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The River Rock offers world class indoor rock climbing in a friendly and fun environment in Roanoke, VA.
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Member’s Only Social & Potluck

Sunday, October 5th, we will be closing the gym...

River Rock Closing Early on Sunday, September 7th

We will be closing at 5pm on Sunday, September...

Announcing our Fall Youth Programs

Please contact the gym (540) 685-2360 or email...

Upcoming River Rock Bouldering Competition – July 19th

2014 Subway Commonwealth Games Bouldering...

Endless Summer Special – HELD OVER until June 14th

We have extended our Endless Summer Special until...

Location & hours of operation

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Hours of Operation:

Mon – Fri 10am-10pm
Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 10am-8pm

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New to The River Rock?
Be sure to read our
Rules and Regulations.

What’s Happening at The River Rock

Sep
21
Sun
Scheduled Birthday Party
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Cove area of the gym and the Community Room will be closed for a private group from 1-3pm. However, there is still plenty of climbing terrain in the gym!

Belay Class
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

In the Basic Belay Course you will work with our instructor and learn the technique of belaying. After taking the class and before your first time climbing, you will be required to take a belay test showing the staff that you have retained all the information and skills necessary. Taking this class and successfully passing the belay test will certify you to belay climbers in the gym.

This course takes approximately an hour and a half. Rental harness and shoes are provided in course fee if needed.

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

Course topics:
• Knot craft and harness tie-in
• BUS Belay method
• Rope management
• Use of a Petzl ATC and Grigri
• Climber/Belayer communication
• Arresting a fall
• Lowering a climber
• Basic climbing technique
• Climbing rating system

Pricing:
$20 Adult
$18 Student, Active Military, Public Safety, K-12 Educator
$15 Youth (13-17)
FREE Members of RR Gym

Scheduling:
Available sessions
Tuesday/Thursday 7pm
Saturday/Sunday 4pm
Call the gym to sign-up (540) 685-2360. Class size limited, so first come first served.

Bouldering Clinic
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

We recommend this clinic for everyone. We cover proper topping out technique, the importance of active spotting, how to fall on our Futurist bouldering floor, and River Rock policies.

This class is required if you are under the age of 13 in order to top-out in the bouldering section. A parent or legal guardian must attend with you. Once you satisfactorily pass the clinic you are permitted to top-out.

This clinic takes approximately 30 minutes.

Course topics:
• How to fall
• Proper top-out techniques
• Downclimbing
• Active spotting
• Review of River Rock bouldering policies

Pricing:
FREE for everyone!

Scheduling:
Available sessions
Every day of the week at 6pm
(takes approximately 30 minutes)

Sep
22
Mon
Uttara Yoga
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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All level yoga class.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate

Sep
23
Tue
Youth Competitive Climbing Team
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

River Rock Youth Competitive Climbing Team
Youth 9-17 years old
Tues. 5:30-7pm & Sat. 10-11:30am

Our Youth Competitive Climbing Team welcomes youth of all skill levels looking to challenge themselves in a competitive climbing format. Competition climbing is an exciting individual sport which promotes physical strength and confidence. In addition, climbing helps youth build lasting friendships and a good work ethic. As a member of the Team, you will participate in two 1.5 hour practices a week and participate in a number of local bouldering or sport climbing competitions with the opportunity to progress to regional and national competitions. Participation in the competitive Team is by coaches’ invitation. Team members must be youth members of the gym, own their own climbing shoes, and will be responsible to climb and workout over and above the two coached sessions a week.

If your youth is interested contact the gym for more information (540) 685-2360.

Bouldering Clinic
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

We recommend this clinic for everyone. We cover proper topping out technique, the importance of active spotting, how to fall on our Futurist bouldering floor, and River Rock policies.

This class is required if you are under the age of 13 in order to top-out in the bouldering section. A parent or legal guardian must attend with you. Once you satisfactorily pass the clinic you are permitted to top-out.

This clinic takes approximately 30 minutes.

Course topics:
• How to fall
• Proper top-out techniques
• Downclimbing
• Active spotting
• Review of River Rock bouldering policies

Pricing:
FREE for everyone!

Scheduling:
Available sessions
Every day of the week at 6pm
(takes approximately 30 minutes)

Yoga/Pilates Fusion – Cancelled until further notice
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This class offering has been cancelled until further notice.  We are in search of a new instructor or a new class to replace it with.  We apologize for the disruption.

Our Yoga/Pilates FUSION class takes the best of yoga and the best of Pilates and integrates them into one balanced system of exercise. Incorporating a refined awareness of breath it creates functional strength for the body and core. Creative, yet grounded in tradition, it represents an evolution in self-practice for anyone looking to recover from injury, correct imbalances in muscular developmment, gain new skills, and train for improved performance.

Every Tuesday – 6:00 to 7:00pm
Free to River Rock members
$8 Drop-in rate for guests or non-members

Belay Class
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

In the Basic Belay Course you will work with our instructor and learn the technique of belaying. After taking the class and before your first time climbing, you will be required to take a belay test showing the staff that you have retained all the information and skills necessary. Taking this class and successfully passing the belay test will certify you to belay climbers in the gym.

This course takes approximately an hour and a half. Rental harness and shoes are provided in course fee if needed.

Course Prerequisite: participants must be at least 13 years old

Course topics:
• Knot craft and harness tie-in
• BUS Belay method
• Rope management
• Use of a Petzl ATC and Grigri
• Climber/Belayer communication
• Arresting a fall
• Lowering a climber
• Basic climbing technique
• Climbing rating system

Pricing:
$20 Adult
$18 Student, Active Military, Public Safety, K-12 Educator
$15 Youth (13-17)
FREE Members of RR Gym

Scheduling:
Available sessions
Tuesday/Thursday 7pm
Saturday/Sunday 4pm
Call the gym to sign-up (540) 685-2360. Class size limited, so first come first served.

Sep
24
Wed
Member’s Only Hours 6:30-10:00am
Sep 24 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am

Member’s Only Hours – 6:30am to 10:00am

The gym will be open early for current members of the River Rock. Regular business hours begin at 10:00am. We will not be accepting guest passes or offering instruction during the early member’s only hours on Wednesday’s. Come in and get your early morning climb on to start your day!

Uttara Yoga
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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All level yoga class.

Free for gym members
$12 non-member/guest rate


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