Youth Rock Climbing

Schlossman YMCA | Ages 7 - 14 | Members: $25, Non-Members: $50

Dig into the basics of rock climbing and learn the “ropes” on our 32 foot indoor climbing wall! We’ll work on harnessing, knots, top rope climbing, bouldering, and more! Each week, we will learn something new with an emphasis on technique, safety, trust and teamwork. Participants in the Advanced class will work in-depth on technical climbing skills while improving strength, flexibility, and confidence! 

Climbers who wish to sign up for the Advanced class MUST have participated in the Intro class or Rock Climbing Mini Camps in order to attend. 

Intro: Ages 5 - 9  Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm
Intro: Ages 10 - 14 Thursdays 5:00 - 6:00pm
Advanced: Ages 7 - 14  Thursdays 6:15 - 7:15pm

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Session Dates
Fall Session 2: October 24 - December 17
January Session: January 9 - February 3
February Session: February 6 - March 3
• March Session: March 6 - 31
• April Session: April 3 - 28
• May Session: May 1 - 26

What to Wear/Bring
• Comfortable, non-baggy clothing that allows you to freely move
• Tennis shoes
• Water bottle

Parent Information
• Meet at the climbing wall in the lower level of the Schlossman YMCA.
• Parents may watch from the windows located across from the Member Services Desk.
• Parents/guardians must sign a climbing waiver for each participant.

Intro to Belay

This 75-minute class gives you an introduction to the basic skills needed to safely enjoy climbing and belaying on your own at the YMCA. Each participant will learn how to safely control the ropes for their partner, how to tie safe climbing knots, and how to communicate commands effectively. Following this one-time class, participants wait a minimum of 24 hours, and then come back in to take the top-rope belay certification test with a climbing wall staff. 

Drop-ins are welcome, however, but please be aware that classes may already be full or may not be held due to a holiday or rental.


Schlossman YMCA Members: $6, Non-Members: $8 Ages 16+ Every Thursday, 7:30pm - 8:45pm

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Rock Climbing Mini Camps

Ages 7 - 14 | Mon - Thurs, 9:00am-11:30am (3pm on Thursdays) | Members: $99, Non-Members: $120

Learn the "ropes" of indoor rock climbing in a fun, day camp format! We’ll work on harnessing, knots, top rope climbing, bouldering, and more with an emphasis on technique, safety, trust and teamwork. Plus, on Thursdays, we'll take a trip out to Camp Cormorant to have tons of fun with the outdoor ropes course, water activities, and more!

Rock Climbing Mini Camp is a seasonal program - Check back later for Summer 2023 dates and details!

Forms, Waivers and More Information

The YMCA Rock Climbing Mini Camp Team is excited to announce that the online platform to hold all camper information and waivers, CampSpace, is LIVE! A link to CampSpace will be sent to the email on file within 24 hours of registration. Getting logged into CampSpace and filling out all waivers is vital to your campers success. Campers will not be allowed to be dropped off until all required waivers are filled out.

For questions, please contact our camp team at