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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
- Weight and qualifying restrictions apply.
- May lead climb upon successful completion of the lead skills verification.
- 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.
- Is open for all family members ages 5 and older during family climbing hours.
- Spotting is not required, but it is highly encouraged.
Come climb in the Summit's first ever Boulder League! This 7 week regular season will have new boulders to climb every week for teams to battle for the regular season champions and then Boulder League Competition! The entry fee not only gets you into the regular season but the boulder league comp as well (See Boulder League Competition Below for More Details). Here are some details about the league:
Team Sizes: 2-4; No team, no worries! Sign up as a free agent, see 'Team Name' below.
Team Name: When registering you will be asked to enter an appropriate team name. All climbers wanting to be on the same team need to enter the same team name. If you don’t have a team just type "free agents" and we will make sure you have a team.
Climbing Categories: Recreational (V Easy to V3), Intermediate (V4-V6), and Advanced (V7+)
How it Works: During registration, you will pick a category you will be competing in. Your category will be the hardest climbs that you complete 3 of. During the league, you can get bumped up a category but not down. During the season climbers will have 1 week since the day of the set (which will be posted here) to come in, climb, and turn in a digital scorecard. Each week your top 3 climbs will count to your team score. Climbers will drop their lowest week score just in case you miss a week. The Summit will track the team’s progress and post scores here on our website. At the end of the season, we will announce the champions and they will be in the #1 position for the Boulder League Competition.
Boulder League Competition
All teams that have registered and participated in the boulder league, get ready for a crazy comp! Competing as a team encountering over 12 competition style boulders to climb, your team will move from section to section, climbing multiple boulders in each section. Boulders will vary in grade, but be smart each section is timed. The judges will be watching and keeping score so we can crown a Boulder League Champion!
This balancing and technique based event crates (pun intended) a challenge unlike other climbing activities. While placing crates in a vertical tower, and balancing on top, you will attempt to build the highest stack. Register before hand for a chance to win a FREE entry to SENDsations Bouldering Comp!
Disco After Dark
It’s going be a late night at the Summit ! Join us for a disco after dark from 10pm to midnight! We'll be dropping the lights down low and pumping the jams up to enjoy a late night of bouldering. Come dressed in your grooviest gear! Register before hand to be in the running for a FREE entry to the SENDsations Comp!