The Alaska Rock Gym offers great learning and training opportunities for adults and teens. Classes cover everything from beginning climbing technique and lead climbing to special monthly clinics in training, nutrition and injury prevention. Teens over the age of fourteen, who are belay certified, are welcome at any adult class.
Frequently Asked Questions
- 1. I just took the belay class, and now want more instruction – what’s next?
Climbing 101 is for you! A weekly beginning to intermediate level climbing class for adults and teens 14 and over, this class provides the next level of instruction to those new to climbing. Basic movement technique, balance, footwork and route reading are taught, along with tips on strength training and injury prevention. Weekly classes offer progressive skill and strength development for regular attendees.
- 2. I want to learn how to lead. Is there a class that teaches lead climbing?
Lead clinics are held the first and second Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm. Participants must demonstrate solid top rope technique on 5.10 terrain to take the class. Clinics are comprised of two classes – an instructional class on the first or second Tuesday of the month, followed by a testing session two Tuesdays later. Successful graduates must pass a lead test and a lead belay test to earn lead certification.
- 3. I haven’t bought shoes or harness yet. Are shoes and harness rentals included in the class fee?
Yes, all classes at ARG include gear rental.