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Welcome to Gym Climbing

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This course will guide you through everything you need to know about climbing at Blue Granite Climbing Gym. We’ll show you how to tie a figure-8 knot so you can be belayed by your instructor, how to use the auto-belay, how to boulder safely, basic climbing movement, climbing grading systems, hold types, and more!

Teach Topics for this Lesson Include:
Types of gym climbing: Auto-Belay, Top-Rope, & Bouldering
Learn to tie the Figure-8 Knot and get a belay
What is Sport/Lead Climbing?
Basic movement & technique
Climbing Grading Scale & Climbing Hold Types

90-minute session
Ages 12 & up
$45

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Intro to Rope Climbing

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This course is intended for those who are interested in learning more about top rope climbing in the gym. We will prepare you to pass your top rope belay test by teaching you how to tie a figure-8 knot, how to top rope belay, and all the safety checks and climber commands. We will show you how to climb more efficiently on longer routes, techniques to help you get through difficult sections, and basic drills to help improve your endurance on the ropes.

Teach Topics for this Lesson Include:
Auto-belay
Figure-8 Knot
Top Rope Belaying
Basic Movement and technique
Rope Climbing Drills

90-minute session
Ages 12 & up
$45

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Intro to Bouldering

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Bouldering can be logistically simpler to get into than rope climbing since there is no rope work, but we can still teach you a lot about spatial awareness and bouldering etiquette, how to warm up for bouldering, movement and technique, falling safely while trying hard, and you’ll leave with some basic bouldering drills and exercises that you can do on your own. Whether you’re just looking to build a solid foundation and meet other boulderers, or if you want to know the most efficient way to start working up to those steep climbs in the cave, then this class should be in your toolbox.

Teach Topics for this Lesson Include:
Warming up for Bouldering
Falling safely
Basic Movement and Technique
Projecting
Into to Kilter Boarding

90-minute session
Ages 12 & up
$45

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Learn to Lead Part 1

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In the first course of this two-part series, we will cover all the climbing and belaying safety for lead climbing. Participants will learn how to lead belay their partner, the lead climbing clipping methods, and lead climbing techniques. You'll be able to mock lead at the end of the course. This ensures you can safely practice lead climbing while simultaneously being belayed on top rope.

*NOTE: This course MUST be taken with Part 2, during the same week. The $120 class fee covers both courses.

Teach Topics for this Lesson Include:
Clipping Methods
Lead Belaying
Lead Climbing
Climbing Techniques

2 x 2-hour sessions
Series offered monthly
Ages 14 & up
$120

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Learn to Lead Part 2

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Part two of this series focuses on advanced belaying techniques and more on how to catch falls safely. Participants will learn how to prepare for climbs on the ground by route reading and more advanced movement techniques, have real fall practice, and learn more ways to clip more efficiently while lead climbing. By the end of the course, participants will take the sharp end and lead climb and lead belay with a backup belay.

*NOTE: This course MUST be taken with Part 2, during the same week. The $120 class fee covers both courses.

Teach Topics for this Lesson Include:
Lead Belaying & Catching falls
Fall Practice
Climbing Preparation and Efficiency
Climbing on the Sharp End

2 x 2-hour sessions
Ages 14 & up
$120

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1hr Private Lesson

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$80 for 1-on-1
$150 for small group (2-4 people)

More than 4 people? Contact us for a group rate.

Ideal for youth under 14.

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90-minute Private Lesson

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$95 for 1-on-1
$180 for small group (2-4 people)

More than 4 people? Contact us for a group rate.

Take any of our intro classes (Welcome to Gym Climbing, Intro to TR, or Intro to Bouldering) as a private lesson, or work on whatever topics you’d like to see to help improve your climbing.

Ages 14+

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2hr Private Lesson

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$120 for 1-on-1
$210 for small group (2-4 people)

More than 4 people? Contact us for a group rate.

Take our Learn to Lead classes as a private lesson, or work on whatever topics you’d like to see to take your climbing abilities to the next level.

Ages 14+

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