Private Lessons

Private Lessons With Haley

Haley discovered her passion for climbing in 2018 at the beloved Crux Climbing Center. While pursuing her Bachelor’s in Psychology, Haley longed for late night climbing sessions after long days of work and studies. Soon after beginning her enlightening journey into the climbing community, Haley began working and instructing with Crux through youth programs as well as rock climbing basics and top rope belay classes. Haley welcomes new climbers looking to understand movement on the wall, boulderers looking to learn the ropes (literally), all the way to seasoned climbers looking to dial in advanced techniques and finally send their outdoor project. Haley fosters a safe space of learning, failure, and the magic of climbing to all ages and abilities. Additionally, Haley strongly believes that the techniques you learn during climbing are not just physical, but can be mental, emotional, and for some, spiritual. Haley offers an opportunity to learn how mindfulness, patience, and breathwork can be beneficial to any climber, both on and off the wall in our hectic day to day lives. Haley is looking forward to working with you, and can’t wait to spread the love and joy of climbing! If you would like to book a private lesson, please email: for details. 

Haley is available for adaptive climbing private lessons as well!

Private Lessons with L.B.

L.B. has been climbing since 2010 when he first set foot in a bouldering gym followed up by a summer trip hiking in the Rockies. Fast forward a few years and L.B. took a lead climbing course, soon followed up with his first guided course to learn traditional climbing before setting out for a trip to Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas. Since then L.B. climbed every day he had free in the Shawagunks, honing his trad climbing skills and aspiring to become a climbing guide. Today he is currently a certified Single Pitch Instructor through the American Mountain Guide Association; as well as a Climbing Wall Instructor through the Climbing Wall Association. L.B.’s lessons are geared towards technical skills and building the mental fortitude to handle any situation whether in the gym, a single-pitch crag, or a multipitch route. 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 private lesson, please email: for details.

Private Lessons With Dan

Dan 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, Dan 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 Eric

Eric started climbing in 2007, as a member of a competitive climbing team. He has experience bouldering at several of the world’s most renowned outdoor destinations. He has been a professional routesetter for five years, the last two of which have been at Crux. For climbers who are looking to further their ability to understand and execute technical climbing at a high level, Eric’s coaching would be very appropriate. If you would like to book a private lesson, please email: for details. 

Private Lessons with Dakota

I started climbing in 2020 and instantly fell in love with it. I fell in love with learning all the techniques and the mental battle that comes with projecting a boulder or sport route. I am a big proponent of technique is just as if not more important. I started coaching with the rec team and wanted to move to smaller groups and one on one to really help climbers hone in their skills and capabilities. From bouldering to sport climbing I am committed to helping you achieve any goals you have in mind. Whether it is getting your first v0 or v7, or if it’s your first 5.11 or your first time getting on the ropes I am here to assist with it all! If you would like to book a private lesson, please email

Private Lessons With David

David oversees the Silver Senders program at Crux and works the front desk! He’s been climbing professionally since 1973, but his passion for climbing predates this. He has a passion for teaching people the principles of climbing and how it can improve your life inside and outside the gym. If you would like to book a private lesson with David, please email: for details.

Private Lessons with Margaret

Margaret began climbing when they lived on Mount Desert Island, Maine, where they developed a strong love for working and recreating outdoors. After moving back to the DC area to complete their degree, Margaret began working at a local climbing gym as a youth and adult instructor. Additionally, they have been an outdoor climbing guide since May 2022 and have an SPI (AMGA Single Pitch Instructor) certificate. Margaret has taught a wide range of styles/levels, but they are most experienced in lead climbing. They put an emphasis on mental strength and technique. They love climbing because of the variety of challenges it presents, but also because of the community that comes with the sport. Margaret hopes to help people find their own climbing style that brings them joy, in a safe and supportive atmosphere. If you would like to book a private 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.