Private Lessons

Classes & Lessons

Indoor Climbing lessons

We offer semi-private climbing lessons to individuals who want to learn to climb or improve their technique through personalized instruction and training. One hour lessons are $20 per person. Lessons may be scheduled year-round. Register below.

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.



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 initial class, depending on experience. Participants must be at least 14 years old to belay.

Register below.

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.


Belay Class

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this form to register for a belay class. When you complete this belay class, you will be eligible for certification to belay in the Rock Gym. In order to learn how to belay, the belayer must be at least 14 years old. These semi-private lessons cost $10 per person. Free for Gordon Students, Staff and Faculty

1. Name:

2. Preferred method of contact:


3. Email:

4. Phone Number

5. Time available: (Please choose a date that you are available.)

Friday Feb 12th 7-9pm
Friday Feb 26th 7-9pm
Friday March 25th 7-9pm
Friday April 8th 7-9pm
Friday April 22th 7-9pm

6. Have you ever belayed before?


7. Payment method:

Check (made out to Gordon College)
Gordon Student, Staff, or Faculty

8. Comments/Questions:

Climbing Lessons

If you are filling out this form, then you are signing up for one semi-private Climbing Lesson.The lessons are one hour and cost $20 per climber. Thank you for filling out this form! We will be in contact with you shortly.

1. Name:

2. Phone Number: (cell or home)

3. Email:

4. Preferred method of contact:


5. Time available: (Please select one date that you are available)

6. How much climbing experience do you have? (Please check all the boxes that apply.)

This is my first time ever climbing!
This is my first time climbing at the Gordon Rock Gym!
I have climbed once or twice previously.
I climb once a year.
I climb once every few months.
I climb once a month.
I climb every week.
I have had climbing lessons before and want to continue to hone my skils.
I have never had climbing lessons and would like to become more serious about climbing.

7. Payment method:

Check (made out to Gordon College)

8. We want you to be satisfied with the program. Please share with us your reason for participation and goals. What do you hope to gain from the climbing lessons? What is your goal?

9. Comments/Questions: