Climbing Wall

Bellingham Program Center

Learn about yourself as you build skills and achieve goals. Climb for fun and strengthen your relaationships. Grow in confidence, fitness and an overall positive outlook on life.

Classes offered for all ages. See our brochure for more information.

All Climb Times

Climbing is FREE to all YMCA Members

Program Members may climb with a day pass

Climbing Wall waiver must be signed by a parent/guardian before climbing

Reservations may be made for Community & Certified Times, please call 360-733-8630

Community & Women's Climb Times

Harnesses are provided

Staff assistance available. No experience necessary

Certified Climbers encouraged to belay

Certified Climb Time

Top Rope certificate required. Cimbers encouraged to provide their own belayers

Climb Times (April 16 - September 2)

Climb times are subject to change. Please check schedule. Max. 12 climbers per climb time.

• Certified Climb (13 yrs+) Tue, 8:30-9:45pm / Thu, 6:30-9:45pm

• Open Climb (4 yrs+) Mon thru Fri, 1:30-3:30pm / Sat 11:30am-3:30pm

• Community Climb (4 yrs+) Wed, 6:30-8:30pm / Sat 10:30-11:30am

• Women's Climb (16 yrs+) Sun 10:00am-12:00pm

• NO Women's Climb May 27 - Sep 2

Climb Clubs, Classes & Certifications

Level 1 Climbing Class

For climbers with limited or no climbing experience. Focus on development of foundational skills. Must demonstrate Level 1 skills to move on the Level 2. Active parent participation is encouraged. Ages 4 years & older.

Level 2 Climbing Class

Focus on taking skills to the next level by challenging climbers to improve and gain new movement techniques, climb routes and learn basic safety skills. Active parent participation is encouraged. Ages 4 years & older.

Top Rope Certification

This class will teach the skills necessary to pass the top rope certification test including: knots,climbing safety, harnessing, climbing communication, belaying technique and equipment. Ages 13 years & older. $5 YMCA Members / $8 Program Members

Lead Climb Class

For experienced climbers who would like to learn to lead climb or receive certification to lead climb at the Y. Equipment provided but personal equipment including ropes preferred.

Pre-requisites: YMCA Top Rope Certification, can Top Rope 5.9 clean.

Climbing Club

Club is designed for youth and teen climbers with previous climbing experience. We will build on skills and techniques. Participants can sign up for one or two days a week. Space is limited. Ages 9-18 years.

Prerequisite: Climbing Club Coach approval required.

Private Climbing Wall Parties

Rent the climbing wall and instructors will provide safety instruction and belaying for groups. A room is available after the parties. The Y provides all harnesses and gear. No experience necessary. Rental shoes and chalk available for additional fee. Minimum of 2 weeks notice is required.