Intermediate

Tue Mar 24 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Thinking about purchasing some new climbing shoes? Join us for a demo featuring Evolv, La Sportiva, and 5.10!

Rock season is right around the corner - try on some shoes, talk to some reps, figure out what's the right fit for you!

http://www.evolvsports.com/

http://www.sportiva.com/

http://fiveten.com/

Tue Jan 13 - 7:15pm

If you're new to lead climbing and want to get some tips from a pro, this is a great opportunity. 

Sara Gillers has been climbing for a while and is one of our youth team coaches. Thanks to her years of experience, including surviving a near-death climbing injury, she has accumulated a long list of tools and tips for mastering the tricky art of climbing on lead. You'll gain practical skills to avoid dangerous scenarios  AND ways to combat to mental stresses of climbing above your protection.

Fri Feb 20 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

The Warrior's Way is a proven system for conquering fears and committing to movement while lead climbing.

Techniques for falling safely, belaying effectively and mentally preparing yourself for climbing above your pro are included to make you a more confident climber. With greater confidence comes more sends!

Join experienced instructor Jon Richard for a class as he passes through New England. Your registration fee includes take home materials and email follow ups.

$99 for gym members; $119 for non-members

Adult Climbing Team

The Team for Adults is a structured training and climbing program for anyone 18 and over who wants to work on becoming a stronger, more confident climber. We encourage team members to take part in local competitions as a means to set goals and push themselves to achieve but competition is not the goal--improvement and conditioning is.

Training Program

The team will meet for practices on Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 7-10pm. Each practice will include climbing drills, technique instruction, cross training and strength conditioning. We'll follow a program designed to tackle each discipline and cover all aspects of practical training for climbers. By the end of the team year, you'll be stronger, have more power, better endurance and improved technique. 

Team Benefits

Being on the team will enhance your gym membership with the following perks:

Wholesale pricing on shoes
Discounted fees for all MetroRock competitions
Access to Team trips to climbing areas, including weekend trips to local crags and weeklong trips to the New River Gorge and Horsepens. 

About the Coaches

Our coaches come from a variety of competitive and outdoor climbing backgrounds. Head coach Jackie Pettitt is a lead personal trainer at MetroRock, coach of the youth team and competition climber. She has built successful training programs for climbers at all levels and ages. Assistant coaches Alex Hansen and Olivia Metcalf are experienced coaches in our youth programs and accomplished climbers in their own right. Alex is the head youth coach in Newburyport and Olivia has competed for the USA National climbing team as a member of our youth team.

For info on coaching and program matters: Jackie Pettitt- Head Coach

For billing/admin contact: Matt Yosca- Team Coordinator

Team Fees

The team is only open to MetroRock membership holders. The additional team fees cover the cost of training and coaching. The season goes for 8 months from September to May.

Initial Team Deposit (non-refundable): $300

Monthly fees: $125/month, starting in October, totalling 7 payments ($875).

That's $1175 total fees. Seem like a lot? If you consider that you get at least 24 hours of training per month, that works out to about $6/hour, not to mention the discounts and perks!

Quick details
Team is designed for:Beginner to advanced climbers
Days:Wednesdays and Sundays
Dates:Sept 21 - May 20
Times:7 - 10pm
Benefits:
  • Wholesale prices on shoes
  • Extra discounts on gear
  • Discount on comp fees
  • Climbing trips for team members
Costs:$300 deposit + $125/month

Yoga

MetroRock is pleased to offer Yoga classes on a regular basis. Classes are taught by experienced yoga instructors who also share the passion of climbing. This allows them to focus-in on strengthening and stretching core muscles used in the sport. Yoga practice will help you increase flexibility, strength and mental focus; all vital elements to improve your climbing abilities!

Yoga is FREE for members and just $5 for non-members.

Yoga mats and blocks are available for free to borrow at the front desk.

Schedule:

  • Monday through Thursday from 7:00-8:00pm

Climbing Team

Team MetroRock is a youth climbing team that meets 9 months out of the year to train for competitions and have some fun climbing. Though competing isn't mandatory, our team trains for local, regional and national competitions as part of the United States Competition Climbing Association (USCCA). Each year, several members typically advance to nationals.

The coaching staff work with kids from grade school to high school in weekly practice sessions. We help kids become competition level climbers through technique and strength development as well as climbing safety at higher levels. Team kids have fun, learn to work hard to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

Our facilities feature extensive bouldering areas and tall walls for rope climbing, giving team members plenty of terrain to work on both disciplines. Optional trips to outdoor climbing areas, both regional and around the country ,round out the training and give members a chance to take their skill to real rock.

Please see our 2014-2015 Info Packet for information on fees, scheduling and team structure. For more information please inquire at our front desk by phone or in person.

 

 

Please have your child complete the Team Code of Conduct & Questionnaire and bring it with them. These meetings will provide an opportunity to get to know other team members, set goals and expectations. Please plan on attending orientation to meet with the coaches and set up billing.

 

 

Advanced Climber (201)

Are your climbing workouts feeling lackluster lately? Do you feel like you have reached a plateau? The Advanced Climber course is designed to teach you skills necessary to get you to the next level. Many harder climbs require advanced training and technique that are beyond the basics. We will assess your strength, evaluate your technique, and grade your route finding strategy. Our goal is to give you the insight into what it will take for you to climb harder routes. The scorecard that we will use to assess your climbing fitness and grade your climbing know-how is found below. Course Details
This course is designed for: 5.7 - 5.9 range
Minimum Age:   Must be at least 14 years old
Max ratio: 4 Climbers : 1 Instructor
Dates: Open, Usually M-F 6:00pm  9:00pm
Instructors have some flexibility with the schedule, but reservations are required!
Equipment Requirements: None
Suggested Prerequisites: 101 or 102
Prices (per climber) $75 per person; course lasts 3 hours
 

Personal Training

MetroRock offers one-on-one personal training for those looking to get fit fast.  Our select instructors are experienced at both climbing and fitness training. They can asses your skills, identify your weaknesses and build a training program for you to improve your strength, technique and stamina. Fees for one-on-one instruction:
  • Per Hour - $50.00
  • 5 Hour Package - 5% discount - $237.50
  • 10 Hour Package - 10% discount - $450.00
  • Fees for group instruction (limit 4 people):
  • Per Hour - $35.00/person
  • Note - the fees include day pass, gear rental (if necessary), and training time.

    MetroRock Climbing Team

    Team MetroRock is a youth climbing team that meets 9 months out of the year to train for competitions and have some fun climbing. Though competing isn't mandatory, our team trains for local, regional and national competitions as part of the United States Competition Climbing Association (USCCA). Each year, several members typically advance to nationals.

    The coaching staff work with kids from grade school to high school in weekly practice sessions. We help kids become competition level climbers through technique and strength development as well as climbing safety at higher levels. Team kids have fun, learn to work hard to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

    Our facilities feature extensive bouldering areas and tall walls for rope climbing, giving team members plenty of terrain to work on both disciplines. Optional trips to outdoor climbing areas, both regional and around the country ,round out the training and give members a chance to take their skill to real rock.

    Please see our 2014-2015 Info Packet for information on fees, scheduling and team structure. For more information please inquire at our front desk by phone or in person.

    ORIENTATION MEETING:

    September 24 at 6pm

    Please have your child complete the Team Code of Conduct & Questionnaire and bring it with them. These meetings will provide an opportunity to find the best fit for your child between our 2 groups based on age, experience level and personal goals. Please plan on attending orientation to meet with the coaches and set up billing.

    FIRST PRACTICE:

    THE FIRST PRACTICE FOR ALL TEAMS WILL BE WEDNESDAY, October 1st.  

    Granite Girls Climbing School

    Training for Women, by Women

    Overview 

    The training will target female specific weaknesses in a secure female friendly environment over a 4 or 8 week span, while introducing workouts and exercises that target specific systems. Each session will meet once a week for two hours.

    Objectives: Help each climber to become stronger, more confident, and more technically advanced. Each week new activities will be introduced to accomplish these goals with direct focus on: technique, route reading/ resting/ projecting, power, power endurance, endurance, and contact strength/lock-offs.

    Schedule

    Beginner Climber Program: 

    4 Week Commitment: $205.00 member, $240.00 non member

    Monday March 9th and goes through March 30th. Practices will be from 7-9pm on Tuesdays. There will be an info session on Monday, March 2nd at 7pm. Get 10% off registrations if you sign up at the info session.

    Includes: • One hour private lesson • Weekly Home work to continue working on each week's topic!

    Intermediate/Advance (v3 minimum) Bootcamp: 

    4 Weeks: $205.00/person

    Begins Tuesday;March 10th and goes through March 31st. There will be an info session on Tuesday, March 3rd at 7pm. Get 10% off registrations if you sign up at the info session.

    For more information: Email Jackie!

    Want to Work on your Leading Skills? Join the Love Leading Course! 

    This class is designed to improve your "lead head" and develop skills for climbing, clipping and belaying more efficiently on lead.4 sessions February 17-March 10th: $205.00 member, $240.00 non member

    For more information: Email Gillers!

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