Gym to Crag: Spring Series

February 20, 2020

Make the transition from indoors to outdoors! Gym to Crag series teaches the skills, best practices, & ethics to take your climbing outside. Series kicks off with a FREE Get Outside! Presentation on Missouri & Arkansas

Make the transition from indoors to outdoors! Our Gym to Crag series teaches you the skills, best practices, and ethics to take your climbing outside.

$35/members, $50 non-members.

Discounts on multi-class packages available; contact for details.

Spring Series:

Free! Thursday nights in the South Yoga Room at 6:30 PM.
Feb. 20:  Get Outside! Presentation
Feb. 27: Leave No Trace for Outdoor Climbing

$35/$50 Thursday nights in the Training Area at 7:00 PM.
March 5: Rappelling
March 12: Intro to Anchoring
March 19: Advanced Anchoring
March 26: Self Rescue

To enroll, call 816-843-7652 or contact

Get Outside! Presentation

Missouri and Arkansas have lots to offer for new and experienced outdoor climbers alike. Learn about area ethics, access, and which crags have the climbs you’re looking for. 

Leave No Trace for the Outdoor Climber

Join RoKC Staff Member and LNT Master Educator, Michaela Phoenix, as she guides you through the 7 principles of Leave No Trace and how they apply directly to outdoor climbing ethics.


Learn to clean anchors via rappel with a third hand backup. Learn why you might want to clean anchors by rappel rather than via lower. Feel free to come to class with questions about other rappelling scenarios.

Intro to Anchoring

Learn how to evaluate and practice setting up anchor rigging for a two-point, bolted anchor. This course uses the NERDSS analysis for evaluation and goes in depth to the strengths and weaknesses of various anchor rigging techniques including quickdraws, sliding-x, cordalette, and the quad. 

Advanced Anchoring

This course builds on the skills taught in Intro to Anchoring and assumes a working knowledge of the cordalette, sliding-x, and quad on two-point anchors, building on those skills and the NERDSS analysis to build 1, 3, and 4 point anchors as might be used when top roping or trad climbing. 

Self Rescue

This Self Rescue course will focus on top rope rescue skills including:

- weighted and unweighted belay takeovers

- ascending the rope to the climber

- rappelling back down with the climber

This class does not cover self rescue in a lead scenario.

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RoKC will be closed on the following days: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday (open at 10a), Christmas Eve (close at 4p), Christmas Day (re-open at 10a on December 26), New Year’s Eve (close at 4p).