Adult Instruction

Whether you want to learn to climb or develop your skills, you’ve found the right place. Inner Peaks offers a variety of instruction to help get you where you want to go! Our guides and instructors are experienced climbers and undergo rigorous training before leading any classes. Equipment is state-of-the-art and inspected regularly. See below to explore all the great ways you can learn to climb at Inner Peaks.


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Intro to Bouldering

For just $25* you can take the Intro to Bouldering Technique class, designed to help people recognize movement and learn techniques required for bouldering.

In addition, participants will learn the basics about sport-specific strength training. The Intro to Bouldering Technique class is a 1½ hr. class.

  • It is ideal for climbers ages 14 and older.
  • The class meets most Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00pm at our South End location.

Class size is limited, so we recommend you pre-register to guarantee your place in the class.PREREQUISITE: Participants must be 14 yrs or older

*Free to members

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Intro to Top Rope Climbing

For just $35* you can take the Intro to Top Rope Climbing, which will teach you everything you need to know to climb safely at an indoor facility.

  • It is ideal for climbers ages 16 and older.
  • You will learn basic belay and rope management procedures, as well as essential climbing techniques.
  • The class meets most Saturdays at 10:00am at both locations or every other Monday evening at South End at 6:00pm, and lasts approximately 2 to 3 hours.

Class size is limited, so we recommend you pre-register to guarantee your place in the class.

PREREQUISITE: Participants must be 16 yrs or older

*Free to members

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Intro to Indoor Lead Climbing

For just $45** you can take the Introduction to Indoor Lead Climbing class will give you all the skills you need to lead climb safely indoors and the foundation skills for outdoor sport climbing.

  • Usually meets 1st Sunday of the month at Crown Point from 1:00-5:00pm, or alternating Mondays at South End from 6:00-10:00pm.
  • The class meets one time for four hours

PREREQUISITE: Participants must be 18 yrs or older with Top Rope Certification with Inner Peaks for at least 3 months.

**Member discounts apply

Pre-registration is required.


Gym - To - Crag Series

The Gym-to-Crag series offers both an Indoor and Outdoor experience.  Although you may take each session individually, we are also offering the complete package for each option. While the IP Indoor option is a more focused skills session, the OP Outdoor option offers the practical application of the skills and a more comprehensive understanding of the topic.

**Pre-registration is required!**

Inner Peaks Series


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IP Natural Anchor Building

IP Indoor Lead Anchor Cleaning

 

IP Natural Anchor Building

The Inner Peaks Natural Anchor Building clinic is an opportunity to learn the basics of top rope anchor building off trees and rocks in an indoor environment. It allows students to learn how to build anchors when there are no bolts.

Students will work in groups of two and build anchors consistent with industry standard practices.  In doing so, they will:

  • Learn the pros and cons of each anchor type
  • Learn to determine the best options.

This is a great way to get the introductory basics to begin the move from the Gym to the Crag.

Prerequisites:   
Age 16 or older
Top rope certified

Clinic Max: 8

IP Clinic Price: Members: $28 | Non-members: $35

Clinic dates & times: October 15th, 7-10pm

Location:  Crown Point

ip indoor lead Anchor cleaning

Lead climbing’s next step is to go outside, but it brings challenges of how to get down? How to clean your gear, create an anchor and clean your anchor? This class will address all of these issues.

Prerequisites:   
Age 16 or older
Lead certified

Clinic Max: 8

IP Clinic Price: Members: $28 | Non-members: $35

Clinic dates & times: October 22nd 7-9pm

Location:  South End


Weightlifting Series


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Weightlifting Basics

Strength Training

Workout Development

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Weightlifting Basics

In Weightlifting Basics, students will go through the work out room and discuss the equipment, demonstrate best practices, and go over climbing related exercise goals and action items to move forward.

Time: 1-hour

Minimum age: 16

Clinic max: 8

Cost:  $25

Location:  South End

Clinic Date and Time: TBD

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Strength Training

In Strength Training, students will go over climbing specific training systems (hang boards, moon/tension boards, and campus rungs) and will discuss scaling their workouts, injury prevention, goals and action items.

Time: 1-hour

Minimum age: 16

Clinic max: 8

Cost:  $25

Location:  South End

Clinic Date and Time: TBD

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Workout Development

In Workout Development, students will discuss and develop a workout regimen geared towards climbing strength training goals and learn how to devise action items to move forward.

Time: 1-hour

Minimum age: 16

Clinic max: 8

Cost:  $25

Location:  South End

Clinic Date and Time: TBD


Other Clinics

Route Setting Clinic

The Inner Peaks Route Setting Clinic gives participants the opportunity to work with our head route setter to learn the basics of route setting, climbing movement, route grading, and to design and build a bouldering problem of their very own.

Students will:

  • Work in groups of two and build a boulder problem consistent with their climbing abilities.
  • Work with the head setter to forerun and collaboratively grade the class’s boulder problems.This is a great way to improve your route-reading skills by learning to decipher the setter’s intended sequence.

Minimum age:  16

Clinic max: 8

Cost: Members: $40 | Non-Members: $50

Clinic Date & Time: Coming Spring 2020

Location:  South End


Easy Cancellation

 

If you get busy and have to cancel a class or clinic, no problem. Inner Peaks offers a generous policy of a full refund with cancellations made at least 48 hours prior to scheduled class or clinic.