Learn to Climb

The Portland Rock Gym offers instruction for climbers of all ages and abilities. All scheduled events are subject to our cancellation and rescheduling policies.

Friday & Saturday Night Heights

Get a feel for what climbing indoors is like with three hours of top–rope climbing and bouldering. No experience necessary. Perfect for first-timers who just want to check it out. Our instructor takes care of the rope handling, and safety aspects of your first climbing experience. Sign up individually or with a group of your friends. Rental climbing shoes and harnesses included.

Friday or Saturday Night 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
cost: $25 per person, per evening
Eight spaces available for participants 12 years of age or older.
Advance reservation required.

Intro Class

Learn the basics of climbing and rope–handling, including tying a figure–eight knot, climbing commands, and belaying. This one-time, 3 hour introductory class will prepare you to belay a climber on top–rope and pass PRG's belay test. Class includes rental equipment and a one–week membership (with rentals).

Saturdays & Sundays  9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesdays  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
cost: $52
Six spaces available for participants 12 years of age or older.
Advance reservation required.

Advanced Instruction

Once you’ve mastered the basics we also offer Technique Clinics, Lead Climbing Clinics and Private Lessons.

Gym to Crag

Join us every Tuesday night for Gym to Crag! Climbers will head to a local crag from 6-9pm and climb with a PRG, AMGA guide! A great way for beginning climbers to get some outdoor climbing experience! Please sign up ahead of time at the front desk, phone, or email. To learn more about the program click here.

Tuesdays 6:00-9:00pm
cost: $45 or $40 for annual members (Annual members can use their free clinic.)
Six spaces available for participants 12 years of age or older.
Advance reservation required.
Participants need to know how to belay.