Climbing School

Getting Started


This class covers what you need to know to climb in the gym on your own. Hands-on instruction in: climbing, equipment use, and belaying for top-rope climbs. There will be plenty of opportunity to practice these skills. Everyone will have the opportunity to climb and to learn how to move comfortably over the climbing surface. This class will prepare you for Go Vertical's Top-Roping Certification. The class includes instruction, all required climbing equipment, climbing shoes, and a day pass to climb in the gym for the remainder of the day. Getting Started also includes two more day passes for the student to come back to use the gym within two weeks of the class day. You should wear comfortable gym clothes such as sweat pants and tee shirts.


The Getting Started Class is held every day Monday through Friday at 7 PM; Saturday and Sundays at 11 AM; 1 PM and 3:30 PM, reservations required. You should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class. For two students or more, we will try to schedule a Getting Started class for you at other times if the above schedule doesn't work for you.

Limited time offer: climb for free

Age 18 and older; reservations in advance
Student/Instructor Ratio:
4 to 1
Class Length:
2 Hours
Class Fee:
$65 per person; ($50 for Go Vertical members)

Cancellation policy: If a class reservation is made and the student does not show up for class, Go Vertical will charge the fee of the reserved class. If a class reservation is canceled or date or time of class is changed with less than 48 hours notice before the start of the class, Go Vertical will charge 1/2 of the fee of the reserved class.