Climbing Classes

Intro to 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.

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 class focuses on developing the essential mental and physical skills necessary for progression. We focus 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.

Lead Climbing Course – Advanced

This course consists of two 3-hour sessions on Wednesdays from 6-9pm 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.
Free climbing for the remainder of the day.
*If you cannot make that particular time, send us an e-mail at Portland@evorock.com  and we will find an instructor available for the times that can suit your schedule.

Adult Programs

Adult Training 10 Weeks

Ready to adopt a climbing regiment targeting serious performance improvement? Come to our 10-week Adult Training training sessions. Our training is tailored to your specific needs and goals, allowing you to engage in personal evolution.
We start right as the gym closes to the public- no more waiting in lines to try your project!

Taught by Sean Wieboldt

Summer Adult Training 5 Weeks

Ready to adopt a climbing regiment targeting serious performance improvement? Come to our 5-week summer sessions of Adult Training. Our training is tailored to your specific needs and goals, allowing you to engage in personal evolution.
We start right as the gym closes to the public- no more waiting in lines to try your project!

Taught by Sean Wieboldt

Rockin’ Ladies

Beginner Course for Women Only This class is an intimidation-free beginner course for women. You will learn basic movement and technique, the rating system for bouldering and sport climbing. You will learn how to top-rope belay, and many other basic climbing skills.  Class is FREE for members or with a day pass purchase. Limit 5 sessions.

Taught by women for women

Private Instruction

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 enroll in one of our many topic-specialized sessions, we have offerings that best fit your needs.

Contact Sean Wieboldt for more information

Clinics

Gym-to-Crag Program

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 can help climbers make that transition.  To accommodate people’s busy schedules, we do this through a series of hands-on clinics in our facility, known as the Gym-to-Crag Program.

During winter and spring, they are held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, run from 7-9pm, and cost $15 to attend*. Each clinic is taught by an AMGA professional climbing guide.

*After entry, such as day pass, punch card, or membership.

Offering:

  • Crack Climbing: How to hold onto nothing
  • Quality Belaying: Gain the unequivocal trust of the leader, so they can send!
  • Building Anchors: For sport, multi-pitch, and top-rope
  • Cleaning Anchors: Clean a sport anchor with confidence
  • Rappelling: The best ways to get down again
  • Multi-Pitch: Transitions and Flow
  • Self Rescue: Skills you simply must know when climbing outside