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Climbing Classes

Up ENDing Parkinsons

Up ENDing Parkinson's is a free program for people living with Parkinson's Disease. The program was started in Alexandria, VA and is now also being offered at On The Rocks.Climbing is an activity that benefits the body, the mind, and the soul.

  • For the body, climbing can help increase grip strength, mobility and can act as a full body workout.
  • For the mind, climbing requires you to problem solve in order to make your way up the different routes.
  • For the soul, the climbing community offers a welcoming and inclusive attitude that understands we all deal with similar challenges on and off the wall.

For more information about why climbing helps visit Up ENDing Parkinson's website: https://www.upendparkinsons.com/why-research-climbing. Or come try it for yourself. The program is FREE.Questions about the program or how to volunteer contact Tom at support@climbontherocks.com.

Belay Class

Stop in and let us show you the ropes! In this Belay Class students will learn how to properly belay (take slack out of rope while someone else climbs) and how to tie in using a retraced figure eight knot. 

Climbers must be at least 14 years old to belay and space is limited to 6 participants per class. Email us at support@climbontherocks or call us at (440) 328-8330  to reserve your spot today!

Pricing: FREE for members and $12.50 for non-members (Non-members: make sure to ask about our two-week membership option as a part of this class!).

Lead Climbing Class

This class is designed for climbers who are already top rope belay certified, are comfortable climbing, and who are looking to learn a new type of climbing. This class opens up climbers to all of the different types of climbing available at On the Rocks. This class consists of two separate 3 hour classes that prepare you to lead climb in a rock climbing gym.

In order to take our lead class, you must be able to prove your ability to cleanly climb three 5.9 routes in a session. This must be completed BEFORE scheduling the lead class, and a gym employee must witness the climb and sign off on it via paperwork located at the front desk.

Pricing: $75 for members and $90 for non-members; a 50% deposit must be paid at time of booking. There is a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 4. Booking requests and questions can be sent to Communications Coordinator Tom at support@climbontherocks.com.

Gym-to-Crag

This 2 hour and 45 minute class is designed for those that are full lead certified at On the Rocks and who are looking to climb outdoors. In this class participants will learn about any extra gear needed, how to "clean" a route, some common problems, and how to fix or avoid them. Instructors will also go over some local ethics to remember when venturing to the great outdoors!

*This class is for informative purposes only and does not guarantee your safety when climbing outdoors.  It is always recommended to hire a professional guide when climbing outdoors as a beginner.

Pricing: $30 for members and $40 for non-members; a 50% deposit must be paid at time of booking. There is a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6. Booking requests and questions can be sent to Communications Coordinator Tom at support@climbontherocks.com.

Climbing Skills

Introduction to Climbing and Climbing Technique
Introduction to Climbing and Climbing Technique is a 90-minute class tailored for those beginner climbers with some climbing experience and who want to dive a little deeper into climbing and learn some of the lingo and basic techniques that can really elevate their game. NOTE: This class is not required for first-time climbers.

Pricing: FREE for members and only $20 for non-members (Non-members: make sure to ask about our two-week membership option as a part of this class!)! Space is limited to 6 participants per class and is first come, first served. Booking requests and questions can be sent to Communications Coordinator Tom at support@climbontherocks.com.

Climbing Moderates

This 2-hour class is for climbers who enjoy the challenge of climbing and want to get more out of what they already have while also learning new tricks to get up the climbs that are giving them problems.

Pricing: $20 for members and $30 for non-members; the full price must be paid at time of booking. There is a minimum of 2 participants per class and a maximum of 6, and bookings must be made at least 1 week before a desired class time. Booking requests and questions can be sent to Communications Coordinator Tom at support@climbontherocks.com.

Climbing to Advance

This class is for climbers who have hit the plateau and are in need of something more than just new techniques to get to where they want to go; learn how to develop a training plan and better apply previously-learned knowledge. Climbing to Advance takes place across 2 sessions that are 1 hour and 30 minutes each.

Pricing: $30 for members and $40 for non-members; the full price must be paid at time of booking. There is a minimum of 2 participants per class and a maximum of 6, and bookings must be made at least 1 week before a desired class time. Booking requests and questions can be sent to Communications Coordinator Tom at support@climbontherocks.com.

Personal Training Sessions

For the climber who operates best in a one-on-one environment. Learn how to turn weaknesses into strengths by working with a trainer to establish goals and tackle what is needed most. This class can be taken as a single hour long session or participants can schedule up to 4 sessions in advance.

Pricing: $50 for a single session, $225 for 5 sessions, and $400 for 10 sessions; the full price must be paid at time of booking. Each session is worth one hour of training and sessions can be combined or shortened. Bookings must be made at least 1 week before a desired class time. Booking requests and questions can be sent to Communications Coordinator Tom at support@climbontherocks.com.

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