Every climber must have a Climbing Waiver on file, and be certified on the Wall if 14 years or older.  (If 14 years or younger, climbers may climb with certified climbers 18 years or older).

Bouldering Certifications available with Front Desk Staff.
Autobelay and Top Tope Certifications by appointment only.

Upcoming dates and times where Climbing Staff will be available for Autobelay, Top Rope, and Lead Climbing certifications:

PRIVATE CLIMBING SESSIONS: Please contact Will Tempest to set up a lesson:

Private Lesson Rates (All lessons are 1 hour each)

1 Private Session $63
3 Private Sessions $170
5 Private Sessions $283

See below for Climbing Waiver, Level 1 Bouldering Certification, Level 2 Top Rope/Autobelay Certification, Level 3 Lead Certification, updated Wall Rules, and more!

CRCC Climbing Wall Information

Hours: Our climbing wall is open during regular CRCC hours except during classes and clinics. Please check at the front desk for a current schedule.

Pricing: Climbing wall access and certifications are included with all memberships and day passes. Clinics and private lessons require an additional fee. Please contact front desk for pricing.

Certification: Anyone wishing to use the climbing wall must sign a climbing wall waiver and complete a short Level 1 (or higher) certification with a staff member (see below).
*Certifications will be granted only at staff member’s discretion based on climber’s proficiency and are not guaranteed with CRCC membership, day-pass purchase, or completion of class or clinic.

Level 1: Bouldering Only

What: This is our most basic certification and requires no prior experience. Climbers with a Level 1 certification are not allowed to belay other climbers or use the auto-belay.
When: This certification can be completed with staff members during business hours
Age: 14+ **
Prerequisites: None

Level 2: Top-Rope and Auto-Belay

What: Climbers with a Level 2 certification may climb on auto-belays and belay other climbers who have at least a Level 1 certification. To obtain a Level 2 certification you must safely and comfortably demonstrate top-rope belaying with an ATC belay device, clipping into and climbing on an auto-belay, tying a figure-8 follow-through knot, and performing safety checks and standard climber-belayer communication.
When: Facilitated climbing hours or by appointment
Age: 14+ **
Prerequisites: Prior knowledge OR completion of our Top-Rope Climbing Clinic OR Private Lesson.

Level 3: Lead Climb and Belay

What: This certification requires that climbers safely and comfortably demonstrate safe lead climbing and belaying, ability to take and catch a lead fall, good rope management while climbing and belaying, correct clipping technique, and communication and safety checks.
When: Facilitated climbing hours or by appointment
Age: 14+ **
Prerequisites: Level 2 certification and prior knowledge OR completion of CRCC Indoor Sport Leading Clinic OR Private Lesson

Youth Beginner Climbing (Ages 5-8)

Start date: April 4, 2023 - End date: April 18, 2023

Time: 4-5pm

Location: CRCC Climbing Wall

An introductory climbing class for younger children and first-time climbers. This course focuses on building confidence and basic technique through games and fun activities while teaching safe practices, fundamental vocabulary, and an age-appropriate introduction to climbing equipment.

Ages: 5-8 years
Day: Tuesdays
Dates: Session: April 4, 11, 18
Time: 4-5pm
Cost: $48/session
Max: 6


Youth Climbing (Ages 9-13 years)

Start date: April 6, 2023 - End date: April 20, 2023

Time: 4-5pm

Location: CRCC Climbing Wall

This course is designed to review and build on skills learned in previous climbing classes, introduce older children to those concepts, and allow students to have fun and build confidence as they progress at their own pace through technical skills practice and technique-focused activities. This course is open to all ability levels.  Please note each month is its own session and must be registered for individually. 

Ages: 9-13 years
Day: Thursdays
Dates: Session: April 6, 13, 20
Cost: $48/session
Max: 6