Classes

Intro To Rope Climbing
If you are brand new to the sport of rock climbing, this class is for you! Come learn the basics of roped rock climbing! In one hour, you will learn about climbing communication, belay techniques, safety protocols, and knots you will need for safe top rope climbing in the gym or outdoors. After completing this class, you will have the opportunity to earn a TRG top rope belay certification. Time: 5:45-6:45 Prerequisites: None Price: Free for members and non-members with the purchase of a day pass or punch card, and free to parents of children enrolled in any of our youth programs.
Basic Movement
Do you feel like you’re at a standstill with your climbing? This class will teach you efficient climbing and movement techniques to help take your climbing to the next level. We’ll cover footwork, hand placement, and body positioning. This 1.5 hour class is best suited for beginner to beginner/intermediate level climbers. Price: Free for members and non-members with the purchase of a day pass or punch card, and free to parents of children enrolled in any of our youth programs. Time: 5:30-7:00pm Prerequisites: None Price: Free for members and non-members with the purchase of a day pass or punch card, and free to parents of children enrolled in any of our youth programs.
Fitness Area
Are you looking to take your climbing to the next level? Do you want a more well-rounded workout plan? This 1 hour class will introduce you to a variety of versatile fitness equipment and exercises that you can do at the gym. You will come away from this class with focus and motivation for gaining strength, mobility, and general health. All climbing and fitness abilities are welcome! Time: 5:30-6:30pm Prerequisites: None Price: Free for members and non-members with the purchase of a day pass or punch card, and free to parents of children enrolled in any of our youth programs.
Lead Belaying
If you are confident in your top rope abilities and you are ready for a new challenge, this 1.5 hour class will teach you everything you need to know to be an effective lead belayer for your climbing partner. We will review communication, safe stances, and how to belay using both a GriGri and an ATC. By the end of the class you’ll be ready to safely catch a lead fall!
Lead Climbing
Are you ready to get on the “sharp end” and try indoor and outdoor sport climbing? We will teach you everything from how to flake a rope, clip quickdraws, avoid common mistakes, and breathe through difficult sections of a climb. Be ready to take a lead fall by the end of class! This class is intended for those with several months of top rope climbing experience and lead belay experience. You must be lead belay certified to take this class. Time: 1.5 hrs, 5:30-7pm Dates: 3rd Tuesday of each month Price: $45 for non-members, $25 for members Prerequisite: Must be top rope belay certified at TRG.
Self-Rescue
If you climb single and multi-pitch rock climbs outside, but you’re not sure what you would do if something went terribly wrong, we highly recommend this class. We will teach you the most useful hitches and knots, and rescue systems for the most likely scenarios. This class is best suited for those with multi pitch experience, or those who’ve already taken our multi pitch class.
Anchors 101
Your anchor on a rock climb is the most important safety system you have, so it is paramount to get it right! We will show you how to build solid two-piece fixed anchors using a variety of materials and knots. Whether you’re on a single pitch top rope climb, or a multi pitch climb, you’ll have the skills to build appropriate anchors for a variety of situations. Participants must have prior top rope climbing experience.
Anchors 201
How do you build an anchor if there are no bolts, pitons, or other types of fixed gear available? Not to worry. In this class we will go over safety considerations while using artificial protection, as well as creative ways of equalizing three pieces of gear using a variety of material and knots. Participants must have experience placing artificial protection.
Multi-pitch Climbing
Climbing season is here in the Tetons and it is time to push yourself to new heights! If you have been lead belaying and climbing for at least a year, come learn the necessary skills to be a safe and efficient multi pitch climber and partner. You will learn everything from how to communicate effectively, belay with an auto blocking device, tie useful knots, rappel and more. At the end of the class, we will do a practice multi pitch in the comfort of the gym! (We recommend taking anchor building 101 before enrolling in this class).
Intro to Traditional Climbing
In this full day outdoor class, learn everything you need to know about placing traditional climbing protection in order to gain confidence as a trad climber. You will have a chance to practice placing gear on the ground and on top rope via mock leads. This class is intended for those with at least a year of lead climbing experience.
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