Take your climbing experience to the next level
Our incredible climbing technique classes and staff services allow you to push your skills further so whether you’re training for a climbing competition, learning how to belay or hold the ropes for a friend so you can both attempt more difficult climbs, or if you just need someone to hold the ropes for an hour, we have something for you.
While belay skills are NOT necessary to climb at any Rock Spot Climbing facility, being belay certified will allow climbers to experience our incredible top rope climbing routes that are not on an auto-belay system.
All climbers who would like access to these climbs must take a MANDATORY belay test from one of our staff members to ensure their technique is approved for use at our facility. This test may be requested upon arrival so no reservation is necessary. A climber only needs to pass this test once, after which point they will be certified to utilize the roped climbs across all of our facilities.
Rock Spot Climbing reserves the right to deny roped access to any climber who’s technique is NOT approved by our staff.
Use the menu below to book a belay lesson, an intro to climbing course, a we belay or learn more about our lead climbing policies and classes!
For advanced lead belay training, please scroll to the bottom of the page for more info or click on the button below.
First Time and Beginners
First Visit Orientation (FREE)
Included with any day pass or membership. Get right on the wall withthis 15-minute orientation we show you how to boulder and use our auto belay systems so that you can climb on your own. Climbers under 12 will need direct adult supervision. Walk-ins welcome.
Does not include day pass and gear rental.
Intro to Belaying
Learn to belay- for climbers 14 and older. Learn how to tie the knots and hold the ropes for a climber. Must have your own climber for the class, does not include day pass and gear rental.
$30 per person. Must have a partner to climb. Partner does not need to be over 14. Upon completion of the Intro to Belaying class, climbers can purchase a special introductory 1 month membership w/gear rental for only $30.
Let our staff hold the ropes for you! This is a great option for families with multiple children, solo climbers, or where no one in the group is trained to belay, but the climbers want to move beyond the auto belays. One staff can work with up to 6 climbers at a time, each taking turns climbing the top rope walls. This is not an instruction, however our staff will offer encouragement and tips, and assist in selecting the proper wall for the climbers’ skill level. If you are interested in private technique classes for youth, please inquire at the front desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing your Climbing Journey
We offer private and group technique classes for the climber looking to reach that next level. Whether you’re a beginner who wants guidance getting started, or an experienced climber who needs some refinement of technique on the wall, we can pair you with an instructor who will work with you towards your individual goals.
Private lessons may be scheduled any time with advance notice. For group classes, please see our calendars. Most group classes meet for 4 weeks in a session.
Lead climbing uses more advanced climbing and belay techniques. It begins with the ropes disconnected from all anchors. The lead climber is responsible for clipping the rope into anchors set along the wall while the lead belayer gives the rope slack to accommodate the proper anchoring. Climbers must pass a test to lead climb or belay at any of our facilities. Lessons are available.
The lead climbing lesson takes two sessions. We recommend a minimum of 6 months climbing experience plus the ability to climb 5.9 very comfortably before signing up for this course. It is also recommended that an even number of people be present for the class with a maximum of four per session.
Classes by appointment only. Inquire at the desk to schedule an appointment or book using the registration below. Cost is $90 per climber (does not include day pass).
All lessons may be scheduled in the gym or by phone. For your convenience, select classes are available with online reservation below.