Climbing Instruction2023-09-21T23:51:31+00:00

Climbing Instruction

Classes, clinics, clubs and private lessons. How ever you want to up your game, we can help.

ROPE SKILLS

Great for new & experienced climbers looking to expand their rope climbing skills.

Classes

Intro to Rope Climbing2023-10-09T17:54:51+00:00

This course is designed for people with little or no climbing experience. You will learn basic knot tying, climbing commands, safety checks, and how to Top Rope belay — manage the rope while the climber is climbing. After completing this course, students will be able to Top Rope climb with a partner at Session. All equipment is provided.

Cost:
Free for Members, $40 for non-members
Duration:
1 hour
Prerequisites:
None
Age:
14 years of age and over
Includes:
Rental equipment and day pass
Learn to Lead2022-06-28T17:01:05+00:00

Already have experience top roping, and are interested in taking on a new and exciting challenge that will test your skills? Take our introduction to lead climbing class! This two-part class will teach you how to lead climb, how to belay a lead climber, and the proper way to fall.

Cost:
$120 for Members / $140 Non-Members
Duration:
2 days, meeting for 2 hours per class
Prerequisites:
Able to onsight 5.10b or V1, Top Rope Certified, 6+ mo. climbing experience
Age:
14 years of age and over
Includes:
Rental equipment and day pass
Please note:
This class requires a minimum of two participants to run. Classes will be rescheduled if only one participant signs up.
Advanced Lead Climbing2022-06-27T17:54:42+00:00

This 2-hour class is designed to give you the tools to advance and improve your lead climbing and belay skills to the best of your abilities. Topics include better lead climbing techniques, tactics for projecting, dynamic belaying, and mental approaches to combating stress and fatigue on the wall. Expect a significant amount of lead fall practice.

Cost:
$60 for Members / $70 Non-Members
Duration:
2 hours
Prerequisites:
Lead Belay Certified
Age:
14 years of age and over
Includes:
Rental equipment and day pass

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    MOVEMENT & TECHNIQUE

    Great for beginner and experienced climbers looking to fine-tune their climbing technique, maximize efficiency, and unlock beta.

    Classes

    Intro to Bouldering2022-08-18T17:48:50+00:00

    Designed to provide newer climbers with the tools they need to have a successful day on the wall. This class covers climbing basics such as climbing grades, how to use your climbing shoes effectively, how to avoid over-gripping, basic body positioning techniques and falling technique.

    Cost:
    Free for Members / $40 Non-Members, and Punch Pass Holders can use a punch to participate
    Duration:
    1 hour
    Prerequisites:
    None
    Age:
    14 years of age and over
    Includes:
    Rental equipment and day pass
    How to Climb V32023-09-09T18:30:19+00:00

    Get ready to dig in to the ins and outs of what it takes to climb V3. In this 2-hour bouldering clinic, our instructors break down the essential techniques needed to master the V3 grade on a wide variety of wall angles. You’ll dive straight into analyzing and projecting V3’s, so be sure to show up warmed up and ready to give it your all!

    Class sizes are capped at 4 climbers to allow for a deep dive into V3 pulling. Less commitment than private lessons and not so crowded you’ll lose out on one-on-one work with an instructor, this class can be repeated as many times as you want as you work on leveling up.

    Cost:
       $40 for Members / $45 Guests
    Duration:
       2-hour class
    Age:
       14 years of age and over
    Includes:
       Rental equipment and day pass
    How to Climb 5.102023-09-09T18:51:55+00:00

    Get ready to dig in to the ins and outs of what it takes to climb 5.10! In this 2-hour intensive rope climbing clinic, our instructors break down the essential techniques needed to master the 5.10 grade on a wide variety of wall angles. You’ll dive straight into analyzing and projecting 5.10’s, so be sure to show up warmed up and ready to give it your all!

    Class sizes are capped at 4 climbers to allow for a deep dive into 5.10 climbing. Less commitment than private lessons and not so crowded you lose out on one-on-one work with an instructor, this class can be repeated as many times as you want as you work on leveling up.

    Cost:
       $40 for Members / $45 Guests
    Duration:
       2-hour class
    Schedule:
       Mondays 6-8p
    Includes:
       Rental equipment and day pass
    How to Climb 5.112023-09-09T18:56:20+00:00

    Get ready to dig in to the ins and outs of what it takes to climb 5.11! In this 2-hour intensive rope climbing clinic, our instructors break down the essential techniques needed to master the 5.11 grade on a wide variety of wall angles. You’ll dive straight into analyzing and projecting 5.11’s, so be sure to show up warmed up and ready to give it your all!

    Class sizes are capped at 4 climbers to allow for a deep dive into 5.10 climbing. Less commitment than private lessons and not so crowded you lose out on one-on-one work with an instructor, this class can be repeated as many times as you want as you work on leveling up.

    Cost:
       $40 for Members / $45 Guests
    Duration:
       2-hour class
    Schedule:
       Thursdays 6-8p
    Includes:
       Rental equipment and day pass
    How to Climb V52023-09-09T18:49:09+00:00

    Get ready to dig in to the ins and outs of what it takes to climb V5! In this 2-hour bouldering clinic, our instructors break down the essential techniques needed to master the V5 grade on a wide variety of wall angles. You’ll dive straight into analyzing and projecting V5’s, so be sure to show up warmed up and ready to give it your all!

    Class sizes are capped at 4 climbers to allow for a deep dive into V5 pulling. Less commitment than private lessons and not so crowded you lose out on one-on-one work with an instructor, this class can be repeated as many times as you want as you work on leveling up.

    Cost:
       $40 for Members / $45 Guests
    Duration:
       2-hour class
    Schedule:
       Wednesdays 6-8p
    Includes:
       Rental equipment and day pass

    TRAINING

    Level-up your climbing by joining a training club.

    Programs

    INTRO TO TRAINING2023-05-11T19:29:28+00:00

    Designed to introduce new-intermediate climbers, who have no prior training experience, to the fundamentals of climbing specific training. The goal of this program is to give participants a broad stroke understanding of training and the foundation needed to begin a basic training program safely on their own or identify the needs of private coaching. Highly encourage groups to sign up together! Having a training partner is a great way to stay motivated or get to the gym on those days that you just aren’t feeling it.

    Cost:
    $350 ($300 for Members)
    Time:
    Meets once per week for 2 hours for 6 consecutive weeks, with weekly homework assignments
    Prerequisites:
    1 Year Climbing Experience

    Course Curriculum

    Week 1: Foundations

    • Assessments
    • Goal setting
    • Understanding training for climbing
      • Types of training programs
      • Understanding adaptation periods
    • Overview of program

    Week 2: Core

    • Understanding the importance of a strong core
    • What is core strength and how do we use it in climbing?
    • Climbing specific core exercises
      • Proper Form

    Week 3: Power Endurance / Endurance Training

    • Learn to pushing thru pump / Climb in the red
    • Extending training sessions
    • Building a base
    • Power endurance / Endurance exercises

    Week 4: Strength Training

    • What is strength?
    • Benefits of strength training for climbing
    • What do strength days in the gym look like?
    • Climbing specific strength exercises

    Week 5: Power Training

    • What is the difference between strength and power?
    • Converting strength to power
    • What do power days in the gym look like?
    • Climbing specific power exercises

    Week 6: Finger Strength

    • When to start finger training
    • Proper/safe form
    • Frequency
    Adult Training Club2023-05-11T19:48:31+00:00

    The goal of the Adult Training Club is to create a welcoming environment for folks to train and improve together in a focused, small group setting. Led by Session Head Coach Jeremy Ho, the Adult Training Club will meet once per week and focus on either Strength & Conditioning, Power, or Power Endurance. There will be one homework training session per week in addition to the in-person session. All ability levels are welcome to join this team and each session can be tailored to fit the needs of the individual. All we ask is that you show up and try hard! We highly encourage folks to commit to at least 2 months of team practice to see significant progress. Max of 8 participants.

    COST: $250 ($200 for Members)

    PREREQUISITES: 1 Year Climbing Experience

    Course Structure

    Strength & Conditioning Day
    Strength days translate to stability on the wall, the ability to hold on longer, and fend off fatigue better

      • Climbing Warm Up
        • Time for addressing technique questions
      • Weight Room Time
        • Strength training is the foundation of power
        • Learn to develop functional strength for climbing

    Power Day

        • Climbing Warm Up
        • On the wall exercises targeting power
        • Weight room time focused on converting strength to power

    Power Endurance Day

        • Learn to push through pump / Climb in the red
        • Power endurance / Endurance exercises
        • Building a base

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      Private Lessons2024-02-08T02:27:41+00:00

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