Climbing & Fitness Classes

Sign up for any of our classes below, pay online, and save your spot. 

Climbing 101

This is the basic introduction to climbing course we offer every 4 weeks. Learn about the basics of belaying, rope handling, route reading, personal safety, and more!

4 Sessions, $45.00

Tuesdays, 7pm-8:30pm

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Lead climbing

The lead climbing course teaches the fundamentals of knots, clipping and belaying for sport climbing. Classes are scheduled with the instructor and are 3-4 hours long. Minimum of 2 participants with a maximum of 4.

This class is intended for graduates of Climbing 101 OR climbers with top-rope experience! Lead climbing is a semi-advanced technique and comfort with the fundamentals of climbing is essential!

Learn:

  • Efficient climbing techniques

  • Proper clipping techniques

  • Knot and equipment usage

  • Proper falling technique

  • Effective lead belaying technique

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Personal coaching

 Personalize your training, help your kids reach their climbing goals, or introduce someone you love to climbing with a Hoosier Heights Climbing Coach. This is a great option for

  • kids and youth with special needs who will do best with thoughtful, one-on-one attention

  • youth climbers with competitive or grade goals who want help meeting them

  • new and experienced adult climbers who want to freshen up their routine with information on how to improve and the accountability of a private coach

Our team of HHB Youth coaches are experienced and enthusiastic about helping you or your loved one reach new heights.

About the Coaches

Naomi Byerley, MPH
Naomi started as a setter with HHB in April, 2017, and has been the Hoosier Heights head youth climbing coach since May of that year. She is experienced in working as a climbing coach for kids as young as 5 and advanced climbers as old as 18, seeing drastic improvements in many athletes. She has worked with youth and kids since 2010 and is passionate about making climbing accessible for kids with special needs. She has also spoken about training protocol to our adult customers at Women Rock, 2017 and will be doing so again at Women Rock 2019. She has been climbing competitively since 2008.

Chandler Boys
Chandler is Hoosier Heights Bloomington’s indoor lead climbing class instructor. He started with Hoosier Heights in June, 2017 as a general desk staff employee. Since this time, Chandler has enveloped himself in the necessary skills to make him an avid and conscience indoor lead climber. Since late 2018, Chandler has instructed a majority of Hoosier Heights Bloomington’s indoor lead climbing classes and is a climbing merit badge counselor with the Scouts of America. He has shown that he is capable of teaching a wide range of ages and accommodating climbers’ varying degrees of ability. Feel free to contact him at chandler@hoosierheights.com with questions about an upcoming indoor lead climbing class or with questions about indoor lead climbing in general.