Interested in rock climbing, but don’t know where to start?

Whether you are new to climbing or looking to rekindle an old relationship – look no further! Our experienced staff is here to guide you through a variety of one-time courses that will focus on climbing technique.  The purpose of these classes is not only to teach a range of skill sets that are crucial for any climber, but also to help acquaint you with Sportrock’s facilities. There are many ways to begin your climbing experience at Sportrock – just click on the class links below for a full description and feel free to contact us if you need help deciding which class is right for you!

All beginner classes require pre-registration in order to secure your spot!  The only exception is our Open Climb program which is first come, first served.


Our Basic Skills class will teach you the essential skills needed to climb at a Sportrock facility including how to properly put on a harness, tie into the rope and belay for a partner. You will have an opportunity to practice these skills during your class, but you will not be able to belay on your own until you pass our Top Rope Belay Test.

Price: $30 Minimum Age: 14

movement 101

This class will teach you essential climbing techniques: smooth efficient body movement, foot placement, hold use and sequencing routes from the ground up. Movement 101 is the foundation of climbing movement and everyone from beginners to long time climbers can benefit from the solid climbing skills and techniques that carry over into every aspect of roped climbing.

Price: $30 Minimum Age: 14

bouldering 101

Don’t want to tie into a rope? Then bouldering on the shorter, steep walls is for you!  Learn everything you’ll need to know to get started bouldering with confidence like how to read the bouldering scale, sequence boulder “problems” and how to spot fellow climbers.

Price: $30 Minimum Age: 14

open climb

The perfect starter program for kids and adults! Our trained staff will handle the ropes for you as you Top Rope our walls as much or as little as you want. No pre-registration is required, this program is first come, first served and offered on most weekends, select holidays and often daily throughout the summer. For maximum enjoyment, please limit your group size to five or fewer. Larger groups may be better served by booking a private party.

Price: $25 Minimum Age: 5


Looking for a vertical adventure with the whole family or a special date night out? Every Friday night Sportrock invites you to join in for 90 minutes of all-you-can-climb fun. Whether you are brand new to climbing or just want to relax and let our experienced staff handle the ropes for a night, Friday Night Heights is for you!

Price: $25 Minimum Age: 5

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