Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Featured, Youth | 0 comments


Looking for something fun and exciting for your kids to do during the next school break? Look no further! Consider a uniquely rewarding experience for your children with the Portland Rock Gym Kids Camps! Rock climbing has been shown to help build confidence, improve focus, and increase coordination and strength in children. And, there is no doubt that it is exceptionally fun!

FF_IndoorRockClimbing-150x150Our camps are for kids 6 to 15 years of age and will include games, technique instruction, and of course a lot of climbing! Campers will participate in other activities that rotate throughout the summer. These activities include our slack-line, rope-swing, huge cargo net, and other high rope elements. Camp sessions are split up into two age groups, ages 6 to 9 and 10 to 15. Kids ages 12 and over will also learn how to belay and will spend time solidifying safety skills and procedures. Double digit campers (ages 10 to 15) will spend a day rock climbing outdoors! Spots are limited, so register on-line today!

2016 Summer Camps!


Beginning the week of June 13th thru August 2016
(alternating each week by age group, No camp the week of July 4th)

Single Digit Camp (ages 6-9) $390/week session

Register For Age 6-9 Camp!

Double Digit Camp (ages 10-15) $450/week session

Register For Age 10-15 Camp!


Discounts (Cannot be combined):

  • 20% OFF for each additional camper registered after the first. (auto-calculated online)
  • 20% OFF for each additional week of camp after the first. (To receive this discount, call us at 503-232-8310 for reservation and payment)

Contact us for more information regarding our climbing camps!

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policies

If you would like to reschedule your party, we require a 48 hour notice. For reschedules within 48 hours of class, a fee of half the regular cost of the party will be charged. Cancellations without rescheduling made with more than 10 days notice will result in a $50 fee. Cancellations without rescheduling made with less than 10 days notice will result in half the cost of the class returned in the form of store credit for services. The remaining amount is forfeited.

No-Shows: If you are unable to make your event time, call us! No-shows forfeit the entire price of the class or event.

The Art of Self-Rescue: A Clinic Series

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Featured, Gym Events | 0 comments

The Art of Self-Rescue: A Clinic Series

Learn the basic skills to help increase your value and confidence as a climber and climbing partner. Over the course of four sessions, this clinic will help students to develop an understanding of rescue systems along with their proper application for a variety of circumstances. By the end of this course, students will have the ability to approach and systematically work through a variety of problems, that can and do occur when operating in rock climbing terrain.

4/19/16: Hitches + Ascension

4/26/16: Escaping the Belay

5/3/16: Knot Passing

5/10/16: Lowers and Rappels

Time: 7pm-9pm

Cost: $120 for all 4 sessions

Prerequisites: Lead Belay Card or similar experience.

Instructor: Adam Snyder

*Some personal gear is required for each class. Please see a PRG staff member for details.

Register for 4-Day Series



Instructor Highlight: Will Cath

Posted by on Mar 22, 2016 in Yoga & Fitness Studio | 0 comments

Welcome to the PRG instructor highlight series! Each month we’ll be introducing you to one of our awesome instructors here at PRG in hopes that you find a little inspiration and motivation to get to class or try a new one!

This month we would like to introduce fitness fanatic, climber, personal trainer and music enthusiast, Will Cath. Will’s vast experience with athletics, goal-focused programming, and motivational attitude makes Will the type of instructor you will keep coming back to!

Will Water“My classes are open to anyone looking to achieve the balance of strength, endurance, flexibility, and confidence. Each class is different, utilizing different muscle groups, all while providing a fun atmosphere to do so! We will strengthen lean muscle, build endurance, improve stability and balance, and be challenged in a supportive environment. I look forward to meeting you!”

Class Times:

Tuesdays 8:00am // Cross Circuit

Tuesdays 7:30pm // HIIT + Core

Saturdays 11:30am // FRT for Climbers

See Full Yoga Schedule Here


More About Will Cath:

Cath_Will_collarWill’s background in fitness is grounded in athletics, and his training provides specific programs that are goal focused and gratifying. He is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Group Fitness Instructor through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). As a multi-sport athlete, Will guides clients to achieve the balance of strength, endurance, flexibility and confidence.

Will’s journey to Portland, OR from Indiana began five years ago with his pup, Snacks, and continues to develop every day. He loves playing the drums, piano and guitar, seeing live music around town, drinking beer and eating food; every day is a different day, and every day is a beautiful day. He considers himself well-rounded, but loves to explore new things and won’t shy away from a challenge.

HIRING: Studio Manager

Posted by on Mar 12, 2016 in Yoga & Fitness Studio | 0 comments

HIRING: Studio Manager

prg-studio-manager-instagramPosition: Studio Manager
Hours: 32/week
Pay Rate: DOE
Application Deadline: TBD

Have a passion for yoga and fitness that you want to share with others? Do you enjoy working on a team of healthy and active individuals? Are you ready to take a leadership role with your practice and continue building thriving program in a brand new studio?  If you answered yes to all of these, we would love to see your application for the Studio Manager position at Portland Rock Gym!

General Description:

The Studio Manager is responsible for developing and delivering a superior yoga and fitness experience to Portland Rock Gym members and customers.  This position will continuously create and maintain a schedule of various class structures including; yoga, Pilates, and circuit training style fitness classes.  He or she will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the studio, but will work in conjunction with the Instruction and Sales Managers.

The Studio Manager is the primary driver in bringing in new clients and retaining practicing clients. Ownership of the customer experience includes control and management of the physical environment, the quality of classroom instruction, communication with clients, and instructor development.
This position is accountable for the revenue and profitability of the studio.

The Studio Manager position requires a passion for yoga and fitness and a desire to share the benefits of these practices with others.  Completion of a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and 3-5 years of relevant teaching and studio management experience are strongly preferred.

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Strong customer service skills and an outgoing personality
  • Previous experience in program development
  • Graphic design experience
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator
  • Quick and versatile learner
  • Ability to develop and maintain a vibrant and successful yoga & fitness program
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic knowledge and ability to implement marketing techniques for a successful program.
  • Strong work ethic and time management.  Ability to prioritize and work efficiently, both independently and as a team

General Responsibilities 

  • Demonstrate exceptional customer care and assume a leadership role in providing superior customer service. Respond to customer inquiries and issues.
  • Maintain the highest level of cleanliness, environment and functionality of all studio space.
  • Develop means of community building at the studio (ex: challenges, special workshops or classes, etc)
  • Hire (with the support of the Sales & Instruction Managers), train, and develop studio staff
  • Identify necessary studio repairs and ensure constant maintenance
  • Maintain an appropriate level of studio supplies so that all provisions and amenities are available for clients at all times
  • Plan and execute marketing strategies that consistently bring new students into the studio
  • Provide regular and productive feedback/reviews to instructors on teaching skills and techniques to afford continuous personal development and class experience
  • Complete all required employee documentation and maintain critical employee files    on-site
  • Teach at least 4 classes per week to enable the continued connection with the PRG yoga community

The Studio Manager is a 32 hour/week, hourly position with a regular commitment of at least 32 hours per week and a willingness to work additional hours to meet the needs of the business.  This position has the potential to turn into full time employment.

Note: This job description is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed.

If you fit this description and want to join a fun and dynamic team please apply by sending your cover letter and resume to  Please include Studio Manager in the subject line.  PRG will be accepting applications for this position until June 23, 2015.

Please do not call to inquire about this position.  Only applicants who are selected will be contacted for an interview.

Thanks!  We’re looking forward to meeting you!

HIRING: General Manager

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Job Postings | 0 comments



The Portland Rock Gym is looking for a General Manager to oversee its 25,000 sq. ft. of climbing gym. This past fall the gym doubled in size with a new expansion to make it a premier climbing facility. Portland is one of the fastest growing cities on the west coast and it is vital that the Portland Rock Gym continue to offer the best services to its members that it can. Along with indoor climbing, we offer outdoor guided climbing, yoga, fitness, team building, kids programs and teams.

Since 1988, the mission of the Portland Rock Gym has been to teach and train rock climbing indoors, as well as celebrate and preserve our local cliffs and boulders outside. The staff at the Portland Rock Gym strive to meet this goal through excellent customer service, professional instruction, and maintain an exceptional facility. The staff is very active climbing in the gym and on the local cliffs making us an integral part of the community. The new GM will need to continue this trend and be active within the community.


General Responsibilities

  • Oversee all departments and managers of gym such as:
    Route setting/facilities, Instruction, Yoga/Fitness Studio, Front desk/Membership management, and Marketing/Events/Social media.
  • Work closely with owner to understand business direction, growth, and philosophy.
  • To keep up and meet sales goals, and be willing to work occasionally any of the gym’s operating hours to understand and manage its complex reaches into the community.
  • General Manager needs to meet time deadlines often for scheduling of employees and classes, and promotions and events.
  • General Manager will manage human resources.
  • Oversee inside sales and coordinate team-building with schedule.
  • Marketing – oversee all advertising by working with marketing team to create events and promotions with community engagement via social media, print ads/coupons, website, and partnering with local businesses and organization.
  • Stay within budget guidelines for all expenses.

Personnel Management

  • Hiring new employees, conduct back ground checks through S2Verify, run DMV checks for employees driving for the gym.
  • Conduct weekly manager meetings
  • Conduct monthly staff meetings
  • Write schedules, oversee reviews of all employees
  • Monitor progress of new trainees with appropriate manager doing training.
  • Be responsible for all disciplinary actions of any employee and understand how to avoid in future.
  • Follow through on accidents with customers and employees.
  • Plan outings and parties for employees when appropriate.
  • Maintain high morale.

Operations and Planning

  • Regularly review operational manuals.
  • Keep operational documents up to date.
  • Regularly evaluate the policies validity and suggest to owner corrective measures and implement them once agreed upon.
  • Update Rock Gym Pro’s SKU’s and calendars.
  • Oversee safety protocols with appropriate policies, training and signage.
  • Manage all staff to be observant of unsafe actions of others and tactfully correct them.
  • Work with all contractors that maintain building, including I.T. specialist and alarm companies.


  • Minimum requirements are that candidate should have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Have at least four years’ experience in management, with two years in senior management.
  • Candidate be highly organized documenting and tracking data for sales performance as well as personnel.
  • Candidate must be a rock climber, however, athletic club experience would also be a plus.
  • The candidate should have strong communication skills, and will build a positive team environment through being a calm and confident leader. That leader will listen and inspire as they manage others by mentoring.
  • Be willing to work 40-50 hours a week, some weekends and evenings to understand the demands on the staff and facility.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Full-time, salaried position.
  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience with opportunity for bonuses.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, which includes health insurance, paid vacation and sick pay, and 401K matching.
  • Portland Rock Gym membership for immediate family.
  • Discounts both for gear through gym or many of its neighboring retail partners, and through services offered through local companies like Life Balance and Timberline Lodge.

If you fit this description and want to join a fun, fast paced, and dynamic team please apply by sending your resume and a cover letter to  Please include General Manager in the subject.  PRG will be accepting applications for this position until April 1st, 2016.
Please do not call about this position.  Only those applicants who are selected will be contacted for an interview.
Thank you!


Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Gym Events, Training | 0 comments

POWER HOUR! w/ Head Route Setter: Sean Harris
Join Sean Tuesdays in March for PRG’s all new Strength Series!
6:30 – 7:30pm / $15 per session

3/8: Hangboard + H.I.T. Strips – Focusing on hand strength and power. Beginner to advanced
Register for 3/8

3/15: System and Moon Board, with an introduction to hyper gravity training. Intermediate to advanved.
Register for 3/15

3/22: Climbing Specific Training – Introducing you to training that can easily be incorporated to your everyday regimen.
Register for 3/22

3/29: Campus Board Training – Focusing on safely developing finger and crimp strenth.
Register for 3/29

Register for all four sessions or individually!


30 Days for $30

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in Gym Deals, News, Training, Yoga & Fitness Studio | 0 comments

30 Days for $30

30 days for $30!


Throughout the month of February purchase 30 days of unlimited yoga and fitness classes at Wy’east Studio, inside PRG, for only $30!

The 30 day passes covers all regularly scheduled yoga and fitness classes. Including the latest additions to the schedule – FRT for Climbers, Cross Circuit Training, and HIIT + Core.


*Offer does not include $2 mat rental
*Limit one purchase per person


PRG Instructor Highlight – Anouk Erni

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Climbing Corner, Inspiration, People Profiles | 0 comments

Welcome to the PRG instructor highlight series! Each month we’ll be introducing you to one of our awesome instructors here at PRG in hopes that you find a little inspiration and motivation to get to class or try a new one!

This month we would love for you to meet climber, and former TV editor from LA – Anouk Erni. Anouk’s experience and love of climbing combine to make her an excellent instructor and a perfect fit for PRG. We asked Anouk a few questions, including why she likes to teach, and here is what she said:

prg-anouk-erni-highlightHave you had a great experience with a PRG climbing instructor? Well we want to hear about it!
Please email your positive comments below. Thanks!


Spring Break Camps at PRG!

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Youth | 0 comments

Spring Break Camps at PRG!

prg-springbreak-instagramRegistration is now open for PRG’s Spring Break Camps!

PRG camps are for youth 6 to 15 years of age and include games, technique instruction, and of course a lot of climbing! Campers will participate in other activities that rotate throughout the week. These activities include our slack-line, rope-swing, huge cargo net, and other high rope elements. Camp sessions are split up into two age groups, ages 6 to 9 and 10 to 15. Spots are limited, so call today to make a reservation!

Spring break camp runs M-F, 9AM-3PM.
Campers register for individual days March 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
$75 for first day, $60 for each additional day.

Has your son or daughter participated in a PRG camp before? You’re eligible to receive a discount!

Discounts (Cannot be combined):

  • 20% OFF for each additional camper registered after the first.

Contact us for more information regarding our climbing camps! Read our cancellation policy here.

Fitness Classes at Wy’east Studio!

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016 in Featured, Injury Prevention, News, Training, Yoga & Fitness Studio | 0 comments

Fitness Classes at Wy’east Studio!


prg-cross-circuit-instagram prg-HIIT-instagram- prg-FRT-instagramWy’east Studio at PRG now offers three new ways to stay in shape, aid your climbing goals, or both!

Introducing Cross Circuit Training, FRT [Functional Resistance Training] for Climbers, and HIIT [High Intensity Interval Training] + Core.

Cross Circuit focuses on combining strength training and cardio-style workouts. It is a circuit inspired workout that focuses on power, agility, strength, core, and cardio to give you a full body conditioning in one class.
FRT for Climbers works to improve Functional Strength, which is the strength that gets us through daily activities. FRT is a strength conditioning class that focuses on multi-joint, multi-muscle movements using resistance training to improve strength and increase range of motion.
HIIT + Core is a 30 minute high intensity interval training workout, followed by 15 minutes of core exercises. This interval-based class utilizes different metabolic conditioning formats, as well as body-weight exercises designed to improve your performance, endurance, and tone your body.

For all classes modifications for all fitness levels are provided. Gym shoes are required but mats are optional.

Check out the schedule of regularly held yoga and fitness classes and find the classes or classes that’s right for you!