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.
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 principles.
*If you cannot make the scheduled time, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find an instructor available for the times that can suit your schedule.
Climbing Fundamentals – Beginner to Intermediate
Climbing Fundamentals focuses on developing the essential mental and physical skills necessary for progression in the sport.
This monthly course taught by seasoned climbing coach Alyssa Serfes-Megeath is ideal for beginner to intermediate climbers looking to improve their technique on all terrains, from balancy slabs to the bouldering cave. Topics vary month to month based on the interests of the group and include learning efficient movement, route reading, precision footwork, body positioning and injury prevention.
Private Instruction with Madaleine Sorkin
What’s keeping you from sending your sport and trad projects? Fear of falling? Fear of small gear? Fear of the unknown? Fear of not getting that send burger your friend promised you? Elite big wall climber and guide Madaleine Sorkin is here to help you through any and all of the above* and anything else that might be holding you back. (*Send burgers not included in price of private session)
Pricing: $75/hr for members, add $10 reduced price day pass for not-yet-members
To signup, email MadaleineS@gmail.com to coordinate.
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, add $10 reduced price day pass for not-yet-members
To signup, email email@example.com
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 to climbing outside. 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.