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Team Building

Challenge, Strength, and Confidence.
Develop your organization into a stronger more cohesive unit through participation in the MetroRock Team Building Program! Individuals and teams will be pushed outside their levels of comfort to achieve success in both climbing and in business through a series of exercises that are challenging both physically and mentally.

Hosted at our world-class indoor rock climbing center, we work with you to identify your company/team goals, customize a team building program to meet your needs, and follow up to ensure that desired outcomes were achieved.

Our team building events include full use of our climbing walls and conference rooms. Your teams will be involved with meetings to plan and set goals. They'll compete in climbing problems and challenges and work together in mutually dependent situations. They will be pushed outside their comfort zones and have to solve problems or overcome an obstacle by utilizing their combined strength and power. Teams can be more effective than individuals and we stress the importance of relying on each other. They will remember their MetroRock experience for years to come and come away with new respect and appreciation for their coworkers and colleagues.

While each Team Building Program is tailored to your organization's goals and expectations, the examples below provide a range of programs that have been used with other companies:


Confidence Through Climbing Program
Our most basic skill based climbing exercise. This is a 3 hour program that is organized as follows:
Climbing Fundamentals - Elemental climbing program taught in small groups. Focus on knots, gear, communication, and rope handling.

Skill and Movement - The second portion of the program is focused on developing climbing skills. The gym will be explored and participants will push their newly developing climbing limits to the extreme. Instructors aid participants throughout this process by demonstrating climbing style and technique.
Cost - $55 per participant
Use of a conference room is available for team meetings and meals.


Peak Development Team Building Event
At a minimum of 4 hours long, this is our most comprehensive team building program. It is a custom designed event with your goals and expectations built in. Predetermined group exercises are used to elaborate on the themes that your organization most desires to work on.
Specific activity based exercises that have been used in the past are:
Climbing Fundamentals - Elemental climbing program taught in small groups with a focus on knots, gear, communication, and rope handling. It is suggested that all team building programs start with this element for several reasons. Firstly, climbing is a trust-based sport that requires partners to work together. Secondly, much of the rest of the program involves various elements of climbing, all of which require basic knowledge.
Climbing Blind - Participants are completely blindfolded and asked to climb routes while partners on the ground are instructing the climber on how and where to climb. The focus of this exercise is Communication development between the two partners. Post exercise facilitation is suggested.
Trust Rappel - Have you ever leaned backwards over a 35 foot ledge? If you haven't this experience can be incredibly nerve wracking. To foster the trust bond between co-workers we will have a partner actually hold the rope that lowers the climber to the ground. Post exercise facilitation is suggested.
Water Balloon Drop - Groups of 5 or 6 meet in a private area for a fixed period of time. The goal of the group is to develop and build a safety container capable of catching a water balloon dropped from 35 feet. The materials used to build this container are simple raw materials such as string, straws, paperclips, etc. The exercise focuses on teamwork as groups must decide quickly on a design and build strategy. Post exercise facilitation is suggested.
Trivia Traverse - Working with a representative from your firm, specific company trivia is developed and used in this game. Groups are randomly selected and teams are timed on the traverse. Advancing through the traverse requires the correct answers. The focus of this exercise is group cohesion.
Speed Climbing Challenge - Groups are randomly selected and teams are formed in a timed exercise. Each team will record their participants time on 2 different routes. Speed is the focus. Teams then compare their aggregated times to determine the winner. The focus of this exercise is group cohesion.
These are only examples of exercises that have been used in the past.
We realize that not everyone in your group is at the same level of physical fitness or ability. The exercises above require different levels of fitness, some more and some less. We are happy to tailor the event to your group's abilities.
Cost - Contact us for a customized price based on your needs and parameters.
Use of a conference room is available for team meetings and meals.

Basic Top Rope Safety (101)

Are you interested in climbing for the first time? Has it been a while since you have last climbed and are you looking for a refresher? This course is designed for beginners that are looking to take the first steps to get into rock climbing. Our professional staff will walk you through the basics and steps required to get you climbing on the ropes and having a great time.
We will teach you:

  • Equipment: how to use a harness and belay device
  • Knots: tying in with a figure 8 follow-through, plus a fisherman's backup
  • Belaying: using a locking carabiner and ATC to confidently keep your climbing partner safe
  • Commands: how to communicate with your climbing partner
  • After taking this course, most students can safely pass the MetroRock belay check, necessary to climb in the gym
  • Courses can be arranged outside of normal schedule any day with advance notice, please contact us for scheduling.
    Course Details

    This course is designed for: Beginners new to climbing
    Minimum Age: Must be at least 14 years old
    Max ratio: 6 Climbers : 1 Instructor
    Dates: Weekdays 7:30-9pm
    Weekends 12:30 - 2pm
    Equipment Requirements: None
    Suggested Prerequisites: None
    Prices (per climber): $40, includes gear and day pass. $20 for ladies on Monday, men on Wednesdays and students on Fridays!

    Reservations are required!

    Private Belay

    New to climbing?
    Want your kids to climb, but don't know how to belay yet?

    In a Private Belay our experienced staff are there to belay you up and down the wall. There is no instruction involved, just pure climbing!

    Pricing is $25 per/person hour for 2 or more or $40 for a private 1:1.
    4:1 client to staff ratio, maximum.

    Parties

    Rock your next party at the city's most unique venue!

    Looking for a special way to celebrate an event? Choose the party that they will talk about for months! We'll get all of your friends up in the air, either on our climbing walls, on our adventure challenge course, or both. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be with your group every step of the way to ensure a great time is had by all. All instructors and equipment rental is included, as well as exclusive use of one of our party rooms. Bring your own food and decorations and let the fun begin!*

    *Fridge/freezer space and discounted pizza delivery available.

     Please note!
    All participants under the age of 18 must bring a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Please make sure that everyone comes with one, or they will not be able to participate!

    Prices:

    Two Hour Party:
    Rock Climbing

  • $195 deposit for the first 6, $30 for each additional.
  • Call today to reserve your party!

    Overnights

    Have you ever dreamed of having the whole place to yourselves?

    Fill the gym with friends as you go from climb to climb - no waiting, no lines! And the best part is you can stay up as late as you want: climbing, slacklining, playing games, watching movies, whatever you decide! And when you're ready for bed, grab your pillow and pick a comfy spot beneath the ropes on a soft cushy bed of foam.

    Book an overnight and you'll have a dedicated room to lay out your stuff, private use of the facilities after closing, all needed rental equipment, and a friendly MetroRock staff member for the overnight stay. You can hire our trusty staff to belay for an additional fee, or we'll help train members of your group to handle the ropes: MetroRock will provide a FREE BASIC SAFETY (101) class for up to 6 chaperones before the date of the overnight, and can train additional chaperones for $10 each on the night of the event.

    Your MetroRock overnight is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience!

    Cost:
    $40 per person ($500 minimum). MetroRock members receive a 10% discount.

    Ages
    5+ years old. Chaperones required for children under 18.

    Contact us for more details or if you have any questions!

    Outdoor Day Camp

    MetroRock is proud to offer an entire summer of outdoor climbing to our next generation of climbers. Outdoor camp provides children with the opportunity to experience climbing on real rock at some of the region's best climbing areas under the supervision of experienced instructors and outdoor educators.

    Camp sessions are run weekly, each day travelling to a different location with different climbing terrain and different challenges! Participants meet daily at our MetroRock locations, travel to the day's site as a group and return in time for pickup. Fun and games provide a break from climbing during the day so kids stay excited to climb and get a balance of activities.

    Meets: Weekly, Monday to Friday
    Times: Daily from 8:30am to 4pm
    Who: All children ages 8 to 17
    Reservations: Required
    Cost: $425 per week

    Reservations are required! All attendees must have waivers signed by parents, immunization records and medical history forms.

    Schedule for 2013:

    Week 1: June 24-28
    Week 2: July 1-5, no camp on 4th of July
    Week 3: July 8-12
    Week 4: July 15-19
    Week 5: July 22-26
    Week 6: July 29-August 2
    Week 7: August 5-9
    Week 8: August 12-16
    Week 9: August 19-23
    Week 10: August 26-30

    Cancellations:
    A full refund will be given for cancellations made at least 21 days prior to the start of the camp.
    If cancellation is made less than 21 days before the camp we will apply the deposit as a credit towards a future week of camp.
    No refund will be given to "no shows."

    Private Belay

    New to climbing?
    Want your kids to climb, but don't know how to belay yet?

    In a Private Belay our experienced staff are there to belay you up and down the wall. There is no instruction involved, just pure climbing!

    Pricing is $20 per/person hour.
    4:1 client to staff ratio, maximum.

    Call the front desk to reserve a time slot at (617) 387-7625.
    You can also come in during our Walk-In* hours:
    Friday through Monday, 10am - 3pm
    *All walk-in hours are first-come first-served. Please arrive by 2pm to take advantage of the last hour.

    Merit Badge

    MetroRock's Merit Badge Counselors can confidently offer your scouts all of the information and coaching needed to earn their Climbing Badge according to current Boy Scout requirements. Due the amount of material covered, we recommend doing the course in two sessions. The first session will focus on the basics of tying in and belaying. The second session will cover climbing and rappelling in more depth allowing plenty of time for skills verification. MetroRock guides will be available at a 1:6 ratio and rental equipment is included.

    When: Typically one weeknight (7:30pm-9:00pm) and one weekend day (10:00am-3:00pm)
    Reservations: Required
    Cost: $70 per person
    Ages: Suggested age 14 and older

    After School Climbing Program

    MetroRock’s After School Program provides a fun and safe arena for kids to experience the challenging world of climbing. Your children will push themselves physically and mentally while having fun with their peers.

    Our program runs on the day of your choice from 3:30 - 5pm (except Wednesday which runs from 4-5:30 in order to accommodate kid's from towns farther away). Our low instructor-to-student ratio ensures individualized attention as your child learns climbing technique and safety in a fun, social environment. The program is for kids from pre-K through middle school, with activities for all abilities and ages.

    Newburyport also offers an Advanced Climber program that is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays and runs from 3:30 - 5:30. Sign up for one day or sign up for both at a great discounted rate. This program is intended for children who want to focus mostly on climbing with less activities and games than the after school program provides. This is a great option for children who are considering team and for kids who are just looking to spend time climbing with instruction and other kids who enjoy the sport.

    The school year is divided into ten week sessions to provide flexibility. With both programs, kids get a free membership to the gym for the duration of the session. Can’t do a full session? We welcome single day visits, just call us to make a reservation.

    5% discount applies for siblings and multi-session signups.

    * Program does NOT meet during school vacation weeks or Thanksgiving day. Ask about our break camps to keep the fun going!

    If you have unique scheduling requirements, please give us a call and we will try to accommodate you.

    2013-14 School Year:
    Session 1:9 September 2013 - 15 November 2013
    Session 2:6 January 2014 - 24 March 2014
    Session 3:

    Challenge Course

    Scale the wooden scaffolding and make your choice - cargo net or Tyrolean traverse? Bring your sense of adventure to the region's largest indoor obstacle course! Set high above the ground, our challenge courses present a series of unique elements and physical challenges as you move from platform to platform.

    MetroRock Everett has 2 separate challenge courses :

    Kids Challenge Course - Our kids course consists of 13 separate elements at a height of 10 feet. Mom or Dad are always welcome to accompany the kids on their first adventures. When they get to the final challenge and fly down the zip line, they'll be screaming to go up again! Admission is by the hour, so kids can go around and around as many times as they want. (For ages 4 and up.)

    Adult Challenge Course - Our adult course is not for the feint of heart! Ranging anywhere from 18 to 25 feet in the air, you will find yourself navigating from platform to platform high above the ground below. You will be choosing from among 17 elements ranging from moderate to extremely difficult. When you reach the end, you will be rewarded with a 60 foot zip line to the ground below! Because of the height of the safety lines, all participants in the adult course must be at least 4'6" tall, or be accompanied by someone of that height.

    Challenge Course Open Hours:

    Courses will be open to walk-ins Friday through Monday 10am-3pm. The course is open at other times by appointment only! Please call a few days in advance to book a reservation.

    Pricing:

    Challenge course admission grants the user a set amount of time on the course and all required gear. (The admission fee is separate from a climbing day pass.)

    Reservations are suggested!

    • One hour admission: $20. (Walk-ins welcome Friday through Monday 10am – 3pm. Reservations required at all other times.)
    • Group rate (6 or more people, 2 hour session): $35/person, deposit and reservations required.

    Group reservations:

    Our courses are available for large group to use either independently or as part of a party or team-building outing with advanced reservation. Adjoining space is available for meals, meetings and group dynamics.

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