ABC for Kids is a unique program focused on developing Agility, Balance & Coordination for kids age 4 through 6. Our unique room challenges kids with irresistible activities that encourage independence and build confidence as kids learn to navigate a hanging obstacle course that changes weekly. We believe learning is a process of exploration and observation and children will discover ideas on their own if given the right tools. Confidence and self-esteem grow from this process of observation and discovery.

ABC II introduces all kids ages 4 through 6 to the ABC program. ABC II, for kids ages 4 1/2 through 6, expands upon the skills learned in ABC I.

Parents of enrolled climbers receive a free belay lessons and may belay their child during some classes. Parents are also welcome to climb on their own while their child is in class.  Enrollment is only until the 3rd week of each semester.  No new enrollments after the 3rd week of each semester.

Payment is due at the beginning of each three-month semester

Fall 2016: Sept. 6th 2016 -Nov. 19th 2016 *No classes Sept. 5th 2016*

Winter 2016: Nov. 27th 2016 -Feb. 25th 2017, *no classes Dec 19th 2016-Dec. 31st 2016* 

Summer 2016: June 6th 2016-August 27th 2016 *no classes July 4th-July 9th 2016*

Spring 2017: March 6th 2017- May 27th 2017 *no classes April 3rd-April 8th 2017*

Summer 2017: June 5th 2017-Aug. 26th 2017 *no classes July 2nd-July 8th 2017*

Club and Rock Hoppers are offered Mon/Wed in the summer*. Classes meet 11 times each semester.

Registration opens one month prior to each semester.

Cancellations of classes or enrollments in programs with less than 2 weeks notice will not be refunded. If a program is in session and a member wishes to cancel in the middle of the session, they will be refunded on a pro-rated basis. They will be refunded the remaining amount of classes, minus one, from the time of notification. The date of the last attended class must be included in the written request for cancellation. There are no refunds or make ups for missed classes. Classes with low enrollment will be cancelled after the first two weeks.

ABC Schedule

Tuesday*Ann Arbor Only* 11:00-12:00 Semester 11 classes $155.45 Check availability 
Thursday 4:00 – 5:00 Semester 11 classes $195 Check availability 
Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 Semester 11 classes $195 Check availability 
Friday*Ann Arbor Only* 11:00 – 12:00 Semester 11 classes $195 Check availability 
Saturday 10:00 – 11:00 Semester 11 classes $195 Check availability 
Saturday 11:00 – 12:00 Semester 11 classes $195 Check availability 


ABC II Schedule

Thursday*Ann Arbor Only* 6:00 – 7:00 Semester 11 classes $195 Check availability 
Saturday *Ann Arbor Only* 12:00 – 1:00 Semester 11 classes $195 Check availability

To enroll your child:

  • log into your Mindbody account
  • click the “Kids” tab at the top of the screen
  • choose either “Madison Heights” or “Ann Arbor” as your program location
  • select your program (check the date of class for proper enrollment)
  • click on “Enroll”.
  • Follow the prompts to pay
  • Done!

Check availability and sign up now!

  • For information, email
  • If your little climber has been through ABC II and is age 6 or older, click here to read about our Rock Hoppers program.
  • Click here for information about our ABC Summer Camp Program.

Planet Rock’s ABC for KIDS program is modeled after the ABC for KIDS program in Boulder, CO developed by Robyn Erbesfield, a world renowned climber. Robyn won the US Championship 5 times and also won 4 World Cup Titles. Although she has coached climbers since 1993, Robyn officially retired from competition in 1996 to become a mother and eventually the head coach for the USA Climbing Team. Robyn has worked with children for over 20 years as a personal trainer specializing in working with junior elite athletes.