YOUTH CLIMBING CLUB
Designed for the beginner to intermediate climber, kids will practice knot tying, climbing commands, safety checks, belay technique, problem-solving, movement technique, and “projecting” routes. Practices are structured with a series of lessons and games, with a focus on having fun while learning! The open age range for this program provides an opportunity for kids to develop a sense of teamwork, responsibility, and mentorship within our community!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is the difference between the youth climbing club and the climbing team?
A: Climbing club is for kids that want to climb, without the commitment of the climbing team. The club is a great way for kids to decide which one is a better fit for their interest and skill level.
Q: What is the age range for the youth climbing club?
A: The youth climbing club is meant for kids age 5-14. Children ages 3-4 will be accepted into the class on an individual basis.
Q: What days and times are these classes?
A: This class is offered on Mondays or Tuesdays from 4:30-6pm.
Q: How much does the Kids Program cost?
A: The Kids program is $75/month for members, and $105/month for non-members. (Drop-ins are always welcome! $25/member drop-in, $35/non-member drop-in.)
Q: Will my child learn how to top rope belay?
A: Kids will learn how to top rope belay under the supervision of our experienced instructors.
Q: Isn’t 14 the minimum age to belay at RRG? If my child is in a kids class, can they belay in the gym outside of class?
A: No, our trained staff will always back up the belays for kids under 14.