Rock Climbing Classes

 

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program as they teach the basics of rock climbing to youth and adults ages 7 and up. Class size is limited.

Location

SDC Climbing Wall (inside the SDC Multi-Purpose Gym)

Special Requirements

No experience necessary. Wear athletic shoes and comfortable clothing (t-shirt, athletic shorts, etc. No short shorts.) Parents of youth participants under the age of 18 must be present at class to receive important information and sign a participation waiver.

Cost 

$75/session (includes needed equipment - harness, ropes, helmet, belay)

Registration and payment can be completed online, by phone at 906-487-2073, or at the SDC Ticket Office. You’ll receive an admission ticket to present to your instructor at the start of each class.

Adult Introduction to Rock Climbing (18+ years old)

Days/Times

Tuesday/Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Session 1: May 9-25 (3 weeks, 6 classes)

Registration Deadline: May 2

Session 2: May 30 - June 15 (3 weeks, 6 classes)

Registration Deadline: May 23

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program as they host a long lunch rock climbing session! We'll begin the course teaching the basics of indoor rock climbing including knots, commands and communication, harness use, belay techniques, and basic moves. Participants will be taught and certified to belay safely and encouraged to try as many routes as they are comfortable with. The course is structured for 4 classes of interactive instruction and 2 classes at the end to practice climbing and belaying skills.


Youth Introduction to Rock Climbing (7-12 years), May 6 - June 17

No class May 27.

Registration Deadline: April 28

Day/Time

Saturday, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program as they host a Youth Climbing Class. They will talk about climbing wall safety, equipment use, how and when climbing is appropriate, the difference between indoor and outdoor climbing and more. The first couple of classes will be spent learning and practicing skills, as well as using the bouldering wall to teach moves. The course is structured for 4 classes of interactive instruction and 2 classes at the end to practice climbing and belaying skills. We encourage parents/guardians to come to the last class to see progress that has been made.


Teen Introduction to Rock Climbing (13-17 years), May 6 - June 17

No class May 27.

Registration Deadline: April 28

Day/Time

Saturday, 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Try a new activity with this Indoor Rock Climbing Class! We will talk about climbing wall safety, equipment use, the difference between indoor and outdoor climbing, climbing wall games to improve skills and more. The first couple of classes will be spent learning and practicing skills, as well as using the bouldering wall to teach moves. The course is structured for 4 classes of interactive instruction, 1 class to practice climbing and belaying skills, and the last session to "Bring a Friend" to introduce climbing.