Expand your climbing terrain and movement skills through climbing lessons
Whether you are looking to expand your access in the facility by learning how to top-rope belay, looking to take the next steps to take your climbing outdoors or you've hit a plateau in your climbing and are looking to break through to the next level, our climbing lessons are designed to help you progress.
for First-Time Members
Add a belay lesson to any day pass to learn the ropes to climb our 30ft climbing walls. Learn to put on a harness, tie-in securely and belay using a Petzl Gri-Gri. Must be 13 years or older. Includes harness rental and climbing shoes. Belay test is required for the next visit to ensure proper skills are maintained.
for Non-Members (price includes a 2 week membership)
Lead climbing is the natural progression from top rope climbing and a necessary skill to transition to climbing outdoors on real rock. There’s a lot of information to cover and a lot of time needed to practice the skills taught by our certified lead instructors. This 7hr course is split into 2 sessions. During the first 3hr session, you’ll learn to lead climb: how to clip and un-clip the rope from quickdraws, rope handling skills and how to fall confidently, avoiding and minimizing risk. The second session is longer with 4hrs to allow for more supervised climbing time. You’ll learn how to lead belay using a Petzl GriGri to take and give slack when your climber needs. You will also learn rope management and how to catch falls to minimize risk for your climber and yourself. We recommend that you’re comfortable climbing 5.10 to complete the course. Must have your own dynamic climbing rope, GriGri and locking carabiner. Lessons must be booked in advance.
Unlock your climbing potential with a private assessment with one of our climbing coaches. Maybe you want to develop your weaknesses and make them your strengths, perhaps you need help to break through a barrier or get over a plateau; a customized coaching session will address your specific needs. First, you will do a climbing consultation and assessment with a coach. This is your opportunity to explain your challenge and express your goals. Your coach will observe your climbing to understand your movement and get a baseline of what needs to be developed. Next, they will provide tips, pointers and techniques to get you through your challenge. Climbing is learned kinesthetically through the muscle memory of repeated movement. Your coach will help you feel the movements so it becomes what you know intuitively. Sometimes it just takes a nudge in the right direction or a little nugget of knowledge, let our coaches help you along your climbing journey.
All prices are subject to HST and may change without notice.