HIRING: Customer Service Representative

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Job & Career Opportunities | 0 comments

HIRING: Customer Service Representative

Position: Customer Service Representative – Part-Time

Pay Rate: DOE


We are currently looking for dedicated, knowledgeable, fun, and passionate climbers to continue to uphold our high standard of friendly customer service and be a part of the PRG crew!

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 PRG strive to meet this goal through excellent customer service, professional instruction, and maintaining an exceptional facility.


General Responsibilities

  • Greet and check in patrons with a friendly and professional attitude
  • Handle register sales
  • Answer the phones and field calls appropriately
  • Facilitate membership sales
  • Wall monitor to insure a safe and supportive environment for our customers
  • Belay for various school, church, and other extracurricular groups
  • Teach introductory level classes with the potential to teach more advanced clinics
  • Must be available some evenings and weekends.


  • Minimum 2 years of belay/climbing experience
  • Prior retail/sales experience

In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills

  • Previous experience working with youth
  • Previous climbing gym employment
  • Knowledge of POS software, Rock Gym Pro

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 Customer Service Representative in the subject.

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

Thank you!


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 participant registered after their first Summer 2016 session. (auto-calculated online)
  • 20% OFF for each additional week of camp after their first Summer 2016 session. (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.

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.

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!

Instructor Highlight – Alix Northup

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in People Profiles, 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 love for you to meet yogi, climber, massage therapist, and all around amazing woman – Alix Northup. Alix’s vast experience with yoga and love of climbing combine to make her an excellent instructor and a perfect fit for the Wy’east Studio. We asked Alix who she would encourage to come to her classes and here is what she said:



Class Times:

Thursday 8-9am // Yoga for Climbers

See Full Yoga Schedule Here


Favorite Quote:

Alix has many favorites, and she loves sharing them in her classes.  Here is one that she turns to often:

“The most important thing to remember is this: to be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.” –W.E.B. DuBois


Alix Northup copyMore About Alix Northup:

Alix draws from her own experience of finding balance in her body and mind to compassionately assist others on their own unique path of healing and discovery. A student for nearly twenty years, Alix has been teaching yoga since 2007. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level and is currently working towards her Yoga for Scoliosis teacher certification. As a licensed massage therapist, Alix brings a deep understanding of anatomy and alignment into her teaching and hands on adjustments.

Alix spends her free time rock climbing and exploring the outdoors, cooking, playing music, and lying in savasana.

Workshop: Falling Up

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in Yoga & Fitness Studio | 0 comments

Join us for our first PRG Yoga Workshop this Saturday, December 19th! Sub instructor, Dora Gaskill, will guide you through experiences in anatomy and body-mapping to create more efficient movement both on and off the wall. Visit to sign up and learn more!


Instructor Highlight – Christina Provencio

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in People Profiles, 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 are highlighting, Wy’east yoga instructor, Christina Provencio. She is full of passion, love and creativity, which shine through in everything she does.

We asked Christina who she would encourage to come to her classes and here is what she said:

My classes are for the curious. In restorative yoga I offer a softly lit space with dreamy whimsical tunes. We hold supportive poses for several mins in order to dig deep, release tension and nurture our muscles. I use essential oils to assist in relaxing & soothing students while they focus on breathing with intention. In foundations yoga, we work on building strength and familiarizing our body with the asanas. There will always be an option to challenge your practice in this class, as there will always be an option to modify and listen to your limits. I call all walks of life to come and enjoy the light & magic that I see in you.  

“I want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable and beautiful and afraid of nothing, as though I had wings”. – Mary Oliver 

Bouldering Youth Regional Championship

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Climbing Corner, Climbing Team, Gym Events, Youth | 0 comments

Bouldering Youth Regional Championship



On Saturday December 12, 2015 youth from all over the Cascade Region will converge upon PRG to take part in the epic USA Climbing Bouldering Youth Regional Championship!

Have a participant headed to the Regional Championship? Download the Cascadia Regional Championship Information sheet.

Interested in volunteering? Volunteers are needed for numerous jobs and your help is greatly appreciated. Regional volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, lunch on PRG that day, as well as some FREE climbing time! If you’re interested in volunteering please complete the Volunteer Registration Form and we’ll be in touch!

IMPORTANT! // All competitors & volunteers must complete the online waiver prior to participating!

SCHEDULE // Cascadia Regional Championship Schedule

START LIST [updated 12/10] // Female Start List // Male Start List


2015 Stumptown Throwdown 11x17


Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Climbing Corner, Featured, Gym Deals, Gym Events | 0 comments


First timers are FREE on Friday nights at Portland Rock Gym!

Never been to PRG before? Never climbed before? We’re so sure you’re going to love it, from your first moment in the gym, that we’re willing to spot your first visit! There was a climber pun in there, don’t worry you’ll understand soon enough. If you’ve never been to Portland Rock Gym come check us out for FREE* every Friday night from 5-11PM.

*Rentals not included. Shoes are $5 to rent and a harness is $3.

Check out all the great options for new climbers!  Be sure to visit our FAQ page to answer all the questions you might have about beginning your rock climbing adventure!



Instructor Highlight – Samara Davis

Posted by on Nov 1, 2015 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. Trust us…your body will thank you.

This month we would love for you to meet Wy’east yoga instructor Samara Davis. Samara’s good vibes, attention to alignment, and easy demeanor lend a helping hand when you start to sweat.

We asked Samara who she would encourage to come to her classes and here is what she said:

Samara Davis

I invite anyone to my class who is ready to get a little sweaty, potentially tip over while balancing, and smile the whole time! Sharing yoga with others has allowed me to take a more light hearted stance on my own practice; I want to encourage my students to ask questions, laugh and enjoy themselves, while always listening to their body. Come and cultivate awareness and lightheartedness in the movement of your body and your mind!

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”

– The Bhagavad Gita