climbing

Classes

Exxcel's climbing program offers something for everyone. Classes start at 4 years old no experience is necessary. Climbers will learn safety guidelines, knot formation, proper equipment usage, and belaying techniques.

Please see our class descriptions below.

ADVENTURE PLAY
4 – 6 years
45 minutes

Adventure Play is an introduction to climbing through games and adventure activities. Students will be become familiar with climbing gear and terminology, along with the very basic techniques of climbing and bouldering. Emphasis is placed on understanding safety rules and the importance of communication and cooperation when climbing, enabling young climbers to build confidence. Students in Adventure Play will also use the trampoline, ropes and foam pit.

Goals:

  • Climbing to the top of the wall with confidence
  • Ability to put on own harness
  • Understanding the importance of safety
  • Knowledge of basic climbing terms
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CLIMB STARS
6 – 12 years
1 hour

Climb Stars is a beginner class for students with little or no previous climbing experience. Students will be introduced to basic climbing, bouldering, and belaying techniques. Climbers will also learn climbing terminology and the use of gear. There is a strong focus on safety rules and the mastery of two basic and very important knots. Students will build upper body strength and increase coordination as they are encouraged to climb to the top of the wall.

Goals:

  • Ability to demonstrate a figure eight and double fisherman's knot
  • Climbing to the top of wall with self confidence
  • Understanding of safety rules
  • Knowledge of equipment
  • Ability to put on own harness
  • Basic understanding of belay system

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DYNO CLIMB
6 – 9 years
1 hour

Dyno Climb is an intermediate class for climbers who have already mastered the basic skills. Students will continue to build upper body strength and coordination as they learn new climbing and bouldering techniques. New terminology, gear, and knots will be introduced. The importance of safety, cooperation and communication will be constantly reinforced as students develop belaying skills.

Goals:

  • Ability to belay with a partner
  • Knowledge of required knots
  • Mastery of all basic climbing terminology
  • Ability to complete a 5.7 or 5.8 climb
  • Understanding all safety rules

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SUPER CLIMB STARS
8 – 12 years
1.5 hours

Super Climb Stars is an intermediate class for students who have demonstrated proficiency in the Climb Star program or have personal climbing experience. Students will expand their knowledge and understanding of the use of gear and terminology as they further develop climbing, bouldering and belaying techniques. Emphasis is placed on the importance of conditioning and stretching exercises to enhance climbing ability. Cooperation, communication, and safety rules will continue to be reinforced as students learn advanced knots and the rescue system.

Goals:

  • Ability to complete a 5.9 climb
  • Mastery of 3 knots
  • Understanding of all safety rules
  • Ability to belay with a Gri-Gri
  • Knowledge of all basic terminology and gear use

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TEEN CLIMB
12 – 18 years
1.5 hours

Teen Climb is open to all levels of climbers. No climbing experience is necessary. Students will learn use of gear and terminology, and practice climbing and bouldering techniques in accordance with their own individual experience and ability levels. The importance of safety, cooperation and communication will be constantly reinforced as students develop and hone belaying skills.

Goals:

  • Ability to demonstrate a figure eight and double fisherman's knot
  • Climbing to the top of wall with self confidence
  • Understanding of safety rules
  • Knowledge of equipment
  • Ability to put on own harness
  • Understanding of belay system
  • Other goals as defined by the individual climber

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Ninja Warrior Juniors
5+ years
1 hour

An exciting class full of ninja fitness and obstacle coarse training.
High energy games relating to speed, agility and alertness.
The class will also prepare the athletes for the Exxcel Ninja Warrior competition held each session.

Ninja Warrior
7+ years
1.5 hours

An exciting class full of ninja fitness and obstacle coarse training.
High energy games relating to speed, agility and alertness.
The class will also prepare the athletes for the Exxcel Ninja Warrior competition held each session.