Climbing Instruction2022-07-11T16:35:26+00:00

Climbing Instruction

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Rope Skills
Movement & Technique
Training

ROPE SKILLS

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

Classes

Intro to Climbing2022-06-28T16:55:39+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, and participants receive a one-week pass with free rental gear.

Cost:
Free for Members, $40 for 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
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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.
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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 Bouldering2022-07-06T18:57:02+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
    Duration:
    1 hour
    Prerequisites:
    None
    Age:
    14 years of age and over
    Includes:
    Rental equipment and day pass
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    Intermediate Technique2022-06-28T17:01:43+00:00

    Ever wonder how climbers make it look so easy? This two hour class is a must-take for climbers looking to learn the building blocks of good technique. This class will lay the foundation for smooth and efficient climbing and you learn to push instead of pull your way up the wall.

    Cost:
    $60 for Members / $70 Non-Members
    Duration:
    2-hour class
    Prerequisites:
    Top Rope Belay Certified
    Age:
    14 years of age and over
    Includes:
    Rental equipment and day pass
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    ADVANCED TECHNIQUE & MENTAL STRATEGIES2022-06-26T22:56:21+00:00

    Expand your bag of tricks with advanced climbing techniques. This two-part series, meeting once a week for two hours, focuses on generating explosive power and dynamic movement. It introduces mental strategies involved in climbing harder grades and teaches drills, route reading, redpointing, and more.

    Cost:
    $120 for Members / $140 Non-members
    Duration:
    Two-part series, 2-hour sessions each
    Prerequisites:
    Able to onsight 5.10b or V1, Top Rope Certified
    Age:
    14 years of age and over
    Includes:
    Rental equipment and day pass

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      TRAINING

      Level-up your climbing by joining a training club.

      Programs

      INTRO TO TRAINING2022-08-05T23:07:36+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. Intro to Training is led by Session Head Coach, Jeremy Ho.

      Cost:
      $300 for Members, $350 for Non-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: Finger Strength

      • When to start finger training
      • Proper/safe form
      • Frequency

      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: Power Endurance / Endurance Training

      • Learn to pushing thru pump / Climb in the red
      • Extending training sessions
      • Building a base
      • Power endurance / Endurance exercises
      ENROLL FOR INTRO TO TRAINING
      Private Lessons2022-06-28T18:52:06+00:00

      Thanks to our team of educators and trainers, private instruction targeting specific goals in fitness and climbing are available beyond the curriculum of our regular class offerings.

      Work 1-1 with a private instructor to build strength, improve climbing technique, form better training routines, and more!

      Rates starting at $70/hr. with package options available.

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