Climbing Classes

rock climbing basics classes

Rock Climbing Basics

This class is intended for beginner rock climbers who are looking to gain the knowledge and skills to take their game to the next level! Focusing solely on bouldering, climbers will learn techniques and terminology to start climbing. No experience required.

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Top Rope Belay

Climb to new heights with the Top Rope Belay Certification. This class, taught by certified Climbing Wall Instructors from The Climbing Wall Association, trains new belayers for the responsibility of top rope belay. In this certification class, climbers will learn proper knots for tying in, safety checks, and top rope belay techniques for top rope climbing at Crux Climbing Center. No experience required.

Lead Climbing Class

Lead climbing is an advanced topic and requires focus and practice. Lead by instructors with a Climbing Wall Instructor certification from the Climbing Wall Association, climbers who take this class will learn proper techniques required to pass the Crux Climbing Center lead test. Completing the class cannot guarantee the ability to pass the test, as some climbers will need additional practice. Clipping practice is encouraged before taking the class. Participants must be Crux top rope belay certified, 18 or older, able to red point 5.9 on top rope, and at least 2 wks since taking our top rope course.

Intro to Anchor Building & Cleaning

Austin outdoor climbing is fortunate to have sport anchors on almost every route, but what about those routes with just chains? Or maybe you’re looking to travel? Crux offers an anchor building class to prepare you for outdoor, single-pitch sport climbing. This class is taught by single pitch instructors through the American Mountain Guide Association. Must already be a lead certified climber, and practicing for a minimum of one month.


Intro to Multi-Pitch

This class is designed to introduce the systems you need to know to effectively climb a multi-pitch route.

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Intro to Crack Climbing

Want to expand your climbing knowledge and learn how to climb a crack? Or you have your sights on Enchanted rock, but don’t know how to crack climb yet? Well, we are now offering a two hour course designed to introduce you into the world of crack climbing!

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Private lessons

Private Climbing Lessons

Looking for some 1 on 1 coaching? Book an 1-hour private lesson with Raanan or Sam. This class is designed for beginner to intermediate climbers in the V0-V6, or 5.6-5.12- range.

Warrior’s Way

Adam Mitchell is offering a training that addresses falling directly to help improve commitment.

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Tape, Talk, Technique Training

In these sessions, Russell Mayes will film you climbing for one hour and then view the video with you while discussing your strengths and weakness for an additional hour.

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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.

2nd Try Policy

We require that all sport climbers be certified before climbing in the Rope Canyon on ropes. You get certified in either Top Rope, Lead Climbing, or Lead Belay. The skills test administered by our staff is free for the first try. If you do not pass, all other attempts will be $9.