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. All ages welcome!

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Top Rope Belay

Climb to new heights with the Top Rope Belay Class. 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 class, climbers will learn proper knots for tying in, safety checks, and top rope belay techniques for climbing at Crux Climbing Center. Please note that this class goes over the skills needed for top rope belay and not the fundamentals for climbing movement. Anyone interested in learning  the basics of climbing, we would recommend our Rock Climbing Basics class.  No experience required. Participants must be 16 or older. All climbers under the age of 16 years old can learn how to top rope through a private lesson.

Lead Climbing Class

Lead climbing is an advanced topic and requires focus and practice. Led 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.

Gym to Crag Lead Climbing

Crux Climbing Center has partnered with Texas Climbing Adventures to offer our Gym to Crag Lead Climbing series that helps climbers transition to the outdoors.

In this course, climbers will receive an Intro to Lead Climbing at Crux Climbing Center on a Monday, and will learn lead climbing techniques and terms. Then, within the same week on Sunday, the climbers will meet with Texas Climbing Adventure’s certified guide who will take them to the heart of Austin at the Barton Creek Greenbelt for an amazing outdoor lead climbing experience.

Participants must be 18 or older. Participants must be top rope certified at Crux, be able to climb 5.9, and have a month of experience with top rope.


Intro to Multi-Pitch

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

This class is intended for climbers age 18+.

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. This class is intended for climbers age 18+.

BETA Program

Crux’s Adaptive Program – Be Empowered To Ascend [BETA] – is offered to all ages with varying adaptive abilities and will be hosted quarterly to bring climbing to all. Join us on our next climbing session for an adaptive climbing day with trained staff and volunteers.


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!

This class is available for all ages!

Private lessons

Private Climbing Lessons

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

Cancellation Policy

We realize that sometimes life happens and you may not be able to make your climbing class.

*Cancellations or reschedules that take place the day before the scheduled class date will only be issued a 50% refund.
*Classes that are canceled or rescheduled on the day of the event will not be issued a 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.

Outdoor Guide Services

Looking to climb outdoors? We recommend checking out one of these two guide companies that our trusted staff guide with:

Rock-About Climbing

Texas Climbing Adventures