newburyport

Sat Dec 6 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Here is the schedule for the Championship:
iso opens climbing groups
Session 1 9:00am 10:00am - 12:00pm Youth A and Junior
Session 2 11:30am 12:30pm - 2:30pm Youth B and Male Youth C
Session 3 2:00pm 3:00pm - 5:00pm Female Youth C and Youth D

Iso closes 45 mins after it opens.

Trad Climber (421)

Are you passionate about climbing, but still find yourself yearning for something more? Looking for a way to go deeper into the sport? Prepare to rack-up and delve into the mysteries of traditional lead climbing! Learning traditional climbing  will open a door to limitless possibilities for accessing climbing routes both locally and around the world. This 2 Day Course will include the instruction and practical application necessary to take the first steps in the Trad Climbing world. 

We will teach you:

  • Proper Lead Technique
  • Placing Gear
  • Setting Anchors
  • Safety Instruction and Hazard Evaluation
  • Route Finding

 

Location: Pawtuckaway State Park in Southern New Hampshire.

To book a private class, please email us MCS@MetroRock.com or give us a ring at 978.255.3807!  
 
Sign up for an Open Enrollment class today by selecting from the available dates below:
Class Details
Designed for:Climbers interested in learning how to lead climb with removable protection
Length:Two full days/8 Hours Each
Minimum Age:18 (email MCS@Metrorock.com for exceptions)
Max Ratio:4 Climbers : 1 Instructor
Suggested Pre-requisites:Should be lead belay certified. Intro to Outdoor Climbing (103),Indoor Basic Safety Class (101), Outdoor Climber (121), Indoor Lead Climber (301)
Price (per person):$250 (Open Enrollment price), $500 for One-on-One instruction.
Groups:Email (MCS@Metrorock.com) for group rates and custom classes!

Sport Climber (303)

Ready to take those lead climbing skills outside? This full day class will teach you everything you need to know about sport climbing safely outdoors! In this class you will learn:
  • About fixed anchors and how they work
  • How to equip a sport climb
  • How to safely clean (or bail out!) a sport climb
  • Risk analysis for outdoor lead climbing
  • Sport climbing tricks such as speedy anchor cleaning and stick-clipping
To book a private class, please email us MCS@MetroRock.com or give us a ring at 978.255.3807!
Class Details
Designed for:Indoor lead climbers looking to learn the ropes of sport climbing outdoors
Length:Full Day / 8 Hours
Minimum Age:16 (email MCS@Metrorock.com for exceptions)
Max Ratio:4 Climbers : 1 Instructor
Suggested Pre-req's:Should be LEAD belay certified. Intro to Outdoor Climbing (103), Indoor Basic Safety Class (101), Outdoor Climber (121), Indoor Lead Climber (301)
Price (per person):$150 (Open Enrollment price!), $325 for One-on-One instruction.
Groups:Email (MCS@Metrorock.com) for group rates and custom classes!

Top Rope Manager (221)

Ready to start climbing outside on your own, but unsure how to start? Want to learn the skills to be able to confidently take your friends and family out for a day of toproping?

Our Top Rope Manager Class is an intensive class that will teach you the fundamental concepts of building top rope anchor systems. 

In this class you will learn:

  • How to use specialized climbing safety equipment such as rope, webbing, carabiners, removable and fixed protection.
  • How to tie specialized climbing knots such as the bowline, clove hitch and the ring bend.
  • How to safely identify and use different anchor points.
  • The basic concepts of a safe top rope anchor system.
  • How to build different top rope anchor systems.

Location: Local crags located anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour drive from Boston.

Class Details

 To book a private class, please email us MCS@MetroRock.com or give us a ring at 978.255.3807!  

 
Designed for:Climbers who are looking to start climbing outside on their own.
Length:Full day / 8 Hours
Minimum Age:14 (email MCS@Metrorock.com for exceptions)
Max Ratio:6 Climbers : 1 Instructor
Suggested Pre-requisites:Should be belay certified. Intro to Outdoor Climbing (103), Indoor Basic Safety Class (101), Outdoor Climber (121)
Price (per person):$125 (Open Enrollment price!), $300 for One-on-One instruction.
Groups:Email (MCS@Metrorock.com) for group rates and custom classes!

Crack School (205)

Learn one of the most important outdoor climbing techniques. Crack climbing! Spend a day with one of our experienced instructors building your crack climbing skill set. We'll tackle every size and talk about the secrets to becoming a confident and competent crack climber.


In this class you will:

  • Learn the specific techniques for every size crack
  • Climb many different sized cracks
  • Learn how to protect your hands with climbing tape

Location: Pawtuckaway State Park in Deerfield, New Hampshire.

To book a private class, please email us MCS@MetroRock.com or give us a ring at 978.255.3807
Sign up for an Open Enrollment class today by selecting from the available dates below:
Class Details
Designed for:Climbers looking to learn the art of climbing cracks outdoors
Length:Full Day / 8 Hours
Minimum Age:14 (email MCS@Metrorock.com for exceptions)
Max Ratio:6 Climbers : 1 Instructor
Suggested Pre-requisites:Should be top rope belay certified. Intro to Outdoor Climbing (103), Indoor Basic Safety Class (101), Outdoor Climber (121)
Price (per person):$125 (Open Enrollment price!), $300 for One-on-One instruction.
Groups:Email (MCS@Metrorock.com) for group rates and custom classes!

Ice Climber (203)

Let's go climb some ICE! The Ice Climber class is a full one-day class designed for climbers with some experience (either indoors or outdoors) to come experience the thrill of climbing frozen water! Never climbed outside before? Great! Use this class as a great way to experience outdoor climbing for the first time! Looking to improve your ice climbing technique? Come join us! Our instructors will help you hone those ice climbing skills!
In this class you will learn:

  • How to use ice climbing equipment
  • Safe Climbing
  • Movement and Technique

Location: Depending on conditions, we will meet at one of several great ice climbing crags in Southern New Hampshire and the White Mountains. Dress in warm layers!

To book a private class, please email us MCS@MetroRock.com or give us a ring at 978.255.3807
Sign up for an Open Enrollment class today by selecting from the available dates below:
Class Details
Designed for:Climbers looking to experience ice climbing for the first time, or want to hone their basic ice climbing skills.
Length:Full Day / 8 Hours
Minimum Age:16 (email MCS@Metrorock.com for exceptions)
Max Ratio:5 Climbers : 1 Instructor
Suggested Pre-requisites:Should be belay certified. Intro to Outdoor Climbing (103), Indoor Basic Safety Class (101), Outdoor Climber (121)
Price (per person):$175 (Open Enrollment price), $350 for One-on-One instruction.
Groups:Email (MCS@Metrorock.com) for group rates and custom classes

Outdoor Climber (121)

Let's get outdoors! Our Outdoor Climber Class is a half day class designed to introduce gym climbers to the world of outdoor climbing. Let our professional staff take you to local top rope destinations - we want to make your transition from climbing indoors to outdoors an eye-opening experience that will get you hooked. This is your chance to hone your climbing skills on real rock and gain some real confidence and experience outside of the gym environment!  This class will provide you with the skills to move on to our Top Rope Manager Class


In this class you will learn:

  • How to refine your outdoor belaying skills. 
  • How to improve your communication skills at the crag.
  • How to refine your basic outdoor climbing technique.
  • Advanced outdoor climbing techniques such as crack climbing and bouldering.

Location: Local crags located anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour drive from Boston.

Class Details

 

 

To book a private class, please email us MCS@MetroRock.com or give us a ring at 978.255.3807!  
 
 
 
Designed for:Climbers of any ability level who haven't climbed outside before or who want to refine their outdoor climbing skills.
Length:Half day / 5 Hours
Minimum Age:14 (email MCS@Metrorock.com for exceptions)
Max Ratio:6 Climbers : 1 Instructor
Suggested Pre-req'sIntro to Outdoor Climbing (103) or Indoor Basic Safety Class
Equipment Needed:None. All climbing equipment included!
Price (per person):$75 (Open Enrollment Price!), $200 for one-on-one instruction.

Introduction to Outdoor Climbing (103)

Let's get outdoors! Our Introduction to Outdoor Climbing Class is a half day class designed specifically for the beginner or first-time climber. You will learn elements of basic safety and different climbing techniques involved with climbing outside.  This class provides all the skills you need to know to pass a belay test in the gym and become Top Rope Belay Certified. This is the equivalent of our Learn to Climb indoor class.

In this class you will learn:

  • How to use technical climbing equipment such as a harness and belay device.
  • How to connect yourself to a climbing rope via the trace-8 and double fisherman's knot.
  • How to belay to keep your climbing partner safe.
  • How to give commands to communicate with your climbing partner.
  • Basic climbing technique: using balance, flexibility, and strength to move up the rock face.

Location: Local crags located anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour drive from Boston.

Class Details

Designed for:Beginners or first time climbers.
Length:Half day / 5 Hours
Minimum Age:14 (email MCS@Metrorock.com for exceptions)
Max Ratio:6 Climbers : 1 Instructor
Suggested Prerequisites:None.
Equipment Requirements:None. All climbing equipment inlcuded!
  
Price (per person):$75 (Open Enrollment price!), $200 for One-on-One instruction.
Groups:Email (MCS@MetroRock.com) for group rates and custom classes!
 
To book a private class, please email us MCS@MetroRock.com or give us a ring at 978.255.3807!  
 
Sign up for an Open Enrollment class today by selecting from the available dates below:
 

Guided Adventures

The MetroRock Climbing school is always excited to facilitate your next high adventure. We can run:
  • Family outings
  • Group climbing
  • Multi-pitch adventures
  • Bouldering Tours
  • Alpine experiences
email us MCS@MetroRock.com or give us a ring at 978.255.3807

Introductory Classes

Basic Top Rope Safety (101)

 

Are you interested in climbing for the first time? Has it been a while since you have last climbed and are you looking for a refresher? This course is designed for beginners that are looking to take the first steps to get into rock climbing. Our professional staff will walk you through the basics and steps required to get you climbing on the ropes and having a great time. We will teach you:

  • Equipment: how to use a harness and belay device
  • Knots: tying in with a figure 8 follow-through, plus a fisherman's backup
  • Belaying: using a locking carabiner and ATC to confidently keep your climbing partner safe
  • Commands: how to communicate with your climbing partner
  • After taking this course, most students can safely pass the MetroRock belay check, necessary to climb in the gym

Courses can be arranged outside of normal schedule any day with advance notice, please contact us for scheduling. Course Details

This course is designed for:Beginners new to climbing
Minimum Age:Must be at least 14 years old
Max ratio: 6 Climbers : 1 Instructor
Dates:Weekdays 7:30-9pm Weekends 12:30 - 2pm
Equipment Requirements:None
Suggested Prerequisites:None
Prices (per climber):$40, includes gear and day pass. $20 for ladies on Monday, men on Wednesdays and students on Fridays!

Reservations are required!


 

Learn to Climb (102)

 

The Learn to Climb course is a comprehensive introduction to indoor climbing. It starts with the same material included in the Basic Top Rope Climber course, but adds technique, supervised climbing practice, and personalized feedback on each student’s climbing skills. We also provide you with the understanding of our grading systems and the different types of climbing that you can do in the gym. We will teach you:

  • Equipment: how to use a harness and belay device 
  • Knots: tying in with a figure 8 follow-through, plus a fisherman’s backup 
  • Belaying: using a locking carabiner and ATC to confidently keep your climbing partner safe 
  • Commands: how to communicate with your climbing partner 
  • Bouldering: have fun staying close to the ground 
  • Technique: using balance, flexibility, and strength to move up a face 
  • After taking this course, most students can safely pass the MetroRock belay check, necessary to climb in the gym

Courses can be arranged outside of normal schedule any day with advance notice, please contact us for scheduling. Course Details

This course is designed for:All beginners
Minimum Age:  Must be at least 14 years old
Max ratio:     6 Climbers : 1 Instructor
Dates:Weekends 9:00am – Noon. Reservations required!
Equipment Requirements:None
Suggested Prerequisites:None
Prices (per climber)$65 per person; course lasts 3 hours

Want to take this class outside? Check out our Intro to Outdoor Climbing class! For scheduling information or to book a spot in the class, please give us a ring at 978-255-3807 or email us anytime: MCS@Metrorock.com

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