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Basic Belay Classes

Ready to move beyond the auto belays? Sign up for a Belay Class HERE!

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Events

Sep
12
Mon
Youth Club (11-14 year olds)
Sep 12 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm

The River Rock Youth Club is for youth climbers looking to explore the sport. Our coaching staff will emphasize the fundamentals of climbing and fitness in a fun and relaxed environment. Club sessions focus on balance, movement, strength training, communication and mental strategy. This program offers a lot less commitment than our competitive team with plenty of opportunity to progress in climbing technique.

Due to the popularity of the program, we are now offering two sessions: Mondays for kids aged 11-14, and Wednesdays for kids aged 7-10.

Fall Season: September 12 through December 12, excluding November 21 (Thanksgiving week)
Meets Mondays from 5:30-7 pm.

Sign up here!

Sep
14
Wed
Youth Club (7-10 year olds)
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

The River Rock Youth Club is for youth climbers looking to explore the sport. Our coaching staff will emphasize the fundamentals of climbing and fitness in a fun and relaxed environment. Club sessions focus on balance, movement, strength training, communication and mental strategy. This program offers a lot less commitment than our competitive team with plenty of opportunity to progress in climbing technique.

Due to the popularity of the program, we are now offering two sessions: Mondays for kids aged 11-14, and Wednesdays for kids aged 7-10.

Fall Season: September 14 through December 14, excluding November 23 (Thanksgiving week)
Meets Wednesdays from 5:30-7 pm.

Sign up here!

Sep
19
Mon
Youth Club (11-14 year olds)
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm

The River Rock Youth Club is for youth climbers looking to explore the sport. Our coaching staff will emphasize the fundamentals of climbing and fitness in a fun and relaxed environment. Club sessions focus on balance, movement, strength training, communication and mental strategy. This program offers a lot less commitment than our competitive team with plenty of opportunity to progress in climbing technique.

Due to the popularity of the program, we are now offering two sessions: Mondays for kids aged 11-14, and Wednesdays for kids aged 7-10.

Fall Season: September 12 through December 12, excluding November 21 (Thanksgiving week)
Meets Mondays from 5:30-7 pm.

Sign up here!

Sep
21
Wed
Youth Club (7-10 year olds)
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm

The River Rock Youth Club is for youth climbers looking to explore the sport. Our coaching staff will emphasize the fundamentals of climbing and fitness in a fun and relaxed environment. Club sessions focus on balance, movement, strength training, communication and mental strategy. This program offers a lot less commitment than our competitive team with plenty of opportunity to progress in climbing technique.

Due to the popularity of the program, we are now offering two sessions: Mondays for kids aged 11-14, and Wednesdays for kids aged 7-10.

Fall Season: September 14 through December 14, excluding November 23 (Thanksgiving week)
Meets Wednesdays from 5:30-7 pm.

Sign up here!

Sep
26
Mon
Youth Club (11-14 year olds)
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm

The River Rock Youth Club is for youth climbers looking to explore the sport. Our coaching staff will emphasize the fundamentals of climbing and fitness in a fun and relaxed environment. Club sessions focus on balance, movement, strength training, communication and mental strategy. This program offers a lot less commitment than our competitive team with plenty of opportunity to progress in climbing technique.

Due to the popularity of the program, we are now offering two sessions: Mondays for kids aged 11-14, and Wednesdays for kids aged 7-10.

Fall Season: September 12 through December 12, excluding November 21 (Thanksgiving week)
Meets Mondays from 5:30-7 pm.

Sign up here!

All-Level Yoga
Sep 26 @ 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. Limited to 10 participants per class, first-come first-serve.

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Sep
28
Wed
Youth Club (7-10 year olds)
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 28 @ 6:00 pm

The River Rock Youth Club is for youth climbers looking to explore the sport. Our coaching staff will emphasize the fundamentals of climbing and fitness in a fun and relaxed environment. Club sessions focus on balance, movement, strength training, communication and mental strategy. This program offers a lot less commitment than our competitive team with plenty of opportunity to progress in climbing technique.

Due to the popularity of the program, we are now offering two sessions: Mondays for kids aged 11-14, and Wednesdays for kids aged 7-10.

Fall Season: September 14 through December 14, excluding November 23 (Thanksgiving week)
Meets Wednesdays from 5:30-7 pm.

Sign up here!

All-Level Yoga
Sep 28 @ 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. Limited to 10 participants per class, first-come first-serve.

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Belay Class
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 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 gear and day pass are not included in class fee.
Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 14 years old

Only 4 participants per class. 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
$20 non-members

Scheduling:
Wednesdays 7:30pm-9pm

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!

Sep
29
Thu
All-Level Yoga
Sep 29 @ 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. Limited to 10 participants per class, first-come first-serve.

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River Rock is open to the general public for Day Passes and Member Guest Passes! We will continue to operate with capacity restrictions and current hours of operation until further notice. Because of our capacity restrictions, we are encouraging all participants to make reservations to come climb. Please visit our Reservation Page for more information.