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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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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

August – September 2015

Aug
29
Sat
Scheduled Birthday Party
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Cove area of the gym will be closed for a special event from 4-5:30 pm. There is still plenty of climbing available – trust us.

Bouldering Clinic
Aug 29 @ 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. Must rent or have shoes to participate.

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:
No additional charge above day pass fees
Free for River Rock members

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

Aug
30
Sun
Boulders and Brunch
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The ladies of the River Rock cordially invite you for Boulders and Brunch every Sunday morning beginning at 10:00 am. Sunhats optional. This is an all female social climbing group that some of our women climbers started last spring. They meet for climbing, and then follow it up with brunch at the Wasena City Tap Room. Not a member? No problem. All lady climbers joining this group will be offered a special $10 day pass rate (gear included) from 10:00 – 12:00. All skill levels are encouraged to join!

Belay Class
Aug 30 @ 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.

Slack Line Sunday
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Slack Line Sunday
Every Sunday from 5 – 8 pm try out slacklining. Increase your balance and have fun while you do it! Just $10 and includes a pass to climb from 5-8 pm and rental gear if you need it – climb or slackline, your choice.

Aug
31
Mon
Uttara Yoga
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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All level yoga class.

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

Sep
1
Tue
Climber Core Class
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Climber Core Class

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.

Schedule:
Tuesday
6:30pm – 7:30pm

FREE for River Rock Members.
Non-members pay $12 per drop-in class.
These classes are led by EmPower Pilates & Yoga.

Pub Climb
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Pub Climb

Pub Climb
Join us the first Tuesday of every month for a Pub Climb! Starting at 7:00 pm, the River Rock will be offering a $10 pass with gear included. Climb first, then head over to the Wasena City Tap Room for more specials there! $8.00 1 topping pizzas and $1 off Virginia pints! Remember: climb first, beer later…

Sep
2
Wed
Member’s Only Hours 8:00-10:00 am
Sep 2 @ 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!

Belay Class
Sep 2 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 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.


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