After School Programs

Due to COVID-19, our programs are limited to smaller groups each week and masks are required. Contact us for more information regarding our Clubs!

During the "Four Week Freeze" order the Gym is temporarily closed to regular business. However: we are still permitted to run tightly regulated youth programs during this time!

Masks will be required at all times, capacity will be limited to ten kids per program, social distancing measures will be in effect, health screening forms will be filled out daily, and only instructors/ participants will be permitted inside the gym during this time as part of a stable group. Programs are limited to children ages 11-17. Children will not be permitted to attend if they have experienced any of the known COVID symptoms within the past 48 hours prior to their scheduled program, or if they have had any close contact with known or suspected positive cases or COVID-19 within the past 14 days prior to their scheduled program.

Our after-school youth programs are designed to give young climbers between the ages of 8–17 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.

Progressive Youth Club

Youth Club now benefits from the lessons learned and successes of our extremely popular Progressive Teen Program. This program introduces young climbers to beginner to intermediate top-roping and bouldering skills in a fun and encouraging environment. Enrollment is monthly and each group is limited to 6 participants per month.

This Club is intended to be on-going. We will track climber growth from month to month and teach a lot of awesome skills over time.

2-3 Days per week is recommended for young climbers to show improvement.

Progressive Teen Program

This two to three times per 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!

A special Friday training session can be added on as a third day of goal-focused training and physical conditioning with one of our competition team coaches. This is recommended for kids who are keen on showing dramatic improvement. Space is limited.  

Seasonal Camps

During holiday weeks and school breaks, Portland Rock Gym offers day camps! The week of Thanksgiving feature our Autumn Kids Camp and the last two weeks of December will feature our Winter Kids Camp.

Learn More Here

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