Climbing Instruction

Improve your climbing ability with programs designed to boost technique and confidence on the walls

Intro to Climbing
INTRO TO CLIMBING

New to the gym and want to know what it has to offer? This class offers insight into the climbing and community at Mesa Rim. Join us for a FREE 1-hour class where you will meet other new members, learn fundamentals of climbing technique, and get to know an instructor at Mesa Rim who will introduce you to all that Mesa Rim has to offer.

PREREQUISITES:
– All participants must be at least 18 years of age (if under 18 – participating parent required)

Pricing: FREE to Members (6 people per session)

*MUST ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES EARLY FOR CHECK-IN*

woman tying a figure 8 knot
BELAY LESSON

Rope climbers must pass our belay certification test prior to top rope climbing (the tall walls). The best way to pass this test is to take a belay lesson. If you know how to tie a figure-8 knot follow through and are familiar with the P.L.U.S. method of belaying, the lesson may not be required. 

PREREQUISITES:
– All participants must be at least 14 years of age.

Pricing: $11

*MUST ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES EARLY FOR CHECK-IN*

man lead climbing
LEAD 101

In this course, participants will learn the basics of lead climbing. Fundamental skills such as clipping stances and lead belaying will be covered. Specific emphasis will be placed on understanding and avoiding risks associated with lead climbing. This class is designed to give you the tools to pass the Lead Test at Mesa Rim and lead safely at any indoor climbing facility.

While there is substantial overlap between leading indoors and outdoors, this class is specifically catered to our indoor facility.

PREREQUISITES
:
– Must be able to climb a 5.10a top rope – without hanging
– Top-Rope Belay Certified at Mesa Rim
– At least 3 months of climbing experience recommended

Pricing:
Member: $65
Non-Member: $80

*MUST ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES EARLY FOR CHECK-IN*