Programs at RoKC

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

Climbing Classes

Intro to Climbing

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

$20/member, 35/non-member. Thursdays from 7:30p - 8:30p.


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. Click the "Login/Signup" button at the top right of the screen to create your account and sign your 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.

$25/member, $35/non-member. Tuesdays from 6:00p-8:00p.


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 6:00p - 9:00p.


This class will introduce and practice the introductory skills to correctly and efficiently lead climb and lead belay.

Taught by an AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor. 

Personal climbing gear (harness and belay device) recommended.


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

Learn how to retrieve equipment at the end of a climb by lowering back down to the ground.

$35/members, $50 non-members. Every other Tuesday from 7:00p - 9:00p.


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: Spring Series

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 carol@climbkc.com 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 carol@climbkc.com


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.

Rappelling

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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Yoga & Fitness Classes

Yoga

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

  • Mondays @ 6:30p - 7:30p
  • Tuesdays @ 8:00p - 9:00p
  • Wednesdays @ 6:30p - 7:30p
  • Thursdays @ 8:00p - 9:00p
  • Saturdays @ 10:00a - 11:00a


Details:

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

  • Free with Day Pass, Punch Pass, or Membership.

All participants must have a waiver on file.

Monday @ 6:30p with Essie

Yoga with Essie is a traditional, gentle Hatha flow with extra attention to joint mobility and care.

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 with Jesse

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

RoKC Fit

Join us for an all-levels functional fitness class to round out your routine.

This is a 50 minute class based on functional fitness, featuring segments on strength, core, conditioning, and mobility. Come prepared to get your heart rate pumping and break a sweat - this full-body workout is designed to help you reach optimal fitness!

  • Mondays @ 5:15p
  • Wednesdays @ 5:15p
  • Saturdays @ 9:00a

Classes included with membership or day pass.

All participants must have a waiver on file.

Instructor information coming soon!

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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 - 13yrs
  • Dates: This is a 16-week program. Club starts the Week of January 13th and goes through the week of May 4th (no club the week of March 16th-Spring Break!)
  • 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

Interested? Fill out our Club Application Form to receive registration information or to get in contact with our Youth Programs staff.


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. The semester is designed for kids to become proficient with basic and advanced climbing movements, techniques, risk management, and teamwork. Along with this, every practice concludes with simple strength conditioning to teach self-discipline and personal growth. 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 - 13yrs
  • Dates: This is a 16-week program. Club starts the Week of January 13th and goes through the week of May 4th (no club the week of March 16th--Spring Break!)
  • 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

Interested? Fill out our Club Application Form to receive registration information or to get in contact with our Youth Programs staff.


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.

Some climbing experience is recommended, but motivation and focus are the main ingredients for your teen to thrive in High School Climbing Club. Teen climbers are presented with the opportunity to learn top rope belaying, lead climbing, and discover if they are interested in competing. Along with this, every practice concludes with simple strength conditioning to help teach self-discipline and personal growth. 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: 14 - 18yrs
  • Dates: This is a 16-week program. Club starts the Week of January 13th through the week of May 4th (no club the week of March 16th) 
  • Club meets Tuesday and Thursday
  • Time: 6:00-8:00pm
  • Instructed by RoKC Youth Coaches (1:6 coach to climber ratio)
  • Max 10 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

Interested? Fill out our Club Application Form to receive registration information or to get in contact with our Youth Programs staff.

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. 


Interested? Fill out our Team Application Form to receive try-out information or to get in contact with our coaching staff.


Parent's Night Out

Take the night off - we'll entertain the kids. 5:00-9:00pm on select Saturdays.

Take a break and bring the kids to RoKC for a night of adventure! Our youth instructors will lead climbing, games, arts and crafts, and a pizza party. Parent's Night Out is available on select Saturdays for children ages 4-12.

$30/child includes climbing, rental gear, snacks, dinner, and fun! For discount inquiries, contact youth@climbkc.com.

Upcoming Dates

January 25, 5:00-9:00pm at RoKC North Kansas City

February 15, 5:00-9:00pm at RoKC North Kansas City

March 21, 5:00-9:00pm at RoKC North Kansas City

Registration

Pre-registration is required. Limited space available. Sign Up Here.

Policies

  • All RoKC guests must have a waiver on file. Participants under the age of 18 must have waiver signed by parent or legal guardian. Sign our online waiver here.
  • Please have children in comfortable clothes that will not restrict movement
  • All participants must be potty trained
  • Your child(ren) must be free from signs of illness for at least 24 hours. If signs of illness are apparent, it will be at the discretion of RoKC staff to permit participation.
  • Late pick-up policy: First time = warning. Second time = $5 fine.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations up to one week prior to event will receive a full refund
  • Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to event will receive a 25% refund
  • Cancellations less than 48 hours prior to event will not receive a refund

School's Out!

And we've got a plan. School's Out! programming takes place on select holidays throughout the year when they're off, but you aren't.

School's Out! runs from 8:00-11:00am on select holidays throughout the year. The program includes three hours of games and climbing led by our youth coaching staff.

School's Out! is designed for children ages 6-12. $30/child.

Upcoming Dates

January 20, 8:00-11:00am at RoKC North Kansas City

February 17, 8:00-11:00am at RoKC North Kansas City

Registration

Pre-registration is required. Limited space available. Sign Up Here.

Policies

  • All RoKC guests must have a waiver on file. Participants under the age of 18 must have waiver signed by parent or legal guardian. Sign our online waiver here.
  • Please have children in comfortable clothes that will not restrict movement
  • All participants must be potty trained
  • Your child(ren) must be free from signs of illness for at least 24 hours. If signs of illness are apparent, it will be at the discretion of RoKC staff to permit participation.
  • Late pick-up policy: First time = warning. Second time = $5 fine.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations up to one week prior to event will receive a full refund
  • Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to event will receive a 25% refund
  • Cancellations less than 48 hours prior to event will not receive a refund

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).