Rock Climbing Instruction – Outdoor Climbing Classes Near Minneapolis

 Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing       $85

Foundation of climbing-related skills and safe climbing practices
Essential knots and hitches

  • Belaying
  • Rappelling
  • Climbing Movement

Course includes harness, helmet, and climbing shoes.
Focus of the class is on teaching safe climbing practices, students will also have plenty of time for climbing. Be prepared for an active day.

This 4 to 5 hour introduction course requires no prior experience and provides all necessary climbing gear.

more info and 2016 calendar of Intro Rock Climbing classes.

Outdoor Sport Climbing          $55

Skills to safely climb and belay any sport bolted routes outside or in a gym. This class is for experienced climbers looking to progress their climbing skills and increase your options for climbing destinations.

  • Clipping techniques
  • Safe belaying for sport climbing
  • Threading an anchor
  • Multi – pitch climbing

more Sport Climbing info and 2016 class schedule.

Rock Climbing Anchors Class       $55

Gain the knowledge to build top-rope anchors and climb on your own.

  • Understanding safe gear protection
  • Techniques for equalization
  • Using natural anchors

The Anchors Climbing Course covers top-rope anchor systems, top-belaying anchors, you will learn some aid climbing techniques and the use of ascenders.

more info on the Climbing Anchors Course and the 2016 schedule.


“I had a super great time climbing with Hard Water Sports in the introduction to outdoor climbing course. the staff very knowledgeable, and always had safety as a priority. I had experience gym climbing, but I learned so much more climbing on real rock.”

Kelly K. Minneapolis, MN

“The outdoor rock climbing class was well organized and covered skills you don’t see gym climbing.
Perfect climbing class for a beginner rock climber.”

Andrew M. Bloomington, MN

Minnesota Rock Climbing Classes

Introduction to Rock Climbing – Intro to Outdoor Sport Climbing – Anchors Class

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