Adults

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. 

Training Program

The team will meet for practices two evenings per week from 7-10pm on Mondays and Wednesdays from October through June. 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. Team members are encouraged to take part in local competitions as a means to set goals and push themselves to achieve, however competition is not required.

By the end of the team year, you'll have more power, better endurance, and improved technique. You'll probably also look better naked. 

Team Perks

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

  • Wholesale pricing on some shoes, big discounts on gear
  • Team shirts
  • Discounted fees for all MetroRock competitions
  • Access to team trips to outdoor climbing areas, including day trips to local crags and one or two weeklong trips to areas around the country. 

The team is open to MetroRock members only! Monthly team dues will be $75/month (one day a week) or $115/month (twice a week) for the 2016-17 season.

For more information, see the team info guide or contact:Alex Hansen - Head Coach or Shannon Lucia - Team Coordinator

MetroRock offers personal training in both one-on-one & group settings.  Our exclusive instructors are experienced at both climbing and fitness training. They can assess your skills, identify your weaknesses and build a training program for you to improve your strength, technique and stamina.
  • 1-on-1 Per session (1 hour long) - $30
  • Note - the fees DO NOT include day pass or gear rental (if necessary).
    Adult Training Club (ATC)

    ATC is MetroRock's coached training group for adults who want to improve their climbing while training with others.

    New session starts January 10th to

    Training Group Details

    ATC is designed for: Adults who want to build strength and improve technique.
    When:Tuesdays 6 - 8PM
    Prerequisites: Must climb at least 5.9/V2.
    Cost (per climber) for coached practice: $100 for the 8 week program

    Member exclusive. Come try out the first session on January 10th before committing

    How to Climb 5.9 & Beyond is MetroRock's technique class.

    This class is for those who want to improve their climbing through efficiency and energy conservation. Join our skilled instructors for this two-hour lesson on balance, footwork, sequencing, and more!

    Course Details

    This course is designed for: Newer climbers with some basic experience.
    Max ratio: 4 Climbers : 1 Instructor
    When:By appointment, please contact the gym for scheduling
    Suggested Prerequisites: Top-rope certification.
    Prices (per climber): $50 for members; $60 for non-members.

    Reservations are required. Call 802-878-4500 to book your spot today!

    Refund policy: If you need to cancel an event, we offer a full refund if the cancellation occurs 21 days or more before the event. If you are altering your booking within that period, we are happy to offer a credit for use at MetroRock, minus the deposit. We will not offer a refund for no-shows or cancellations within 48 hours before the event.

     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. 

    Due to the increased risk of lead climbing, this course alone may not be enough instruction for all students. See details on the supplemental course below.
    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 offeredEvery third Sunday of the month from 9AM to 12PM
    Prices (per climber): $75 ($63.75 for members)

     

    Refund policy: If you need to cancel an event, we offer a full refund if the cancellation occurs 21 days or more before the event. If you are altering your booking within that period, we are happy to offer a credit for use at MetroRock, minus the deposit. We will not offer a refund for no-shows or cancellations within 48 hours before the event.

    Click here to view the calendar and register for a class!

    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. 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 a private class.  Group pricing is also avaliable.

    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:Monday and Friday 7:30-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 12:30 - 2pm
    Equipment Requirements: None; rental gear included
    Suggested Prerequisites: None
    Prices (per climber): $50; $25 for ladies on Mondays!
    Perks: 10 day membership to MetroRock, rental gear the day of, and of course the class*

    Reservations are required. Click here to register for a class or call 802-878-4500 to book your spot today!

    Refund policy: If you need to cancel an event, we offer a full refund if the cancellation occurs 21 days or more before the event. If you are altering your booking within that period, we are happy to offer a credit for use at MetroRock, minus the deposit. We will not offer a refund for no-shows or cancellations within 48 hours before the event.

    *Limit of only one 10 day membership per individual.  Signing up for the class more than once will disqualify an individual from receiving this perk.

    Use the schedule below to sign up for an Intro class

    MetroRock offers an array of training options for the body but all the strength in the world can’t help if your mind is not in control of the situation. Mindfulness Training, offered by Anna Enright, APRN, BC, offers climbers the chance to train for mental focus to achieve at a higher level.

    There is a body of research which supports having a greater sense of mindfulness helps with developing enhanced physical performance.  Mindfulness helps train the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that supports a calm and creative state of mind, leading to peak performance by improving focus, avoiding distractions and increasing the mind body connection. A mindful athlete had the ability to tune in and make whatever adjustment is needed, in the moment (physiological or emotional), to relax the body and focus the mind on the current performance. This ability enhances the possibility of tapping into the flow state of peak performance, what many athletes refer to as, "the zone".

    Mindfulness training program:

    6 week bi-weekly meetings at the gym featuring:

    • mindful breathing exercise
    • body scan exercise
    • guided imagery exercise
    • mindfully warming up
    • Empowering competition script- useful to practice daily 2 weeks prior to any performance- Includes visualization exercise.
    • A structured 5-10 minute homework exercise during the 6 wk training period

    For more information or to register, please contact Anna

    Ready to start climbing outside on your own, but unsure how to start? Want to learn the skills to be able to confidently take your friends and family out for a day of toproping?

    Our Top Rope Manager Class is an intensive class that will teach you the fundamental concepts of building top rope anchor systems. 

    In this class you will learn:

    • How to use specialized climbing safety equipment such as rope, webbing, carabiners, removable and fixed protection.
    • How to tie specialized climbing knots such as the bowline, clove hitch and the ring bend.
    • How to safely identify and use different anchor points.
    • The basic concepts of a safe top rope anchor system.
    • How to build different top rope anchor systems.

    Location: Local crags located anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour drive from Boston.

    Class Details

     To book a private class, please email us MCS@MetroRock.com or give us a ring at 978.255.3807!  

     
    Designed for:Climbers who are looking to start climbing outside on their own.
    Length:Full day / 8 Hours
    Minimum Age:14 (email MCS@Metrorock.com for exceptions)
    Max Ratio:6 Climbers : 1 Instructor
    Suggested Pre-requisites:Should be belay certified. Intro to Outdoor Climbing (103), Indoor Basic Safety Class (101), Outdoor Climber (121)
    Price (per person):$125 (Open Enrollment price!), $300 for One-on-One instruction.
    Groups:Email (MCS@Metrorock.com) for group rates and custom classes!

    Let's go climb some ICE! The Ice Climber class is a full one-day class designed for climbers with some experience (either indoors or outdoors) to come experience the thrill of climbing frozen water! Never climbed outside before? Great! Use this class as a great way to experience outdoor climbing for the first time! Looking to improve your ice climbing technique? Come join us! Our instructors will help you hone those ice climbing skills!
    In this class you will learn:

    • How to use ice climbing equipment
    • Safe Climbing
    • Movement and Technique

    Location: Depending on conditions, we will meet at one of several great ice climbing crags in Southern New Hampshire and the White Mountains. Dress in warm layers!

    To book a private class, please email us MCS@MetroRock.com or give us a ring at 978.255.3807
    Sign up for an Open Enrollment class today by selecting from the available dates below:
    Class Details
    Designed for:Climbers looking to experience ice climbing for the first time, or want to hone their basic ice climbing skills.
    Length:Full Day / 8 Hours
    Minimum Age:16 (email MCS@Metrorock.com for exceptions)
    Max Ratio:5 Climbers : 1 Instructor
    Suggested Pre-requisites:Should be belay certified. Intro to Outdoor Climbing (103), Indoor Basic Safety Class (101), Outdoor Climber (121)
    Price (per person):$175 (Open Enrollment price), $350 for One-on-One instruction.
    Groups:Email (MCS@Metrorock.com) for group rates and custom classes

    Let's get outdoors! Our Outdoor Climber Class is a half day class designed to introduce gym climbers to the world of outdoor climbing. Let our professional staff take you to local top rope destinations - we want to make your transition from climbing indoors to outdoors an eye-opening experience that will get you hooked. This is your chance to hone your climbing skills on real rock and gain some real confidence and experience outside of the gym environment!  This class will provide you with the skills to move on to our Top Rope Manager Class


    In this class you will learn:

    • How to refine your outdoor belaying skills. 
    • How to improve your communication skills at the crag.
    • How to refine your basic outdoor climbing technique.
    • Advanced outdoor climbing techniques such as crack climbing and bouldering.

    Location: Local crags located anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour drive from Boston.

    Class Details

     

     

    To book a private class, please email us MCS@MetroRock.com or give us a ring at 978.255.3807!  
     
     
     
    Designed for:Climbers of any ability level who haven't climbed outside before or who want to refine their outdoor climbing skills.
    Length:Half day / 5 Hours
    Minimum Age:14 (email MCS@Metrorock.com for exceptions)
    Max Ratio:6 Climbers : 1 Instructor
    Suggested Pre-req'sIntro to Outdoor Climbing (103) or Indoor Basic Safety Class
    Equipment Needed:None. All climbing equipment included!
    Price (per person):$75 (Open Enrollment Price!), $200 for one-on-one instruction.

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