Courses


 

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

Introduction To Rock Climbing- PRM 399
The course will be conducted inside at Flagstaff Climbing Center on day one and outside, on real rock at one of Flagstaff’s numerous climbing areas, on day two. Students will have ample time to practice their skills with other beginner climbers, focusing on equipment use, climbing technique, belaying, and rappelling.
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Advanced Rock Climbing and Anchor Building- PRM 399
For those who have moved beyond the beginner level and want to learn to set up their own climbing site, this course is focused on advanced climbing skills and technical rope and risk management skills. This class can be an excellent prep course for the AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course.
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OUTDOOR CAMPS

Rock Trips
The Rock Trip camps is for climbers ages 11-17. The camps are 5 days long Monday- Friday, 8:30am-4pm during the summer months. Climbers are taught a variety of climbing skills from basic rope work and movement to advanced anchor building while being educated on local ecology, geology and environmental ethics including Leave No Trace. Next Camps start June 2017.
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GROUPS & TEAM BUILDING

Climbing outside is the ultimate climbing experience. Climb with Flagstaff Climbing Guides and let us take your group or team building event to the top. Flagstaff Climbing Guides have run team building groups for Wells Fargo Bank, Forever Living Products, Forever Resorts and many more.
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SPECIAL OR UNIQUE

Flagstaff Climbing Guides can be contracted to work in a variety of environments and settings. We have done consulting and instructor trainings for athletic clubs, City of Flagstaff Facilities Management, Flagstaff Fire Department, Coconino County Search and Rescue, Boy Scouts of America, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, The Oprah Network, NASA, USGS and more.
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CLINICS

JOSHUA TREE ROAD TRIP: WOMEN’S TRIP
Join us on a classic climbing road trip with an experienced climbing guide, transportation and meals included! This 4-day, 3-night trip takes us from Flagstaff to the heart of iconic Joshua Tree National Park, CA. Its otherworldly landscape facilitates world-class rock climbing and has inspired rock climbers for generations. J Tree has stellar bouldering and sport climbing but is known for its traditional history and ethics. It’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in learning the art of “Trad” climbing. Your guide will teach you the technical and movement skills you need to climb J Tree’s granite cracks and faces with confidence. Plus, you’ll experience it all with a rad group of women—and what’s better than a lady road trip? (A rock climbing lady road trip!)
 
Next course: April 6-9
Cost: $849/person; 3 person min, 6 person max; 20% off for members; Must register 7 days in advance.
 
What’s Included: Transportation from Flagstaff to Joshua Tree and back; All food from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 4; All instruction and rock climbing gear; Park, permit and camping fees
 

What’s Not: Your personal camping gear.

Gear Clinic 
Gain experience and knowledge about placing removable climbing protection. Cams (SLCD’s), Nuts, Hexes and Tri-cams are all important tools on a crack climber’s rack. Work with a professional to learn their proper use.

Next Course: April 15, 8-Noon
Cost: $50 public/20% off for members

 

Women’s Crack Climbing Clinic
Want to learn how to crack climb? Psyched about getting out of the gym to enjoy the summer sunshine? Want to climb with an awesome group of women? Join us for a full day at our local crag, Paradise Forks, where you can take your indoor climbing skills outside. Women interested should be able to Top Rope belay.

Next Course: TBA
Cost: $100 public/20% off for members!

 

How to Top Rope Outside Clinic
Practice proper techniques required to set up top ropes in varied outdoor settings.  This is a great opportunity to take the leap from gym to the outdoor crag without having to learn how to lead climb!

Next Course:  April 29, 8 am-4 pm
Cost: $100 public/20% off for members

JOSHUA TREE ROAD TRIP: TRAD IMMERSION
Join us on a classic climbing road trip with an experienced climbing guide, transportation and meals included! This 4-day, 3-night trip takes us from Flagstaff to the heart of iconic Joshua Tree National Park, CA. Its otherworldly landscape facilitates world-class rock climbing and has inspired rock climbers for generations. J Tree has stellar bouldering and sport climbing but is known for its traditional history and ethics. It’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in learning the art of “Trad” climbing. Your guide will teach you the technical and movement skills you need to climb J Tree’s granite cracks and faces with confidence. Learn how to place gear, build anchors, assess terrain and clean climbs. The course is able to be highly individualized to what you want to learn, too!
 
Next Course: May 4-7
Cost: $849/person; 3 person min, 6 person max; 20% off for members; Must register 7 days in advance.
 
What’s Included: Transportation from Flagstaff to Joshua Tree and back; All food from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 4; All instruction and rock climbing gear; Park, permit and camping fees
 

What’s Not: Your personal camping gear.

Sport Climbing Clinic
Time to get on the sharp end! We will spend a day clipping bolts and practicing techniques required to climb and belay at a sport climbing (bolted) area. Climbers should feel comfortable top roping 5.9 before taking this class.

Next Course:  May 20, 8 am-4 pm
Cost: $100 public/20% off for members

Women’s Weekend at The Pit
Join us for this day and a half of climbing outside! This course is designed to take your indoor climbing skills and apply them to real rock. The first half day (1-5pm) will primarily focus on getting comfortable outside and climbing a ton. The second day will be a full day (8am-4pm) of climbing, practicing leading, and developing the skills to become independent outdoor climbers. Plus, you’ll get to meet other climbing ladies, explore Flagstaff’s local sport climbing and have a ton of fun! Women interested should be able to Top Rope belay.

Next Course: TBA
Cost: $149 public/20% off for members.

 

Trad Climbing Clinic
This class puts all the pieces together – lead climbing, gear placement and anchor building. Get the skills you need to take on your trad climbing goals. Climbers should feel comfortable leading 5.9 sport before taking this class.

Next Course: May 27, 8 am-4 pm
Cost: $100 public/20% off for members

 

  • American Alpine Club
  • American Mountain Guides Association
  • Outdoor Industry Association
  • Climbing Wall association
  • The Access Fund
  • Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
  • United States Forest Service