Prairie Walls offers a wide variety of instructional programs for climbers. As a new climber it is crucial that you learn your basic safety skills. As an advancing climber proper instruction will increase your enjoyment of the sport and take you to the next level in your climbing.

Get Vertical Class


If you are new to the exciting world of rock climbing, the Get Vertical class at Prairie Walls is where you want to start. In this two hour, hands-on, introductory climbing class you will learn the basic safety skills required for climbing at Prairie Walls

With a Prairie Walls instructor as your guide you will learn how to put on a climbing harness, tie the rope into the harness, safety checks, top rope belaying, basic vertical movement and bouldering. You learn by doing and we will have you on the wall in no time. Upon successful completion of this class you will have the skills required to climb at Prairie Walls on your own. Each student receives a coupon for a free day pass, valid within two weeks of completing the class. With the instructors approval you may stay and climb after class.

When:


Saturdays 2:00 to 4:00
Tuesdays 6:00 to 8:00
(The Get Vertical class can also be scheduled as a group event or a private lesson. Call for details.)

Cost:

$40.00

Note: The price includes all required rental equipment, plus climbing shoes.

Policies:


Reservations are requested for class, so we can add more instructors if we need to. Our instructor to student ratio is approximately 1:8. We will limit the number of students we accept per class. This class is generally appropriate for ages 12 and up. All climbers must complete our liability waiver and rules agreement. Climbers under 18 must have the forms signed by a parent or legal guardian. Hours, rates and policies are subject to change; call to verify. All prices subject to tax.


Parent Child Class


Learning to rock climb with your children is a great family activity. In climbing, the challenges and rewards are essentially the same for children and adults, creating a unique family experience.

In this two-hour introductory climbing class parents and children 12 and older will learn the basic safety skills required for climbing at Prairie Walls. Including how to put on a climbing harness, tie the rope into the harness, safety checks, top rope belaying, basic vertical movement and bouldering. You learn by doing and we will have you on the wall in no time. Children 11 and under will climb while the parents belay them. Upon successful completion of this class parents and children 12 and older will have the skills required to climb at Prairie Walls on your own.  Each student receives a coupon for a free day pass, valid within two weeks of completing the class. With the instructors approval you may stay and climb after class.

When:


Saturdays 2:00 to 4:00
Tuesdays 6:00 to 8:00

Cost:


$40.00 for each adult or child 12 and older
$20.00 per child 11 years and younger.

Note: The price includes all required rental equipment.

Policies:


Reservations are requested for class, so we can add more instructors if we need to. Our instructor to student ratio is approximately 1 to 8 and we will limit the number of students we accept per class. One adult must attend with each family group. It is outside of the realm of what we do at Prairie Walls to define what a “family” is. Please respect the intent of the program and if you have a question in this regard please call. All climbers must complete our liability waiver and rules agreement. Climbers under 18 must have the forms signed by a parent or legal guardian. Hours, rates and policies are subject to change; call to verify. All prices subject to tax.


The Sharp End


Ready to expand your climbing horizons? Then try stepping out on the sharp end of the rope. This class will introduce the experienced top rope climber to lead climbing and belaying on indoor sport routes. You will learn how to belay a climber on lead, proper clipping technique, efficient climbing on lead and falling safely.

When:


By appointment only. Call to make a reservation. This is a two hour class.

Cost:


$50.00

Note: You may stay and climb after class.

Policies:


Minimum of two students per class. Minimum climbing skills are required for this class, you need to be top rope belay certified and climbing solidly at a 5.8 to 5.9 level. This class is generally appropriate for ages 14 and up. All climbers must complete our liability waiver and rules agreement. Climbers under 18 must have the forms signed by a parent or legal guardian. Hours, rates and policies are subject to change; call to verify. All prices subject to tax.


Desperate Grace


Rock climbing is a very technique dependent activity. Strength alone will not see you to the top of a challenging climb. When properly applied, the art of vertical movement transforms climbing into a graceful dance in the vertical world. In this lesson you will learn to climb efficiently, the importance of balance, foot work and conserving your strength as well as specific climbing techniques to advance your climbing ability.

When:


By appointment. Call to make a reservation.
This is a two hour class.

Cost:


$50.00

Note: You may stay and climb after class.

Policies:


Minimum of two students per class. Minimum climbing skills are required for this class, you need to be top rope belay certified. All climbers must complete our liability waiver and rules agreement. Climbers under 18 must have the forms signed by a parent or legal guardian. Hours, rates, and policies are subject to change; call to verify. All prices subject to tax.


Rappelling


What goes up must come down. Rappelling is a technique climbers use to descend from steep climbs in the outdoors. At Prairie Walls we have a rappelling ledge built into our main climbing wall. Students will learn the proper use of equipment and safe rappelling methods.

When:


By appointment. Call to make a reservation.
This is a two hour class.

Cost:


$50.00

Note: The price includes all required rental equipment.

Policies: Minimum of two students per class. All climbers must complete our liability waiver and rules agreement. Climbers under 18 must have the forms signed by a parent or legal guardian. Hours, rates and policies are subject to change; call to verify. All prices subject to tax.


Private Lessons


Private lessons at Prairie Walls are custom designed to fit your needs and schedule. If you have reached a plateau in your climbing or wish to explore more advanced aspects of climbing a private lesson may be just what you are looking for.
Topics include:

  • A private Get Vertical class.
  • Advanced vertical movement.
  • Crack climbing.
  • Bouldering.
  • Developing a personal training program.
  • Climbing anchors.
  • Trad leading.
  • Multi pitch climbing.
  • Aid climbing.
  • Escaping the belay.
  • Self rescue.

When:


By appointment. Call to make a reservation.

Cost:


$50.00 for two hours, per person.

Note: The price includes all required rental equipment.
Policies: . All climbers must complete our liability waiver and rules agreement. Climbers under 18 must have the forms signed by a parent or legal guardian. Hours, rates and policies are subject to change; call to verify. All prices subject to tax.
Policies:


All climbers must complete our liability waiver and rules agreement. Climbers under 18 must have the forms signed by a parent or legal guardian. Hours, rates and policies are subject to change; call to verify. All prices subject to tax.