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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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Go Outside Festival

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Member’s Only Social & Potluck

Sunday, October 5th, we will be closing the gym...

River Rock Closing Early on Sunday, September 7th

We will be closing at 5pm on Sunday, September...

Announcing our Fall Youth Programs

Please contact the gym (540) 685-2360 or email...

Upcoming River Rock Bouldering Competition – July 19th

2014 Subway Commonwealth Games Bouldering...

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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Rules and Regulations.

What’s Happening at The River Rock

Oct
25
Sat
Member’s Only Hours 8:30-10:00am
Oct 25 @ 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.

Youth Competitive Climbing Team
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

River Rock Youth Competitive Climbing Team
Youth 9-17 years old
Tues. 5:30-7pm & Sat. 10-11:30am

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 1.5 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. Team members must be youth members of the gym, own their own climbing shoes, and will be responsible to climb and workout over and above the two coached sessions a week.

If your youth is interested contact the gym for more information (540) 685-2360.

Scheduled Private Group
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Cove area of the gym and the Community Room will be closed for a private group from 1-3pm. However, there is still plenty of climbing terrain in the gym!

Belay Class
Oct 25 @ 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.

Scheduled Private Group
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Cove area of the gym and the Community Room will be closed for a private event. Trust us, there is still plenty of terrain to climb!

Bouldering Clinic
Oct 25 @ 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)

Oct
26
Sun
Belay Class
Oct 26 @ 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
Oct 26 @ 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)

Oct
27
Mon
Climbing 201 Class
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Climbing 201: Climbing for Training and Conditioning

Have you taken our Climbing 101 class and are ready for some more instruction? Have you been to the gym a lot and feel as if you have reached a plateau and just can’t seem to get to that next level? If that’s the case, then Climbing 201: Climbing for Training and Conditioning, is for you.

River Rock Climbing Gym has developed Climbing 201 for both men and women. In this course we will expand on the curriculum from Climbing 101, focus on technique and movement, and development your confidence; all while taking your climbing to the next level. This three session course will teach you how to incorporate different climbing workouts into your routine to be a stronger climber in this New Year. This course will cover everything from bouldering to endurance, power to power-endurance, and fancy footwork to dynamic movement. These two hour workouts will leave you sore and climbing harder than when you started..

Climbing can be used as a great addition to a cardiovascular workout as a weight loss, strengthening, and conditioning program. In addition to one getting more fit, participants also can do it in a way that is fun and allows the individual to learn a lifetime sport.
Objectives:

Participants will build upon movements learned in Climbing 101—back stepping, footwork, light hand grip, pushing with legs, straight arms, resting, etc.
Participants will be introduced to the four types of climbing workouts
Power
Endurance
Power-Endurance
Bouldering
Participants will learn of the common injuries and how to avoid/treat them
Participants will leave the course knowing how to assess their current climbing ability and how to overcome plateaus in performance

Pricing:

$60 Adult

$50 Student, Active Military, Public Safety, K-12 Educator

$35 Members of RR Gym

Scheduling:

Available workshops (3 session class)

Monday, Oct. 20, 27 & Nov. 3

6:00 to 8:00pm

Uttara Yoga
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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All level yoga class.

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


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