Introduction to Bouldering - Rock Climbing Class - Level 1


$69 for REI Members

$89 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Skill level 1 Beginner
  • Minimum age 14
  • Group size 6 people

Set the ropes aside and launch into the exciting world of bouldering! Join our professional climbing instructors for a day introducing you to outdoor bouldering, spotting falls, and advanced body movement to get you to the top of your climbs. This course is for people of all skill groups, from those looking to take their gym skills outside to those looking for their first climbing experience with a minimum of hassle over gear. Intro to Bouldering is designed to function as essentially a change of venue or a progression option for our Rock Climbing Technique and Refinement class. While the morning will focus on spotting, falling, and learning to manage your own risk while climbing outside, the later portion of the class will focus on the dynamic and powerful movement techniques of bouldering. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

  • To reinforce the basic safety concepts spotting with a focus on route planning and site awareness
  • To review and develop basic climbing foot, hand, and body positioning
  • To practice personal climbing movement.

What to bring with you

Map image of Sanborn County Park, Saratoga: Skyline Blvd. Indian Rock Trailhead Parking

More directions and information

There is free parking on the highway or you may park in the Castle Rock State Park lot for a fee and then cross the street to Sanborn Skyline Park.