Climbing Classes

Intro to Rope Climbing – Beginners (14yrs+)

Our Intro to Climbing class will help you learn the basic skills you need to climb on a rope. You will learn the climbing basics: grading systems, beginning technique, how to fit a harness properly, how to tie in, and how to belay. To learn how to belay, you will need a partner, so it may be a fun experience to share with a friend or family member. Our instruction will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed have to pass a belay test, after which you will be free to climb for as long as you like.

Lead Climbing Course – Advanced

The course consists of two 3-hour sessions over a two week period. Lead climbing topics include risk awareness, use of equipment, clipping technique, belay technique, avoiding common mistakes, outdoors vs. indoors, and Leave No Trace principle.  Then, enjoy free climbing for the remainder of the day.
*If you cannot make the scheduled time, send us an e-mail at  and we will find an instructor available for the times that can suit your schedule.

Adult Programs

Climbing Fundamentals – Beginner to Intermediate

It is often said that the only thing that separates a beginner from an expert is a mastery of the fundamentals.  Regardless of your age, gaining fundamental knowledge from the very beginning is crucial to long-term success.

This session focuses on developing the essential mental and physical skills necessary for progression. Climbing Fundamentals focuses on everything a climber needs to learn efficient movement. Topics stressed include precision of footwork, smooth flow, awareness of balance, and an understanding of body positioning.

Private Instruction

Private Instruction with Justen Sjong

Justen specializes in a holistic approach to seeing performance improvements. From evaluating movement through video analysis and in-person sessions to providing laser-focused training plans that focus on specific skill weaknesses, Justen firmly believes in addressing the entire spectrum of climbing performance: Strength, Mind, and Skill.

Justen’s approach isn’t for the faint-hearted. Climbing Sensei coaching programs are geared towards advanced and elite climbers alike looking to realize the impossible in their respective discipline.

Private Coaching with EVO

There is no better way to improve one’s climbing ability than working one-on-one with an experienced climbing coach. Whether you want just to come in for a single session performance diagnosis, or would like to work one-on-one with a coach on a regular basis, we have offerings that best fit your needs.

Pricing: $60/ hr for members, $70/hr for non-members

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For people who started climbing in a gym, but are interested in learning the skills and etiquette required to climb outside, the transition can feel slow, treacherous, and difficult to navigate.

We introduce many people to climbing here at EVO. Because of that, we feel it’s our duty to help climbers who want to make the transition.  In order to fit into people’s busy schedules, we do this through a series of hands-on clinics in our facility, known as the Gym to Crag Program.

Each clinic is taught by an AMGA professional climbing guide.