Finding a new passion for climbing can be an incredible discovery! Unlike many other climbing gyms that focus on Top Rope climbing (requiring the use of ropes and understanding of knots), The Spot Bouldering Gym and Spot Climbing School focus on bouldering. Bouldering is the activity of climbing without ropes on shorter “boulder problems” with extensive padding underneath them to cushion their fall. Bouldering typically focuses on the basic movement of climbing that kids enjoy most. Kids don’t need to learn knots and other complex systems to get started fast. Compared to the rest of our course offerings, Kids Climb doesn’t require a multiple session commitment. Participants should sign up at least 24 hours in advance to reserve their spot in this one-time experiential course.
All of our climbing features are themed after real climbing areas including: Yosemite National Park, Hueco Tanks, Fontainebleau (France), and the Colorado! Under the supervision of our expert instructors, participants will be able to experience every facet our gym has to offer for youth climbers. Spot Climbing School Instructors are experts in the field of climbing. The Spot Climbing School has an excellent safety record and has served hundreds of kids. Kids Climb participants will experience the thrill of bouldering, roped climbing, and walking on a slackline.
The session begins with a thorough safety orientation to the gym including how to fall on a padded crashpad. Once all of the complimentary rock shoes have been put on, participants will have the opportunity to boulder on our freestanding boulders and/or climb up to 24’ on our Yosemite Top Rope Wall under the close attention and supervision of our professional instructors. The Yosemite Wall has a variety of top rope routes ranging from beginner to intermediate and has some real granite-like cracks. At the end of the hour and half session, kids should have a great understanding of how to rock climb and move over stone.
Kids Climb is the best way for kids to try climbing for the first time without having to commit to multiple sessions. Give it a try and see if climbing is right for you! If you like Kids Climb sign up for Geckos that is another experiential focused climbing program that meets for 4 sessions per month.
Prerequisites and/or exclusions
Participants must be 6 years old or older. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance.
Who, What, Where, When, Why, Cost
Who: Kids ages 6 and up
What: Kids Climb
Where: The Spot Bouldering Gym and Spot Climbing School, 3240 Prairie Ave., Boulder, CO
When: Wednesdays 4pm-5:30pm, Saturdays 10:30am-12pm
Cost: $25 per session, 5 punch passes for $110
24 hour notice required for registration