Intermediate Classes

Intermediate Classes


Climb as you Are: Intermediate

This class is for women, by women. Climb As You Are: Intermediate starts with an evaluation of your climbing strengths and weaknesses. You are only as strong of a climber as your weakest link. Over the course of 6 weeks we will work on core, grip strength, flexibility, power, technique and mental aspects of climbing. Each session will end with campus board, hang board, pull-ups and light weights.


Intro to Lead Climbing

This course is for top rope climbers who want to expand their terrain at Shaker Rocks and practice for the outdoors. Our lead climbing instructors will help you learn to lead quickly and carefully with good habits you can apply to indoor and outdoor climbing. You will be coached on proper clipping, belaying, rope handling, and risk management. We will help you stay focused while you're leading and show you how to give a "soft catch" to any partner. At the end of the course, you will be prepared to complete the lead climb and belay certification test.


Routesetting Clinic

The Shaker Rocks Routesetting Clinics will be a chance for climbers to learn what it takes to be a routesetter in a modern commercial climbing gym. The clinics will start with an introduction level covering the basics of setting and forerunning, and each clinic after will compound on ideas and techniques from the previous ones. Throughout all the clinics, participants will get hands-on experience setting boulders that will stay up in the gym for the public to climb.

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Anchor Cleaning Class

“Cleaning” a route is the process of removing all of your gear after you’re done climbing a sport route outdoors. Alongside lead climbing and belaying skills, this is the most important skill needed to take your climbing skills outside, and doing it wrong can be catastrophic. In this 2-hour class, you will learn how to do this quickly and confidently, based on the local climbing ethics for the New River Gorge and Red River Gorge climbing areas.

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Private Coaching

If you want to take your climbing to next level in a private and personalized setting, a private coaching session is for you. Our coaches will work with you from any level and help you take your climbing to new heights (yes, pun intended).

Private coaching can be done solo or in small groups (up to 3 people max).

Cost: $70/hour
*Day passes and rental gear are not included with private coaching.

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To set up a private coaching session, please fill out our Pre-Coaching Questionnaire. We'll get in touch when we've received your questionnaire.