Basic Belay Classes New to Climbing? Make a Reservation!

Basic Belay Classes

Want to learn how to belay? Sign up for a class HERE!

New to Climbing?

No problem! Check out our first visit guide HERE!

Make a Reservation!

We will continue to operate under capacity restricitons, so we are encouraging all participants to make a climbing reservation prior to arrival. Make a reservation here!

Events

Jan
17
Mon
All-Level Yoga
Jan 17 @ 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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Jan
19
Wed
All-Level Yoga
Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 19 @ 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!

Jan
20
Thu
All-Level Yoga
Jan 20 @ 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.

utarra3
Jan
24
Mon
All-Level Yoga
Jan 24 @ 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.

utarra3
Jan
26
Wed
All-Level Yoga
Jan 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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Belay Class
Jan 26 @ 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!

Jan
27
Thu
All-Level Yoga
Jan 27 @ 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.

utarra3
Jan
31
Mon
All-Level Yoga
Jan 31 @ 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.

utarra3
Feb
2
Wed
All-Level Yoga
Feb 2 @ 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 now open to the general public for Day Passes and Member Guest Passes! We will continue to operate with capacity restrictions and resume our 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.