Climbing Wall

Climbing Wall

Rock Climbing is a unique and challenging sport that requires strength of mind and body. If you are looking to try something, mix-up your routine, or challenge yourself then the climbing wall is for YOU!

Climbing Club (Ages 8+): Level 1- Base Club

YMCA at Pabst Farms
1/3/24 - 12/18/24
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You are invited to join our fun, self-paced Climbing Club! Each club level will challenge you or your child to learn more than just going up the wall! Each level will consist of a punch card with various skills taught and practiced. Each individual MUST take levels in order. Each participant will receive a Club Climbing water bottle at the completion of Level 1. Club Members should come during CLUB CLIMB hours where instructors will be teaching punch card skills. (Ages 8+)

Level 1: Base Club – Learn more than just going up! Receive a Climbing Club water bottle at this level to bring with you for future Club Climb hours.

  • Can register any time throughout the year!

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Participant
Member Registration 7/17/23 12/17/24 Online / Front Desk $ 50.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/03/24 - 12/18/24
(2024: Level 1) - Mo,We - 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
93 / 100 Available Register  
Closes
12/17/2024

Climbing Club (Ages 8+): Level 2- Ridge Club

YMCA at Pabst Farms
1/3/24 - 12/18/24
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You are invited to join our fun, self-paced Climbing Club! Each club level will challenge you or your child to learn more than just going up the wall! Each level will consist of a punch card with various skills taught and practiced. Each individual MUST take levels in order. Club Members should come during CLUB CLIMB hours where instructors will be teaching punch card skills. (Ages 8+)

Level 2: Ridge Club – Build from intro skills with more new challenges. Receive a Climbing Club shirt, patch or frame (while supplies last) when you complete this level.

  • Must complete Level 1 as a prerequisite before registering for Level 2.
  • Can register anytime through out the year.

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Participant
7/17/23 12/17/24 Online / Front Desk $ 50.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/03/24 - 12/18/24
(2024: Level 2) - Mo,We - 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
96 / 100 Available Register  
Closes
12/17/2024

Climbing Club (Ages 8+): Level 3- Peak Club

YMCA at Pabst Farms
1/3/24 - 12/18/24
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You are invited to join our fun, self-paced Climbing Club! Each club level will challenge you or your child to learn more than just going up the wall! Each level will consist of a punch card with various skills taught and practiced. Each individual MUST take levels in order. Each participant who is ages 8-12 years old will receive a climbing journal after completion of card. If climbing club participant is 13 years or older, once they complete this level they will get a choice of a climbing journal or 50% off of our Intro to Top Rope class so they can attend the class and earn their Intro to Top Rope belay tag. Club Members should come during CLUB CLIMB hours where instructors will be teaching punch card skills. (Ages 8+)

Level 3: Peak Club – Keep building on your new climbing knowledge with more techniques and terminology. Each participant who is ages 8-12 years old will receive a climbing journal after completion of card. If climbing club participant is 13 years or older, once they complete this level they will get a choice of a climbing journal or 50% off of our Intro to Top Rope class so they can attend the class and earn their Intro to Top Rope belay tag. Club

  • Must complete Level 1 & Level 2 as a prerequisite before registering for Level 3.
  • Can register any time throughout the year!

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Participant
7/17/23 12/17/24 Online / Front Desk $ 50.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/03/24 - 12/18/24
(2024: Level 3) - Mo,We - 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
99 / 100 Available Register  
Closes
12/17/2024

Climbing Club (Ages 8+): Level 4- Summit Club

YMCA at Pabst Farms
1/3/24 - 12/18/24
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You are invited to join our fun, self-paced Climbing Club! Each club level will challenge you or your child to learn more than just going up the wall! Each level will consist of a punch card with various skills taught and practiced. Each individual MUST take levels in order. Club Members should come during CLUB CLIMB hours where instructors will be teaching punch card skills. (Ages 8+)

Level 4: Summit Club – Are you up for the challenge? Club participants will continue to expand their climbing knowledge and abilities.

  • Must complete Levels 1-3 as a prerequisite before registering for Level 4.
  • Can register any time throughout the year!

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Participant
7/17/23 12/17/24 Online / Front Desk $ 50.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/03/24 - 12/18/24
(2024: Level 4) - Mo,We - 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
100 / 100 Available Register  
Closes
12/17/2024

Intro to Top Rope Belay (Ages 13+)

YMCA at Pabst Farms
6/8/24 - 8/10/24
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Looking to gain a new climbing wall skill? Learn how to top rope climb at the Y (YMCA members only)! Top Rope climbing is a style of climbing where the climber is securely attached to a rope which then passes up, through an anchor system at the top of the climb, and back down to a belayer at the base of the climb. We recommend taking this class with a friend, however, it is not a requirement.

During this class our instructors will cover the figure eight knot, PBUS belay method, how to safely give and take slack and how to communicate with your belay partner. After you take the class, you will need to come in the following Monday or Wednesday at 4:45-5:00pm (right after Climbing Club and before Open Climb) to take the Intro to Top Rope Belay Assessment. The Intro to Top Rope Belay Assessment will require:

  • Short online quiz
  • Show climbing wall staff how to tie a proper figure eight knot and ATC set up
  • Use proper commands with partner or climbing wall staff
  • Belay two test falls with a weighted plate
  • Belay two test falls with your partner **If you do not have a partner to belay, our staff will act as the climber and have a back up belayer

You will need to have a YMCA Climbing Wall Orientation on your account BEFORE attending this class. (Ages 13+) The Intro to Top Rope Belay certification is good for 3 years.

Ages 4+ may climb using the top rope routes, but their parent/guardian will need to take the Intro to Top Rope Belay class and pass the Intro to Top Rope Belay Assessment.

We do NOT accept belay certifications from other gyms. 

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Participant
7/17/23 8/9/24
@ 12:00 PM
Online / Front Desk $ 15.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/08/24
:June Intro to Belay - Sa - 8:00 am - 9:30 am
6 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
06/07/2024
@ 12:00 pm
07/13/24
:July Intro to Belay - Sa - 8:00 am - 9:30 am
6 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
07/12/2024
@ 12:00 pm
08/10/24
:August Intro to Belay - Sa - 8:00 am - 9:30 am
6 / 6 Available Register  
Closes
08/09/2024
@ 12:00 pm

SPR: Bitty Bouldering (Ages 3-4)

YMCA at Pabst Farms
4/23/24 - 6/4/24
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We’ll focus on the fun-filled basics of climbing through bouldering. Our goal is to help your little one increase coordination and gain confidence on the wall. Parent participation is encouraged. Ages 3-4.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Participant
Member & Community Participant Registration 4/3/24 5/13/24 Online / Front Desk $ 35.00$ 55.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
04/23/24 - 06/04/24
Tu - 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
3 / 8 Available Registration
Closed

SPR: Bitty Climbing (Ages 5-6)

YMCA at Pabst Farms
4/23/24 - 6/6/24
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Participants will focus on the building blocks of Rock Climbing, teamwork and having tons of fun! The goal during each class is that they will continue to challenge themselves and become more comfortable at the climbing wall. Ages 5-6.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Participant
Member & Community Participant Registration 4/3/24 5/13/24 Online / Front Desk $ 35.00$ 55.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
04/23/24 - 06/04/24
Tu - 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
1 / 8 Available Registration
Closed
04/25/24 - 06/06/24
Th - 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm
3 / 8 Available Registration
Closed

SPR: Y Rockstars (Ages 7-8)

YMCA at Pabst Farms
4/25/24 - 6/6/24
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Our goal is to help young climbers build confidence, overcome fears, work with others, and have fun! Climbers will continue to grow in technique, skills and strength in rock climbing. Ages 7-8.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Participant
Member & Community Participant Registration 4/4/24 5/6/24 Online / Front Desk $ 35.00$ 55.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
04/25/24 - 06/06/24
Th - 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
1 / 8 Available Registration
Closed

Summer Climbing Clinics (Ages 5-8)

YMCA at Pabst Farms
6/25/24 - 8/29/24
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In our summer Climbing Clinics, we will work on harnessing, knots, bouldering, top rope climbing, and more with an emphasis on technique, safety, trust and teamwork. Our goal is to help your child increase coordination and gain confidence on the wall. (Ages 5-8).


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Participant
Member Registration 3/11/24 5/28/24 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00-
Member & Community Participant Registration 5/29/24 8/24/24 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00$ 30.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/25/24
Tu - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7 / 10 Available Register  
08/01/24
Th - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7 / 10 Available Register  
08/29/24
Th - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
8 / 10 Available Register  

Summer Climbing Clinics (Ages 9-13)

YMCA at Pabst Farms
6/27/24 - 8/27/24
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In our Summer Climbing Clinic, we will work on harnessing, knots, bouldering, top rope climbing, and more with an emphasis on technique, safety, trust and teamwork. Our goal is to help your child increase coordination and gain confidence on the wall. (Ages 9-13).


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Participant
Member Registration 3/11/24 5/28/24 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00-
Member & Community Participant Registration 5/29/24 8/27/24 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00$ 30.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
06/27/24
Th - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10 / 10 Available Register  
07/30/24
Tu - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10 / 10 Available Register  
08/27/24
Tu - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10 / 10 Available Register  

Summer Climbing Crew (Ages 4-7)

YMCA at Pabst Farms
7/9/24 - 8/22/24
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Our climbing crew is a great way for kids to get introduced to climbing or further their climbing skills through games, challenges, and skill building activities. Kids get a chance to meet for multiple sessions with our amazing instructors to build confidence, make friends, and have a blast!  A great stepping stone before kids are able to join our YMCA Climbing Club- offered for ages 8 & up!  Climbing Crew is for ages 4-7.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Participant
Member Registration 3/11/24 5/28/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00-
Member & Community Participant Registration 5/29/24 8/8/24 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 50.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
07/09/24 - 07/23/24
Tu - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
4 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
07/07/2024
07/11/24 - 07/25/24
Th - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
07/09/2024
08/06/24 - 08/20/24
Tu - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
6 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
08/04/2024
08/08/24 - 08/22/24
Th - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
5 / 10 Available Register  
Closes
08/06/2024

Summer Summit - Climbing Competition (Ages 4 & up)

YMCA at Pabst Farms
7/27/24 - 7/27/24
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Come challenge yourself on the NEW routes, as well as your family & friends!  See how many points you can score by completing the routes and our speed route!  All participants will have a chance to enter a raffle for various prizes!

Age Divisions:

  • Ages 4-6: 10:00am
  • Ages 7-9: 10:30am
  • Ages 10-12: 11:15am
  • Ages 13-17: 12:00pm
  • Ages 18 & Older: 12:45pm

**Participants must register and compete in age division for which they will be on day of competition. Prizes awarded for the top finishers of each age division!


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberCommunity Participant
6/1/24 7/15/24 Online / Front Desk $ 15.00$ 30.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
07/27/24
Ages 4-6 - Sa - 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Registration
Closed
Opens on 06/01/24
07/27/24
Ages 7-9 - Sa - 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Registration
Closed
Opens on 06/01/24
07/27/24
Ages 10-13 - Sa - 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Registration
Closed
Opens on 06/01/24
07/27/24
Ages 14-17 - Sa - 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Registration
Closed
Opens on 06/01/24
07/27/24
Ages 18 & up - Sa - 12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
Registration
Closed
Opens on 06/01/24