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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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to our location

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

What’s Happening at The River Rock

August – September 2014

Aug
31
Sun
Belay Class
Aug 31 @ 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
Aug 31 @ 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
1
Mon
Labor Day – gym will be open from 10am to 10pm (regular hours)
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

The River Rock will be open Labor Day for regular business hours 10am to 10pm.

Uttara Yoga
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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All level yoga class.

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

Ashtanga Yoga with Arien Reed
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This is an independent Ashtanga yoga class instructed by Arien Reed. Everyone is welcome. However, payment for the class is made directly to Arien Reed and not the River Rock. River Rock members will receive a discount for the class, but it is not free as part of gym membership.

Drop-in rate $12.00
River Rock Member $10.00

Contact Arien Reed for more information:
anahatahealer@gmail.com
(540) 529-9374

Sep
2
Tue
Open tryouts for Youth Competitive Climbing Team
Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Open tryouts will run from 5:30 to 8:00pm. Ages of 9-17 are welcome.

The River Rock Youth Competitive Climbing Team welcomes youth of all skill levels looking to challenge themselves in a competitive climbing format. This competitive sport engages individuals with physical and mental challenges through climbing and competition with opportunities for improvement, leadership, and teamwork. The coach will support each individual in their unique development as a climber, while fostering a supportive team environment. Team members will participate in a number of local bouldering and sport climbing competitions with the opportunity to progress to regional and national competitions. Participation in the competitive Team is by coaches’ invitation. Members must be youth members of the gym, own their own climbing shoes approved by the coach, and will be responsible to climb and workout over and above the two coached sessions a week.

Click HERE for more information

Youth Climbing Club
Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The River Rock Youth Climbing Club will be meeting every Tuesday 5:30 to 7:00pm and Saturday 10:00 – 11:30am. For youth 8-15 years old.
$75 for members and $120 for non-members per month. Registration includes unlimited rental gear (and unlimited gym access for non-members) and 12 hours of instruction a month.

The Club is geared to develop skills, practice with our trained staff, and prepare for regional USA Climbing competitions.

Spaces are still available – call the gym today to sign up or for more details.

Bouldering Clinic
Sep 2 @ 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 2 @ 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 2 @ 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.


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