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Building Roanoke's Climbing Community

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

February – March 2017

Feb
26
Sun
Boulders & Brunch
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Looking for like-minded people to climb with? Join us for Boulders & Brunch, every Sunday morning from 10am to noon. All skill levels are welcome! River Rock staffer Lucy will be around to climb with you and offer any tips to get you on the wall and having a good time. After climbing we’ll go to brunch next door at the Wasena City Tap Room (it’s quite delicious!).

If you are not a member of the gym we have a special $10 pass with rental gear included from 10am-noon.

Best Sunday morning ever? Most certainly!

Belay Class
Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

In the Basic Belay Class 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 enable 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 14 years old

Sign up for it HERE!

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:
FREE – River Rock Members
$25 non-members
$50 for class with a 1-week membership included – this great deal begins the day you take your belay class. All the benefits to being a member are included; you can come take one of our many instructional or fitness classes, not to mention coming back to climb as many times as you’d like within the 1 week time frame. When you return to become belay verified bring a friend! You get 1 free guest pass (rental gear included) with the 1-week membership, so when you test out you now have a climbing partner you can belay!

Scheduling:
1st and 3rd Wednesday 12:30 pm
Thursday 7 pm
Saturday/Sunday 4 pm

Be aware: It is really hard to teach someone how to belay without a person at the other end of the rope. The River Rock can’t provide you a climber to take the belay class. The instructor will be on the ground working with the belay class. If there is more than one person in the class, no problem. The class participants can climb for each other.
If you are the only person registered you will need to provide a climber. We will not charge for your climber during the class time and will provide them with all of the equipment necessary. Contact the gym if you have any questions (540) 685-2360.

Sign up for it HERE!

Slack Line Sunday
Feb 26 @ 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.

Feb
27
Mon
All-Level Yoga
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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All level yoga class instructed by Uttara Yoga Studio.

Every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm.
Free for River Rock members. Drop-in rate of $12 for non-members.

Climbing League Orientation
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The River Rock Climbing League is a six week long, friendly, team competition that will get you on the wall and having fun with fellow climbers. The League is open to all skill levels; we use a scaled scoring system so no matter your experience, you can fairly compete against anyone else. Form a team of 4, or sign up on your own and we will assign you to a team. Must have at least 3 teams to run. To compete you must be 14 or older. Each team will need a team captain and a team name – have fun with it, just make sure it’s appropriate to all audiences!

Schedule:
• Orientation kick off on Monday, February 27 between 7 and 8pm; come during this time and we will get you up to speed on how the Climbing League works. One member of your team must be present.
• 6 weeks – week of February 27 through week of April 3
• Come in anytime each week, but you must all come together as a team.
• If you miss a week, you have a chance to make up one session the week of April 10.
• Winners will have their team name and their last names engraved on our Climbing League Plaque, forever preserved in history!

For more information and to sign up click HERE!

Feb
28
Tue
GYM CLOSING EARLY AT 6pm
Feb 28 all-day

The gym will be closing early at 6pm for our Member Social. We will resume regular business hours Wednesday, March 1st.

Core & Strength Training Class
Feb 28 @ 6:30 am – 7:30 am

The class will utilize kettlebells and bodyweight to deliver a powerful combination of exercises that will build lean muscle, burn fat, and strengthen your core. The hour will be separated into three parts: warm-up, proper mobility and positioning, and moderate intensity to high volume exercises. This class is perfect for the beginner but can be modified to the individual’s needs, should they feel too challenged or not challenged enough.

Tues. Evening 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Tues. & Thurs. Morning 6:30 – 7:30 am
Free for River Rock Members or $12 drop in rate

Youth Team
Feb 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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 2 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. Sign up for
Youth Team Try Outs here.

Core & Strength Training Class
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The class will utilize kettlebells and bodyweight to deliver a powerful combination of exercises that will build lean muscle, burn fat, and strengthen your core. The hour will be separated into three parts: warm-up, proper mobility and positioning, and moderate intensity to high volume exercises. This class is perfect for the beginner but can be modified to the individual’s needs, should they feel too challenged or not challenged enough.

Tues. Evening 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Tues. & Thurs. Morning 6:30 – 7:30 am
Free for River Rock Members or $12 drop in rate

Mar
1
Wed
Member’s Only Hours 8-10 am
Mar 1 @ 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!


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