Recreational Climbing

Planet Rock offers recreational climbing classes for ages 4-15. Our programs are designed specifically for young climbers, combining development of technical skills and climbing safety with a lifelong enjoyment of the sport of climbing. By offering four different categories of climbing classes, we are able to meet climbers at their individual skill level. Beginner thru experienced climbers receive quality instruction as well as challenging goals for both mind and body. Planet Rock programs help kids build confidence, coordination, strength and flexibility in a controlled environment where exploration is encouraged.

Our programs focus on fun, fitness and community!
Upcoming semester dates: enrollment opens at least one month prior to start of the semester

*Plan for the summer! Summer 2019 youth programs: June 3 – August 23 (no classes  7/1/19-7/5/19) Please note, there are no Saturday classes during the summer semester.

Spider Monkeys (formerly ABC) is a unique program supporting the development of agility, balance & coordination in kids ages 4-6. Planet Rock’s Spider Monkey room challenges kids with unique activities that encourage independence and build confidence. Kids learn to navigate a hanging obstacle course that changes weekly, play team-building participation games and learn basic climbing techniques and skills. Confidence and self-esteem grow from this process of observation and discovery.
Program enrollment & schedule


RockHoppersROCK HOPPERS: ages 7-10
During a semester of Rock Hoppers, climbers learn new techniques and practice skills each week. Climbers build strength, endurance and control while on wall routes, playing climbing games or participating in daily warm-up routines. Classes are perfect for new or experienced climbers, combining continuous exploration in the Spider Monkey room as well as climbing big gym wall routes.
Program enrollment & schedule


ClubCLUB: ages 10-15
Club is a great way for older climbers to learn what climbing is all about. Climbers are introduced to new climbing techniques every week, learning the importance of fitness, team building and having fun! Classes are for new or experienced climbers. Under the supervision of experienced instructors, climbers face the challenges of rock climbing in a recreational environment.
Program enrollment & schedule


Enrollment in Rock Hopper and Club recreational programs entitle the enrolled child to unlimited climbing at any Planet Rock location, one free pass for a belayer (per visit) and discounts on gear and clothing from our pro shop.

Rock climbing is a family sport, so parents get benefits too! Parents of any program participant can learn to belay for free, as well as climb for free during their child’s class time.