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Sat Dec 13 - 9:15am
The series rolls on to our Newburyport gym for the second round of sick climbing! The winner of each round gains a bye into the finals round at the Championships, making it possible for a true Dark Horse to emerge victorious! As always, the comp is open to all levels and ages. Official website with details and registration. Facebook page for updates and news.
Sat Oct 25 - 4:00pm
The dopest blackout comp in all the land! Get lost in the crazy glowing colors but stay on the wall! Cash purse and great prizes go out to all levels and abilities. Open qualifyer round in the afternoon leads to a finals round with crazy problems and much madness!
Tue Dec 17 - 7:00pm
EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT! Details:
  • discount pricing for students starts @ 3pm
  • $10 - Admission
  • $5 - Full Rental Package
  • $20 - 7:30pm Basic Safety Class*
*Includes:
  • Admission to gym
  • All rental gear
  • 1.5 Hours of belay instruction

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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
 

Indoor Lead Climber (301)

 Looking for a greater challenge in your climbing visits to the gym? Looking to ratchet up the excitement? Grab the Sharp End of the rope! The Indoor Lead Climber course will teach you the skills required to safely climb on lead. When you can confidently climb 5.9 and are ready to advance your climbing to next level, this class will give you access to the lead-only routes in the gym and provide a gateway to climbing outside. The main focus of the class is on basic lead climbing and belaying skills with some discussion on more advanced practices. Students should be prepared to climb and belay during class; climbing shoes, harness and ATC style belay device are required. Rope will be provided. ***Please Note*** Completion of this course will not qualify you to safely and successfully climb lead routes outdoors.
We will teach you:
  • Belaying: how to spot and belay a lead climber
  • Leading: how to climb on the sharp end of the rope safely and efficiently
  • Clipping: how to avoid back clipping and Z-clipping, and how to clip efficiently in a variety of positions
  • Falling and catching a fall: how to safely take a fall and how to provide a soft catch
Class Details                
This class is designed for: 5.9 or higher climbers
Max ratio:      6 Climbers : 1 Instructor
Dates offered Class runs by appointment only* *reservations required; minimum of 2 sign ups for class to run
Suggested Prerequisites: Advanced Climber (201)
Prices (per climber):  $75 ($63.75 for members)
Supplemental Training Class:  $18 M-Th 6pm to 7pm

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.

    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. Other times available upon request.
    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!

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