Kids Club

Kids Club is a chance for young climbers to experience the excitement of rock climbing in the supervised environment at Prairie Walls. Kids love to climb, and as they learn the skills of safe rock climbing they will also be gaining self confidence, learning trust, improving coordination and physical fitness. Prairie Walls staff will take care of all the safety checks and belaying while the kids climb. For kids that have taken our Get Vertical or Sharp End classes, the staff will provide supervision while the kids practice the belaying and safety skills they have learned. Our staff to climber ratio is approximately 1 to 8.

When:

Fridays, 5:00 to 7:00

Cost:

$20.00, All of the required rental equipment is included.

Kids Club punch cards:

10 pass $160.00
5 pass $90.00

Policies:

Reservations are requested for kids club. Without reservations, we will limit the number of climbers we accept. Our instructor to climber ratio is approximately 1 to 7 and Kids club is for climbers ages 7 and up. Children under 7 will be accepted with a parent on site. All climbers must complete our 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.

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. Each participant 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.

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.


Boy Scout Climbing Merit Badge

Prairie Walls has a climbing merit badge councilor on staff that teaches the course, enabling BSA members to earn their merit badge.

When:


 

Mondays, Saturday or Sunday morning 8:00 AM (4 hours allotted. No more than 1 hour is budgeted for the classroom portion of the merit badge)

Cost:


 

$40.00 per scout

 

Policies:


 

Minimum group size, 5

Applicant requirements:

1. Age 12 or older.

2. Prior to this class all applicants must review the requirements of climbing merit badge as defined in the “Climbing Merit Badge” handbook.  Applicants are expected to have a working knowledge of the following requirements:

1 A B

2

3

4 ABCD

5 ABCD

6 ABCDE

7 ABCDE

9 A

12

No more than one hour is budgeted for the class room part of the merit badge.  If the scouts have not studied the requirements of the merit badge, they will not be able to show competency in the class room requirements in the time allotted

Blue cards will be filled out in advance with the scouts information, the numbers and letters of the climbing merit badge requirements.