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Mon Aug 25 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
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

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
Mon Aug 18 - 10:00am to 10:00pm

We officially open our doors for business on the 18th and welcome any and all climbers, kids, fitness nuts, climber curious and just about anyone to come on by and climb with us!

For the first few weeks, we're offering special pricing on day passes, memberships and our basic safety class. Check out the sweet deals in the table below. 

The special pricing ends on the day of our Grand Opening event on September 13th.

Introductory Classes

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!


 

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

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

    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.

    Safety

    MetroRock's foremost priority is to provide a safe environment for climbing center users and staff. We will not compromise on safety issues. It is our view that safety is best served by providing access to high-quality, patient instruction. We also strongly emphasize personal responsibility and require that each participant sign a waiver acknowledging that personal responsibility and releasing MetroRock from liability. Personal Responsibility. Participants are informed that rock climbing - and lead climbing in particular - does involve risk and that all climbers and belayers must be willing to take personal responsibility for their own safety as well as that of their partner. Outlined below are climbing and general policies adhered to at MetroRock. It is your responsibility to be informed about these policies, which may change from time to time. Climbing Policies:
    • In order to provide a visual safety verification all roped climbers and belayers must display their belay certification ID card while climbing.
    • All belayers and climbers must pass a belay test administered by MetroRock staff.
    • No one under the age of 14 is allowed to belay unless permission is granted by MetroRock management.
    • Boulderers are NOT permitted to "topout" on boulders unless so stated on problem placards.
    • Climbers must tie in using the rewoven figure eight knot with a double fishermans backup knot. The bowline knot is NOT allowed.
    • In addition to the standard belay test, all lead climbers and belayers of lead climbers must pass a lead test administered by MetroRock staff.
    • Belayers must belay from their harness and not from a fixed anchor point.
    • Lead climbers must provide their own UIAA approved rope (minimum 9.5mm) and the rope must pass an inspection by MetroRock staff.
    • Allowable belay devices include “tubular type (ATC)” devices and Gri-Gri’s.
    • No sitting or lying down while belaying.
    • No loose chalk.
    • Route setting shall be performed only by those authorized by MetroRock.
    • The challenge courses are for use only under supervision of MetroRock staff. 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 $20 per/person hour. 5:1 climber to staff ratio, maximum.

    Call the front desk to reserve a time slot at (802) 878-4500

    Parties

    Rock your next party at MetroRock!

    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 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!

    Price
    Two Hour Party:
     $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!

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