After School Programs

Our after-school youth programs are designed to give young climbers between the ages of 6–17 a chance to learn and improve climbing skills. A cool way to connect with other young climbers while staying fit! Enrollment is on a monthly basis. Classes fill up quickly so be sure to sign your child up in advance.

The season runs from the first full week of Portland Public Schools opening, to the first week of PPS Summer break. For summer and winter break climbing opportunities, see our Climbing Camps.

For the more dedicated young climber who wants to make climbing their primary sport, be sure to check out the Portland Rock Gym Climbing Team.

Youth Clubs

This one-to-four times per week program is designed for little rockers who just love to climb. The kids are introduced to beginner to intermediate top-roping and bouldering skills in a fun and encouraging environment. Enrollment is monthly and each day and age group is limited to 6 participants/month.

Please note that starting Fall 2020 our clubs will no longer accommodate children ages 6-7. Instead the two groups will be ages 8-9 and 10-11. This change will allow the programs to be more focused & goal driven like our popular Progressive Teen Program.

Progressive Teen Program

This twice a week program is designed to expand young climbers' skills and techniques. It is an on-going training program that tracks climber growth from month to month and teaches a lot of awesome skills over time. As climbers learn new skills and becoming a stronger climbers, they earn points toward advancement and some cool prizes. Perfect for beginner to intermediate climbers.

Among other skills, participants will learn how to belay and teens 14 years of age and older will be able to belay on their own outside of the Teen Club. Choose either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Includes a membership to Portland Rock Gym for the duration of the program!

All of our Club programs include a membership for the month your child is signed up for. Parents can add their own membership for $49 for the duration of the Club month.

Programs Calendar