Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class

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$149 for REI Members

$169 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 2 Easy Active
  • Minimum age 14
  • Group size 6 people

Join REI to learn the fundamentals of outdoor rock climbing in this hands-on experience. We'll focus on building the skills you need to continue your climbing journey, including proper belay techniques to keep your fellow climbers protected while they're off the ground. We'll cover necessary knots and give you the chance to practice basic outdoor climbing techniques, with some personalized instruction along the way. REI will provide all of the necessary climbing equipment for this great first-time experience.

  • Learn how to belay other climbers while they're off the ground
  • Learn to tie the basic climbing knots and practice good rope management
  • Learn the basics of climbing movement and technique
  • Practice your new skills with ample opportunities to climb multiple outdoor climbing routes
  • Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult

What to bring with you

Map image of Boulder: Gregory Canyon

More directions and information

In Boulder, travel West on Baseline Road to the Chautauqua parking lot (located on the left just past 9th Street). We will meet participants in the Chautauqua Parking Lot near the Rangers Station. If you have any questions or issues, please contact us @ 877-819-3809, or