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. We will get you ready for your next climbing adventure!
FREE CLIMBING 101
Climbing 101 is a great review for current climbers and a great introduction for beginning climbers ages 14 and older. Participants must have taken an initial belay lesson from Planet Rock staff. 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 new 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 CLUB – WOMEN’S ONLY CLIMBING CLASS
MADISON HEIGHTS: 10:00am-12:00, $50
reserve your space online: Saturday, June 10
Team Coach Becca Saag provides unique beta and climbing instruction on approaching climbs from a female perspective. Find out how to climb strong for your body type and abilities. To get the most from this class, participants should be comfortably climbing V1 or above.
GYM TO CRAG
MADISON HEIGHTS: Thursday evenings, 6:00-9:00pm, $65
ANN ARBOR: Friday afternoons or evenings, $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 covers everything you need to know to climb safely on simple pre-bolted single-pitch sport routes.
MADISON HEIGHTS & ANN ARBOR: lessons are on-going throughout the month, check for availability
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 more information, refer to our Lead Lessons section.