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 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. 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 Top Rope
Crux Climbing Center has partnered with Texas Climbing Adventures to offer our Gym to Crag Top Rope series that helps climbers transition to the outdoors.
In this course, climbers will receive an Intro to Climbing and Top Rope Class at Crux Climbing Center on a Monday, and will learn beginner 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 top rope climbing experience.
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+.
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!
Caught on Camera Climbing Coaching
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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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.
We realize that sometimes life happens and you may not be able to make your climbing class.
*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.