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.

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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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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