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.

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, 6/2, 1-4pm
Wednesday, 6/19, 6-9pm
Sunday/ 7/7, 1-4pm
Adults 18+: $5 ID/$7 OD
Youth 17 and under: $3 ID/$5 OD
Drop in

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

Youth Warrior Challenge III: The Youth Warrior Challenge will put your strength, speed and problem-solving  skills to the test. Participants will run, jump, zip, swing and climb through a  series of obstacles to become the Ultimate Youth Warrior.

Saturday, 7/27, 9am-12:30pm
$20 ID/$24 OD
Class #21687. Register Here

Summer Climbing Camp: Ages 5-11. In this four-day camp, staff will teach the skills of climbing in a fun and safe environment. Kids will receive instruction in both top-rope climbing and bouldering. Gear included.

Monday-Thursday, 6/24-6/27, 10am-2pm
$134 ID/$160 OD
6/24-6/27: Class #21686. Register Here
8/26-8/29: Class #21692. Register Here

Youth Climbing: Ages 7-13. Gain new skills or advance your technique through a variety of games and instructional activities in this climbing and bouldering class.

Wednesdays, 5:15-6:30pm
$30 ID/$36 OD
6/5-6/19: Class #21685. Register Here
7/10-7/24: Class #21690. Register Here
8/7-8/21: Class #21691. Register 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.

Wednesdays, 4-5pm
$30 ID/$36 OD 
6/5-6/19: #21684. Register Here 
7/10-7/24: Class #21688. Register Here 
8/7-8/21: Class #21689. 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.


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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