Planet Rock is all about climbing. Our classes and instructional clinics are designed to elevate your climbing experience by improving technique, strength, knowledge and flexibility. Classes fit a wide range of climbing levels and abilities; learn the basics of rock climbing, including belaying and technique.or progress into more advanced skills such as anchor building, technique and transitioning to climbing outdoors. Let us help you get ready for your next climbing adventure!
Participants must have already gone through a Starter Package lesson and know how to belay prior to taking this class. Climbing 101 is a great review for current climbers and a great introduction for beginning climbers ages 14 and older. Stretches are designed with climbers in mind, highlighting areas in the shoulders, hips, obliques and hands. Classes cover techniques for effective foot/hand placement as well as identifying different types of holds. If you are newer to climbing or are at a 5.6-5.8 level, this is a great class for you. All Climbing 101 classes are free with a gym membership or purchased gym day pass.
CLIMBING CLINICS & INSTRUCTION
Every month, Planet Rock offers classes and instructional clinics focused on more specific climbing practices. Refer to this section for class information, dates/times and class availability.
• BAD GIRLS CLIMBING CLUB: Lights Out Climbing
ANN ARBOR: Sunday, JUL 29 | 6:00-10:00pm | $15, $5 annual members
2-hours of open climbing – with the lights out! Headlamps are required to climb during this event. End the evening with snacks and a movie (projected onto the climbing walls!) Women of all climbing abilities welcome. Age 16+
GYM TO CRAG
MADISON HEIGHTS: Thursday evenings, 6:00-9:00pm, $65
Are you climbing 5.10s comfortably and are lead-belay certified? Ever think about climbing outdoors? This is the perfect time to learn (or refresh) with professional training on skills needed to climb outside. Our Gym to Crag class is an overview of what you need to know to climb safely on simple pre-bolted single-pitch sport routes. For more information, refer to our Gym To Crag section.
MADISON HEIGHTS: Mondays & Tuesdays, 3:00-6:00pm or 6:30-9:30pm | Saturdays, 10:00am-1:00 | $55
ANN ARBOR: Mondays & Thursdays, 3:00-6:00pm | Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00pm | $55
Planet Rock lead classes will teach you everything you need to know about lead climbing and lead belaying. Lead lessons take 2 days to complete; 1 day for the lesson, 1 day for a lead-check the next time you climb. For class availability and information, refer to our Lead Lessons section.