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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

May
30
Sat
Member’s Only Hours 8:30-10:00am
May 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Special Member’s Only Hours: 8:30am – 10:00am

Must be a current River Rock Member to access the facility during these times. The gym will open to the public (and remain open to member’s) starting at 10:00am.

Belay Class
May 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.

Bouldering Clinic
May 30 @ 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)

May
31
Sun
Belay Class
May 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.

Jun
1
Mon
Uttara Yoga
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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All level yoga class.

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

Jun
2
Tue
Climber Core Class
Jun 2 @ 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.

Pub Climb
Jun 2 @ 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…

Jun
3
Wed
Member’s Only Hours 8:00-10:00 am
Jun 3 @ 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
Jun 3 @ 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.

Uttara Yoga
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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All level yoga class.

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


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