Raise Your Grade is a four-week bootcamp designed specifically for those who currently climb in the V2/5.9 range, but are looking to start climbing more challenging and technical routes. You will spend time with an instructor in the bouldering area, on the roped walls, and in the fitness area of the gym during this series, being guided through workouts, technique drills, and route/problem beta. By the end of the month, you will have well-rounded climbing skills and be ready to bust through plateaus and start projecting at a new level.
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.
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.
“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.
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).
*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.