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Rock Climbing and Dinner

Hey everyone!  With the ski and snowboard season upon us, this is the perfect time to get in optimal shape for it.  Rock climbing is great for flexibility, and loads of fun.  Gravity Vault has Buy One Get One Free Nights on Mondays.  Passes are $18, or $9 each, and $7 for all the equipment rentals if you don't have them already. (chalk bag, shoes, and harness)

Here are the details from their website:

If you are new to climbing we will also have a special Belay Certification Class held every Friday evening from 7:00-9:00 PM. Cost of the class is $20 and includes a day pass and rentals. Please call to make a reservation if you would like to take the class. (Men may also take the class for $35 when space is available)

If you'd like to learn beforehand, and just climb with me, additional classes are:

Wednesday Evenings  7:30PM – 9:30PM Special deal for Students!

Sunday Afternoons  1:00PM - 3:00PM

Course overview: After a general overview of the sport of climbing, students are taught how to put on a climbing harness, how to tie a figure-eight knot and a double fisherman backup knot and how to belay (the process of managing the ropes while your partner climbs).

We will cover.…

Climbing SafetyVerbal CommandsRope and Harness SafetyOverview of the different belay devices – GriGri, ATC, etc.

The group will then start to climb together, actually running the ropes for each other, and encouraging one another.  Belay Certification is an excellent way to get introduced to the growing sport of indoor climbing.  All rental equipment is included in the price.

If you're interested in this event, please RSVP as soon as possible, so I can get a head count, and make the reservation.  It should be a fun night.  I've been climbing for a couple of years now, so I won't be taking the class, but I'll be there to give pointers to whoever needs it.  Afterwards, we'll either head to the Mason Jar, Shannon Rose or Stateline Diner, all up Route 17 a mile or two.  Looking forward to see you all there!

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  • Tom

    Okay, we're here. Im wearing a shirt with a cartoon lobster on it.

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Eric

    Running late may not get there

    December 9, 2013

  • Mary K.

    So I can go even if I have never climbed before ?

    December 7, 2013

    • Tom

      Yea, I can review with you. Has it just been a while since you've climbed?

      December 9, 2013

    • Eric


      December 9, 2013

  • Pam e.

    I wish I could go, got a doctor appointment. I've been there before, but it's been a while. I even have my own shoes! : (

    December 8, 2013

  • Neha

    Can't do Monday but just took a belay class so I'd be up for the next one.

    December 6, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Hi there! I've never been rock climbing before, and I can't take the belay certification class this weekend. Can I still come on Monday? How would that work? I checked out their website--would I have to choose one of the instructor belay options (2 climbs for $20 or an hour for $50)?

    December 5, 2013

    • Tom

      No, you don't have to pay that. We can belay you. However, depending on the turnout, I can't promise how many climbs you'll be able to get. Bouldering is also an option.

      December 5, 2013

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