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First-Time Gravity Vault Marin Visitor

Welcome to The Gravity Vault Marin! We look forward to your visit and want to make sure you have a great time. We offer top rope and lead climbing, bouldering, yoga, and more.

FIRST-TIME CLIMBER:

Climbing is fun and rewarding. We recommend you sign up for a Staff Belay - perfect for every new climber ages 5 and older. Our experienced instructors will get you set up with all the equipment and manage the ropes for you. Be sure to book your 1 Hour Private Staff Belay before visiting!

If you are visiting for a birthday party, please arrive 15 minutes early and complete your waivers before arriving.

EXPERIENCED CLIMBER:

Your visit starts at the front desk and then completing a mandatory orientation and tour. You are then welcome to enjoy our two levels of bouldering, test yourself on our adjustable angle Kilter Wall, take a yoga class or workout in our fitness area.

For those experienced in top rope belaying with a Petzl Grigri (ages 14+), take our free top rope belay test after the tour. Once belay certified, you are can use any of the top ropes and Auto Belays. Additionally, you can also belay uncertified climbers and assist them with the Auto Belays.

If you are not familiar with a Petzl Grigri and would like to top rope, we suggest you sign up ahead of time for our Top Rope Belay Class. After completing the class you may stay and climb as long as you would like on a temporary belay certification. On your following visit you may take the top rope certification test.

Interested in lead climbing? For those experienced and ages 16+, once you pass your top rope belay certification, talk to our staff to find time to can take a lead climbing test. Alternatively, if you would like to learn to lead, you can sign up for our Lead Climbing and Belaying Class.

INFORMATION FOR ALL FIRST-TIME VISITORS:
  • All ages are welcome to The Gravity Vault. For everyone's safety, children under 14 must be supervised at all times by an adult, and children under 3 may not climb.
  • All visitors need to complete a waiver prior entering. A legal guardian must complete the waiver for minors. Save time and fill out your waiver ahead of time.
  • We provide all the ropes and belay devices - please use them, as outside ropes and belay devices may not be used.
  • Don’t have climbing equipment? No worries - we have rental harnesses, climbing shoes, and chalk bags (included with our Private Staff Belay and Top Rope Belay Class).
  • Choose from Day Passes, Memberships, Private Staff Belay, Top Rope Belay Class, or Lead Climbing & Belay Class, for pricing options for your first visit.

1 Hour Private Staff Belay - Marin

The Staff Belay is one of our most popular options to climb. It can be for up to 4 climbers ages 5+ and is great for all fitness levels. We provide you with the necessary equipment and an instructor to take you around our facility for an hour of fun top rope climbing!

1 hour, ages 5+, includes gear, no experience necessary.

Please note, a day pass is not included with this program.

SPECIAL - Five 1 Hour Staff Belay Sessions, for the price of four! You may add a 3rd or 4th climber to any session for $25 per additional climber.

Available every day. Reservations required. Book your session today!
Pricing
One or Two Climbers $65
Three Climbers $90
Four Climbers $115
5 Sessions for One or Two Climbers $260

Introduction to Rock Climbing - Marin

For first-time climbers, this course is designed to get participants off the ground and on the wall! With a 5:1 student to instructor ratio, our staff will get you fitted with all the necessary gear and select routes best suited to your success. In this 1.5 hour class, your instructors will belay you as well as have you try the auto-belays, to ensure you have lots of time climbing.

Prerequisites:
  • Ages 14+
Reservations required. Book your class today!

This class is also available for private groups, ages 5+. Call us today to make your reservation. +1 415-472-9344

This class if for true first-timers. If you've been climbing an few times, and are interested in climbing technique, please sign up for Fight Gravity 1.

Pricing
Per Participant $33
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Day Passes

If you're an experienced climber not needing the assistance of one of our instructors, day passes are a great option as they give you access to the facility all day!
Pricing
Adult including Yoga and Fitness $30
Youth (20 & Under) $27
10 Visit Pass Adult $270
10 Visit Pass Youth $243
10 Visit Pass With Gear Adult $369
10 Visit Pass With Gear Youth $342

Memberships - Marin

Join our community and with the most cost effective way to come climbing when and where you want! Includes unlimited climbing, fitness, yoga and many other benefits.

ANNUAL MEMBER BENEFITS:
• 10% Off Retail Purchases
• Discounts on classes, camps, and events
• 1 free day pass for a friend per month*
• 1 free belay class for the member or a friend per month*
• Freeze options

* Family memberships: 1 free friend day pass and 1 free friend or member belay class per month per family membership.

1 & 3 MONTH MEMBER BENEFITS:
• 10% Off Retail Purchases
• Discounts on classes, camps, and events
Pricing
Annual membership with monthly payments - Adult $92
Annual membership with monthly payments - Youth (20&under) $87
Monthly membership with monthly payments - Senior (70&over) $80
Annual membership with monthly payments - Family of 3 $210
Annual membership with monthly payments - Additional family member $65
Annual membership paid in full - Adult $975
Annual membership paid in full - Youth (20&under) $920
Annual membership paid in full - Senior (70&over) $850
Annual membership paid in full - Family of 3 $2340
Annual membership paid in full - Additional family member $780
Monthly - 1 Month Adult $118
Monthly - 1 Month Youth (20&under) $108
Monthly - 1 month SPECIAL with gear Adult $140
Monthly - 1 month SPECIAL with gear Youth $130
Monthly - 3 month Adult $295
Monthly - 3 month Youth (20&under) $270

Top Rope Belay Class - Marin

Learn to manage the top rope systems and auto belays in a classroom setting. In this two hour class, you will learn everything you need to know to top rope belay at Gravity Vault Marin. Time permitting, there will be time to climb and belay on the walls and learn about basic climbing technique. Perfect for those looking to climb on our roped walls without the assistance of an instructor. Ages 14+.

2 hours, ages 14+, some experience recommended, shoes and harnesses included.

Includes a Day Pass for climbing after the class

$40 for Members, $49 for Non-Members

Reservations required. Book your class today!
Pricing
Annual Member FREE
1 & 3 Month Member $40
Non-Member $49
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Birthday Parties for Kids - Marin

Host your kid's birthday party with The Gravity Vault where kids ages 5 and up can come climb and have fun. The birthday party lasts for two hours, which includes 1.5 hours of climbing and a half hour to celebrate in our party room. We offer different package options for the party room to accommodate your needs. We can host up to 20 participants.

Check the calendar and call us today to reserve your time slot!
+1 415-472-9344

See all the details for Birthday Parties for Kids. Additionally, when you reserve your birthday party, you are agreeing to the Birthday Party TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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Package 1 - Marin

This package includes: an hour and a half of rock climbing with Gravity Vault instructors on a 5:1 ratio, half an hour in our party room (or outside on a covered patio for COVID reasons), and a t-shirt for the birthday child.

Pricing
Base Price for 10 Participants $350
Additional Participant $35
Package 2 - Marin

This package includes: an hour and a half of rock climbing with Gravity Vault instructors on a 5:1 ratio, half an hour in our party room (or outside on a covered patio for COVID reasons), and a t-shirt for the birthday child.

In addition, we include 2 slices of pizza per climber, beverages and all the paper products. The instructors will also serve and clean up!

Pricing
Base Price for 10 Participants $425
Additional Participant $42

Kids' Classes - Marin

Kids’ Classes at The Gravity Vault are designed for children aged 5-14. Our experienced instructors will lead a class every week for six consecutive weeks. We also add a make-up week at the end, so no worries if you miss one. These classes provide an environment where kids will learn climbing techniques, build strength and confidence, and have fun while doing it!

Reservations required:

After School and Weekend Rocks - Ages 7 to 12: Book now for the next session of After School Rocks or Weekend Rocks.
You may also Sign Up to be notified for future sessions.

Middle School Rocks - Grades 5 to 8: Book Now for the next session.
You may also Sign Up to be notified for future sessions booking.

Little Rockers - Ages 5 to 6: Book Now for the next session.
You may also Sign Up to be notified for future sessions booking.
Pricing
Per Six Week Session Member $219
Per Six Week Session Non-Member $270
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After School Rocks (Ages 7-12)
After School Rocks is the perfect class for kids ages 7 to 12 that are just getting started as well as those who have taken classes before and are interested in taking their climbing to the next level. This class provides an environment where kids can build strength, confidence, and independence. Our experienced instructors will lead a class every week for six consecutive weeks. We also add a make-up week at the end, so no worries if you miss one.

Weekdays, 1.5 hours per week, 6 week session, No experience necessary.

Reservations required:
Book now for the next session of After School Rocks.
You may also Sign Up to be notified for future sessions.
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Weekend Rocks (Ages 7-12)
Weekend Rocks is the perfect class for kids ages 7 to 12 that are just getting started as well as those who have taken classes before and are interested in taking their climbing to the next level. This class provides an environment where kids can build strength, confidence, and independence. Our experienced instructors will lead a class every week for six consecutive weeks. We also add a make-up week at the end, so no worries if you miss one.

Weekdays, 1.5 hours per week, 6 week session, No experience necessary.

Reservations required:
Book now for the next session of Weekend Rocks.
You may also Sign Up to be notified for future sessions.
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Middle School Rocks (Grades 6-8)
Middle School Rocks is the perfect class for kids in grades 6 to 8 that are just getting started as well as those who have taken classes before and are interested in taking their climbing to the next level. This class provides an environment where kids can build strength, confidence, and independence on both top roping and bouldering. Our experienced instructors will lead a class every week for six consecutive weeks. We also add a make-up week at the end, so no worries if you miss one.

Weekdays, 1.5 hours per week, 6 week session, No experience necessary.

Reservations required: Book now for the next session.
You may also Sign Up to be notified for future sessions.
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Little Rockers (Ages 5-6)

This is a great class for younger climbers to develop self-awareness, problem solving skills and learn basic climbing techniques. Weekends, 1 hour per week, 6 week - we also add a make-up week at the end, so no worries if you miss one. No experience necessary.

Reservations required:
Book now for the next session of Weekend Little Rockers.
You may also Sign Up to be notified for future sessions.
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Break Camps - Marin

We offer fun-filled break camps throughout the school year. These action packed camps are designed with active kids in mind. The 2 hour break camps comes with the option to extend an hour for lunch or combine 2 sessions for a 5 hour full-day camp. Climbers will participate in traversing, top-rope climbing, climbing games and more! Ages 7-12.

With the optional extension, the morning session is 3 hours and ends at 1:00pm - please pack a lunch and a water bottle. When booking both the morning session with the optional extension and the afternoon session on the same day, your child will have a action-packed full day from 10:00am to 3pm.

Reservations required. Book your class today!
Pricing
Member $50
Non Member $60
Morning Session Only - extend 1 hour for lunch $25
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Camp Rocks - Marin Summer Camp

Knot your average day camp! Camp Rocks is a week long rock climbing camp where kids 7-12 will be challenged both physically and mentally and have fun with their peers!

With the guidance of our experienced climbing staff of instructors and coaches, your child will become a better climber, learn new skills, and build memories they will look back on fondly! The climbing portion of the program will include teaching skills and techniques, learning safety, as well as time to just send it on our gym's fun climbs! Campers will also participate in “The Rappel Experience”, only available at The Gravity Vault. Last, but definitely not least, participants will have plenty of time throughout the week for games, yoga, slacklining, viewing inspirational climbing films, and making a tie-dyed climbing shirt for each camper.

• 10 weekly Sessions throughout the summer: June 12th, 2023 - August 18th, 2023.
• Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:30pm.
• Please pack a lunch and water bottle. We’ll provide snacks.
• Ages: 7-12.

Reservations required. Bookings start February 1st, 2023.
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Teen Summer Camp - Marin

Get your teen off their screens with our new and engaging teen climbing camps! This camp is curated to provide a space for teenagers, of all levels, to socialize with like-minded peers, learn how to belay, climb safely in the gym, and improve their climbing techniques all while having a blast with our supportive climbing team coaches! For stimulating cross-training, your teen will participate in slacklining, crate stacking, friendly competitions, and many more “climbing games”. By the end of our camp, your teen will meet new friends, become a better and safer climber, and have the skills as well as the confidence to independently indoor rock climb!

• Ages 13-17
• Monday through Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
• 4 weekly Sessions to start the Summer, June 12th, 2023 - July 30th, 2023.

Reservations required. Bookings start February 1st, 2023.

Interested in other sessions this summer? Sign up to be notified of any additional Teen Summer Camp sessions after the first 4 sessions.
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Climbing Teams - Marin

For kids who want to take climbing to the next level, our teams are a challenging, supportive experience where kids become better climbers, forge friendships, and have fun while getting fit. We offer 3 levels of climbing teams based on ability that practice 1-3 times a week. Team members train together with our coaches to improve their climbing skills and overall fitness. They also may compete both individually and as a team in both Bouldering and Sport Climbing competitions governed by Norcal Youth Climbing League or USA Climbing. Includes gym membership, discounted day passes for caregivers during practice, and special team only climbing shoe discounts.

Check the calendar and Contact Coach Misha at misha.kuklin@gravityvault.com to arrange a tryout.
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Intermediate I Climbing Team - Marin (Ages 8-18)

The Intermediate I Team is for climbers that have limited climbing experience and are interested in taking climbing to the next level. They need to have basic knowledge of top roping and bouldering as well as have the ability to effectively use their feet to position their body while climbing. One two-hour training session per week.

Optional competitions are in January through March in the Norcal Youth Climbing League.

Climbers Ability: 5.10-5.11; V0-V3

*Climbers need their own equipment.

Pricing
Per Month Including Membership $170
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Intermediate II Climbing Team - Marin (Ages 8-18)

The Intermediate II Team is for climbers that have limited climbing experience and are interested in taking climbing to the next level including training twice a week. They need to have basic knowledge of top roping and bouldering as well as have the ability to effectively use their feet to position their body while climbing. Two two-hour training sessions per week.

Optional competitions are in January through March in the Norcal Youth Climbing League.

Climbers Ability: 5.10-5.11; V0-V3

*Climbers need their own equipment.

Pricing
Per Month Including Membership $235
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Advanced Climbing Team - Marin (Ages 8-18)

The Advanced Team is for climbers who have well-rounded climbing technique. They will undergo an intensive training program that includes: stretching, cross training and developing advanced climbing skills. As a feeder program for our Competitive Climbing Team, this group will be tested physically and mentally both on and off the wall. Two two-hour training sessions per week, 4:15-6:15pm Mondays and Wednesdays.

Optional competitions are highly recommended and take place in January through March in the Norcal Youth Climbing League.

Climbers Ability: 5.11-5.12; V3-V6

*Climbers need their own equipment.

Pricing
Per Month Including Membership $235
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Competitive Climbing Team - Marin (Ages 8-18)

The Competitive Team is comprised of the strongest climbers. These climbers follow a rigorous training program suited for athletes aspiring to compete at the national level. Competition Team Members are expected to compete in USA climbing competitions. They will be given workouts to maximize their strength, stamina, technique and problem solving skills. Three two and a half hour training sessions per week.

Climbers Ability: 5.11-5.13; V5-V10+

*Climbers need their own equipment.

Pricing
Per Month Including Membership $300
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Lead Climbing & Belaying Class - Marin

If you are ready to tie into the sharp end, this class is for you! We will teach you the skills needed to lead climb indoors. This class is held in sessions with a 6:1 student to instructor ratio. Each class is 2.5 hours.

Part A: Instruction of clipping techniques and positions, lead belaying, rope management, and more. We will set up “mock lead” situations to allow low-risk practice of lead belaying and climbing techniques. We will work on gaining the confidence and skills needed to transition from mock leading to the real thing.

Part B: This session will focus on honing your technique and getting you prepared to take the lead test. We will practice taking and catching lead falls and work on specific challenges you are facing. We will offer you tips and instructor-facilitated practice in order to prepare you to lead climb independently!

Prerequisites: Top-rope belay certified. Ability to consistently and confidently climb 5.10a or higher. Ages 15+

Reservations required. Book your class today!
Pricing
Member $70
Non-Member $80
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Fight Gravity Technique Classes - Marin

Have you been to the gym a few times and feel like you’re thrashing your way to the top? Have you seen experienced climbers “make it look easy,” and want that flow? Do you feel stuck at your current grade and are not sure how to take it to the next level? Then the Fight Gravity technique classes are for you!

Fight Gravity Classes - Select from the following:
  • Fight Gravity 1 is for newer climbers looking to learn the basics - ideal for those comfortably climbing 5.8 to 10b.
  • Fight Gravity 2 is for those ready to break through to the 5.11's with a focus on sequencing and projecting.
  • Women’s Fight Gravity is for climbers that prefer a female-identifying only educational environment and include elements of both Fight Gravity 1 and Fight Gravity 2.
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Fight Gravity 1 - Marin
Have you only been climbing for a few months and are finding it hard to climb 5.10's consistently? Then this class is for you! Fight Gravity 1 covers climbing fundamentals and key techniques you'll need to progress to the next level. You’ll learn body positioning, hold types, and footwork. We’ll also cover climbing jargon to make you more comfortable in the gym. We offer a 1:6 instructor to student ratio for this 2 hour class.

Prerequisites:
  • Climbing 5.8-5.10b and/or VB-V1 comfortably
  • Personal climbing shoes and harness recommended
  • Ages 14+
If you are climbing 10a or above consistently, or are looking for help with projecting, please sign up for Fight Gravity 2.

Reservations required. Book your class today!
Pricing
Member $60
Non-Member $70
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Fight Gravity 2 - Marin
Have you been climbing a while and are ready to break out of the 5.10’s? The Fight Gravity 2 class is perfect for climbers who want to apply fundamental skills and techniques to climbs that feel out of reach. In this class, our staff will teach you to "project" a route and really start pushing yourself. Course elements include footwork, resting, sequencing, and projecting. We offer a 6:1 student to instructor ratio for this 2 hour class.

Prerequisites:
  • Climbing 5.10a - 5.10d and/or V1-V2 comfortably
  • Personal climbing shoes and harness recommended
  • Ages 14+
If you are not comfortably climbing at least 10a, consider signing up for Fight Gravity 1. For more targeted or personalized instruction, please contact us for private coaching.

Reservations required. Book your class today!
Pricing
Member $60
Non-Member $70
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Private Coaching - Marin

Looking to have focused, one-on-one training with an experienced coach to work on your choice of technique and skills? Then Private Coaching is for you!

Private coaching is a great opportunity to learn advanced skills or get one-on-one attention from your favorite instructors. Potential topics for private coaching include climbing technique, projecting, mental strategy, lead climbing, or even basic single pitch skills.

Prerequisites:
  • Personal climbing shoes and harness recommended
  • Ages 14+
Reservations required. Complete this form and we'll pair you with an instructor that best fits your needs.
Pricing
Member per hour $85
Non-Member per hour $95
Additional Participants per hour $50

Yoga Classes - Marin

Yoga is perfect for climbers! The Gravity Vault Marin's inclusive yoga classes are designed to be a positive experience for the newcomer and experienced practitioner alike.

Reservations required. Select your class:
Vinyasa Flow
- Monday 6:30pm, Tuesday 5:30pm, Thursday 5:30pm
Yoga Flow - Tuesday 4:15pm, Thursday 12:00pm (Starting Jan 1st, 2023 Yoga Flow will be offered Fridays at 10:00am)
Pricing
Members $0
Non-Members - Included with a Day Pass $30
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Yoga Flow - Marin
A Vinyasa flow class with a special focus on mobility and flexibility. The ideal class for all levels. Led by Janet Carter.

Tuesday: 4:15-5:15pm
Thursday: 12:00-1:00pm
Starting Jan 1st, 2023 Yoga Flow will be offered Fridays at 10:00am

Janet appreciates how the practice of yoga continually brings harmony to the mind, body, and soul. The practice is a journey of self-discovery and internal transformation that helps to cultivate a more mindful way of living. Janet’s classes are fun and upbeat with the opportunity for students to challenge themselves as they develop strength, balance, and flexibility. Her creative sequencing is grounded in the principles of alignment and breath awareness, offering a dynamic and centering practice. Janet is a certified Pilates Mat Instructor and teaches Yoga + Mindfulness to kids and teens. To find out more and to keep in touch, find Janet on Instagram @janetcarter.

Reservations required. Book your class today!
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Yoga: Vinyasa Flow - Marin
An intentional Vinyasa flow class with a special focus on alignment and core strength. The ideal class for all levels. Led by Janet Carter and Sarah Steen.

Janet: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm
Sarah: Mondays 6:30-7:30pm

Janet appreciates how the practice of yoga continually brings harmony to the mind, body, and soul. The practice is a journey of self-discovery and internal transformation that helps to cultivate a more mindful way of living. Janet’s classes are fun and upbeat with the opportunity for students to challenge themselves as they develop strength, balance, and flexibility. Her creative sequencing is grounded in the principles of alignment and breath awareness, offering a dynamic and centering practice. Janet is a certified Pilates Mat Instructor and teaches Yoga + Mindfulness to kids and teens. To find out more and to keep in touch, find Janet on Instagram @janetcarter.

Sarah Steen, RYT-500, has been delighting in the discoveries of yoga since first stepping onto a mat in 1998. She began teaching in 2003 and soon after became a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Using yoga philosophy, mindful sequencing, breath practices, and a bit of humor, she creates classes to encourage students to build awareness both on and off the mat.

Reservations required. Book your class today!
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Scout and Adventure - Marin

In this 90 minute climbing session, Scouts and Adventure Guides and will learn climbing commands, safety rules, and top rope techniques in a fun safe environment with our instructors. Our staff will get you fitted with a harness, shoes, and chalkbag and select routes best suited to your success. We offer a 5:1 student to instructor ratio and use of auto-belays as well as staff-belays to ensure lots of time for climbing. Ages 5+.

Call us today to make your reservation! +1 415-472-9344
Pricing
Per Participant $33

Scouting Climbing Merit Badge

This is a 6 hour long class where scouts earn the Scouting Merit Badge. All necessary equipment is included and our merit badge counselor will complete all the blue cards. All points of the official B.S.A handbook will be covered during the class in a fun, safe environment.

Ages: 11-17, (Minimum of 5 Participants)
Pricing
Per Climber $85

Private Climbing Pods - Marin

This private climbing class series is perfect for small groups of kids or kids and parents or even a group of adult friends. The 6 week series meets once a week with an evolving curriculum based on the group's needs. For kids groups, these classes provide an environment to learn climbing techniques, build strength and confidence, and have fun while doing it! Adult groups will be provided with instruction and techniques on how to climb more efficiently and effectively as well as proper warm-up and cool-down methods.

Six week series with 1.5 hours per session. We offer a 4:1 student to instructor ratio and the use of autobelays as well as staff belays to ensure lots of time for climbing. Ages 5+. Minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 8 participants.

Call us today to make your reservation! +1 415-472-9344
Pricing
Member $270 per participant
Non-Member $300 per participant