Introduction to Gym Climbing

Two hour class teaching the fundamentals of climbing movement, climbing knots and belay technique. Class includes a week of free climbing with rental equipment. Most register at least 7 days in advance.

Cost: $79

 

Indoor Lead Class

Are you ready to learn how to lead climb? Or would practice and coaching be the key to taking your lead climbing to the next level? Come learn in a supportive group setting from an experienced climber and instructor how to be a better lead climber! Participants should be comfortable climbing 5.9 on top rope and top rope belaying.

Cost: $49 public/20% off for Members (must schedule 7 days in advance)
Location: Downtown Crag
Open to members and non members.

Upcoming Classes: 12/8, 1/26, 2/22 (Ladies Only), 3/30, 4/26, 5/18

 

Private Instruction

$40/hr for one person
$30/hr each for two people
$25/hr each for 3-6 people


Work one on one with a Flagstaff Climbing Center Instructor. Practice movement skills, training techniques, anchors, jamming cracks, leading, rappelling, self rescue and more. Private Instruction can also be used to just have a dedicated belayer to maximize your climbing time.

 

Climb Like a Girl 1

For beginning to intermediate women climbers and meets weekly on Mondays, 6-8 pm, at Flagstaff Climbing’s Downtown Crag and Main Street Boulders + 1 days outside. Cost: $199/20% off for members. Open to members and non-members.

In a male dominated sport like climbing it is important for women to have a strong, supportive community in which they can learn and progress to find their full potential. This class is designed to give beginning and intermediate women climbers the foundations, community and resources they need to enjoy and succeed at climbing. We will focus on climbing fundamentals, technique, mental training, and physical training. This is your chance to meet partners, learn new skills, get strong and have fun! This course also includes an outdoor climbing day at the end!

Next Session: January 14-March 11 (skips January 21)

 

Climb Like a Girl 2

For intermediate to advanced women climbers and meets weekly on Mondays, 6-8 pm, at Flagstaff Climbing’s Downtown Crag and Main Street Boulders + 1 days outside. Cost: $199/20% off for members. Open to members and non-members.

This course will pick up right where CLAG 1 left off. For ladies interested in further pursuing lead climbing and learning the skills to transition from gym climbing to the outdoors, this class is perfect for you! Topics covered will include lead climbing, basic anchors, outdoor sport climbing skills, basic traditional climbing skills and more. Just like the original, this class will emphasize personal growth as a climber in a supportive environment. Get psyched and take your skills to the next level! This course also includes an outdoor climbing day at the end!

Next Session: March 25-May 13

 

Climb Like a Girl INDOOR LEAD CLASS

Ladies only! Are you ready to learn how to lead climb? Or would practice and coaching be the key to taking your lead climbing to the next level? Come learn in an all-women setting from an experienced climber and instructor how to be a better lead climber! Participants should be comfortable climbing 5.9 on top rope and top rope belaying.

Cost: $49 public/20% off for members (must register 7 days in advance)
Location: Downtown Crag
Open to members and non members.
Next session: February 22

 

Boulder UP!

This course is for anyone who would like to become a more skilled and powerful climber.  Each class will include technique drills, projecting session and strength workout.  Join our experienced instructors at Main Street Boulders for a 90 minute bouldering session that will help you reach your full potential! Great for all levels of climbers! All you need to participate is a membership or gym pass. You do NOT need to register in advance. Just show up!

Cost: Free with Membership or Day Pass
Location: Main Street Boulders
Open to members and non members.

Jan 14-20 Bouldering Basics: What is Projecting
Jan 21-27 Footwork Basics
Jan 28-Feb 3 Upper Body Basics
Feb 4-10 Moving from the Hips: Twists Locks
Feb 11-17 Bouldering Games
Feb 18-24 Climbing on Overhangs
Feb 25-Mar 3 Footwork Skills
Mar 4-10 Upper Body Skills
Mar 11-17 Grip Strength
Mar 18-24 Core on the wall
Mar 25-31 Limit Bouldering
April 1-7 Endurance on the Bouldering Wall
April 8-14 More Bouldering Games
April 15-21 Special Techniques
April 22-28 Using the Campus Board
April 29-May 5 Power Endurance
May 6- May 12 Intro to the Moonboard

WINTER/SPRING SCHEDULE

Weekly:
Mondays 7-8 pm
Wednesdays 7-8 pm
Sundays 4-5 pm

 

adult CLIMBING LEAGUE (ages 16+)

Develop your climbing skills and build lasting partnerships in our fun, supportive adult climbing program - Adult Climbing League! This program is designed for participants of all levels to dive deeper into their climbing to improve skills, fitness and social connection in a non-competitive environment. Our dedicated coaching staff will help you design a training program to achieve your climbing goals.

This program includes:

-Weekly sessions for climbing-specific training and open gym sessions to work on climbing skills
-Weekly strength and injury prevention training with Paragon Athletics
-Seasonal outdoor climbing days and instructor-supervised outdoor skill development

Cost: $100/month + a full gym membership (there is no joining fee for league members)
Location: Downtown Crag, Main Street Boulders and Paragon Athletics

SCHEDULE
Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm until May 22

This is an ongoing program.  Participants can sign up at any time.


yoga for climbers with ann seibert

Do your hamstrings cramp up in stretchy back-step move? Have your shoulders become so tight that making a reach move actually hurts? Then come to Sunday morning Yin Yoga where the goal is to relax and improve flexibility in the areas that get super tight on climbers: shoulders, chest, back, hips and legs. It’s great for a pre-climbing warm-up or for a chill day. So, if you want to avoid cramping up during that key move, join us for yin yoga and keep sending!

Cost: Free with Membership or Day Pass
Location: Downtown Crag
Open to members and non members.

SCHEDULE

Weekly:
Sundays 9:30-11 am

Note: There will be no class on Sunday, Feb. 17… Ann will be climbing in Cochise Stronghold!

Rock Warrior's Way Falling & Commitment Clinic

Taught by Warrior’s Way trainer Laura Sabourin (of Flagstaff Climbing!), this clinic addresses fear of falling and improving commitment. Participants will do falling, movement, and resting exercises and apply all learned skills to a challenging route. This will be done in small increments creating appropriate progressions for each individual student. Each student will leave with a structured method for taking appropriate risks with diminished fear.

Students learn: • To fall safely • To give a cushioned belay • To distinguish between no- and yes-fall zones • How to engage no- and yes-fall zones • To break a climb into smaller risk events • Better risk assessment • How to rest effectively • To improve breathing • To trust the body • To create flow and momentum • To commit more deliberately • To reduce fear

Target Student: • For climbers who rope climb • For climbers who seek to improve commitment and diminish fear of falling

Prerequisites: • Minimum 6 months climbing experience • Climb a minimum of 5.9 in the gym without falling or hanging • Some exercises are on toprope; some are on lead. Being able to lead climb is not required, however.

If students want to lead during the clinic they must get lead certified at the gym PRIOR to the clinic date.

Equipment Needed: • Harness, shoes, and belay device • Helmet is recommended but not required (The gym will provide all if needed)

Cost: $99 members; $119 non-members

All participants will receive: • A free laminated reminder card • A reference PDF on all exercises • Free follow-up email lessons • 20% discounts from WW sponsors: BlueWater Ropes; Evolv shoes

Location: Flagstaff Climbing’s Downtown Crag

Next Session: Friday, March 8, 5-9 pm

 

Advanced Technical Skills Series

The Advanced Technical Skills Series is a set of courses designed to offer climbers at our gym instruction in advanced skills. All you need to participate is a membership or gym pass and to register in advance! Each course is limited to 7 people.

Sign up for one of our next clinics!

belaying with a grigri

This course teaches the proper ways to use a Grigri to top-rope and lead belay.

Location: Flagstaff Climbing’s Downtown Crag

Friday, January 18, 6-7:15 pm


building an anchor

This course will cover the principles, techniques and gear involved in building a variety of anchors.

Location: Flagstaff Climbing’s Downtown Crag

Friday, February 15, 6-7:15 pm


Cleaning a sport anchor

This course covers the principles, techniques and gear involved in retrieving your anchor once you’re done using it (aka “cleaning” the anchor).

Location: Flagstaff Climbing’s Downtown Crag

Friday, March 8, 6-7:15 pm


Self rescue part 1: knots and hitches

The Rescue Skills I course knots and hitches commonly used in rescue scenarios.

Location: Flagstaff Climbing’s Downtown Crag

Friday, April 19, 6-7:15 pm


Self rescue part 2: hauling/mechanical advantage

The Rescue Skills II course teaches the rescue techniques involved in hauling and building mechanical advantage systems.

Location: Flagstaff Climbing’s Downtown Crag

Friday, May 17, 6-7:15 pm

NAU Climbing Classes

If you are a current NAU student and want to learn to climb, improve your skills AND get NAU credit, our Beginning and Intermediate Rock Climbing Courses are for you!

NAU Beginning Rock Climbing:
This course is based on technique; participants practice some of the basic skills of rock climbing in an indoor environment. Essential skills such as belaying, rappelling, climbing techniques, rope management and care of equipment will be covered. Course is held at Flagstaff Climbing’s Downtown Location. Transportation is not provided by NAU.

NAU Intermediate Rock Climbing:
This course provides participants an intensive look at the skills of an intermediate rock climbing. Although the course is taught indoors, many of the skills taught will be preparing students for outdoor rock climbing. Lessons are arranged according to the ability and experience of class participants. This class is held at Flagstaff Climbing’s Downtown Location. Transportation is not provided by NAU