Climbing School

Youth Certification

Youth Classes

The beginner's class for teenagers looking to climb!

Youth Cert is essential for climbers between the ages of 13 and 17 who want to use the gym without direct supervision from an adult (top-roping only). Responsibility is the priority in this two-part class, which is completed in two separate climbing days within a week of each other. Though outstanding climbing ability is not required, all technical skills must be mastered before the student will be awarded 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 second class day. Youth Certification also includes two more day passes for the student to come back to use the gym within two weeks of the completion of class. You should wear comfortable gym clothes such as sweat pants and tee shirts. Students taking Youth Certification will call for a reservation to attend two Getting Started classes.

Instruction in: climbing, equipment use, and belaying for top-rope climbs. There will be plenty of opportunity to practice these skills. Students 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. You should wear comfortable gym clothes such as sweat pants and tee shirts.

Youth Certification 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 Youth Cert class for you at other times if the above schedule doesn't work for you.

Age 13-17; reservations in advance; parent must accompany student's first visit to Go Vertical. Parent, of minor, must complete our waiver form
Student/Instructor Ratio:
4 to 1
Class Length:
2 classes, 2 hours each class
Class Fee:
$85 ($75 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.