Private Lessons

Private Lessons with Riley

Riley’s climbing journey started in mid 202 on a savage alpine peak in the central Cascades of Washington. He was immediately hooked, and jumped head first into the world of trad and alpine climbing. His 6 years in the US Navy operating a submarine provided the mental fortitude to rapidly propel his climbing skills and abilities. He has already received his Single Pitch Instructor certification through the American Mountain Guide Association, and continues to excel beyond his years. Riley offers a beacon of light to those who are looking to pursue the sport more seriously, but don’t know where to start. Whether you want to learn how to tie into a rope or tackle a serious alpine objective, Riley can provide you with a logical progression forward in a relaxed and patient environment. He is eager to work with climbers looking to enhance their technical skills, send harder grades, climb outdoors, set up anchors…you name it, he’ll teach you. If you would like to book a private lesson please email: for details.

Private Lessons with Katie

Katie started her climbing journey in 2015 and has learned many physical and mental tools along the way. Whether you are a new climber discovering the sport for the first time and looking for some basic movement techniques or a more seasoned climber looking to fortify your technique, Katie has got you! She has taught both beginner and advanced movement techniques for several years on the east coast and is excited to share her skillset at Crux. Katie creates a comforting, welcoming, and encouraging space that will help you grow into a confident climber. She is aware that the sport can be intimidating for new climbers and likes to put a lot of emphasis on having a good time while climbing and learning. Katie’s lessons are geared towards beginner and intermediate climbers looking to advance in the V0-V5 range. If you would like to book a lesson, please email: 

Private Lessons with Jennings Bailey

Jennings has been climbing for over five years now after getting his start at Baylor University. Though he began primarily interested in bouldering, he soon after moved to ropes and fell even deeper in love with the sport. In August 2021, he got his Climbing Wall Instructor certification and discovered a whole new aspect of climbing that he loves with equal alacrity: teaching. From people who only just learned what bouldering is to solid 5.10 climbers looking to boost their top rope or lead confidence, Jennings teaches the need to know fundamentals to get someone started or the subtler techniques to help a strong climber overcome their plateau. He’s comfortable with one-on-one teaching and coaching, or equipping small groups with the instruction they need to realize their climbing ambitions. If you would like to book a private lesson, please email: for details. 

Private Lessons with Felipe

Felipe’s time climbing began about 6 years ago, when his brother started taking him to climb along in gyms and outdoors at the local Crags. Between bouldering and sport climbing, Felipe’s time climbing has helped him sharpen his physical and mental skills, to the point when he realized what he really wanted to do was teach folks those same skills and help them fall in love with climbing the way he had. Since Febuary of 2022, Felipe has been the resident instructor at the Central Location for Bouldering basics classes, and later aquired his Climing Wall Instructor certification which has helped him level up his teaching abilities. Felipe is comfortable and experienced coaching/teaching any level of bouldering from VB(very beginner)-V10, and feels the same way about coaching any sport climbing up to 5.11d. All climbers are welcome in Felipes classes(/groups) or one-on-ones, and he loves working with climbers to help them achieve their specific goals, while keeping the focus on inclusivity and fun. If you would like to book a lesson, please email: for details.


  • $60 per hour for lessons
  • $90 per 1.5 hour lessons 
  • $90 per hour for lessons for 2 people 
  • $135 per 1.5 hours for lessons for 2 people 
  • $150 per hour for lessons with 3 people 
  • $225 per 1.5 hours for lessons with 3 people 

Cancellation Policy

  • We realize that sometimes life happens and you may not be able to make your climbing class. In situations when you need to cancel, please give Crux Climbing Center a call 24hrs in advance of your class and we will issue a full refund. If you call with less than 24hr notice for our instructors, we will only be able to issue a 50% refund. We do not offer refunds for no shows. Please let us know if you have any questions at (512) 931-3911.