Climbing Programs

Print

 

View the current Climbing Wall schedule here.

Belay Rides/Try-a-Climb (All Ages) 

Try rock climbing today! Let our professional staff handle the technical side while you enjoy the thrill of climbing. All equipment is provided and time can be divided among as many users as desired. Please complete the online Climbing Waiver prior to your session. Reservations are recommended - please contact the Recreation Center Front Desk at 970-453-1734.
Days: Daily
Time: Afternoons/Early Evenings, Please call 970-453-1734 to schedule.
Fee: $15 for 15 minutes 


Climbing Skills Check

Do you already know how to climb? Our staff is available to perform the annual skills checks required for all climbers in our gym. Bouldering orientations and top rope or lead climbing assessments are available for free. Once you have a pass, you can boulder or top-rope any time the climbing wall is open and space is available. Lead climbing is allowed only when a Climbing Wall Instructor is on duty.  Please complete the online Climbing Waiver prior to your session. Click here for assessment requirements.
Days: Daily
Times: Afternoons/Early Evenings, Please call 970-453-1734 to schedule.
Fee: FREE

Climbing Instruction

For afterschool and youth climbing teams, please visit the Youth Climbing Page.

Intro to Bouldering (Ages 6 & Up)

Jump start your bouldering success with our Intro to Bouldering lessons! This program is designed to get you started bouldering as quickly and as confidently as possible. In this one hour lesson, you learn bouldering risk management techniques such as spotting and properly falling, how to understand the bouldering scale used in the gym, how to "read" bouldering problems, how to warm up and the basics of climbing movement. Please complete the online Climbing Waiver prior to your session.
Days: Daily, with advance reservation
Duration: 1 Hour, hour lessons can be reserved back to back for additional instruction.
Times: Afternoons/Early Evenings, Please call 970-453-1734 to schedule.
Fee: $30 per person, per hour


Learn to Top Rope (Ages 8 & Up)

Whether you plan on spending next summer climbing outdoors with friends or would like to start adding the full height of our indoor climbing wall to your workout mix, it's time you learned how to belay. Join our experienced professional staff in this two-hour class as we teach you about the gear involved in roped climbing, how to tie into the rope, and how to belay (the act of managing slack in the rope to keep the climber from falling to the ground should they slip). All equipment is included and upon completion of the class, participants are able to return after 24 hours (to assure skills retention) to have their skills assessed for a top-rope pass. No experience is required to participate. Please complete the online Climbing Waiver prior to your session.
Days: Daily, with advance reservation
Times: Afternoons/Early Evenings, Please call 970-453-1734 to schedule.
Duration: 1 hour, hour lessons can be reserved back to back for additional instruction.
Fee: $30 per person, per hour


Learn to Lead (Ages 10 & Up)

Ready to take the sharp end of the rope? Lead climbing involves connecting the rope to anchors as you climb adding a new level of challenge and excitement to your climbing experience. Join our professional staff as we teach you to lead belay, lead climb, recognize errors and practice taking falls. Participants must have previous climbing experience, know how to belay a top-rope climber and be able to climb 5.8 comfortably on top-rope. For all classes over 2 hours, we recommend splitting the program over multiple days to maximize learning and retention.

24 hours after the completion of this class, participants are eligible to take the lead climbing skills assessment to be able to lead climb at the Recreation Center Climbing Wall without staff assistance during staffed hours. All equipment is included for the program. No prior lead climbing experience is required. Please wear comfortable clothes and complete the online Climbing Waiver prior to your session.
Days: Daily, with advance reservation
Times: Afternoons/Early Evenings, Please call 970-453-1734 to schedule.
Duration: 1 hour, hour lessons can be reserved back to back for additional instruction.
Fee: $30 per person, per hour