Programs at RoKC

We offer a wide variety of climbing programs, fitness classes and yoga sessions. Expand a section to learn more!

Climbing & Fitness Classes

Yoga

Join us in our yoga studio for classes that range from relaxing and restorative to powerful and invigorating. Drop-ins welcome. 

6:30p - 7:30p Mondays

8:00p - 9:00p Tuesdays

6:30p - 7:30p Wednesdays

8:00p - 9:00p Thursdays 

10:00a - 11:00a Saturdays


Details:

Yogis of all levels welcome. All classes are 60 minutes.

  • Free with Day Pass, Punch Pass, or Membership.
  • $10 non-member drop in fee.
  • $30/month unlimited yoga for non-members.
  • Monday yoga is free with a suggested donation of $10 benefiting Exploring Roots.

All participants must have a waiver on file. Call 816-843-7652 or email info@climbkc.com to create an account and receive a digital version of our waiver.

Monday @ 6:30p with Essie

First Responder yoga with Essie is a traditional, gentle Hatha flow with extra attention to joint mobility and care. This donation based class benefits Exploring Roots.

Tuesday @ 8:00p with Ali

Ali leads powerful flow with lots of options for challenging additions to this constant-movement practice.

Wednesday @ 6:30p with Jesse

Jesse's Vinyasa flows are set to music, and paced to the experience and desires of the group.

Thursday @ 8:00p with David

David offers a Deep Stretch class great for a post-climbing cool down or rest-day activity.

Saturday @ 10:00a

Jesse's Vinyasa flows are set to music, and paced to the experience and desires of the group

Intro to Climbing

Perfect for first time climbers or those looking to master the basics. This class covers skills, techniques, and vocabulary to help take your climbing to the next level.

$35/person. Thursdays at 7:30-8:30pm.


Details:

Know nothing about climbing? We have you covered! New to climbing and ready for some guided instruction? We're ready for you, too! With a maximum of 6 students, class is sure to cater to your skill set. Through demonstration and practice, you’ll learn the foundations of climbing technique, including helpful beginner tips and tricks. 


Equipment rental (shoes and harness) included. Please wear comfortable clothing with good mobility. Pants and layers are recommended. 


Participants must be at least 14 years old.

All participants must have a waiver on file. Call 816-843-7652 or email info@climbkc.com to create an account and receive a digital version of our waiver.

If this is your first time at our location, please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the check-in process and facility tour. 


To enroll, call (816) 843-7652 or click below

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Top Rope Belay Basics

Learn to tie-in and top rope belay from one of our certified AMGA Climbing Wall Instructors.

$35/person. Tuesdays from 6:00pm-8:00pm


This class will teach and practice safely and efficiently managing rope to protect the fall of a climber on top rope. Rental gear is included in this class. 


Process:

  • Tying a figure-8 follow through
  • Loading the (tube style) belay device
  • Partner checks
  • PBUS belay technique
  • Climbing commands

Gear Required: 

  • Harness
  • Shoes
  • Belay device (tube style)


Participants must be at least 14 years old.

To enroll, call (816) 843-7652 or click the button below

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Intro to Lead Belay and Lead Climbing

This class will introduce and practice the introductory skills to correctly and efficiently lead climb and lead belay with a tube-style belay device.

$55 for the first class. Take the class a second time for free. Mondays from 6:00pm-9:00pm.


This class will introduce and practice the introductory skills to correctly and efficiently lead climb and lead belay with a tube-style belay device.

Taught by an AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor. 

Gear is not included.


Lead Climbing Process:

  • Parts of a quickdraw
  • Tying in
  • Commands
  • Clipping
  • Falling
  • Clipping stances
  • Feet and the rope

Lead Belaying Process:

  • Use of a tube-style belay device
  • Rope management
  • Body positioning
  • Catching falls

Gear Required:

  • Harness
  • Shoes
  • Tube-style belay device
  • Locking carabiner
  • Lead rope (Provided by RoKC)

To enroll, call (816) 843-7652 or click the button below


Participants must be at least 18 years old and Top Rope Belay Certified at RoKC. Climbers 14-18 must have parental permission to participate in the class.

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Gym to Crag: Anchor Cleaning via Lower

This clinic will demonstrate and practice cleaning an anchor by lowering (rather than rappelling) to the ground. 

$50 per class


Learn how to retrieve equipment at the end of a climb by lowering back down to the ground. Offered every other month; alternates with Anchor Cleaning via Rappel.


The clinic will start with a demonstration of the technique. 

Next, the technique will be demonstrated slowly, explaining each step. 

Third, the class will take turns practicing with tips and tricks from the instructor(s).


To enroll, call (816) 843-7652 or click the button below.

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Gym to Crag: Anchor Cleaning via Rappel

Learn how to retrieve equipment after a climb by rappelling to the ground using a "third hand" backup.

$50 per class

Offered every-other month from 7p-9p. (Alternates with Anchor Cleaning via Lower). 


This clinic will demonstrate and practice cleaning an anchor by rappelling (rather than lowering) to the ground. The use of an auto-block as a "third hand" backup will also be covered. 


The clinic will start with a demonstration of the technique. 

Next, the technique will be demonstrated slowly, explaining each step. 

Third, the class will take turns practicing with tips and tricks from the instructor(s).


To enroll, call (816) 843-7652 or click the button below

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Youth Programs

Recreational Climbing Club

Recreational Climbing Club focuses on children who are interested in learning to climb or already enjoy the sport. The semester is designed for kids to become proficient with basic climbing movement, techniques, teamwork and simply have fun! No climbing experience necessary.

Program Details:

  • Ages: 8 - 12yrs
  • Dates: Week of August 26th through week of December 16th (no club the week of Thanksgiving!)
  • Club meets Monday or Wednesday
  • Time: 4:30-6:00pm
  • Instructed by RoKC Youth Coaches (1:6 coach to climber ratio)
  • Maximum 12 climbers
  • Cost: $120 a month, first month is pro-rated; final month is not pro-rated and the youth gym membership will finish at the end of the month.

What's Included:

  • Club includes gym membership- minors must be accompanied by an adult during Open Gym hours
  • Membership includes shoes and harness rentals
  • Climbers get one guest pass per month
  • End of the semester celebration on the last night of club!

Contact: Catherine Arensberg at catherine@climbkc.com

*Registration is now closed for the fall semester. Registration for the spring semester will open in November. There is a $10 sign-up fee to hold your spot. Full payment for Climbing Club is due the first day of club. Please help your child to arrive on time so the class can start together. Please speak with your Youth Coach or call the gym ahead if your child is running late.


Cancellation Policy: Enrollment is for the entire semester. There is a $50 cancellation fee for dropping out before the end of the semester. 

Advanced Climbing Club

The Advanced Climbing Club focuses on children who are very interested in climbing and potentially want to join the Climbing Team. The semester is designed for kids to become proficient with basic and advanced climbing movement, techniques, risk management, and teamwork.

Some climbing experience is recommended, but motivation is the main ingredient for a kiddo to love the Advanced Climbing Club. Youth climbers who show focus, maturity, and the will to continually improve may be invited to try out for the RoKC Competitive Climbing Team.


Program Details:

  • Ages: 8 - 12yrs
  • Dates: Week of August 26th through week of December 16th (no club the week of Thanksgiving!)
  • Club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Time: 4:30-6:30pm
  • Instructed by RoKC Youth Coaches (1:6 coach to climber ratio)
  • Max 12 climbers
  • Cost: $180 a month, gear rentals are an additional $20 per month. First month is pro-rated; final month is not pro-rated and the youth gym membership will finish at the end of the month.


What's Included:

  • Club includes gym membership- minors must be accompanied by an adult during Open Gym hours
  • This membership does NOT include gear rentals. Gear rentals are an additional $20 per month.
  • Climbers get one guest pass per month
  • End of the semester celebration on the last night of club!

Contact: Catherine Arensberg at catherine@climbkc.com

*Registration is now closed for the fall semester. Registration for the spring semester will open in November. There is a $10 sign-up fee to hold your spot. Full payment for Climbing Club is due the first day of club. Please help your child to arrive on time so the class can start together. Please speak with your Youth Coach or call the gym ahead if your child is running late.


Cancellation Policy: Enrollment is for the entire semester. There is a $50 cancellation fee for dropping out before the end of the semester. 

High School Climbing Club

High School Climbing Club focuses on teens who are very interested in climbing and potentially want to join the Climbing Team. The semester is designed for teens to become proficient with basic and advanced climbing movement and techniques, risk management, and teamwork

These climbers are presented with the opportunity to learn top rope belaying, lead climbing, and discover if they are interested in competing. And of course, have fun! Climbing experience is recommended, but motivation is the main ingredient for your teen to love High School Climbing Club. Youth climbers who show focus, maturity, and the will to continually improve may be invited to try out for the RoKC (Competitive) Climbing Team.

Program Details:

  • Ages: 13 - 17yrs
  • Dates: Week of August 26th through week of December 16th (no club the week of Thanksgiving!)
  • Club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Time: 4:30-6:30pm
  • Instructed by RoKC Youth Coaches (1:6 coach to climber ratio)
  • Max 6 climbers
  • Cost: $180 a month, gear rentals are an additional $20 per month.  First month is pro-rated; final month is not pro-rated and the youth gym membership will finish at the end of the month.

What's Included:

  • Club includes gym membership- minors must be accompanied by an adult during Open Gym hours
  • This membership does not include gear rentals, gear rentals are an additional $20 per month.
  • Climbers get one guest pass per month
  • End of the semester celebration on the last night of club!

Contact: Catherine Arensberg at catherine@climbkc.com

*Registration is now closed for the fall semester. Registration for the spring semester will open in November. There is a $10 sign-up fee to hold your spot. Full payment for Climbing Club is due the first day of club. Please help your child to arrive on time so the class can start together. Please speak with your Youth Coach or call the gym ahead if your child is running late.


Cancellation Policy: Enrollment is for the entire semester. There is a $50 cancellation fee for dropping out before the end of the semester. 

Competitive Youth Climbing Team

Our competitive team is for young climbers who are dedicated to improving. The team practices three nights a week year round and travels to competitions throughout the region. There are no age limits, but we do expect a high level of commitment and focus.

RoKC’s competitive climbing team travels to competitions across the midwest, having sent climbers to regionals and nationals every year since its inception. Climbers are expected to have basic knowledge and climbing experience, though all levels are welcome. Team has structured practice three times a week. They practice for tall climbing competitions in the spring and bouldering competitions in the fall. Competitions are optional, but encouraged. 


Climbers on team are expected to have a high level of focus and dedication. For more information or to schedule a try-out, contact catherine@climbkc.com

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