Climbing and Bouldering Classes for All Ages

Climbing and bouldering programs are canceled until further notice. For more information, see willamalane.org/alerts.

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. 

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, 4/5, 1–4 pm
Sunday, 4/19, 1–4 pm

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.


Women on the Wall: Join us for one Friday a month for a women's-only clinic on basic climbing techniques with our trained staff.
 

Bob Keefer Center
Fridays, 6-7 pm
$10 ID/$12 OD per session
3/27: Register here
4/24: Register here
5/22: Register here


Climbing for Tots: Ages 4–6. 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.

Bob Keefer Center
Wednesdays, 4–4:45 pm
$30 ID/$36 OD per session
4/1–15: Register here
5/6–20: Register here


Climb Together: Climb and Belay: All ages. Climbers young and old learn to climb together. This class includes instruction on basic climbing and belay techniques for mentors, parents, children, and friends.

Bob Keefer Center 
Wednesdays, 6:15–7:30 pm
$36 ID/$43 OD per session
4/1–15: Register here
5/6–20: Register here


Youth Climbing: Beginning/Intermediate: Ages 7–14. Beginning climbers learn the basic skills of climbing and bouldering, while intermediate climbers learn more advanced skills
to become leaders on the climbing wall.

Bob Keefer Center 
Wednesdays, 5–6 pm
$33 ID/$39 OD OD per session
4/1–15: Register here
5/6–20: Register here


Youth Warrior Challenge: Ages 6–13. Back by popular demand, Youth Warrior Challenge is sure to put strength, speed, balance, and problem-solving skills to the test. Kids run, jump, zip, swing, and climb through a series of new and classic obstacles like the Zip Traverse or the Summit Bagger in their quest to become the Ultimate Youth Warrior!

Bob Keefer Center
Saturday, 4/25, 1–4 pm
$20 ID/$24 OD. Register here


Spring Break Climbing Camp: Ages 5–12. In this four-day camp, staff and volunteers teach kids the basics of climbing and slacklining in a fun, safe environment. Bring a sack lunch, snacks, water bottle, and lots of energy. Gear provided.

Bob Keefer Center
Monday-Thursday, 3/23–26, 10:30 am–2:30 pm 
$134 ID/$160 OD. 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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