Youth Climbing Classes

Getting kids started in climbing is a great first step in their development as able-bodied and fitness conscious adults. Rock climbing is a sport that teaches perseverance, natural survival skills all while nurturing confidence and team-building.

Very few things in this world are accomplished on your own, and in Rock Climbing, you have your belayers, climbing partners, and safety instructors. Indoor climbing is a great first step to outdoor climbing. Mastering skills that will last a lifetime and overcoming fears that will seem trivial once you’re past the novice stage.

Friday Night On The Rocks | Fridays from 7pm – 9pm

Looking for a Friday night activity for the kids and a night off for the parents?
Friday night on the Rocks offers a great night of Group Open Climb for the kiddies where they can climb with our experienced climbing staff. A great two-hour social event that the kids can look forward to in the gym and the parents can look forward to outside of the gym.

Age:
12 and Under
(13+ can take the Learn The Ropes Intro class during the regularly scheduled times and learn to belay and climb without a VR Instructor.)

Cost:

VR Members $15
Non Members $25

Lock-in | Available Monday – Sunday from 9pm – 7am

Lock-ins at Vertical Rock are the perfect way to for kids and young teens to let loose! Have the gym for an entire night and learn rock climbing basics on safety and techniques from our experienced staff. Depending on the age groups, here’s what comes with a Lock-in at VR:

  • 13 and Older : Lock-in starts with a FREE Learn the Ropes intro course for all participants 13 years and older.  This intro climbing course will teach the participants all of the necessary safety tips  in order to climb in the facility and manage the ropes without the need for an instructor.

 

  • 12 and Under: Starts off with a 2 hour Group Event where VR Staff Members will belay the group while they climb.  After the 2 hour climbing session is over, the participants will be granted access to climb the bouldering wall (no belayer required) or can bring games, order pizza, etc for the rest of the evening.

 

  • Boy Scout Merit Badge Program: Kids can earn their Boy Scout Merit Badge during the Lock-in for an additional $60 per participant (Merit badge Program normally $75 without the Lock-in). Merit Badge participants must be 12 year or older.

Once the Learn the Ropes Course or Group Event is over, a Vertical Rock Staff member will be at the facility the rest of evening to assist with anything the group may need. Groups will need to provide 2 chaperones (over the age of 25) for every 25 children.

Age:
7 and Up

Cost:
$150 Deposit is taken upon booking which is applied to the total on the day of the event.
$30 per climber; 25 person minimum
$100 Facility Fee
$850 minimum total

Scramblers Climbing Team | Tuesdays from 530pm – 730pm

The Scramblers Climbing Team at Vertical Rock is perfect for active children 5 and older. This 4 week session which includes 2 hours of instructions per week and the “scramblers” will be able to have fun learning safety and climbing techniques from the experienced VR staff. This youth class also helps build confidence and will keep your kids active!

*No previous climbing experience required

Age:
5 and Up

Cost:
VR Members $80
Non Members $100

Rec Team | Tuesdays & Thursdays from 530pm – 730pm

Vertical Rock offers Rec Teams where children 7 and older can join and begin advancing their climbing skills. This 4 week session includes 4 hours of coaching per week where the climbers will learn new techniques to focus on the climbers’ strengths but to also focus on areas of improvement.

*Participants must have their own climbing equipment

Age:
7 and Up

Cost:
VR Members $95
Non Members $135

Junior Climbing Team | Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm-8pm

Vertical Rock offers Rec Teams where children 7 and older can join and begin advancing their climbing skills. This 4 week session includes 4 hours of coaching per week (2 hours per session) where climbers will learn new techniques to focus on the their strengths but to also focus on areas of improvement, perfect for young children interested in climbing and looking to advance their skills!

*Tryouts are required and must have Instructor Approval and own climbing equipment

Age:
7 and Up

Cost:
$155 per 8-week sessions and includes harness rentals, coaching, 2 hour access to facility

Competition Climbing Team | Tuesdays & Thursdays 6pm – 8pm

The Competition Climbing Team at Vertical Rock

*Tryouts are required and must have Instructor Approval and own climbing equipment
*Saturday practices are on a rotating schedule and location (outdoor climbing, alternate climbing gyms, parks, competitions)

Age:
Any age

Cost:
VR Members $135
Non Members $185

Homeschool Climbing Team | Fridays from 1230pm – 230pm

Be a part of the Homeschool Climbing Team at Vertical Rock where this 8 week session allows children to learn more than just the climbing basics but will develop and advance their climbing skills. Our experienced coaches are available to create appropriate plans that will effectively guide your young climbers to be more comfortable on the ropes and improve their skills while having a blast! The plans the coaches will create will take into account for the climber’s skill, age, and maturity level.

*The 8 week Session Automatically rolls over to another 8 weeks unless VR is notified 2 weeks in advance through info@climb-va.com.*
*No Makeups, No Refunds*

Age:
5 and Up

Cost:
$155 per 8-week sessions and includes harness rentals, coaching, 2 hour access to facility

Merit Badge | 9am – 3pm

Merit badge participants will learn the required materials to earn the climbing merit badge. Courses are taught by certified Eagle Scout, Merit Badge Counselors.

*Lockin Merit Badge Programs are available* Please see Lockin Event Category*

Age:
11 and Up

Cost:

$75 per participant and must have a minimum of 5 participants or $375 in order to book this course.

Summer Camps | Monday – Thursday  from 9am – 12pm

Vertical Rock Gym’s Indoor Summer Climbing Camp. A Monday through Thursday half day indoor climbing camp for your climbers. (Ages 5-11). Kids will be introduced to age appropriate safety skills, workouts, and games while climbing and challenging themselves in our safe, supervised environment. Activities improve self-esteem, social skills, eye hand coordination, and kinesthetic development. Participants will be divided into age appropriate groups during the camp.

Spaces are limited. Please book your spots ASAP to get the date you request.

Age:
5 – 11 (9 and Up can participate in the OUTDOOR Camp)

Cost:

$149 per session which includes a rental harness

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