Beginner





Learn to Climb (102)

The Learn to Climb course is a comprehensive introduction to indoor climbing. It starts with the same material included in the Basic Top Rope Climber course, but adds technique, supervised climbing practice, and personalized feedback on each student’s climbing skills. We also provide you with the understanding of our grading systems and the different types of climbing that you can do in the gym.

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 
  • Bouldering: have fun staying close to the ground 
  • Technique: using balance, flexibility, and strength to move up a face 
  • 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: All beginners
    Minimum Age:   Must be at least 14 years old
    Max ratio:      6 Climbers : 1 Instructor
    Dates: Weekends 9:00am – Noon. Reservations required!
    Equipment Requirements: None
    Suggested Prerequisites: None
    Prices (per climber) $65 per person; course lasts 3 hours

    Want to take this class outside? Check out our Intro to Outdoor Climbing class!

    For scheduling information or to book a spot in the class, please give us a ring at 978-255-3807 or email us anytime: MCS@Metrorock.com

    Personal Training

    MetroRock offers one-on-one personal training for those looking to get fit fast.  Our select instructors are experienced at both climbing and fitness training. They can asses your skills, identify your weaknesses and build a training program for you to improve your strength, technique and stamina.

    Fees for one-on-one instruction:

  • Per Hour - $50.00
  • 5 Hour Package - 5% discount - $237.50
  • 10 Hour Package - 10% discount - $450.00
  • Fees for group instruction (limit 4 people):

  • Per Hour - $35.00/person
  • Note - the fees include day pass, gear rental (if necessary), and training time.

    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!

    MetroRock Climbing Team

     
    Team MetroRock is a youth climbing team that meets 9 months out of the year to train for competitions and have some fun climbing. Though competing isn't mandatory, our team trains for local, regional and national competitions as part of the  United States Competition Climbing Association (USCCA). Each year, several members typically advance to nationals.

    Our coaching staff, led by Steve Buck, work with kids from grade school to high school in weekly practice sessions. We help kids become competition level climbers through technique and strength development as well as climbing safety at higher levels. Team kids have fun, learn to work hard to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

    Our facilities feature extensive bouldering areas, tall walls for rope climbing and Everett boasts an IFSC speed walls, giving our team an advantage in that competitive event. Optional trips to outdoor climbing areas, both regional and around the country ,round out the training and give team members a chance to take their skill to real rock.

    All team members please note: in order to encourage participation and team spirit, all team members are expected to read and sign our Team Philosophy and Contract located in the *2013 - 2014 Team Information Guide* link below.

    Granite Girls Climbing School

    Training for Women, by Women.

    Overview
    • The training will target female specific weaknesses in a secure female friendly environment over a 4 or 8 week span, while introducing workouts and exercises that target specific systems.
    • Each session will meet once a week for two hours.

    Objectives
    Help each climber to become stronger, more confident, and more technically advanced. Each week new activities will be introduced to accomplish these goals with direct focus on: Technique, Route Reading/ Resting/ Projecting, Power, Power Endurance, Endurance, and Contact strength/Lock -offs.

    Payment:
    Payment will be taken upon first day of practice, check only. The check can be made out to Metro Rock.

    Bouldering Series:
    Beginner: V0-V2
    • Mondays: 4/28-6/23 6:30-8:30 PM
    • NO PRACTICE MEMORIAL DAY
    Intermediate/Advanced: V3-V7
    • Sundays: 9:30-11:30 AM (4/27-6/29)
    • NO PRACTICE 6/15,5/25

    Rope Series:
    Beginner: 5.5-5.9 and Intermediate/Advanced (5.10-5.12) meet on the same day
    • Wednesdays: 7-9 pm (4/30-6/18)

    Choose one of the following:

    Four Week Commitment
    $205.00 member, $240.00 non member

    8 Week Commitment
    $342.00 member, $384.00 non member

    Four and 8 week commitment includes:
    • One hour private lesson
    • Weekly Home work to continue working on each week's topic!
    For more information:
    Email: Jackie@metrorock.com

    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

    Yoga

    MetroRock is pleased to offer Yoga classes on a regular basis. Classes are taught by experienced yoga instructors who also share the passion of climbing. This allows them to focus-in on strengthening and stretching core muscles used in the sport. Yoga practice will help you increase flexibility, strength and mental focus; all vital elements to improve your climbing abilities!

    Yoga is FREE for members and just $5 for non-members.

    Classes are on a "first come-first serve" basis. We do not take reservations. Ask about punchcards and package deals!

    Schedule:

    • Monday through Thursday at 7:30pm

    Instructors:

    Ken Miller, Lead Instructor

    I studied Hatha Yoga at the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, where I received my 200 hour Yoga Alliance-certified teacher training. My passion for yoga stems from its capacity to foster physical and emotional well-being in a fun and powerful way. Yoga offers wonderful tools for managing anxiety and stress, and for achieving a greater sense of ease, confidence, and self-acceptance. As a rock-climber and runner, I am grateful for the ways in which yoga has increased my strength, flexibility, and focus.

    To learn more, visit his webpage.

    Cindy Jao

    Cindy discovered a love of yoga three years ago and hasn’t looked back since. She recently completed an intense 200-hour training in India, where she lived on an ashram, deepened her practice, and immersed herself in the yogic lifestyle. Her teaching comes from the heart, and blends her own experiences doing yoga in the East and the West. Her classes emphasize proper alignment and coordination of breath with movement, providing a foundation for developing the individual practice. She is continually inspired by the amazing teachers, students, crossfitters, runners, and climbers that surround her and hopes to share her love of yoga with them.

    Jeff Imperato

    A lifelong outdoor athlete, Jeff came to yoga over 15 years ago to help heal a surfing-related neck injury. After finding that yoga changed much more than his body for the better, he become an avid student and teacher. He truly enjoys working with athletes to bring them greater strength, flexibliity, and (most of all) patience. His classes incorporate elements of Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Yin into a flowing vinyasa practice that’s designed especially for those seeking a helpful and lighthearted guide on their journey into yoga.

    Lisa Matthews

    As a lifelong athlete, I came to the mat 10 years ago after a car accident left me with whiplash and limited mobility in my neck. Yoga not only helped me heal, but gave me renewed strength along with flexibility I didn't think was possible.

    Helping my ski friends recover from sore hamstrings, hips, and quads after a long weekend on the slopes finally sparked the interest for me to move from student to teacher. I completed my 200 hour teacher training at Back Bay Yoga Studio in Boston. My vinyasa training is infused with Ashtanga, Forrest, Yin, Anusara, and Iyengar and I bring a lighthearted and inquisitive nature to my classes.

    When I started climbing in the fall of 2012, I couldn't believe how a sport could align with the practice of balance, strength, breath, and mental fortitude so perfectly -- I am thrilled to bring my yoga practice to the climbing community at MetroRock.

    Sunday School

    Train with us and take it to the next level!

    Who: Adults age 18 and up
    When: Sunday nights, 7:30 pm -10:00 pm

    CURRENT SEASON SCHEDULE

    Winter 2013-14: December 1st - February 9th. 9 weeks, no meeting the last 2 weekends of December.

    Looking to get religious with training? Sunday School is for adult climbers looking for the perfect way to get better in a disciplined, fun environment with other like-minded climbers. Your personal goals as a climber are challenges we’ll face together. By the end of the season, you’ll be a stronger, more confident climber.

    A focus on the Individual, working in a group setting. Training is largely based on YOUR needs and abilities. Though all members meet at the same time for practice, we will split into groups based on climbing levels and interests to insure that everyone gets the program they desire.

    What to expect
    Each week we'll focus on a different topic to work on. From dynos to endurance, you'll learn a few new moves and ways to improve on them. We'll run through some drills and exercises relating to that topic. Most sessions will conclude with the "half hour of power" with bootcamp style fitness training.

    Sample itinerary:
    7:30 to 8:00 - Warm up.
    8:00 to 8:30 - Introduction of the weekly topic.
    8:15 to 9:30 - Work on drills and exercises relating to the topic.
    9:30 to 10:00 - Half hour of power!

    FEES

    The course runs for 9 weeks. We encourage you to stay for the whole period so we don't offer walk-in rates. If you're looking for a more flexible program, consider personal training!

    Non-Students: $225
    Students: $200

    To sign up, either call, ask at the front desk, or show up early before the first class!

    Like Sunday School on facebook to get updates and stay current with the curriculum.

    Personal Training

    MetroRock offers one-on-one personal training for those looking to get fit fast.  Our exclusive instructors are experienced at both climbing and fitness training. They can assess your skills, identify your weaknesses and build a training program for you to improve your strength, technique and stamina.

    Want to add a weekly DIY workouts to your training plan? The trainer will put together a weekly plan to go along with your training sessions for an additional fee.

    Fees for one-on-one instruction:

  • Per session (1 hour long) - $40
  • 5 Session Package - 5% discount - $190. Add $50 for weekly take home plans.
  • 10 Session Package - 10% discount - $360. Add $100 for weekly take home plans.
  • Fees for group instruction (limit 4 people):

  • Per session (1 hour long) - $25/person
  • 5 Session Package - 5% discount - $118.75/person. Add $50 for weekly take home plans.
  • 10 Session Package - 10% discount - $225/person. Add $100 for weekly take home plans.
  • Note - the fees include day pass, gear rental (if necessary), and training time.

  • 5 Session Package - $50
  • 10 Session Package - $100
  • Learn to Climb (102)

    The Learn to Climb course is a comprehensive introduction to indoor climbing. It starts with the same material included in the Basic Top Rope Climber course, but adds technique, supervised climbing practice, and personalized feedback on each student’s climbing skills. We also provide you with the understanding of our grading systems and the different types of climbing that you can do in the gym.

    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 
  • Bouldering: have fun staying close to the ground 
  • Technique: using balance, flexibility, and strength to move up a face 
  • 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: All beginners
    Minimum Age:   Must be at least 14 years old
    Max ratio:      6 Climbers : 1 Instructor
    Dates: Weekends 9:00am – Noon. Reservations required!
    Equipment Requirements: None
    Suggested Prerequisites: None
    Prices (per climber) $65 per person; course lasts 3 hours

    Want to take this class outside? Check out our Intro to Outdoor Climbing class!

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