REACHING NEW HEIGHTS

Climbing is a physical challenge that scales with your own fitness level, making it accessible to almost anyone. Whether your goal is to conquer your fears, learn something new, or to send 5.12, we want to help you get there. Come challenge yourself both physically and mentally, we will be here to make it a fun, supportive and exciting experience.

Youth Level 1 Climbing Class

Focuses on developing foundational skills. This class is ideal for younger kids. Active parent participation encouraged!

Climbers who complete 3 Youth Classes during Fall season (Sept-Dec) will receive a climbing t-shirt!

Level 1-Mon

3-10 years

 

Monday:  3:00-4:00pm

 

September 9 - 30
October 7 - 28
November 4 - 25
December 9 - 30

 

$45 YMCA Members
$60 Program Members

Level 1-Tues

3-10 years

 

Tuesday:  4:00-5:00pm

 

September 10 - October 1
October 8 - 29
November 5 - 26
 

 

$45 YMCA Members
$60 Program Members

Level 1-Wed

3-10 years

 

Wednesday:  3:00-4:00pm

 

September 11 - October 2
October 9 - 30
November 6 - 27
 

 

$45 YMCA Members
$60 Program Members

Level 1-Thurs

3-10 years

 

Thursday:  4:00-5:00pm

 

September 12 - October 3
October 10 - 31
November 7 - December 5
     (no program Nov. 28)
 

 

$45 YMCA Members
$60 Program Members

Level 1-Fri

3-10 years

 

Friday:  3:00-4:00pm

 

September 13 - October 4
October 11 - November 1
November 8 - December 6
     (no program Nov. 29)
December 13 - January 3

 

$45 YMCA Members
$60 Program Members

Youth Level 2 Climbing Class

Builds on skills learned in level 1, but also appropriate for older beginners. Active parent participation encouraged!

Climbers who complete 3 Youth Classes during Fall season (Sept-Dec) will receive a climbing t-shirt!

Level 2-Mon

6-14 years

 

Monday:  4:00-5:00pm

 

September 9 - 30
October 7 - 28
November 4 - 25
December 9 - 30

 

$45 YMCA Members
$60 Program Members

Level 2-Tues

6-14 years

 

Tuesday:  3:00-4:00pm

 

September 10 - October 1
October 8 - 29
November 5 - 26
 

 

$45 YMCA Members
$60 Program Members

Level 2-Wed

6-14 years

 

Wednesday:  4:00-5:00pm

 

September 11 - October 2
October 9 - 30
November 6 - 27
 

 

$45 YMCA Members
$60 Program Members

Level 2-Thurs

6-14 years

 

Thursday:  3:00-4:00pm

 

September 12 - October 3
October 10 - 31
November 7 - December 5
     (no program Nov. 28)
 

 

$45 YMCA Members
$60 Program Members

Level 2-Fri

6-14 years

 

Friday:  4:00-5:00pm

 

September 13 - October 4
October 11 - November 1
November 8 - December 6
     (no program Nov. 29)
December 13 - January 3

 

$45 YMCA Members
$60 Program Members

Climbing Foundations

For climbers with limited or no climbing experience. We will teach you to belay, help you build basic climbing technique and introduce you to climbing routes.  YMCA belay certification is part of this course.


 

 

14 years and older
 

Fridays:  7:00-8:00pm

 

September 13 - October 4
October 11 - November 1
November 8 - December 6
     (no pogram Nov. 29)
December 13 - January 3

 

$45/session YMCA Members
$60/session Program Members

Beyond the Basics

This class focuses on refining skills and techniques learned in level 1. You will also practice mock lead climbing, lead belaying, setting up and taking down anchors and other climbing safety systems.
Prerequisite: Belay certification; knowledge of skills taught in Climbing Foundations

 

14 years & older


Mondays:  7:00-8:00pm

 

September 9 - 30
October 7 - 28
November 4 - 25
December 9 - 30
 

 

$45/session YMCA Members
$60/session Program Members

Multipitch Climbing Clinic

Do you want to climb your first multipitch, but need to develop the skills first? This indoor class will help you build the skills needed to safely get on longer climbs. Prerequisite: Belay certification


 

 

14 years & older

 

Saturdays:  1:00-5:00pm

 

November 23
December 21


 

 

$45/day YMCA Members
$60/day Program Members

Climbing Club

Climbing Club is a space for climbers to get together and support each other in improving their climbing skills.

Participants can sign up for one or two days a week. Space is limited. Prerequisite: Climbing Club Coach approval required.

 

10-18 years

 

Tuesday AND/OR Thursday:  5:00-7:00pm

 

1x/week:  $65/month YMCA Members
                 $80/month Program Members

2x/week:  $110/month YMCA Members
                 $140/month Program Members



Due to space limitations each day, online registration is not available. Please contact our Climbing Coordinator, 360-733-8630 for more information or email climbing@whatcomymca.org

Climbing Team

Similar to Club, but has more of a focus on training, setting goals, and competing. Involvement in USAC competitions is optional.

Participants can sign up for one or two days a week. Space is limited. Prerequisite: Climbing Team Coach approval required.

 

10-18 years

 

Monday AND/OR Wednesday:  5:00-7:00pm

 

1x/week:  $65/month YMCA Members
                 $80/month Program Members

2x/week:  $110/month YMCA Members
                 $140/month Program Members



Due to space limitations each day, online registration is not available. Please contact our Climbing Coordinator, 360-733-8630 for more information or email climbing@whatcomymca.org

Home School Climbing

Learn the fundamentals of climbing with a community of other home school students.

 

6-13 years

 

Dec. 13 - Jan. 3

 

Fridays:  12:45-1:45pm

 

Bellingham YMCA
1256 N. State St., Bellingham

 

$45/session YMCA Members
$60/session Program Members