Intermediate

Tue Jan 13 - 7:15pm

If you're new to lead climbing and want to get some tips from a pro, this is a great opportunity. 

Sara Gillers has been climbing for a while and is one of our youth team coaches. Thanks to her years of experience, including surviving a near-death climbing injury, she has accumulated a long list of tools and tips for mastering the tricky art of climbing on lead. You'll gain practical skills to avoid dangerous scenarios  AND ways to combat to mental stresses of climbing above your protection.

Fri Feb 20 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

The Warrior's Way is a proven system for conquering fears and committing to movement while lead climbing.

Techniques for falling safely, belaying effectively and mentally preparing yourself for climbing above your pro are included to make you a more confident climber. With greater confidence comes more sends!

Join experienced instructor Jon Richard for a class as he passes through New England. Your registration fee includes take home materials and email follow ups.

$99 for gym members; $119 for non-members

Adult Climbing Team

The Team for Adults is a structured training and climbing program for anyone 18 and over who wants to work on becoming a stronger, more confident climber. We encourage team members to take part in local competitions as a means to set goals and push themselves to achieve but competition is not the goal--improvement and conditioning is.

Training Program

The team will meet for practices on Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 7-10pm. Each practice will include climbing drills, technique instruction, cross training and strength conditioning. We'll follow a program designed to tackle each discipline and cover all aspects of practical training for climbers. By the end of the team year, you'll be stronger, have more power, better endurance and improved technique. 

Team Benefits

Being on the team will enhance your gym membership with the following perks:

Wholesale pricing on shoes
Discounted fees for all MetroRock competitions
Access to Team trips to climbing areas, including weekend trips to local crags and weeklong trips to the New River Gorge and Horsepens. 

About the Coaches

Our coaches come from a variety of competitive and outdoor climbing backgrounds. Head coach Jackie Pettitt is a lead personal trainer at MetroRock, coach of the youth team and competition climber. She has built successful training programs for climbers at all levels and ages. Assistant coaches Alex Hansen and Olivia Metcalf are experienced coaches in our youth programs and accomplished climbers in their own right. Alex is the head youth coach in Newburyport and Olivia has competed for the USA National climbing team as a member of our youth team.

For info on coaching and program matters: Jackie Pettitt- Head Coach

For billing/admin contact: Matt Yosca- Team Coordinator

Team Fees

The team is only open to MetroRock membership holders. The additional team fees cover the cost of training and coaching. The season goes for 8 months from September to May.

Initial Team Deposit (non-refundable): $300

Monthly fees: $125/month, starting in October, totalling 7 payments ($875).

That's $1175 total fees. Seem like a lot? If you consider that you get at least 24 hours of training per month, that works out to about $6/hour, not to mention the discounts and perks!

Quick details
Team is designed for:Beginner to advanced climbers
Days:Wednesdays and Sundays
Dates:Sept 21 - May 20
Times:7 - 10pm
Benefits:
  • Wholesale prices on shoes
  • Extra discounts on gear
  • Discount on comp fees
  • Climbing trips for team members
Costs:$300 deposit + $125/month

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.

Yoga mats and blocks are available for free to borrow at the front desk.

Schedule:

  • Monday through Thursday from 7:00-8:00pm

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.

The coaching staff 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 and tall walls for rope climbing, giving team members plenty of terrain to work on both disciplines. Optional trips to outdoor climbing areas, both regional and around the country ,round out the training and give members a chance to take their skill to real rock.

Please see our 2014-2015 Info Packet for information on fees, scheduling and team structure. For more information please inquire at our front desk by phone or in person.

 ORIENTATION MEETING:

September 24 at 6pm

Please have your child complete the Team Code of Conduct & Questionnaire and bring it with them. These meetings will provide an opportunity to get to know other team members, set goals and expectations. Please plan on attending orientation to meet with the coaches and set up billing.

 

THE FIRST PRACTICE FOR TEAMS WILL BE SUNDAY, September 28th.  

Advanced Climber (201)

Are your climbing workouts feeling lackluster lately? Do you feel like you have reached a plateau? The Advanced Climber course is designed to teach you skills necessary to get you to the next level. Many harder climbs require advanced training and technique that are beyond the basics. We will assess your strength, evaluate your technique, and grade your route finding strategy. Our goal is to give you the insight into what it will take for you to climb harder routes. The scorecard that we will use to assess your climbing fitness and grade your climbing know-how is found below. Course Details
This course is designed for: 5.7 - 5.9 range
Minimum Age:   Must be at least 14 years old
Max ratio: 4 Climbers : 1 Instructor
Dates: Open, Usually M-F 6:00pm  9:00pm
Instructors have some flexibility with the schedule, but reservations are required!
Equipment Requirements: None
Suggested Prerequisites: 101 or 102
Prices (per climber) $75 per person; course lasts 3 hours
 

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.

    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.

    The coaching staff 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 and tall walls for rope climbing, giving team members plenty of terrain to work on both disciplines. Optional trips to outdoor climbing areas, both regional and around the country ,round out the training and give members a chance to take their skill to real rock.

    Please see our 2014-2015 Info Packet for information on fees, scheduling and team structure. For more information please inquire at our front desk by phone or in person.

    ORIENTATION MEETING:

    September 24 at 6pm

    Please have your child complete the Team Code of Conduct & Questionnaire and bring it with them. These meetings will provide an opportunity to find the best fit for your child between our 2 groups based on age, experience level and personal goals. Please plan on attending orientation to meet with the coaches and set up billing.

    FIRST PRACTICE:

    THE FIRST PRACTICE FOR ALL TEAMS WILL BE WEDNESDAY, October 1st.  

    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.

    Schedule: 

    The current Beginner season began Tuesday December 2nd and goes through January 20th. 

    The next Intermediate/Advance season begins Tuesday January 6th and goes through January 27th. 

    Practices will be from 7-9pm on Tuesdays. 

    4 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!

     

    Want to Work on your Leading Skills? Join the Love Leading Course! 

    This class is designed to improve your "lead head" and develop skills for climbing, clipping and belaying more efficiently on lead.

    4 sessions January 13- February 3rd:  $205.00 member, $240.00 non member

    For more information: Email Gillers!

    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.

    Schedule:

    • Monday through Thursday from 7:30-8:30pm
    Instructors:

    Cindy Jao, Lead Instructor Cindy discovered a love of yoga several years ago and hasn’t looked back since. She 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.

    Kaylee Frano Kaylee realized her passion for yoga when she began practicing in high school at 15 years old. What started as a basic gym requirement over eight summers ago has blossomed into a life-long passion project. In addition to countless hours of volunteer work at various studios and instructing weekly at MetroRock Everett, Kaylee completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Barre and Soul in July of 2014. When attending her classes, Kaylee hopes for her fellow yogis to feel empowered, strong, and comfortable in their ability to push themselves both mentally and physically. She specializes in Vinyasa Flow and loves to create a relaxed atmosphere filled with laughter and smiles.

    Steven Palmer Steven Palmer is a 200hr certified yoga teacher through Charlestown Yoga. Teaching evolved out of his desire to provide resiliency and reintegration wellness services to veterans managing combat stress. He strives to deepen, and share his own yoga practice with others in a positive and encouraging environment. Seeking to strengthen his belief that Yoga is a nice compliment to other sports, and can benefit all body types. Steve strives to provide a judgment-free environment with safe sequencing where students can try new things, and just be in the moment. Outside of the yoga studio, Steve is a jack of all sports, and can be found holding community classes, at CrossFit, hiking, surfing the huge waves of New England, and skiing the icy slopes of the East. Down time is also spent at the Museum of Fine Arts with his daughter Sydney.

    Lisa Matthews As a lifelong athlete, Lisa came to the mat more than 10 years ago after a car accident left her with whiplash and limited mobility in her neck. Yoga not only helped her heal, but gave a renewed strength along with flexibility she didn't think was possible. Helping her ski friends recover from sore hamstrings, hips, and quads after a long weekend on the slopes finally sparked the interest for her to move from student to teacher. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at Back Bay Yoga Studio in Boston. Her vinyasa training is infused with Ashtanga, Forrest, Yin, Anusara, and Iyengar and she brings a lighthearted and inquisitive nature to her classes. When she started climbing in the fall of 2012, she couldn't believe how a sport could align with the practice of balance, strength, breath, and mental fortitude so perfectly -- she is thrilled to bring her yoga practice to the climbing community at MetroRock.

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