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Sportrock Clinics & Events

CRACK CLIMBING CLINIC

CRACK CLIMBING CLINIC

CRACK CLIMBING CLINIC

BOULDERING CLINIC

BOULDERING CLINIC

BOULDERING CLINIC

GIRL BETA CLIMBING GROUP

GIRL BETA CLIMBING GROUP

GIRL BETA CLIMBING GROUP

OUTDOOR TIPS & TRICKS

OUTDOOR TIPS & TRICKS

OUTDOOR TIPS & TRICKS

SPORT LEADING

SPORT LEADING

SPORT LEADING

NEW MEMBER CLINIC

NEW MEMBER CLINIC

NEW MEMBER CLINIC

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Sportrock Clinics & Events

Sportrock Clinics & Events

 

Every month Sportrock hosts a variety of clinics and events. Clinics can be a fun way to meet fellow climbing enthusiasts, cross-train, or to further develop your skills. We also host some really great events like Girl Beta, Catalyst Adaptive Climbing, and Sensory Climbing.

Clinics are FREE for all Sportrock Members and Non-Members who have purchased a Day Pass!

Alexandria Clinics

  • Thursday, Oct. 29th at 8-9:45pm Halloweekend Climbing
  • Friday, Oct. 30th at 8-9:45pm Halloweekend Climbing
  • Saturday, Oct. 31st at 7-8:45pm Halloweekend Climbing

Sterling Clinics

  • Thursday, Oct. 29th at 8-9:45pm Halloweekend Climbing
  • Friday, Oct. 30th at 8-9:45pm Halloweekend Climbing
  • Saturday, Oct. 31st at 7-8:45pm Halloweekend Climbing

Pre-registration is required!

Clinic Descriptions

Find new belay buddies or the perfect belaytionship! If you are Top Rope or Lead Certified, but hard pressed to find climbing partners, then this meetup is for you. You will get to meet other belay certified members who are looking for partners and at the very least, you will have a guaranteed climbing partner for an hour and half.

Required Certification: Top Rope Belay Card

Bouldering is one of the most accessible ways to climb in the gym; no gear or partner necessary. This clinic will cover the basics of bouldering from spotting to movements- everything you need to get started!

Athleticism is the key to unlocking the depth of your climbing ability and our ClimbFit conditioning clinic will show you what training can do for your climbing. Our instructors are masters at this craft and are sure to get you sweating and wanting more in this intense clinic! For one hour, your SR instructor will run you through a sample workout that will be great to supplement your climbing.

Whether you’re climbing a 100 foot sport route or a 3,000 foot big wall, one thing is for sure, at some point you are going to run into cracks between you and the top! Will you side pull your way up these things and risk pumping out and falling? Or ease your way up with the proper technique? Come dive into crack climbing and increase your bag of tricks. Bring a roll of tape.

Recommended Grade Level: 5.9

Want to learn for yourself how to take advantage of Sportrock’s official Olympic size speed walls? This clinic is designed to introduce members to speed climbing; what the route and beta are like, how to safely practice, and instructor feedback on how to climb as quickly as possible.

Required Certification: Top Rope Belay Card – Lead Belay Card Preferred
Recommended Grade Level: 5.10

Step up your bouldering by learning some of the most valuable, game changing techniques to break through that plateau. Advanced techniques like toe hooks, heel hooks, and body tension are just the beginning of what you will learn in this one hour clinic.

Recommended Grade Level: V3+

Get training and technique tips in this clinic to help bring your climbing to the next level. Our expert instructors will answer questions, watch you climb, and give you personalized advice on how you can send that project you have been working on.

Required Certification: Top Rope Belay Card
Recommended Grade Level: 5.9

Alexandria New Member Clinic & Happy Hour

All new Sportrock members are invited to join in a fun night of getting to know the ins and outs of Sportrock, meeting some of our great instructors, and climbing. All members are also invited to join our instructor for some merriment at Aslin Beer Company after the clinic. Come help us welcome our new members!

6:30-7:45(climbing)
8-10(meet up at Aslin for drinks) 

Aslin Beer Company
847 South Pickett St
Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Sterling New Member Clinic & Happy Hour

All new Sportrock members are invited to join in a fun night of getting to know the ins and outs of Sportrock, meeting some of our great instructors, and climbing. All members are also invited to join our instructor for some merriment at Crooked Run Brewery after the clinic. Come help us welcome our new members!

6:30-7:45 (climbing)
8-10 (meet up at Crooked Run Brewery for Drinks and/or Food)

This clinic is taught by one of our certified AMGA guides with a breadth of knowledge on outdoor climbing. We will teach you what you didn’t know that you needed to know to get started climbing outside and answer all of your questions.

Required Certification: Top Rope Belay Card
Recommended Grade Level: 5.10+

Rappelling is one of the most dangerous parts of climbing. Join this 2 hour clinic to learn how to extend and back up your rappel, as well as, best practices.

Events

Girl Beta in Alexandria

Girl Beta is a monthly women’s bouldering event at Sportrock Climbing Centers in Alexandria ONLY. Why a girl’s night? Girl Beta was started for two big reasons, to encourage women who would not normally boulder to try it out and to cultivate the female bouldering community. We know that when women climb together, we get stronger together. We have different styles, skills, and philosophies. We can all learn from each other and have fun!

Each Girl Beta night features:

  • Discounted Day Pass to Sportrock
  • A dedicated climbing space
  • Casual introductions to other boulderers
  • A brief overview of safety and technique for new boulders

Ask us questions, share your experiences, and RSVP to Girl Beta nights on our Facebook Page

Catalyst Sports: Adaptive Climbing

On the second from the last Sunday of almost every month from 4:30pm to 6:30pm Catalyst Sports sets up at Sportrock to teach an adaptive rock climbing clinic for people of any age living with a physical disability. Please note, this is not a program for people with intellectual, sensory, and/or behavioral challenges. They would be better suited for our Sensory Climbing event.

If you have any additional questions or are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Judith Erger, [email protected]

Sensory Friendly Climbing Hour at Sterling

On the first Sunday of every month from 9am to 10am the gym will be open exclusively to kids and families on the autism spectrum. The music and lights will be off (natural light only), and the gym will be a much more laid back experience. After 10am we are open and operational as usual, but of course, you are still free to stay as long as you like!

Email [email protected] with any additional questions.

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