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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

Aug
2
Sun
Belay Class
Aug 2 @ 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 2 @ 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
3
Mon
Uttara Yoga
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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All level yoga class.

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

Aug
4
Tue
Lead Climbing Clinic
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Click HERE for more information or to register.

Parent’s Interest Meeting for Fall Youth Programs
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This meeting is for all parents of climbers interested in participating in our Youth Club or Youth Competitive Team programs. We are working hard to build these programs and we need your input! We are offering two scheduled interest meetings to accommodate for varying schedules; both meeting agendas will be the same. Please sign up for a meeting so that we have an idea of how many will be attending. Meeting topics will include:

Scheduling
Pricing
Competitions
Practices
Differences between Club and Team programs
Any and all parental questions and comments

Interest Meeting Dates and Times:

Tuesday, August 4th: 7:00 – 8:00
Thursday, August 13th: 7:00 -8:00

Pub Climb
Aug 4 @ 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…

Aug
5
Wed
Member’s Only Hours 8:00-10:00 am
Aug 5 @ 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
Aug 5 @ 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.

Couch to Crag
Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Are you ready to get outside?! Join our Couch to Crag program! This 5 week program will take climbers through the basics at the River Rock, and then team up with Play Roanoke for anchors, knots, trip planning, and then a day trip to Goshen, VA to put all those new skills to use! No experience necessary; beginner climbers are welcome! Participants must be at least 14 years old.

July 21st – 6:30 – 8:00: Basic Movement and Technique
July 28th -6:30 – 8:00: Belay systems and what to expect outside
August 5th – 6:30 – 8:00: Endurance and Resting
August 12th – 6:30 – 8:00: Knots and Anchors
August 19th – 6:30 – 8:00: Trip planning and preparation
August 22nd – All Day: Day trip to Goshen, VA

Sign up HERE

Uttara Yoga
Aug 5 @ 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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see the full calendar.