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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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to our location

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

What’s Happening at The River Rock

Dec
20
Sat
Belay Class
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 20 @ 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)

Dec
21
Sun
Belay Class
Dec 21 @ 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
Dec 21 @ 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)

Dec
22
Mon
River Rock Youth Holiday Camp (7-12 year old)
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

2014-2015 Youth Holiday Camps
School may be out, but camp is in session! Don’t let your kids climb the walls at home – have them climb with us at the River Rock. Enjoy our full day programs, from 9am to 4pm that will have your 7-12 year olds active and engaged. We will be playing games, slack-lining, learning knot craft & climbing technique, teaching stretching and warm-up exercises, and of course roped climbing and bouldering!
Each program day is the same, but you can sign-up for multiple days. Don’t miss out. Space is limited.

Click HERE to register

2014 Holiday Camp Dates:
Winter Camp Dec. 22nd
Dec. 23rd
Dec. 29th
Dec. 30th

2015 Holiday Camp Dates:
M.L. King, Jr. Jan. 19th
Spring Camp April 6th
April 7th
April 8th
April 9th
April 10th

Programs run from 9 am to 4 pm daily. $60 per day or $50 for River Rock Members. 10% discount for siblings or multiple session registration. Full payment is required to reserve individual spot.
Holiday campers will need to bring a packed lunch, two snacks, water bottle, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Uttara Yoga
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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All level yoga class.

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

Dec
23
Tue
River Rock Youth Holiday Camp (7-12 year old)
Dec 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

2014-2015 Youth Holiday Camps
School may be out, but camp is in session! Don’t let your kids climb the walls at home – have them climb with us at the River Rock. Enjoy our full day programs, from 9am to 4pm that will have your 7-12 year olds active and engaged. We will be playing games, slack-lining, learning knot craft & climbing technique, teaching stretching and warm-up exercises, and of course roped climbing and bouldering!
Each program day is the same, but you can sign-up for multiple days. Don’t miss out. Space is limited.

Click HERE to register

2014 Holiday Camp Dates:
Winter Camp Dec. 22nd
Dec. 23rd
Dec. 29th
Dec. 30th

2015 Holiday Camp Dates:
M.L. King, Jr. Jan. 19th
Spring Camp April 6th
April 7th
April 8th
April 9th
April 10th

Programs run from 9 am to 4 pm daily. $60 per day or $50 for River Rock Members. 10% discount for siblings or multiple session registration. Full payment is required to reserve individual spot.
Holiday campers will need to bring a packed lunch, two snacks, water bottle, and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Bouldering Clinic
Dec 23 @ 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)

Belay Class
Dec 23 @ 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.

Dec
24
Wed
Christmas Eve Day – Gym Closed
Dec 24 all-day

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see the full calendar.