GROUP CLASSES…

Learn fundamental skills for tope rope climbing, lead climbing, and outdoor climbing.

Intro to Climbing Package

Our Intro to Climbing Package is built to empower and inform anyone new to climbing. You will learn and practice all the skills necessary for building a quality climbing foundation. This class covers topics including:

  • What gear you need to climb
  • Types of climbing (bouldering, top rope, autobelay, sport/lead)
  • How to tie in as a climber
  • How to top rope belay
  • Basic climbing movement

As someone new to the sport, or those getting back into climbing, this class will enhance your future experience in the vertical world.

  • Price: $45
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Prerequisites: None!
  • Ages: 12 and up
  • Minimum Participants: 2
  • Maximum Participants: 6
Sign Up for the Intro to Climbing Package

Learn to Lead

This 3-hr course will teach the vital techniques needed to lead climb and belay in the gym. You will be given the opportunity to take and catch practice falls and learn clipping techniques and rope management under the guidance of our instructors. You will leave this class with the tools and confidence you need to pass a Blue Granite lead belay test.

Please note: After completing the course, climbers will need to take and pass a lead belay test to get their lead belay certification.

  • Price: $50 members/$70 non-members
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Prerequisites: Top Rope Belay Certification, must climb 5.10 comfortably
  • Ages: 14 and up
  • Minimum Participants: 4
  • Maximum Participants: 8
Sign Up for the Learn to Lead Class

Gym-to-Crag Series

Learn the basic skills you need to prepare for outdoor climbing in an indoor setting. Topics include: useful knots and their applications, anchor building in various scenarios, anchor cleaning, rappelling, backing up the rappel, and belaying from the top. Lead climbing cert preferred but not required.

Series consists of 4 two-and-a-half-hour sessions.

All participants will get to take home some cord to build a friction hitch.

  • Price: $150
  • Length: Series consists of 4 two-and-a-half-hour sessions
  • Prerequisites: Lead Cert, comfortable climbing 5.10
  • Ages: 14 and up
  • Minimum Participants: 4
  • Maximum Participants: 8
Sign Up for Gym-to-Crag

Please contact us to schedule an Intro to Climbing or Learn to Lead class at a time that we don’t have listed. Minimum 48 hour advance notice required. Must meet minimum participant requirements and once scheduled, other people can signup for the class as well. If you are interested in private instruction (1-on-1 or small groups), please read below. 

PRIVATE CLIMBING CLASSES…

Improve your climbing, on your schedule.

Private Climbing Classes offer 1-on-1 or small group instruction, focusing on whatever skills you want to improve. Participants can range from first-timers looking for a more personalized introduction to the sport, to advanced climbers looking to improve specific techniques. Read about our instructors below to find a good fit for you. Then fill out the form and someone will be in touch with you to schedule a session.

90 min (1-on-1)

$60 per person

90 min (Small Group)

$40 per person

60 min (1-on-1)

$45 per person

60 min (Small Group)

$30 per person

*Small Groups are 2-4 participants. If you would like to schedule a group larger than 4 people. Please contact gianna@bluegraniteclimbing.com

    Not sure what you want to work on?

    “I just want to climb better” is a totally understandable goal. But here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing and help us set you up on a path for success.

    Bouldering vs. Rope Climbing

    Lead Climbing

    Climbing, Belaying, & Fall Practice

    Mental Techniques

    Breathwork, Confidence Building, Focus, Visualization, Projecting

    Climbing Movement

    Footwork, Balance, Body Positioning, Body Awareness

    Strength & Power

    Dynamic Climbing, Generating Momentum, Powerful Moves

    Conditioning & Training

    Strength Training, Improving Endurance, Finger Strength, Kilter Board Training, General Training Tools

    (*While these classes can offer you valuable training tools and techniques, they can be somewhat generalized. If you want someone to create an extremely personalized and detailed training plan for you, we recommend you reach out to Robert at Redpoint Performance.)

    Technical Skills

    Anchors, Rappelling, Multi-Pitch

    MEET THE INSTRUCTORS…

    Meet Gianna

    Owner/Manager, Instructor

    I’ve been climbing for 10+ years and prefer multi-pitch trad, or whatever gets me out in the mountains. I am short and most of my body strength resides in my legs, so I rely on good footwork and body positioning to accomplish a lot of my climbing feats. I have struggled with self-confidence in my climbing, which has led me to developing skills and techniques to improve my mental fortitude. I recognize that mental control is a daily practice, both in climbing and in life, and while I love sharing my experience and techniques with other climbers, I too am on a never-ending journey of improvement. Climbing brings me so much joy, and I love helping others feel confident and comfortable enough to enjoy it as much as I do.

    BOULDERING

    ROPE CLIMBING

    LEAD CLIMBING

    MENTAL TECHNIQUES

    CLIMBING MOVEMENT

    STRENGTH & POWER

    CONDITIONING & TRAINING

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

    PARTICIPANT LEVEL 

    BEG. - INT.

    Meet Brad

    Owner/Manager, Instructor

    I fell in love with climbing in back in 2008. My friends and I thought climbing looked fun so we bought gear and tied into the rope with out any instruction (not advised). After a few sketchy moments and close calls, I made some friends in the community who were able to teach me proper climbing skills. Since those early days of my climbing career, I enjoy climbing big routes in the High Sierra the most. I would like to teach you all the technical skills you need to tackle big routes as well. I'm an American Mountain Guide Association Rock Guide and Rock Wall Instructor.

    BOULDERING

    ROPE CLIMBING

    LEAD CLIMBING

    MENTAL TECHNIQUES

    CLIMBING MOVEMENT

    STRENGTH & POWER

    CONDITIONING & TRAINING

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

    PARTICIPANT LEVEL 

    ALL LEVELS

    Meet Henry

    Instructor, Youth Coach, Routesetter, Retail Manager, Front Desk

    I’ve been climbing for 6+ years and prefer bouldering or bouldering, or whatever gets me to the bottom of a mountain. Seriously though, I love all disciplines of climbing! I’m happy to create a safe space both physically and mentally for participants to improve their skills. I’m able to identify components of participants climbing / training that can produce the most overall progress if honed. Whether you’re crushing the grade scale or just want to feel more confident doing what you’re doing, come spend some time focusing on self improvement with me!

    BOULDERING

    ROPE CLIMBING

    LEAD CLIMBING

    MENTAL TECHNIQUES

    CLIMBING MOVEMENT

    STRENGTH & POWER

    CONDITIONING & TRAINING

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

    PARTICIPANT LEVEL 

    ALL LEVELS

    Meet Robert

    Instructor, Routesetter, Front Desk

    I have always aimed to be a well rounded climber. This mindset allows me to understand many different climbing styles and rock types, so I can help athletes reach a diverse set of goals. Improving athletic performance is what drives me. It is my first hand experience from working with athletes, along with being a strength and conditioning coach, that has shown me the value that structured training and one-on-one coaching can provide.

    I have traveled heavily in the western United States on climbing trips. Throughout my 14+ years of climbing I have climbed El Capitan via 3 different routes, sent 5.13a trad climbs and have redpointed 5.13 on granite, sandstone and limestone. I have sent multiple V9’s in a day. In the fall of 2017 my climbing partner and I climbed nearly 8,000 vertical feet at Lover’s Leap, ascending 21 different routes totaling 63 guide book pitches. I enjoy trying it all!

    BOULDERING

    ROPE CLIMBING

    LEAD CLIMBING

    MENTAL TECHNIQUES

    CLIMBING MOVEMENT

    STRENGTH & POWER

    CONDITIONING & TRAINING

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

    PARTICIPANT LEVEL 

    ALL LEVELS

    Meet Gena

    Instructor, Youth Coach, Routesetter, Front Desk

    Give me long pitches and short shorts and you’ve got a happy woman!

    Strenuous days in the mountains that end with wearing a headlight on the hike out, single pitch “try hard” attempts with learnt beta and intense focus, laughing up our way up a multi pitch romp, and trying the same six moves on a boulder problem over and over again all sound like a stellar time to me. While trad climbing (single pitch projects or multi pitch classic routing) is currently my favorite style of climbing, I am equally motivated on sport climbing and bouldering. I’m driven, curious, positive, and filled with a desire to improve. I believe cross-training through the different styles of our sport can help improve with power, mental focus, mindset, and endurance. This past year has taught me the joys and hard work involved in redpointing hard projects, but I also value climbing as a way to maintain mental health, spend time with friends, and enjoy nature.
    I have spent multiple years as a climbing coach, classical musician, and a ski instructor. Hard work results in progress. Technique, tangible improvement, and a healthy headspace fire me up. Tell me what you’re stoked on and let’s get after it!

    BOULDERING

    ROPE CLIMBING

    LEAD CLIMBING

    MENTAL TECHNIQUES

    CLIMBING MOVEMENT

    STRENGTH & POWER

    CONDITIONING & TRAINING

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

    PARTICIPANT LEVEL 

    ALL LEVELS

    Meet Ivan

    Instructor, Youth Coach, Front Desk

    The day I first tied into the end of a rope and my feet left the ground I knew that I was hooked. For the past 8 years I have spent most of my days enjoying the great outdoors learning how to move across stone. Through this time I grew mentally and physically stronger incorporating what I learned through climbing in every aspect of my life. About 4 years ago I decided I wanted to give something back to the sport I love and began my journey becoming an instructor and coach. I graduated from Lake Tahoe Community College with a Certificate in Rock Climbing, Snow Skills, and Search and Rescue. I am a certified AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor and am continuing my education with the association. Besides coaching at the gym I also work with LTCC as an Rock Climbing and Bouldering instructor for both adults and child athletes. Movement, technical skills, climbing training/mentality and mindfulness are all things I enjoy coaching and teaching. Most of all I just want to share my contagious love of climbing with you.

    BOULDERING

    ROPE CLIMBING

    LEAD CLIMBING

    MENTAL TECHNIQUES

    CLIMBING MOVEMENT

    STRENGTH & POWER

    CONDITIONING & TRAINING

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

    PARTICIPANT LEVEL 

    ALL LEVELS