Our youth programs and classes get kids up and active on Gripstone’s 14,000 square feet of climbing walls. With different (age-specific) programs and classes to choose from, we help kids learn the basics of climbing while having fun along the way.
AFTER SCHOOL CLIMBING CLUB
$180 for the full program
7 – 14
After School Climbing Club (ASCC) is a progressive climbing program for climbers between the ages of 7-14. These modules span four weeks (8 classes) during which your young climber will learn all the basics of indoor climbing under the care of Gripstone’s staff. Participants are encouraged to continue the program over multiple modules for further knowledge and development as a climber.
Note: ASCC schedule varies depending on D20’s school schedule.
HOME SCHOOL CLIMBING CLUB
$180 for full program
7 – 14
Home School Climbing Club (HSCC) is a progressive climbing program for climbers between the ages of 7-14. These modules span four weeks (8 classes) during which your young climber will learn all the basics of indoor climbing under the care of Gripstone’s staff. Participants are encouraged to continue the program over multiple modules for further knowledge and development as a climber.
$120 for the full program
4 – 6
This monthly series of classes that occur once a week is geared towards Gripstone’s youngest climbers at the gym. Open to kids ages 4-6, this program is awesome for kids to learn basic climbing and motor skills while on the wall. With 60 minutes of instruction every week, we aim to normalize heights, climbing gear, and safety concepts for these young climbers.
INTRO TO CLIMBING FOR KIDS
$29 for members, $39 for nonmembers
5 – 13
This class is designed to teach you (and your young climber) the basics of indoor climbing here at Gripstone. Because Gripstone’s policies mandate that young climbers cannot be unsupervised while in the building, you’re going to take responsibility for their safety – and that’s why we decided to format the instruction for this class to include you. During this 90 minute class, we will teach you (and your little one alongside) everything you’ll need to know to feel comfortable while climbing at Gripstone in our auto-belay and bouldering areas.
Note: Every parent admission includes a child (age range) to enroll in the class with them
TOP ROPE BELAYING FOR KIDS
$25 for members, $35 for nonmembers
12 – 15
This class is designed to teach our younger climbers how to safely belay climbers of all sizes while they are climbing on top rope at Gripstone. As a special consideration for the age of the students, we limit the class to a maximum of 2 participants. During this class, participants will learn how to tie in as a climber as well as how to belay a climber on top rope.
$75 per day, $325 for full week
7 – 14
Camp Gripstone’s youth climbing camps are a great way for campers of all levels to stay active during school breaks. Offered during spring, summer, fall, and winter breaks, kids get the opportunity to boulder, climb auto-belay and top rope routes, and try activities only offered during Camp Gripstone (such as crate stacking and a rope swing).
Sign up for a single half-day or join us for a full week of half-days to receive a discounted rate.
Note: Camp dates vary according to D20’s school schedule.