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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

Apr
19
Sun
BoulderCon 2 – River Rock Bouldering Competition
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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What is BoulderCon? It is River Rock’s spring bouldering competition and anyone can participate! Click HERE for full details.
Registration is now OPEN.

The bouldering area will be closed to the public from 12 – 5 pm for the competition.

Bouldering Area Closed 12 – 5 pm for BoulderCon Competition
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The roped climbing area and auto-bleay’s will be open to the public for regular business hours Sunday, April 19th. The bouldering area of the gym will be closed to the public for BoulderCon2 from 12 to 5 pm – River Rock’s spring bouldering competition.

Apr
20
Mon
GYM CLOSED
Apr 20 all-day
GYM CLOSED

The River Rock will be closed to the public and members on Monday, April 20th for spring cleaning and staff development. No programs or classes for Monday. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday the 21st.

Apr
21
Tue
Youth Competitive Climbing Team
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr 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)

Climber Core Class
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Climber Core Class

NEW OFFERING: Climber Core Class

Climber Core Class by emPower Studio
Tuesdays (beginning March 3rd)
6:30 – 7:00 pm – beginner
7:00 – 7:30 pm – intermediate/advanced
FREE for River Rock members
$12 drop-in rate available (for full hour)
Click HERE to learn more about emPower Studio.
This is a mat based class (utilizing yoga style floor mats) designed to develop functional core strength, promote correct alignment, and focusing on breath and balance. Each class will end with stretching.

The exercises will be similar to a Pilates based program, but will focus on a climber’s core strength and movement. Not only will it improve athletic performance, it help foster valuable insights about your body and your limits.

The class will be broken into beginners and intermediate/advanced. The first half hour (6:30-7 pm) will focus on beginner movement and basic form. The second half (7-7:30 pm) will move into intermediate and advanced movement.

The instructor, Anja, is a licensed physical therapist in Denmark and an active climber. She also conducts private instruction at emPower Yoga & Pilates in Roanoke.

No matter your level of comfort with yoga, Pilates, or climbing, expect a supportive atmosphere.

Apr
22
Wed
Member’s Only Hours 8:00-10:00 am
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Member’s Only Hours – 8:00am 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
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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All level yoga class.

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

Apr
23
Thu
Youth Climbing Club
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Click HERE to sign up for the club
River Rock Youth Climbing Club
9-17 years old
Thursday: 5:30-7 pm

The River Rock Youth Club is for youth climbers looking to explore the sport. Our coaching staff will emphasize the fundamentals of climbing and fitness in a fun and relaxed environment. Club sessions focus on balance, movement, strength training, communication and mental strategy. This program offers a lot less commitment than our competitive team with plenty of opportunity to progress in climbing technique. We provide a 1:5 instructor to youth ratio.

We have two different club climbing ability club levels:
Beginner – Climbing up to V1 bouldering & 5.8 roped routes
Intermediate/Advanced – Climbing V2 bouldering & 5.9 roped routes

2015 Youth Club Session Dates: Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
16 total weeks of program (skips April 9th)

$300 tuition (or $100 month with 3 EFT payments)
10% discount for River Rock Youth Members or add. Siblings (or $90 month with 3 EFT payments)

Bouldering Clinic
Apr 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)


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see the full calendar.