When you want to work on and improve specific skills, we offer a number of different technical clinics through-out the year.  Topics include:  fitness, multi-pitch climbing, rappelling, self-rescue, rescue, falling, movement and technique, women’s clinics, and more.  In addition to scheduled clinics, parties of 2 or more may schedule any of clinics at any time.  Just give us a call and we’ll set it up.  Advanced registration and deposit are required for all clinics.


Course Description:
The most important skill for traditional climbing throughout the world is good crack climbing technique.
Gemstone is proud to announce our first Intro to Crack Climbing Clinic! Our instructors will cover the basics of this unique style of climbing and give you the skills and techniques to “ignite your addiction” for crack!

Our clinic will cover the following:
– How to “tape up”
– Basics of hand and foot jams
– Practice!

If time allows, we will also touch upon the following topics:
Jam without pain
Make crack climbing easier by becoming more efficient
Gain new footwork concepts
Be ready for any granite or sandstone area
Avoid unnecessary scrapes and bruises
Become a better all-around climber

Friday, April 5th
6-7 Instruction
7-8 Climb Time

Women’s Series

Elegant Climber

This clinic is designed for beginner and intermediate climbers.  Curious about the art of rock climbing? Are you knew to climbing and want to learn from the ground up with our rock loving female coaches? Do you have experience, but would like to explore more in the company of other women with experienced instructors? Join us for a six week women’s clinic and explore topics such as the history of women in climbing, belaying, technique, terminology, physical/mental training. These are 6-week programs introducing women to rock climbing in a welcoming environment.

When:  September 10 – October 15, 2018
Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm

Cost: $175 for members, $250 for non-members  includes gear and 6-week membership to gym facilities


Wall Series

The Wall Series is a 6 week course taught by our most advanced climbing instructors. This class is geared towards current climbers that want to go to the next level and ages 14+.

1st 3 weeks = Movement
– Learning the best way to use any hold (direction, friction)
– Learning the best way to use foot holds (on ground foot to hold, hovers, quiet feet)
– Advanced movement (drop knee, rose move, stemming, etc.)
– Mental
– Breathing
– Game Face
– Slack Line

2nd 3 weeks = Power
Good training routines build stronger climbers. Each day will focus on Strength and/or Power, Power-Endurance, or Long-Term Endurance. We will teach you different training routines that incorporate warm-up, bouldering, strength, power, conditioning, and recovery.

When:  September 10 – October 15, 2018
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm

Cost: $100 for members, $175 for non-members  includes gear and 6-week membership to gym facilities


Private Lessons

The staff here at GEMSTONE is here to serve you and help you become a better athlete and climber.  If you are unable to make classes during regularly scheduled times, we can set-up private or semi-private lessons at a time that suits your schedule.

When:  Call 208-329-7257 to schedule a time with one of our instructors.