Youth Climbing and Bouldering Classes

From the 12-foot bouldering wall to the amazing 33-foot-tall free-form climbing wall, Bob Keefer Center has something for people of all climbing levels. Choices of ropes and auto belays make it easy for new climbers to navigate the wall. Gear is always included. 

Looking for climbing classes for adults? Go here.

We're looking for climbing volunteers! Whether you're passionate about climbing, or you're just enthusiastic about helping people stay active and engaged, we'd love your help. Learn more about volunteering at the climbing wall here


Open Climbs: All ages. Scale the Bob Keefer Center’s 33 ft. climbing wall during our drop-in open climb. Staff and volunteers will help you scale the wall successfully, while sharpening your climbing skills. Gear included.


Sunday, 11/3, 1-4pm
Sunday, 11/17, 1-4pm

Drop in fees:
Youth:  $4 ID/$8 OD
Adult: $8 ID/$11 OD
Student/Senior/Military: $6 ID/$8 OD
Open Climbs are included in the Willamalane ALL-ACCESS Membership! Learn more here.

Get social! Invite your friends to our Open Climb events on Facebook. Check them out here.


Climbing for Tots: Ages 4-6. This is the perfect introductory class to help your child learn the art of climbing. Kids build confidence, balance and strength on the climbing and boulder walls while parents learn to safely support young climbers with basic belay and coaching techniques. Climbers receive a certificate of completion and skill development milestones.

Bob Keefer Center              
Wednesdays, 4-4:45pm
$30 ID/$36 OD
10/23–11/6: Class #22893. Register here
12/4–12/18: Class #22894. Register here


Climbing Together: Climbing and Belay: All ages. Climbers young and old learn what they need to climb together. This class is time for mentors, parents, kids, and friends to get instruction on basic climbing and belay techniques.
 
Bob Keefer Center
Wednesdays, 6:15-7:15pm
$33 ID/$39 OD
10/23–11/6: Class #22900. Register here
12/4–12/18: Class #22901. Register here
  

Youth Climbing: Beginner-Intermediate: Ages 7–13. Gain new skills or advance your technique through a variety of games and activities in this climbing and bouldering class.
 
Bob Keefer Center
Wednesdays, 5-6pm
$33 ID/$39 OD
10/23–11/6: Class #22897. Register here
12/4–12/18: Class #22898. Register here


Winter Break Climbing Camp: Ages 5–12. In this three-day camp, kids learn the basics of climbing (and slacklining!) in a fun, safe environment. All kids need to bring is a sack lunch, snacks, water bottle, and lots of energy. Gear included.
 
Bob Keefer Center
Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 12/23–12/27, 10am–2pm
$99 ID/$119 OD
Class #23021. Register here
 
Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 12/30–1/3, 10am–2pm
$99 ID/$119 OD
Class #23022. Register here


Current Classes

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Get active after school! After-School All-Stars is a great way to get kids excited about sports after school in the convenience of their own school gyms and playgrounds. Learn more about After-School All-Stars here.


FAQs

Why can't I see the class I want to take? 
Not all classes may be available at this time, and many of this term's classes may have already started. Check back every term for a new slate!

What does ID/OD mean?
 People who live or own property within Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s boundaries support Willamalane with their tax dollars, and so they enjoy lower program costs. If you live in-district, you'll pay the ID cost; if you live out-of-district, you'll pay the OD cost. Not sure if you're in-district? Check the district map here.
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