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.

Level 1 Climbing Classes

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

Level 1 - Mondays

4 years & older

 

Monday:  4:00-5:00pm

 

May 20 - June 17 (no class May 27)
September 9 - 30

 

 

$45 YMCA Members
$60 Program Members

Level 1 - Tuesdays

4 years & older

 

Tuesday:  3:00-4:00pm

 

July 30 - August 20

 

 

 

 

 

$45 YMCA Members
$60 Program Members

Level 1 - Wednesdays

4 years & older

 

Wednesday:  4:00-5:00pm

 

May 22 - June 12
June 26 - July 17
July 31 - August 21
September 4 - 25

 

 

$45 YMCA Members
$60 Program Members

Level 2 Climbing Classes

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.

Level 2 - Tuesdays

Ages 4 - 17 

 

Tuesday:  4:00-5:00pm

 

June 25 - July 16
July 30 - August 20
September 3 - 24

 

$45 YMCA Members
$60 Program Members

Level 2 - Thursdays

Ages 4 - 17 

 

Thursday:  4:00-5:00pm

 

September 5 - 26

 

 

$45 YMCA Members
$60 Program Members

Top Rope Certification Class

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. 

 

13 years and older
 

Mondays:  7:00-8:30pm

 

June 3 & 10
July 1 & 8
Aug. 12 & 19

 

$30 YMCA Members
$45 Program Members

Intro to Outdoor Climbing

Learn how to rappel and the basics of top rope management. The last day of class will be a full day at Mt. Erie (transportation provided by the YMCA). 

 

16 years & older


Thurs, July 18:  4:00-6:30pm
Sat, July 20:  8:30am-4:00pm 


$80 YMCA Members
$100 Program Members


 



 

Youth Outdoor Climbing Camp

This 4-day camp will improve climbing technique, confidence, safety and build character. No experience necessary.
Please bring a water bottle & lunch daily. Transportation and snacks provided.

 

10-17 years old

 

July 8 - 11

 

Monday - Thursday:  9:00am-4:00pm

 

$260 YMCA Members
$280 Program Members

 

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. 
Prerequisite: Climbing Club Coach approval required.

 

10-18 years

 

Tuesday OR Thursday:  5:00-7:00pm
(one day a week in July & August)

 

1x/week:  $55/month YMCA Members
                 $60/month Program Members

2x/week:  $100/month YMCA Members
                 $120/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

Team offers a more focused training environment for youth and teens who are motivated to progress, compete, and/or learn to climb outdoors Participants can sign up for one or two days a week. Space is limited. Prerequisite: Climbing Team Coach approval required.

 

10-17 years

 

Monday AND/OR Wednesday:  5:00-7:00pm
(No program July & August)

 

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