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.

Intro to Climbing

This class is designed to give new climbers the skills and knowledge to safely and confidently enter the world of indoor climbing.  Exploring a new sport/hobby can be a bit overwhelming and confusing.  There is much to learn about climbing and our goal is to make that learning process happen as easy (but thorough) as possible.

Topics will include…

-How to dress for climbing.

-Rating systems.

-Types of indoor climbing.

-Climbing etiquette.

-Climbing equipment (how to size it, inspect it, care for it).

-How to use auto-belays.

-Top rope belaying (including our certification).

-Basic climbing technique.

Prerequisites for this class: None.

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.

Intro to Climbing

This class is designed to give new climbers the skills and knowledge to safely and confidently enter the world of indoor climbing.  Exploring a new sport/hobby can be a bit overwhelming and confusing.  There is much to learn about climbing and our goal is to make that learning process happen as easy (but thorough) as possible.

Topics will include…

-How to dress for climbing.

-Rating systems.

-Types of indoor climbing.

-Climbing etiquette.

-Climbing equipment (how to size it, inspect it, care for it).

-How to use auto-belays.

-Top rope belaying (including our certification).

-Basic climbing technique.

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

Intro to Climbing

This class is designed to give new climbers the skills and knowledge to safely and confidently enter the world of indoor climbing.  Exploring a new sport/hobby can be a bit overwhelming and confusing.  There is much to learn about climbing and our goal is to make that learning process happen as easy (but thorough) as possible.

Topics will include…

-How to dress for climbing.

-Rating systems.

-Types of indoor climbing.

-Climbing etiquette.

-Climbing equipment (how to size it, inspect it, care for it).

-How to use auto-belays.

-Top rope belaying (including our certification).

-Basic climbing technique.

Prerequisites for this class: None.

Date Night

Are you and your partner looking for some time away from the kids?  Approach is happy to make that happen by providing your kids with fun filled climbing activities supervised by Approach staff while you spend the evening on the town.

Every 3rd Saturday of the Month.

5pm to 9pm.

Includes climbing activities, gear rentals, and youth supervision.

48-hour advance sign up required.

Limited availability (6:1 ratio or 6 youths per 1 staff member).

Members save 15%.

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