CLIMBING SCHOOL

INTRO TO TOP ROPE BELAY

This entry level class covers the basic skills needed to get started.  Included in this class is instruction for operating ropes, knot tying, belay technique, catching a fall, and the commands.  This class is available for ages 14 and older. This class is available “on demand and as staff is available”. Please inform the front desk staff that you would like to take this class and they will let you know when they can work you into their schedule. This is a 30 minute class.

If “On-Demand & Available” does not work for your busy schedule, please let the front desk know and they will make a note for our Programs Director to call you to schedule or contact Erica@gemstoneclimbing.rocks or 208-329-7257.

Prerequisites:

None

Cost:

Members & Non-Members: FREE (Non-members must purchase a day pass & rent a harness-at minimum (if needed) to participate)

BOULDER BETTER

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 as it is something that can be a session at the gym when you’re by yourself or want to get a group together to cheer each other on.

Prerequisites:

None

Cost:

Members: FREE (Rentals not included)
Non-Members: $15 + Day Pass & Rentals (as needed)

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ROUTE READY

Route Ready is a great class to get started going up the wall with Top Rope. Roped climbing is unlike bouldering in that you need to know how to conserve your energy to make it to the top. This class will teach you the basics of climbing, basic foot movements, balance, energy conservation, rest poses, etc.

This is a 1 hour class taught by some of our most valued and prized instructors so you can feel confident as you begin your journey into the world of climbing and join the Gemstone Community with confidence.

Prerequisites:

Intro to Belay

Cost:

Members: FREE (Rentals not included)
Non-Members: $15 + Day Pass & Rentals (as needed)

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LEAD CLIMBING

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.

Prerequisites:

Must be able confidently belay top-rope and send a 5.9 without pauses or major struggles.

Times:

This class is held once per month with a 2 person minimum class size or contact us for additional times.

Cost:

Members: $60
Non-members: $85 + Day Pass & Rentals (as needed)

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