The Rock Wall is an exciting new feature at our YMCA. We are now offering clinics to teach the skills associated with rock climbing. With safety in mind we have a staff of trained belayers and instructors to help motivated individuals reach their goals. Whether it’s your first attempt or you’re trying to master the many facets of the walls, there is something for everyone.
Try to Climb the Wall!
BELAYERS CLINIC: (Ages 13+)
Learn the fundamentals of rope knots and anchors for climbing. Additionally learn the commands and safety of belaying a climber. Once you have shown your skills, you can receive a belayer’s card which allows you to belay others and climb during the “Open Wall” times for free.
CLIMBERS CLINIC: (Ages 10+)
Learn the fundamental climbing techniques and commands. Learn how to get harnessed, clipped in, and climbing pointers. No previous experience required. Once you have taken this clinic members can come back during the “Open Wall” times and climb for free; Nonmembers will still have a $5 fee.
OPEN WALL: (Ages 7+)
Previous experience in the clinics is preferred but not required. The basics of climbing are reviewed. Come have fun and try out your skills.
“RESERVE THE ROCK”: (Ages 7+)
Individuals and Groups can reserve the rock for special occasions or private instruction. See Sports Director Lisa Redwine for group and private rates and scheduling.