Class Offerings

Expand your climbing knowledge with our skilled instructors. From leveling up your climbing techniques to learning new safety skills, you'll find what you are looking for here. See all the classes we have to offer below!

Recurring Clinics

Intro to Climbing Package

This program starts with a 2 hour class that introduces you to the basics of climbing, including how to top-rope belay (keep your partner secure). Most participants will be ready top pass the top-rope belay qualification test the next time they come to the gym. And if you need more practice and pointers from our staff you'll have plenty of time for that because the package includes a 15 day membership to the gym that includes use of rental gear.

Lead Climbing & Belaying

This 2.5 hour class puts you on the sharp end of the rope. We cover the basics of lead climbing, as well as lead belaying.

Intro to Crack Climbing

One of our crack masters will teach techniques for jamming your hands and feet into these nature-made torture devices (hopefully making them actually fun). The class covers how tape up your hands. Taught seasonally.

Member Skills Clinics

These clinics are a special benefit for our members. From dry tooling to system boards to bouldering to rappels, these clinics are designed to be short, 30 minute instructional lessons from our expert staff followed by working on skills and techniques with fellow members. Each month will showcase different clinics to hit a wide variety of skills.

Custom Instruction

Custom Instruction is the very best way to add any skill to your climbing toolbox.

Work one on one with expert instruction, directly catered to your goals and skill level. Practice movement skills, training techniques, lead climbing, cracks and jams, anchors, rappelling, self rescue, and other elite skills.

Custom Instruction can also be used to find a dedicated belayer to maximize your climbing time.

Custom Instruction Pricing varies depending on the skills being taught during the lesson.

Specialty Classes

These classes are offered from time to time and by request. If you are interested in one of these courses please email Jeff Snyder with your inquiry . All classes have varying minimum participant requirements. If there is interest in a particular class, we are happy to open it up for registration, but minimum participant requirements must be met within 24 hrs prior to class date.

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, lockoffs, and rockovers 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.


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.


Intro to Trad Gear

Aimed at climbers looking to begin to trad climb, we will discuss different types of gear, the physics behind how they work, their ideal placements, what pieces to buy if you are building your first rack as well as some hands-on time practicing placements!


Efficient Multi-Pitch Techniques

Learn how to properly use ATC guides and other auto-blocking plaquette devices. This comprehensive clinic will cover how to belay from above, different methods to lower, and some rope management tricks.


Advanced Lead Climbing and Belaying

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.