Adult Instruction

Whether you want to learn to climb or develop your skills, you’ve found the right place. Inner Peaks offers a variety of instruction to help get you where you want to go! Our guides and instructors are experienced climbers and undergo rigorous training before leading any classes. Equipment is state-of-the-art and inspected regularly. See below to explore all the great ways you can learn to climb at Inner Peaks.

*Individuals must be 16 or older to participate in any Adult Instruction offering.*

Interested in Private Instruction? Click here.

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Intro to Top Rope Climbing

Learn the basics of knot tying and belay technique! Intro to Top Rope is designed for climbers interested in acquiring the skills needed to climb independently on the roped climbing routes at Inner Peaks.


  • Participants must be 16 years or older.
  • We recommend about two weeks of consistent climbing in our facility before signing up.

CLASS SCHEDULE: Choose your preferred location below. Pre-registration is required.

Climbing 101: rope climbing technique

The Introduction to Rope Climbing  Technique Class is designed for beginner climbers who are seeking a deeper dive into learning more about the following:

  • What is Rope Climbing? The difference between Top Rope/Sport Climbing compared to other climbing disciplines? Endurance, strength, and intentionality while climbing!
  • Managing Risk and Injury prevention with communicating with your partner, mindfully falling and descending
  • Introduce participants to YDS grading systems. Explain how the Yosemite Decimal System works and relates to the bouldering V grading system.
  • Explain 5 major hold types and briefly discuss difficulty level of each in regard to finger health and readiness.

PREREQUISITE: Participants must be 16 yrs or older to attend AND must have their IP TR Belay Tag

CLASS SCHEDULE: Offered at South End. Pre-registration is required.

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Intro to Indoor Lead Climbing

Introduction to Indoor Lead Climbing class will give you all the skills you need to lead climb safely indoors and the foundation skills for outdoor sport climbing.

PREREQUISITE: Participants must be 16 years or older with Top Rope Certification with Inner Peaks for at least 3 months.

CLASS SCHEDULE: Offered at South End and Matthews. Pre-registration is required.

Indoor lead belay practice

Are you looking to hone your skills as a belayer and increase your confidence with your lead climbing partner? Register for the Indoor Lead Belaying Class to have 2 hours of semi-individualized feedback from an instructor with a small class size of 6. This class will also allow participants to meet others looking to sharpen their skills as a lead belayer and may be a great way to meet new climbing partners for your next gym session!

PREREQUISITE: All participants must have either of the following:

Obtained their Inner Peaks Indoor Lead Proficiency Card or Taken the Inner Peaks Intro to Indoor Lead Climbing Class

CLASS SCHEDULE: Offered at South End. Pre-registration is required.

Intro to Bouldering

Intro to Bouldering Technique class, designed to help people recognize movement and learn techniques required for bouldering. In addition, participants will learn the basics about sport-specific strength training. The Intro to Bouldering Technique class is a 2 hour class.

PREREQUISITE: Participants must be 16 years or older

CLASS SCHEDULE: Choose your preferred location below. Pre-registration is required.

Intermediate bouldering

In this 2-hour Boulder 102: Intermediate Technique and Individual Training, your instructor will study your climbing style and pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses. Once you’ve learned the basics, getting to the next level is all about learning how to move your body more effectively while climbing. Improving your climbing technique improves your efficiency and allows you to climb higher grades. During this class, you will learn how to plan climbing sequences, improve your climbing footwork, and be exposed to ways to move forward in planning your independent sessions.

PREREQUISITE: Participants are encourage to complete Intro to Bouldering prior to registering for this class or feel comfortable climbing V3-V4.

CLASS SCHEDULE: Offered at South End and Matthews. Pre-registration is required.


Are you looking to take your climbing practice to the next level? Consider a private instruction or 1:1 coaching session!

Check out our Private instruction page here, and we will match you with the best instructor to meet your goals.

Private Instruction or 1:1 Coaching topics include climbing-specific training, hangboarding, campusing, technique, progressive climbing development, transferrable gym to crag skills, calisthenics, paraclimbing training, USAC prep coaching, and much more!

Location:  South End or Matthews

Private Instruction

Easy Cancellation

If you get busy and have to cancel a class or clinic, no problem. Inner Peaks offers a generous policy of a full refund with cancellations made at least 48 hours prior to scheduled class or clinic.