Youth Climbing Club

Wednesday, Friday, and/or Sunday  

Clubs start at 4:30 pm or 6:30 pm (W&F), 3:00 pm (Sun) and run 80-minutes 

Warm up 10-minutes 

Technical training 20-minute 

Open session 40-minutes 

Workout 10-minutes 

1st – 9th Grades Welcome 

One to three coaches present depending on group size 

One day/week = $100* for four consecutive sessions 

Two days/week = $150* for eight consecutive sessions 

Rental gear can be added for $20/mo 

Upgrade to monthly membership 

Add $35 to 1-day/week club participation cost 

Add $30 to 2-days/week club participation cost 

Includes unlimited access and many perks! 

Youth Competitive Climbing Team

Please note, competitive teams are selected by invite only.  These individuals have shown dedication to both the sport and our facility.  Team families are encouraged to inquire within for details for the USAC competition series.   

In addition to our normal youth curriculum, team members are taught competition strategies and have extended sessions and workouts, 25 and 15 minutes respectively. 

USA climbing competitions within surrounding regions take place in cities such as: Grimes IA, Boulder CO, Indianapolis IN, Sheridan CO, Blue Springs MO, CO Springs CO, Glendale Heights IL, Thornton CO, St. Louis MO, Madison WI, St. Paul MN, Lexington KY, and Carmel IN. 

These competitions take place in USAC Regions such as: Midwest, Front Range, and Great Lakes. 

Our head coach is Sarahjoy Allen assisted by Chris Rolling, Brady Potratz, Jonathan Rader, Jordan Robertson, and Lauren Zimmerman.   

Maximum coaching to participant ratio is 1:3. 

Parents are welcome to observe, but are asked not to interject. 

How to prepare… 

Wear clothing that you can work out in – shorts that cover the knees are ideal and thin socks. 

Trim toenails and fingernails – helps with comfort in tight shoes and on small climbing holds. 

Tie long hair back away from face. 

Leave jewelry, belts, and other accessories at home. 

Positive attitude and an open mind. 

$525 Two days a week 

$665 Three days a week 

Lead Climbing & Belaying

Lead climbing is the next step after top roping and involves clipping your rope to anchors as you climb instead of it running to the top and back down.  This means longer falls before the rope catches you, but is much more exciting. 

There is a lot to cover during lead classes, so classes are either split into two sections (the climbing portion and the belaying portion) that are about two hours each or one four hour class that covers both topics.  Both Lead Climbing & Lead Belaying are required for our lead certification. 

Lead Climbing & Belaying covers both parts (climbing & belaying) and touches on things such as… 

Climbing: 

-How the system works. 

-Lead climbing equipment. 

-Back clipping. 

-Z-clipping. 

-Gate orientation. 

-Twisted draws. 

-Clipping technique. 

-Clipping zones and stances. 

-Clipping calls. 

-How to fall. 

-Mock leads (followed by real leads). 

Belaying: 

-How to pay out slack. 

-Belayer positioning and spotting. 

-Responding to clipping calls. 

-Catching higher impact falls. 

-Hard vs. soft catch. 

-Mock belays (followed by real belays). 

Students must register 48 hours in advance. 

Prerequisites for this class: Basic top rope belay certification and ability to top rope climb 5.9. 

How to prepare for this class… 

Wear loose fitting athletic clothing. 

Remove all jewelry and watches. 

Tie back long hair. 

Advanced Bouldering

The Advanced Bouldering class will build off of the basic foundation taught in the Intro to Bouldering class and will take your bouldering skills even further. 

Students must register 48 hours in advance. 

How to prepare for this class… 

Wear loose fitting athletic clothing. 

Remove all jewelry and watches. 

Tie back long hair. 

Gym to Crag: The Basics

The Gym to Crag program is designed to teach indoor climbers the skills and knowledge to safely transition to outdoor climbing.  While some indoor climbers may be very proficient in the gym, outdoor climbing has a number of other considerations and responsibilities.  Our goal is to educate and prepare our climbers who are ready to make the move to the great outdoors. 

The term “outdoor climbing” is a very broad label which encompasses many different styles of climbing and skill sets.  Because of this, our Gym to Crag program is split up into multiple classes and workshops that cover a wide array of topics ranging from the basics to big wall. 

Gym to Crag: The Basics is the foundation of the Gym to Crag program and will teach you fundamental knowledge that will later be built upon in the subsequent classes and workshops.  This class will cover topics such as… 

-Outdoor climbing ethics & etiquette. 

-Types of outdoor climbing. 

-Leave No Trace. 

-Foul weather and other hazards (and how to prepare and react). 

-Layering systems. 

-Land owners & closures. 

-Packing for approaches. 

-Reading land topography maps. 

-Reading climbing route maps. 

-Sample packing lists. 

Prerequisites for this class: None. 

Youth Climbing Club

Wednesday, Friday, and/or Sunday  

Clubs start at 4:30 pm or 6:30 pm (W&F), 3:00 pm (Sun) and run 80-minutes 

Warm up 10-minutes 

Technical training 20-minute 

Open session 40-minutes 

Workout 10-minutes 

1st – 9th Grades Welcome 

One to three coaches present depending on group size 

One day/week = $100* for four consecutive sessions 

Two days/week = $150* for eight consecutive sessions 

Rental gear can be added for $20/mo 

Upgrade to monthly membership 

Add $35 to 1-day/week club participation cost 

Add $30 to 2-days/week club participation cost 

Includes unlimited access and many perks! 

Youth Competitive Climbing Team

Please note, competitive teams are selected by invite only.  These individuals have shown dedication to both the sport and our facility.  Team families are encouraged to inquire within for details for the USAC competition series.   

In addition to our normal youth curriculum, team members are taught competition strategies and have extended sessions and workouts, 25 and 15 minutes respectively. 

USA climbing competitions within surrounding regions take place in cities such as: Grimes IA, Boulder CO, Indianapolis IN, Sheridan CO, Blue Springs MO, CO Springs CO, Glendale Heights IL, Thornton CO, St. Louis MO, Madison WI, St. Paul MN, Lexington KY, and Carmel IN. 

These competitions take place in USAC Regions such as: Midwest, Front Range, and Great Lakes. 

Our head coach is Sarahjoy Allen assisted by Chris Rolling, Brady Potratz, Jonathan Rader, Jordan Robertson, and Lauren Zimmerman.   

Maximum coaching to participant ratio is 1:3. 

Parents are welcome to observe, but are asked not to interject. 

How to prepare… 

Wear clothing that you can work out in – shorts that cover the knees are ideal and thin socks. 

Trim toenails and fingernails – helps with comfort in tight shoes and on small climbing holds. 

Tie long hair back away from face. 

Leave jewelry, belts, and other accessories at home. 

Positive attitude and an open mind. 

$525 Two days a week 

$665 Three days a week 

Youth Climbing Club

Wednesday, Friday, and/or Sunday  

Clubs start at 4:30 pm or 6:30 pm (W&F), 3:00 pm (Sun) and run 80-minutes 

Warm up 10-minutes 

Technical training 20-minute 

Open session 40-minutes 

Workout 10-minutes 

1st – 9th Grades Welcome 

One to three coaches present depending on group size 

One day/week = $100* for four consecutive sessions 

Two days/week = $150* for eight consecutive sessions 

Rental gear can be added for $20/mo 

Upgrade to monthly membership 

Add $35 to 1-day/week club participation cost 

Add $30 to 2-days/week club participation cost 

Includes unlimited access and many perks! 

Top Rope Belaying

Tired of using auto-belays and ready to move to ropes?  We’re ready to show you how.  Topics we’ll cover include… 

The figure 8 knot. 

The figure 8 follow through knot. 

The backup knot. 

Equipment. 

Basic technique. 

Belay commands. 

Mock belays (followed by real belays). 

Basic top rope belay certification. 

Things to note… 

Class does not require advance sign up. 

Re-certification is required annually, cost $15. 

A portion of the class and certification fees are donated to local non-profits Youth Emergency Services, NorthStar Foundation, and Girls Incorporated. 

Prerequisites for this class: Students must be 14+ years old. 

Members Only Yoga

There’s good reason why yoga has become so popular in climbing.  Yoga has been shown to help climbers improve balance, flexibility, focus, and strength.  We’re proud to offer yoga through The Neighborhood Offshore. 

**Please note there are no outside visitor drop-ins (Approach Members Only) and Members must sign up in advance at the gym.  Yoga is an added benefit for Members and the changing sequence is tailored for climbers.