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
Knowing how to build anchors is an essential part of climbing. This evening clinic will focus on placing solid protection and building secure anchors. You will practice and dial in all aspects of what it means to build a safe, solid anchor while getting direct feedback.
This beginner-level clinic is designed to introduce the tools, skills, and methods to participants with no prior route setting knowledge or experience. Participants will focus on safety, hold selection, tool handling, setting, and forerunning in a gym setting.
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.
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 Galen Staats 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.