Silver Senders

Social + Education Climbing Group for 50+ Age Population

Crux’s Silver Senders Program is offered to people aged 50+ with varying climbing abilities, including those who have never stepped foot in a climbing gym before. The group meets twice weekly (Mon + Wed) 3.5 weeks in a row, and each session is 2.5 hours totallying 5 hours of supervised training per week!

We are postponing our Silver Senders classes until we solidify a partnership with Silver Sneakers. So, stay tuned for updates! Until then, if you are interested in Silver Senders style private lessons, please email David McGovern at to schedule your lesson. You can view more info about private lessons at Crux through the private lesson webpage.


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.


Silver Senders is for individuals aged 50 and over who have an interest in learning how to climb and increasing fitness! Worried this program isn’t for you? David says “if you can get off a chair and walk up stairs, you can learn how to climb.”

Active stretching, teaching people how to climb from beginners to intermediate levels, learning about equipment, techniques of top rope climbing, etc.

No, we will provide rental shoes, harnesses, and any other equipment needed during the program.

If you can walk up stairs and get off a chair on your own, this is the program for you! If that doesn’t apply to you, please note that Crux does not restrict anyone from climbing based on medical history, and we can accommodate your needs with a PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR or through our BETA PROGRAM.

A water bottle, clothes you can move in.

Yes! The Silver Senders program grants you full access to both locations. You are welcome to climb at the gym during regular business hours.