learn to climb together! These lessons teach parents the skills necessary to safely climb with their children in an indoor climbing gym.

Who can attend?

Open to all children between five and seventeen years old who are accompanied by an adult. A maximum ratio of one adult per three children is permissible.


When and where are the lessons, and how long do they last?

Each session lasts two weeks. Family climbing lessons take place on Sundays from noon–2:00 p.m. at the Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall.


What curriculum do you use?

The focus will be on fitting harnesses, tying knots, belaying, and climbing commands. The curriculum taught will give parents the skills necessary to pass the belay test at any indoor climbing facility.


How do I register?

Registration will begin on September 10. Complete a registration form and pay at the Rec Service Center.


Drop-In Belay Training for Parents

Who can attend?

Parents; children are not permitted during training. Families looking to learn to climb together or receive more in-depth instruction should sign up for our Family Rock Climbing class.


When and where are the lessons, and how long do they last?

Each session takes place on the first Saturday of the month at the Student Recreation Center Climbing Wall, and lasts one hour. Trainings start at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

What curriculum do you use?

Parents will learn the skills to pass the basic safety check so they can climb with their children.


Private Rock Climbing Lessons

These lessons are designed for youth of any experience level in climbing. Learn techniques, movement principles, training exercises, and injury prevention along with other gym climbing skills.

Who can attend?

Open to anyone eight years or older. 


When and where are the lessons, and how long do they last?

Lessons last one hour. They are scheduled around instructor availability on Saturdays and Sundays between noon–3:00 p.m. Private lessons are only offered during the academic year, and they take place at the Climbing Wall.


How do I register?

Complete the registration form and pay at the Rec Service Center prior to your first lesson. You will need to present your receipt to the instructor at the lesson. Please schedule lessons at least three business days in advance. All climbing equipment is provided.