YOUTH RECREATIONAL CLASSES
Available for: Ages 5 – 18 years
These classes focus on making climbing a fun sport and conquering fears. The children learn safety, confidence, fitness and teamwork. Classes incorporates conditioning and games making this class a FUNdamental way to learn climbing techniques. Children can join Youth Recreational Classes at any time. Youth Recreational has different levels based on each climber’s ability.
GECKO RECREATIONAL CLASS
The Gecko class is the entry level class that will focus, primary, on the basics of rock climbing. Climbers will learn the names of basic climbing holds as well as the different safety aspects of the sport such as putting on their harness and learning about climbing shoes. In addition, Gecko climbers will learn how to position their bodies and properly use their feet, hands, and bodies in correlation to increase their strength, endurance, and confidence with the sport.
MONKEY RECREATIONAL CLASS
The Monkey class takes everything learned in the Gecko class and builds upon them. Climbers will continue to learn about the different holds and safety aspects, as well as begin to learn the art of reading their routes before attempting them. Students will hone their footwork and body positioning to overall increase their climbing ability.
MOUNTAINEER RECREATIONAL CLASS
The Mountaineer class is the advanced climbing class that will train students how to master the skills they have learned in the Gecko and Monkey classes. They will learn advanced skills such as rappelling and spotting, and begin to transition into a more competitive style climbing with the ultimate goal of graduating to the Sun Country Rocks Competitive Climbing Team.