Rock Wall Website Photo

Check out our rock climbing wall schedule for Fall 2 Session

Rock Climbing Schedule

Climbing Wall Guidelines

  • Members must be at least 5 years old to climb.
  • Kids under 5 may not enter the climbing area unless directly supervised by an adult.
  • Close toe/close heel athletic shoes are required to be worn if climbing the wall.
  • Hair and clothing must be completely free of moisture in order to climb.
  • Members must register for climbing classes online or at the front desk in order to participate in non drop-in programs.
  • Anyone 5 and up may participate in drop-in programs regardless of skill/experience level.
  • Instructor permission is required prior to registration of our Intermediate, Advanced and lead climbing classes.
  • If a member no call/no shows on the first week of class, they will be dropped from the class and a member on our wait list will fill their spot.
  • Members may use their own gear, but it must be inspected and approved by climbing wall staff.
  • If the wall is not staffed, the wall is closed and no one may enter the climbing area.
  • Questions? Please email Stefanie Myr at smyr@ymcapkc.org

Itty Bitty Climbing

Learn about rock climbing safety, proper climbing technique, bouldering, and strength training. Harnesses and helmets are provided. Ages 2-4. This class takes place in the Family Adventure Zone. This is a registered class included in membership and doesn't require previous climbing experience. Check out our  Registration Information page to see when you can register for this class!

Beginner Climbing

The first step in learning about climbing and safety techniques, bouldering, climbing terminology, and strength training. Ages 5 and up. This is a registered class included in membership and doesn't require previous climbing experience. Check out our  Registration Information page to see when you can register for this class!

Intermediate Climbing

Enhance and further develop climbing skills and knowledge. Climbers will learn terminology, follow graded routes, and climbing methods such as matching, smearing, flagging, and more. Ages 5 and up. This is a registered class included in membership. Members must have passed a beginner class and receive instructor approval before registering. Check out our  Registration Information page to see when you can register for this class!

Speed Climb

Climbers will learn how to scale the wall the fastest they can using our auto belays! This is a registered class included in membership. Members must have passed a beginner class and receive instructor approval before registering. Check out our Registration Information page to see when you can register for this class!

Advanced Climbing

Reach for new heights by becoming an expert climber through our advanced-level climbing class. Climbers will practice difficult routes, progressive techniques, and advanced terminology on a competitive level. This is a registered class included in membership. Members must have passed an intermediate class and receive instructor invitation before registering. Climbing shoes are highly recommended at this level. Check out our  Registration Information page to see when you can register for this class!

Climb Time

A climbing class open to all skill levels in which the goal is to have fun in games and activities while improving upon your current skills.  This is a registered class included in membership. Check out our  Registration Information page to see when you can register for this class!

Staff-led Drop-In Climb

Climbing staff will assist with belaying members on the rock wall. Ages 5 and up.

Belay Certification

Learn the safety systems of belaying, knot tying, climbing commands, and proper use of equipment through hands-on climbing instruction. Ages 15+. Check out our  Registration Information page to see when you can register for this class!

Rock Wall Birthday Parties

Clelebrate your birthday at the clibming wall with fun climbing games and activities. Ages 5+.  Check out our birthday parties page here!

Certified Climb

Members who are YMCA Belay Certified are offered time to use the wall at their leisure. Certified members may bring a non-certified member while in this program. Ages 5-7 must have direct visual supervision by a guardian. Members who have previous belaying experience can be tested during this time with a staff member in order to gain Belay Certification. 

FLASH GORDON Climbing Competition

Reach new heights in the FLASH GORDON climbing competition! 

This redpoint-style competition will put your climbing abilities to the test with a variety of route difficulties. The top three competitors in each category will receive a prize and raffles will be held all day! 

Registration ends March 28, and the event cost of $25 will go to making our climbing wall even better! 

March 30 (ages 16+):
(Max of 15 people per category)
Adult Beginner: Compete from 4pm-6pm, awards at 6:30pm
Adult Intermediate: Compete from  5pm-7pm, awards at 7:30pm
Adult Advanced: Compete from 6pm-8pm, awards at 8:30pm

March 31 (ages under 15):
(Max of 25 people per category)
5-7 years: Compete from 9:30am-11:30am, awards at 12:30pm
8-11 years: Compete from 12pm-2pm, awards at 2:30pm
12-15 years: Compete from 2:30pm-4:30pm, awards at 5pm

Questions?
 Stefanie Myr at smyr@ymcapkc.org or Caitlin White at cwhite@ymcapkc.org


Was this information helpful?

Yes No