Climb. Play. Grow...Learn

You don’t have to go it alone. From introductory to advanced climbing techniques, our instructors will help put you at ease on the wall to conquer your goals.

COVID-19 Reopening Information

To do our part to protect our community during the COVID-19 outbreak, Earth Treks will be offering limited classes and programming until further notice.
Current classes and program offerings will maintain a healthy class environment, require masks, limited classes sizes and instructors/participants will practice physical distancing.

NEW INTRO SERIES

Our Intro Series is designed to guide climbers from their first time in the gym to learning to lead climb.

Take this series of group classes in order to get skills, drills and direct coaching from our incredible and friendly crew of instructors. Or step into the series based on your current experience level. Learn everything from safety skills to techniques to help you move better on the wall, and mental techniques to improve your climbing.

Private Coaching

Looking for more personalized instruction rather than a group class? We offer private coaching for all ability levels. Fill out the request form below and we'll get you connected with the right coach to help you achieve your goals!
Private coaching request form

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Introduction to Rope Climbing

Now Available!

Learn the basics of knot tying and belay technique in this hour long intro lesson. Designed for people with little or no climbing experience, this course teaches the skills needed to climb independently at Earth Treks’ and is a great way to learn the ropes.

Price: $30 per person
Member Price: FREE!

Plus member's can register up to two friends daily for this class for FREE! More details on the registration page. 
Ages:
 13 and up
Equipment: Included

Intro+
Put your new skills to use by upgrading to the Intro+ in the booking screen. Get gym access and free rentals for 15 consecutive days for $30 more per person. Then, if you decide to become a member, we'll waive your initiation fee!

Information & Booking

 

Introduction to Leading

Now Available!

Over the course of two classes, learn the critical techniques necessary to both lead climb and belay in the gym. Participants will be given the opportunity to take and catch practice lead falls. This course is also a great first step for those with aspirations of leading outdoors.

Price: $130
Member Price: $110
Ages: 13 and up
Equipment: Included
Prerequisites: Belay safety check (top rope). While there is no strict requirement on climbing ability, most participants are able to comfortably top rope several 5.9’s in a normal climbing session.

Information & Booking

All participants must sign the Lead Assumption of Risk document prior to their class. If participant is under 18, a parent or legal guardian signature is required.

Lead Assumption of risk

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Peak Performance Team

Not Currently Available

Join Top El Cap coaches for this 4-week program focused on mental skills for experienced climbers (1-3 years of regular climbing experience) . We’ll explore key concepts - breathing, body language, self talk, and deliberate intensity - and build a foundation for becoming better and smarter athletes.

PROGRAM FORMAT
This is a combination of virtual practices and in person training sessions. Virtual practices focus on exploring new content through lessons, activities, video analysis, and group discussion. In-person practices focus on applying these lessons on the wall, getting feedback from coaches, and building community with fellow athletes.

Price: $135/person
Member Price: $105/member
Age: 18 and older
Length: 4 weeks
Format: 1 practice per week (alternating virtual and in person), plus take home exercises and drills to do on your own or with teammates. Virtual practices are 75 minutes long via zoom on a weeknight. In person practices are 2 hours long at Earth Treks Columbia on Saturday.

Information & Booking

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Current classes and program offerings will maintain a healthy class environment, require masks, limited classes sizes and instructors/participants will practice physical distancing.
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Introduction to Bouldering

Not available currently

Learn movement skills necessary for the overhanging terrain common in bouldering, falling skills (yes, you need to learn to fall) and bouldering etiquette. If you are bouldering in the V Intro-V2 range or your climbing experience is limited to roped climbing thus far, this is the perfect class to jump start your bouldering experience!

Price: $30
Member Price: FREE
Plus members can register up to two friends per scheduled class for FREE! More details on the registration page.
Ages: 13 and up
Equipment: Included

Intro+
Put your new skills to use by upgrading to the Intro+ in the booking screen. Get gym access and free rentals for 15 consecutive days for $30 more per person. Then, if you decide to become a member, we'll waive your initiation fee!

Coming Soon

Introduction to Technique A

Not available currently

Feeling comfortable on the wall, and ready to begin honing your craft? Learn principles needed to drive movement from your toes, position your body efficiently, and use breath to support your mind and movement. Leave ready to start practicing these in your day to day climbing.

Price: $40
Member Price: $30
Length: 90 Minutes
Ages: 13 and up
Equipment: Included

Coming Soon

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Introduction to Technique B

Not available currently

Want to continue honing skills learned in Intro to Technique A? Join this intensive group practice session to fine tune your techniques through direct coaching and feedback.

Price: $50
Member Price: $40
Length: 2 Hour
Ages: 13 and up
Equipment: Included

Coming Soon

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Intro to Leading B

Not available currently

In this 2 hour course, you’ll get the opportunity to step outside the mock scenario to further hone the lead climbing and belaying skills you learned in Intro to Leading A. Expect to come out of this course with a more nuanced understanding of best lead climbing practices and better prepared to pass your Lead Check.
Note: If you've recently passed your Lead checks and want more practice with instructor feedback you can sign up for this class also!

Price: $45
Member Price: $35
Ages: 13 and up
Equipment: Included
Prerequisites: Intro to Sport Lead class within the last three months or recently passed your lead checks. While there is no strict requirement on climbing ability, most participants are able to comfortably top rope in the 5.8 range or higher.

Coming Soon

All participants must sign the Lead Assumption of Risk document prior to their class. If participant is under 18, a parent or legal guardian signature is required.

Lead Assumption of risk

 

Self Rescue

Not available currently

This series of seminars will help prepare you to handle a variety of emergencies at the crag - offering practical solutions to real situations, involving the kind of gear you probably already carry. Every week will focus on a different set of skills.

Price: $220 (+$55 week 5 - leader rescue)
Member Price: $180 ($45 week 5 - leader rescue)
Ages: 13 and up
Equipment: Included, see Information page below for details on suggested equipment.
Prerequisites: Lead belay check. Exposure to outdoor multi-pitch climbing helpful.

Coming Soon

 

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Questions? 800-CLIMB-UP