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The Summit

The Summit Climbing facility features a 54-foot climbing wall with 11 anchors, interchangeable for both lead climbing and top rope climbing. It also has a multi-pitch transition ledge at 28 feet. We also have a 13-foot bouldering wall, with problems set by Summit staff. Combined, that's over 4,600 square feet of climbable surface!

Programs include climbing competitions, boulder leagues, top rope and lead climbing clinics, movement and technique classes, family climbing hours, special events, and more.

Classes & events

Learn to Belay

This class will provide you with the basic skills needed to start climbing safely and proficiently. You can expect to learn about the necessary equipment, knots, top rope climbing, belaying, communication, lowering, basic movement and techniques, and our policies. The Summit provides all necessary equipment except climbing shoes. Climbing shoes can be rented for $2.00 at Gear Central. Limited to the first 6 individuals. Prerequisites: None

2/7/2023
4 pm - 5:30 pm 
FREE
2/21/2023 
4 pm - 5:30 pm 
FREE
3/14/2023
4 pm - 5:30 pm
FREE
3/22/2023
4 pm - 5:30 pm
FREE
4/11/2023 
4 pm - 5:30 pm 
FREE
4/19/2023 
4 pm - 5:30 pm 
FREE
5/3/2023 
4 pm - 5:30 pm 
FREE
5/9/2023
4 pm - 5:30 pm 
FREE

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Learn to Lead

This class is designed for those who have experience in top rope climbing and wish to progress learning how to both lead climb and lead belay.  You can expect to learn about lead belaying, clipping and falling techniques. We will provide lead climbing ropes for this class. The Summit provides all necessary equipment except climbing shoes. Climbing shoes can be rented  for $2.00 at Gear Central.    Limited to the first 3 pairs of climbing partners (you must register individually).  You must register with a partner. Prerequisites: Summit Belay Qualified

2/22/2023
4pm - 6pm
$10
3/15/20223
4 pm - 5 pm 
$10
4/12/2023
4 pm - 5 pm 
$10
5/10/2023
4 pm - 5 pm 
$10 

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Instructional Clinics

Movement & Technique 

Climbing Movement clinics are open to all skill levels who want to learn how to use their body in the most efficient way possible. These clinics will focus on basic movement such as weight shifting, handholds/route reading,footwork, and body positioning.

Anchor Building/Cleaning
2/9/2023
4 pm - 6 pm
$10
Anchor Building/Cleaning
2/23/2023
4 pm - 6 pm
$10
Anchor Building/Cleaning
3/16/2023
4 pm - 6 pm 
$10 
Anchor Building/Cleaning
4/13/2023
4 pm - 6 pm
$10
Anchor Building/Cleaning
5/11/2023
4 pm - 6 pm 
$10 

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Climbing Events

No registration required for most climbing events.

Community Settings

More information coming.

2/12/2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
FREE


Community Settings 

More information coming.

3/12/2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
FREE

Community Setting

More information coming.

4/9/2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
FREE



Closures

Date 
Closure 
Time period
January 14-15
Routesetting
ALL DAY
February 11-12 
Routesetting 
ALL DAY 
March 11-12 
Routesetting 
ALL DAY 
April 8-9
Routesetting
ALL DAY

 

 

Climbing Conditioning  

Need strength for climbing? This class will take you from the gym to sending your projects outside! Climbing Conditioning focuses on increasing flexibility, endurance, finger strength, and muscles vital to improving climbing capabilities for all experience levels. 

TBD
TBD
$35.00
TBD
TBD
$35.00

 REGISTRATION COMING SOON

The Summit Orientation

Stop by during our open hours for a short informational tour of the climbing facility to learn about programs, features, safety, scheduled classes and to learn more about how we can serve you in The Summit.

Top Rope Climbing Skills Verification

In order to top rope belay at The Summit, the instructor staff need to verify your belaying and technical skills.  The skills verification is mandatory and you must qualify in order to belay. Please register for our Learn to Belay class if your unfamiliar with top rope belaying.

Lead Climbing Skills Verification

After you’ve proven your proficiency with top rope belaying and you desire to lead climb at The Summit, you and your partner must prove your ability to both lead climb and lead belay with your own 40 meter or greater UIAA approved dynamic rope. You must test with assisted breaking device. Please register for our Learn to Lead Climb class if you're unfamiliar with lead climbing and lead belaying.

Rental Equipment

Item
Description
Price Tax Included
Children's Climbing Shoes
La Sportiva Stickit shoes
$2.00
Adults' Climbing Shoes
Butora  Habara Picante shoes
$2.00
Adult Harness
Black Diamond Momentum DS
Free with University ID
Belay Device
Black Diamond ATC or Petzl Gri Gri +
Free with University ID

Sale equipment

Item
Description
Price Tax Included
Chalk Ball
Black Diamond Non-Refillable
$5.00
Chalk Bag
Black Diamond MOJO
$18.50

CLIMBING FACILIY GROUP RENTALS

Please contact Ryan Kirchner for availability and rates.

All policies and procedures of The Summit still apply to the Family Climbing Sessions.
No family climbing available on weekdays. See scheduled hours.

Children (Age 5 – 13)

  • Must be at least 5 years old to participate.
  • Must be with a parent/guardian at all times and under direct supervision.
  • Are not allowed to belay.
  • Lead climbing is not allowed.

Youths (Age 14 – 17)

  • Able to top rope or lead belay upon successful completion of The Summit top rope skills verification
    • Weight and qualifying restrictions apply.
    • May lead climb upon successful completion of the lead skills verification.

Parents/Guardians

  • Must pass The Summit’s top rope or lead belay skills qualification in order to belay for other family members.
  • Must belay for other family members unless members have passed the belay qualifications and meet all belay qualification expectations and policies.
  • Must supervise family members age 13 and under.
  • Only two family members ages 13 and under can be supervised per parent/guardian.

Bouldering

  • Is open for all family members ages 5 and older during family climbing hours.
  • Spotting is not required, but it is highly encouraged.
Last Updated: 12/5/22