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.*

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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.


  • Members: Free
  • Non-Members: $30

PREREQUISITE: Participants must be 16 years or older

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

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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.


  • Members: Free
  • Non-Members: $55


  • 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.

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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.


  • Members: $65
  • Non-Members: $80

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. 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!


  • Members: $25
  • Non-Members: $35

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.

Gym - To - Crag Series

Our Gym-to-Crag series was postponed due to Covid. We are currently working on bringing this series back in 2023.

IP Natural Anchor Building

The Inner Peaks Natural Anchor Building clinic is an opportunity to learn the basics of top rope anchor building off trees and rocks in an indoor environment. It allows students to learn how to build anchors when there are no bolts. Students will work in groups of two and build anchors consistent with industry standard practices.  In doing so, they will:

  • Learn the pros and cons of each anchor type
  • Learn to determine the best options.

This is a great way to get the introductory basics to begin the move from the Gym to the Crag.

Age 16 or older
Top rope certified


ip indoor lead Anchor cleaning

Lead climbing’s next step is to go outside, but it brings challenges of how to get down? How to clean your gear, create an anchor and clean your anchor? This class will address all of these issues.

Age 16 or older
Lead certified


Other Clinics

Route Setting 101

Sessions are scheduled based on inquiry only.

The Inner Peaks Route Setting Clinic gives participants the opportunity to work with our head route setter to learn the basics of route setting, climbing movement, route grading, and to design and build a bouldering problem of their very own.

Students will:

  • Work in groups of two and build a boulder problem consistent with their climbing abilities.
  • Work with the head setter to forerun and collaboratively grade the class’s boulder problems.

If you are interested in participating in a Route Setting 101 session, please email [email protected] for more information.

Minimum Age: 18

Clinic Hours: 1 session – 6 hours per session

Cost: Members: Members: $130 | Non-Members: $145

Clinic Date & Time: By inquiry ([email protected])


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

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.