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.
This course is designed for:
Must be at least 14 years old
6 Climbers : 1 Instructor
Weekends 9:00am – Noon. Reservations required!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
We will be forming a team for the 2014-15 season soon. Please inquire at the front desk for more information.
MetroRock's Merit Badge Counselors can confidently offer 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)
Cost: $70 per person
Ages: Suggested age 14 and older
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
Please inquire at the desk for more information about the next learn to lead class.
Our Indoor Climbing Camp provides a well-rounded introduction to rock climbing for kids aged 5-15. Each day consists of a mix of climbing, games and adventure elements on our climbing walls and challenge courses. Our experienced staff is trained to keep campers happy, engaged and having fun in a safe environment. We are a fully licensed camp by the state and town.
Welcome to MetroRock - New England's premier climbing destination! Just minutes north of the city, our focus at MetroRock Everett is to be the home for Boston's climbing community. We start with the best terrain, add in nationally certified route setters, rapid route turnover, fitness/training equipment and convenient services. Throw in our nationally ranked Climbing Team, the region's biggest competitions, our Outdoor Guiding School, and we've got climbing covered. Voted Boston's Best Climbing Gym for 4 years running, we've got what you need!
Click here to take a 3D tour of our gym!
Our climbing walls are the largest in all of New England, covering more than 30,000 square feet - including 120 top-rope and lead climbing stations and 5,000 square feet of bouldering walls. We have a wide range of terrain for all levels of abilities including slabs, cracks, corners, overhung arches, and roofs. Autobelays are installed in specific areas for those who want to "rope up" without a partner. We also have a 10 meter IFSC speed wall for speed climbing competitions.
MetroRock Boston is a world-class full-service facility, which includes: a pro-shop carrying the latest climbing gear, books/magazines and your favorite MetroRock gear; a snack/coffee bar; showers and locker rooms; public WiFi service; and a lounge area where you can soak in the latest climbing videos or get your foosball on. In addition, private rooms are available to host your event, whether it’s a birthday party or a corporate team-building exercise. We can easily accommodate large groups within our cavernous facility!
We also have 2 high ropes challenge courses for birthdays, events, or weekend drop-in if you're looking for a different kind of adventure!
Apart from our climbing walls, we house a complete fitness and training facility under our roof. Whether you are looking for an aerobic workout, want to hone your climbing skills with sport-specific equipment, or just zen-out with some yoga, we have what you need!
We provide several workout-specific areas in our gym, including our 1,800 sq ft training mezzanine which includes a Treadwall and several System Walls with varying degrees of overhang. Other equipment includes hangboards, campus rungs (multiple sizes), gymnastics rings, and a slackline. You can schedule time with one of our personal trainers or join one of our ongoing classes to learn how to become a stronger, better climber!
The fitness room has inclining treadmills, stationary bikes, a rowing machine, free weights, kettle bells, resistance bands, medicine balls, pull-up bars, benches, and abdominal equipment. We got you covered whether you're looking for a traditional workout or a crossfit-style burn.
The Yoga room hosts classes throughout the week (free for members!) and can provide a peaceful area for your own yoga practice. Grab a mat and block, plug in your ipod, and crank out a workout on your own time and at your own pace!
MetroRock Boston is home to one of the very few indoor ropes courses in the country, providing year-round adventure. In fact we have two separate venues - a "big kids" course and a course specifically designed for younger kids!
We use the latest technology to ensure a comfortable experience: our self-belay equipment allows the customer to control where and when they move within the course, while eliminating the possibility of accidentally detaching from the safety lines. Finally, our courses are inspected and licensed by the State to meet all national ACCT standards.
Find out more on our Programs Page.
617.387.7625 69 Norman Street • Everett, MA • 02149
*Class is all inclusive; covers day pass, gear rental, and instruction**With paying adult or sibling† Holidays excluded
Punchcards‡ - 10 for price of 9
$180 - adult
$144 - students & military
‡Valid only at the location purchased
30 Day non-recurring memberships
Student & Military
Monthly EFT Memberships
Student & Military
Family* (2 people)
Monthly charges occur same time of month as when membership started. Cancel at any time, and your monthly charges will stop - your membership will be good through the rest of the month. Vacation? Suspend your membership and you can climb for the rest of the month, then a $10 monthly maintenance fee will be charged. When you are ready to come back, we'll resume your membership without the activation fee!
Student & Military
Family* (2 people)
*Related by blood or marriage living in the same household
Members get the following benefits:
- Unlimited access to all MetroRock locations
- 15% discount off non-sale items in our gear stores
- Free Yoga classes
- Two guest passes a month (gear not included)
- 15% off the Lead Climber class
- A personal pass for a 1 hour session on one of our challenge courses every 3 months
- Many health insurers will reimburse up to $150 with proof of membership, ask us for details
Please note Memberships are non-refundable. Individuals may only be a guest once a month.
Ladies' night (Mondays after 3 pm)
Basic Safety Class*
College night (Fridays after 3 pm with ID)
Basic Safety Class*
*Class is all inclusive; covers day pass, gear rental, and instruction
617.387.7625 69 Norman Street • Everett, MA • 02149