Youth Club! Yoga & Fitness Classes Membership Benefits

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Yoga & Fitness Classes

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Membership Benefits

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Events

Jan
18
Fri
Homeschool Friday
Jan 18 @ 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 August 24 – December 14, excludes November 23.

Top Out Clinic
Jan 18 @ 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

Jan
19
Sat
Members Only Hours
Jan 19 @ 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.

Top Out Clinic
Jan 19 @ 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

Belay Class
Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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:
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!

Jan
20
Sun
Sunday Boulders & Brunch
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Looking for like-minded people to climb with? Join us for Boulders & Brunch, every Sunday morning from 10am to noon. All skill levels are welcome! Often a staff member will be around to climb with you and offer any tips to get you on the wall and having a good time. After climbing head over to brunch next door at the Wasena City Tap Room (it’s quite delicious!).

If you are not a member of the gym we have a special $10 pass with rental gear included from 10am-noon.

Best Sunday morning ever? Most certainly!

Scheduled Group
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

There will be a large group in the gym from 1pm – 3pm.

Indoor to Outdoor Climbing
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Do you have some gym climbing experience under your belt and feel ready to transition to outdoor climbing, but don’t really know how to start? This special class led by Swis Stockton, a Granite Arches climbing guide, is only being offered at The River Rock this January!

The class will cover:
-Gear Selection for outdoor climbing
-Objective hazards and LNT
-Rope management
-Knots and hitches
-Belay devices, techniques, and dynamics
-Anchor Overview
-Rappelling overview

Attendees should arrive prepared with paper and pencil for notes, a harness, and climbing shoes.

Participants must be 14 years of age or older. Must be Top Rope Belay verified. Lead Climbing verified is a plus. This clinic is $10 for members, $25 for non-members (day pass and rental gear not included). Registration is required as space is limited!

Register HERE!

Swis Stockton is a Granite Arches climbing guide. He is also a Certified Rock Instructor, an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course Provider, and has written articles for Rock and Ice magazine. He has over 20 years of guiding experience and has climbed all over the world from New Hampshire to the Canadian Rockies to the Andes.

Scheduled Date:
Sunday, January 20th from 3 – 6pm

Top Out Clinic
Jan 20 @ 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

Belay Class
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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:
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!

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River Rock Climbing is an indoor climbing gym in Roanoke, Va Voted Best Climbing Gym in the Blue Ridge four 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.