Grand Valley Climbing

Climber Education Classes

 CLASS DETAILS + INFORMATION


LEARN TO BELAY

The goal of this class is to introduce new climbers into the sport and provide them with a comfortable setting in which to learn the basics of indoor climbing and Top Rope belaying. This class typically takes an hour.

Prerequisites

  • At least 14 years old
  • Current waiver on file
  • Current Gym Orientation on file

What You’ll Learn

  • Proper use of equipment
  • Belay device set-up
  • Tie-in process
  • Communication/checking of equipment
  • Top Rope belay technique
  • Gym rules, policies, and procedures

Class participants must wait at least 24 hours to complete Skills Test after completing class in order to certify.

Cost – FREE!!!

minimum of 2 participants to run class

CLASS SCHEDULE

– Tuesdays 6p-7p

SPORT LEADING

The goal of this class is to introduce climbers to lead belaying and lead climbing. Providing them with a comfortable setting in which to learn the basics of indoor lead climbing and indoor lead belaying. With completion of this class you will have the ability to climb all terrain that GVC has to offer. This is a three hour course and participants will have the chance to stay after the class and practice their skills under the supervision of the instructor.

Prerequisites

  • At least 16 years old
  • Current waiver on file
  • Current Gym Orientation on file
  • Current GVC Top Rope Certification on file
  • Can comfortably climb any GYM 5.10a on top rope

What You’ll Learn

  • Proper use of equipment
  • Communication/checking of equipment
  • Lead Belay technique
  • Lead Climbing technique

Class participants must wait at least 24 hours to complete Skills Test after completing class in order to certify.

Cost – minimum of 2 participants to run class

  • $40 / Member
  • $50 Non-Member
  • $75 Pair

CLASS SCHEDULE

– Mondays 7p-9p


 

ADVANCED LEAD BELAY AND FALL PRACTICE

 

Have Ben Rueck give you the low down on how to smoothly and comfortably belay your climbing partners on lead. During this class Ben will discuss and practice a multitude of professional belay techniques. Including: the art of the soft catch, soft catch v. hard catch, understanding dynamic lead belaying, understanding the change in physics when there is a weight discrepancy, executing belayer’s duties, discussing the route with your climber, assisting your climber’s return to wall after a fall.

 

Prerequisites

  • At least 16 years old
  • Current waiver on file
  • Current Gym Orientation on file
  • Current GVC Lead Certification on file
  • Can comfortably climb any 5.10a on top rope

 

What You’ll Learn

  • Art of the soft catch
  • Soft catch v. hard catch
  • Understanding dynamic lead belaying
  • Understanding the change in physics when there is a weight discrepancy
  • Executing belayer’s duties
  • Discussing the route with your climber
  • Assisting your climber’s return to wall after a fall

Cost

  • FREE for members
  • $25 for Non-Members

 

Class Schedule

  • Tuesdays 7p-8p