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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

    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.

    We will be forming a team for the 2014-15 season soon. Please inquire at the front desk for more information.

    Merit Badge

    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)

    Reservations: Required

    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.             

    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

     

    Course Details

    This course is designed for:Beginners
    Minimum Age:Must be at least 14 years old
    Max ratio: 6 Climbers : 1 Instructor
    Dates:Weekdays 7:30-9pm. Weekends 12:30 - 2pm. Call us to arrange for a class at any other time.
    Equipment Requirements:None
    Suggested Prerequisites:None
    Prices (per climber):$40, includes gear and day pass. $20 for ladies on Monday and students on Fridays!

    Reservations are required!

    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.

    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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