La Vida Center for Outdoor Education & Leadership
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Classes & Lessons

Indoor Climbing lessons

We offer private and semi-private climbing lessons to individuals who want to learn to climb or improve their technique through personalized instruction and training. Rates start at $25 for a one-hour private lesson, and $20 per person for a semi-private lesson (2-3 climbers). Lessons may be scheduled year-round.  us for more information or to request a time.

Groups can also sign up for weekly lessons (typically 4-6 week sessions) to learn climbing and belaying skills as part of a gym class, team, or simple to stay fit! Please see our events page for the registration form and rates.


Outdoor Climbing lessons

We now offer private and small group lessons outdoors at local crags with experienced instructors.

Private lesson (2 hours): $55
Semi-private lesson (2-3 climbers, 2 hours): $40/person
Group half-day (4-8 climbers, up to 4 hours): $55/person

us for large group or full day options.


BELAY CLASSes 

All climbers interested in belaying are strongly encouraged to take our belay class, whether they are brand new belayers or experienced climbers in need of a refresher. The class runs approximately 2 hours depending on the experience of the participants. Topics include equipment inspection and use, 10-point safety check, local operating procedures, rock gym policies, and brake-ready belay technique. Cost is $10 per person which covers the course, supervised practice as needed, and the belay test. Belay tests typically happen a week or more after the class, depending on experience. Participants must be at least 14 years old to belay.

Class are scheduled according to sign-ups. Anyone interested in taking the belay class should sign up at  and will be contacted about upcoming dates.

Experienced belayers who are competent in the brake-ready belay method may opt to take the belay test during open gym instead of attending the class.  The cost is $10 and includes an orientation to belaying in our facility and a practical test.

Private belay lessons are available for $15.  us to schedule.