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Gym to crag

 enter the world of indoor and outdoor rock climbing with this course. 

New to rock climbing? This is the perfect course to safely enter the world of rock climbing, both indoor and outoor! Offered through participating rock climbing gyms, this course is a great introduction to climbing, including gym and crag safety orientation, belaying, communication and technique. You will leave this course with a solid, safe foundation of climbing basics and have an awesome time too! 

What is included in the course

One great course, half indoors and half at the cliff!

  • One indoor climbing session including gym orientation and top-rope belay lesson

  • One outdoor climbing session, including crag orientation and belay review

  • Introduction to the amazing world of rock climbing

  • Introduction to personal climbing gear

  • Course adjusted to each group's interest and ability

What Will I learn with On The Rocks? 

Our certified instructors will teach you the basics of outdoor rock climbing including: 

  • Basic climbing knots

  • Belaying

  • Outdoor movement skills

  • Climbing terms & communication

  • Safety & hazard management 

  • Rock Respect Climber's Code


First-time climbers are welcome to join this course, within gym guidelines.


No prerequisites.


Scheduled Climbing Gym Belay Lesson (times may vary)

Half-Day Intro to Outdoor Climbing with On The Rocks Climbing Guides (4 hrs)

Book a course

Courses are offered through participating climbing gyms. Check out our Course Calendar or ask your gym for more info!

Need more information? Email us to ask about availability!


Course is booked through participating gyms. Prices may vary from gym to gym.

For Outdoor Session with On The Rocks:

All climbing equipment for outdoor session is included!

Additional park entrance fees for Rattlesnake Point.

Climbers are required to sign On The Rocks Course Waivers (provided) before outdoor session.

Gym to Crag Intro
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