INTRO TO BOULDERING
This introductory lesson is offered free to all patrons of Gemstone Climbing Center. Bouldering is a fun way to improve one’s skills, strength, and knowledge of climbing. Practicing on your own, or working with friends to complete problems, bouldering is an outstanding workout and goal in and of itself.
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INTRO TO ROCK CLIMBING — LEARN TO ROCK CLIMB
This entry level package covers the basic skills needed to get started. Included in this package is our Top Rope Intro for operating ropes, knot tying, and basic climbing movement, and our Bouldering Intro course for bouldering safety. Price includes all rental equipment and Full Day Pass to continue practicing what you have learned. This package is available for ages 14 and older.
Members: FREE ($40 deposit refunded after class)
Non-members: $40 (Can be applied to new membership)
FAMILY INTRO TO CLIMBING
Just like the Intro to Climbing package, parents work with one of our skilled instructors to learn all necessary skills. Once the lesson is done, your kids can climb with you for the rest of the day. Cost includes your choice of our many class options (Top Rope Intro lesson, day pass for each member and rentals for the family). Available to parents with children 14 and younger.
This class is held upon request. Please call ahead (208-329-7257)to book your family’s time.
Members: First class FREE
Lead certification is required for all climbers who want to lead climb at GEMSTONE. Lead certification will be provided on an as needed basis and is provided only to experienced climbers or those completing the Gemstone Lead clinic. Knowledge expected includes, but is not limited to, the demonstration of and use of quick draws, carabiners, slings, knots, harnesses, commands, falling technique, movement, and fitness.
Must be able to top rope a 5.9 without pauses or major struggles.
This class is held once per month with a 2 person minimum class size or contact us for additional times.