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Have your Birthday at the River Rock

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Yoga & Fitness Classes

Have you met your 2017 fitness goals? Take one of our classes! More infoHERE.

Upcoming Classes & Clinics

More info HERE!

USAC Bouldering Competition

Collegiate, Youth, Citizens Nov. 10-12

Events

Sep
21
Thu
Youth Team
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Our Youth Competitive Climbing Team welcomes youth of all skill levels looking to challenge themselves in a competitive climbing format. Competition climbing is an exciting individual sport which promotes physical strength and confidence. In addition, climbing helps youth build lasting friendships and a good work ethic. As a member of the Team, you will participate in two 2 hour practices a week and participate in a number of local bouldering or sport climbing competitions with the opportunity to progress to regional and national competitions. Participation in the competitive Team is by coaches’ invitation.

Fall Season: September 5th – December 7th, excluding November 21st and 23rd.

Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30pm.

Sign up for Youth Team Try Outs here.

Reach Your Peak Climbing Fitness Program
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Reach Your Peak (RYP) is an eight-week climbing fitness training program that utilizes a combination of roped climbing and bouldering (non-roped climbing) for climbers to improve their skills and reach their personal fitness goals.The program was developed utilizing auto-belay devices for the roped climbing components, so no need to have a climbing partner.
Any level of climber can participate! Improve your overall health, improve endurance, and strengthen already existing skill-sets. Of course, there are other unintended side effects that have been seen from following this program:

  • Healthy weight-loss
  • Overall feeling of increased “coolness”
  • New-found or renewed passion for climbing
  • Increased popularity
  • Less tired and sluggish at work
  • Better nights of sleep

Each weekly session will also have additional workouts or “homework” that will require you to make additional visits to the gym before you start the next program week. We recommend that participants are members of the gym for the duration of the 8 week program.

Click HERE to sign up.

No additional cost to participate over regular admission to the gym or gym membership.You can either go it alone or participate as a group in our RYP work-out sessions. Our staff will be available during the organized sessions to answer questions, give support, or help guide technique.

Click HERE to download the RYP curriculum.

All-Level Yoga
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

All level yoga class instructed by Uttara Yoga.

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6:30-7:30pm.
Free for gym members, $12 non-member/guest rate

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Belay Class
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

In the Basic Belay Class you will work with our instructor and learn the technique of belaying. After taking the class and before your first time climbing, you will be required to take a belay test showing the staff that you have retained all the information and skills necessary. Taking this class and successfully passing the belay test will enable you to belay climbers in the gym.
This course takes approximately an hour and a half. Rental harness and shoes are provided in course fee if needed.
Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 14 years old

Sign up for it HERE!

Course topics:
Knot craft and harness tie-in
BUS Belay method
Rope management
Use of a Petzl ATC and Grigri
Climber/Belayer communication
Arresting a fall
Lowering a climber
Basic climbing technique
Climbing rating system

Pricing:
FREE – River Rock Members
$25 non-members
$50 for class with a 1-week membership included – this great deal begins the day you take your belay class. All the benefits to being a member are included; you can come take one of our many instructional or fitness classes, not to mention coming back to climb as many times as you’d like within the 1 week time frame. When you return to become belay verified bring a friend! You get 1 free guest pass (rental gear included) with the 1-week membership, so when you test out you now have a climbing partner you can belay!

Scheduling:
1st and 3rd Wednesday 12:30 pm
Thursday 7 pm
Saturday/Sunday 4 pm

Be aware: It is really hard to teach someone how to belay without a person at the other end of the rope. The River Rock can’t provide you a climber to take the belay class. The instructor will be on the ground working with the belay class. If there is more than one person in the class, no problem. The class participants can climb for each other.
If you are the only person registered you will need to provide a climber. We will not charge for your climber during the class time and will provide them with all of the equipment necessary. Contact the gym if you have any questions (540) 685-2360.

Sign up for it HERE!

College Night
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come climb for a discounted rate of $10, which includes the pass and gear rental. It’s the best deal around!

Hang out after hours at the Wasena City Tap Room for $1 off Virginia drafts!

Must present a valid College ID.

Sep
22
Fri
Homeschool Friday
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

If you are a Homeschooler, aged 5-17, join us for Homeschool Friday. Identify what Homeschool Network you belong with to receive the discounted rate of $10 for the pass with rental gear included. Please note you need to be aware of our youth supervision policies, click HEREfor our youth specific rules. Spread the word so we can keep this great deal going in the Spring!

Schedule:
Every Friday of the Fall Semester from 12 – 3 pm.
Runs from September 1 – December 15, excludes November 24.

Top Out Clinic
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This clinic is specifically designed for, and required for, youth under the age of 14 who want to learn how to top out in our bouldering area. It takes approximately 30 minutes. A parent or court appointed legal guardian must be present.

Course topics:
• How to fall
• Proper top-out techniques
• Downclimbing
• Active spotting
• Review of River Rock bouldering policies

Pricing:
This clinic is $1 (day pass and rental gear not included).

Scheduling:
Friday, 1pm
Saturday and Sunday, 3:30pm

Sep
23
Sat
Members Only Hours
Sep 23 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Special Member’s Only Hours: 8:30am – 10:00am
Must be a current River Rock Member to access the facility during these times. The gym will open to the public (and remain open to member’s) starting at 10:00am.

Scheduled Birthday Party
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Cove area of the gym will be closed for a special event from 1 – 2:30pm. There is still plenty of climbing, trust us.

Top Out Clinic
Sep 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This clinic is specifically designed for, and required for, youth under the age of 14 who want to learn how to top out in our bouldering area. It takes approximately 30 minutes. A parent or court appointed legal guardian must be present.

Course topics:
• How to fall
• Proper top-out techniques
• Downclimbing
• Active spotting
• Review of River Rock bouldering policies

Pricing:
This clinic is $1 (day pass and rental gear not included).

Scheduling:
Friday, 1pm
Saturday and Sunday, 3:30pm

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River Rock Climbing is an indoor climbing gym in Roanoke, Va Voted Best Climbing Gym in the Blue Ridge three years running, the River Rock aims to be the hub of the Roanoke region’s climbing community by providing incredible climbing, instruction, and service to complete beginners and seasoned experts alike.