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Bouldering Orientation

In the Bouldering Orientation, a Mesa Rim instructor will help to familiarize you with the ins and outs of bouldering, ease your anxiety about trying it out on your own, as well as introduce you to some essential techniques to help navigate our bouldering area including how to fall properly. Orientations do not need to be scheduled ahead and will take about fifteen minutes.  

Duration

  • 15 minutes

Prerequisites

  • All participants must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Drop-ins are welcome (only if spots are available).
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to gear up.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the differences between rope climbing and bouldering. 
  • Demonstrate proper falling techniques to reduce the risk of injury. 
  • Develop awareness of fall zones when resting in or walking through bouldering areas. 
  • Interpret bouldering grades and placards.
  • Recognize appropriate ways to support other climbers including sharing beta. 
  • Model proper bouldering area etiquette when climbing independently. 

Price

  • Free
Instruction
BELAY LESSON

Belaying is a fundamental rope work skill that is required to belay independently at Mesa Rim. In the Belay Lesson, you will learn the fundamentals of belaying including how to belay, catch falls, lower a climber, and also how to tie into the rope as the climber. 

Duration:

  • 1hrs

Prerequisites:

  • All participants must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Reservations can be made online (recommended).
  • Drop-ins are welcome (only if spots are available).
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to gear up.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate competency as a belayer in top rope belay scenarios using an Assisted Braking Device (“ABD”). Included in this competency is taking in rope slack using the PLUS method, catching an unannounced fall, and lowering the climber back to the ground. 
  • Demonstrate competency as a climber in top rope belay scenarios. Included in this competency is tying a figure-eight follow-through knot and visually inspecting for correctness. 
  • Identify key components of the harness to ensure correct use and proper fit. 
  • Perform pre-climbing safety checks as both the belayer and climber. 
  • Exhibit correct and efficient use of climbing commands. 
  • Interpret rope climbing placards and grades.
  • Model proper rope climbing etiquette while climbing independently. 

Price:

  • Member: Free
  • Non-Member: $11

Ratio:

  • 4:1

Schedule:

  • Daily
LEARN TO CLIMB

Learn to Climb is the perfect starting point for new climbers interested in learning all of the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to feel confident navigating all corners of the gym – on and off the walls! This course covers materials found in both our bouldering orientation and belay lesson as well as some basic climbing techniques and route reading skills.

Duration:

  • 2hrs

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must be top rope certified through Mesa Rim.
  • All participants must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Reservations can be made online (recommended).
  • Drop-ins are welcome (only if spots are available).
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to gear up.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate competency in all Bouldering Orientation and Belay Lesson objectives.
  • Identify different types of climbing holds and uses.
  • Knowledge of essential climbing gear.
  • Knowledge of warming up and cooling down. 
  • Practice body positioning and movement on various holds and climbing terrain.
  • Apply basic route reading and problem-solving skills.

Price:

  • Member: $45
  • Non-Member: $65 (includes day pass and rental gear)

Ratio:

  • 4:1

Schedule:

  • Weekly
Intro to Lead Climbing

Intro to Lead Climbing is designed for climbers who feel ready to take their rope climbing skills to the next level. In this course, one of our expert instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of lead climbing and belaying in a safe and supportive environment. 

Duration:

  • 6hrs (two 3hr sessions)

Prerequisites:

  • Must be top-rope certified with Mesa Rim.
  • All participants must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Reservations can be made online (recommended).
  • Drop-ins are welcome (only if spots are available).
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to gear up.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize essential safety fundamentals of lead climbing and the associated risks. 
  • Exhibit knowledge of the equipment involved and required for lead climbing.
  • Demonstrate proper lead belaying techniques, including rope management. 
  • Application of proper technique while practicing lead falls as both belayer and climber.
  • Perform various clipping scenarios and safe rope management while climbing. 
  • Communicate effectively as both a climber and a belayer. 
  • Recognize proper lead climbing etiquette in the gym.

Price:

  • $130 

Ratio:

  • 3:1

Schedule:

  • Monthly
Intro to Crack Climbing

Intro to Crack Climbing will introduce you to the art of hand jamming, heel-toe camming, and other foundational crack climbing skills. In this introductory course, one of our experienced instructors will guide you through the basics of crack climbing in a supportive environment while utilizing the various cracks built into our climbing walls. 

Duration:

  • 2.5hrs

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must be top rope certified through Mesa Rim.
  • All participants must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Reservations can be made online (recommended).
  • Drop-ins are welcome (only if spots are available).
  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to gear up.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the basic tenets of crack climbing including the significance of cracks in both indoor and outdoor settings, where cracks can be found in the gym, and foundational crack climbing terminology.
  • Apply basic hand, foot, and body jamming techniques to various-sized cracks in the gym. 
  • Discover intuitive climbing techniques that will help ease of movement while crack climbing. 
  • Identify how crack climbing gear and tape can aid in crack climbing efficiency and also help to reduce pain.  

Price:

  • $65 

Ratio:

  • 3:1

Schedule:

  • Monthly
Adult Climbing Team

The Adult Training team is designed for students looking to take their climbing to the next level through on the wall and off the wall training techniques.

Lead instructor Nicky Dyal focuses on the mental and technical components of climbing to create confidence and efficiency on the wall, she has over 30 years of climbing experience from bouldering to big wall climbing and has traveled the world in pursuit of new climbing.

Get ready to check your ego at the door and have a fun and inspiring time with coach Nicky!

Prerequisties:

  • 17+ years old
  • Monthly commitment

Includes:

  • Standard Monthly Membership

Schedule:

  •  Mondays 6-8pm (Beginner)
  • Tuesdays 6-8pm (Intermediate)
OUTDOOR APPROACH SERIES

Outdoor Approach is designed for the experienced climber who wants to expand their knowledge of climbing to the outdoors. In this course you will learn and practice various systems and techniques involved in anchor building, cleaning anchors, rappelling, and multi-pitch climbing. This course does not cover traditional (trad) anchors, placements, or climbing techniques. 

Duration:

  • 9 hrs (three 3hr classes)

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must be lead certified through Mesa Rim
  • All participants must be at least 14 years of age
  • A minimum of six (6) months of climbing experience
  • Reservations can be made online (recommended)

Price:

  • $250

Ratio:

  • 4/1

Schedule:

  • Monthly
Lead Fall Therapy Series

The Climbing Lead Fall Therapy Curriculum is a comprehensive four-week program designed to help climbers overcome their fear of lead falls and enhance their mental resilience while pushing their climbing limits. This specialized therapy-based course is ideal for intermediate and advanced climbers seeking to improve their lead climbing skills and build confidence in managing fall situations. Under the guidance of experienced climbing therapists, participants will engage in a structured series of exercises and climbing sessions aimed at addressing anxieties associated with lead climbing falls.

Duration:

  • 4-Weeks

Prerequisites:

  • Participants should have prior experience in top-rope climbing and possess basic lead climbing skills, including belaying a lead climber and clipping techniques. It is essential to have a solid foundation in climbing fundamentals before enrolling in this therapy-based curriculum.

Price:

  • $225

Ratio:

  • 4/1

Schedule:

  • Monthly