Climbing Classes

Adult Climbing Classes

Intro to Climbing

Duration: 2 hours
No prior experience required!

Designed specifically for new climbers, our Introduction to Climbing package is a great way to learn the basics of rock climbing. In our two-hour comprehensive Introduction to Climbing Class we will learn climbing techniques to begin to build a solid foundation of strength and skills. From there, we will turn our attention to the more technical aspects of climbing and learn the basics of putting on a harness, tying in properly, and belaying.

Included with this class is a 15-day trial membership, which you can use to explore the facility and practice your new skills. As part of your membership, you will have full access to Ascent Studio, including early morning members-only hours and unlimited yoga/fitness classes. During this 15-day period you will also get free rentals of shoes, harnesses, and belay devices. While many people choose to start their 15-day membership immediately following their Introduction to Climbing Class, you may choose to start your membership at another time. Ask our friendly front desk staff about your options!

At the end of your 15-day trial membership, we hope you will decide to become a full time member of Ascent Studio. As a welcome gift, we will take 50% off of our EFT sign-up fee.

Technical


Technical 101: Top Rope Belaying

Learn the proper way to keep a climber secure as they ascend the wall, and how to lower them back to the ground.


Technical 101: Belay Basics

Learn the proper way to keep a climber secure as they ascend the wall, and how to lower them back to the ground. No Preregistration Required! Offered Monday-Friday 11am-3pm - Dependent on staff and facility availability.


Technical 201: Lead Climbing and Belaying

Learn how to take up the "sharp end of the rope".


Technical 202: The Whipper Workshop

Up your lead climbing and belaying game and take this clinic - your climbing partners will thank you! Learn about accessing terrain and fall consequences, managing dropped clips and more in this two hour clinic. You must be lead climbing certified at Ascent Studio!

  • Learn how to better manage stress when in difficult climbing situations.
  • Work on taking lead falls confidently/ proper falling technique.
  • Practice catching larger lead falls and managing the rope during unexpected situation, such as the climber dropping a clip.

Technical 202: Ladies on Lead

Ladies only! Up your lead climbing and belaying game and take this clinic - your climbing partners will thank you! Learn about accessing terrain and fall consequences, managing dropped clips and more in this two hour clinic. You must be lead climbing certified at Ascent Studio!

  • Learn how to better manage stress when in difficult climbing situations.
  • Work on taking lead falls confidently/ proper falling technique.
  • Practice catching larger lead falls and managing the rope during unexpected situation, such as the climber dropping a clip.

Technical 301: Intro to Knots, Hitches, and Anchors

This clinic will teach you climbing knots and hitches to begin to build a solid foundation of technical skills. From here, we will learn different ways to make a variety of sport climbing top rope anchors and discuss different scenarios for their ideal uses.


Technical 302: Sport Anchor Cleaning and Rappelling

Learn how to dismantle sport top-rope anchors and rappel back down to the ground after a long day of climbing in a safe and effective manner. We will be going over multiple rappelling techniques and tips for climbers of all ability levels. Whether you are looking to begin to venture outside, or a seasoned climber wanting to add more skills to your toolbox, this clinic is for you!


Movement


Movement 101: Introduction to Climbing Movement

Perplexed and puzzled on your projects? This class will start you on the path to understanding by teaching you the basics of climbing movement. For folks looking for a little guidance to take their climbing to the next level, this class is for you! Learn about different ways to move off of various types of holds, proper footwork, using balance and power together as well as how to move efficiently. Gear included, no climbing experience necessary!


Movement 102: Breaking into 5.10

Designed for intermediate climbers looking to send harder by sending smarter, this class covers it all. We will explore sequencing, understanding directional holds, and using your feet more effectively. This class is a great way to help you progress as a smarter, better climber. Gear rentals included. Must be top-rope qualified at Ascent Studio!


Movement 103: Advanced Climbing Technique

In this advanced movement class, we will focus on learning some of the more intricate topics of climbing movement. Are you puzzled by slopers, heel hooks, and toe hooks? Do mantles, lock-offs, and rock-overs confuse you? This class is the place for you! Come explore these topics, and more, with our talented instructors and begin to expand your mastery of climbing technique.


Movement 104: Introduction to Movement Theory

If it's time for you to take your climbing technique to the next level, then this class is the place for you. In this advanced class will learn the basics of body mechanics as they apply to climbing, to better understand concepts such as body tension, weight distribution, and compression. By the end of this class, you'll have a more in-depth understanding of the specific theory behind complex climbing movement.


Movement 201: Intro to Crack Climbing

Learn the basics of crack climbing! We will go over taping up as well as proper and efficient hand and foot jamming techniques. Use of tape is included in the price of the class. No pre-requisite, come as you are! $10 for members, $15 for non-members


Women's Only: Intro to Climbing Movement

Perplexed and puzzled on your projects? This class will start you on the path to understanding by teaching you the basics of climbing movement. For folks looking for a little guidance to take their climbing to the next level, this class is for you! Learn about different ways to move off of various types of holds, proper footwork, using balance and power together as well as how to move efficiently. Gear included, no climbing experience necessary!