Experienced Climber

USA Climbing Competition

USA Climbing Youth Competition Registration:  10-11 am / Climbing:  11 am- 2 pm Awards & Raffle:  2-3 pm Early Registration  $30  Late  Registration  $35  Registration includes a t-shirt while supplies last, so register today!  

Rock Madness climbing competition at the Little Rock Climbing Center.

Rock Madness

When spring rolls around it is time for our annual roped climbing competition, Rock Madness. Test your skills on all new routes and stick around after the comp for your raffle to benefit the Arkansas Climbers Coalition. Format: Redpoint  This will be a Redpoint format competition including top-rope routes and lead climbs. Competitors will complete as many routes as possible within a 2-hour time period. Top 5 routes will determine placement. Competition Information Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2019 4:00 pm – Registration Opens 5:00 pm – Climbing begins 7:00 pm – Climbing ends 7:15 pm – Awards and ARCC fundraiser raffle Registration Early registration $30 (ends April 1st) late registration $40 Rock Madness Photo Gallery

Kilimanjaro Trek

Climb to the roof of Africa as we venture to Mt. Kilimanjaro (elev. 19341′). Our team will tackle the Lemosho route over 8 days as we attempt to reach the highest point in Africa, Uhuru Peak on Mt. Kilimanjaro. With porters to carry the heavy loads, our team will have day-packs as we acclimatize on our hike through the rain forest to the alpine desert. Each night a gourmet meal is created by our camp chef to keep us fed and energized. Well trained and knowledgeable guides will keep us healthy and teach us about the local flora and fauna along the way. This is the trip of a lifetime, don’t miss out!

Boulder League team at the Little Rock Climbing Center.

Boulder League

Boulder League is our summer-long competition series to keep you in shape.  Running from mid-June until early August we hold a competition once a week.  New boulder problems test both the novice climber and the experienced veteran. We use a handicap system so that anyone can win, no matter how hard you climb. Boulder League Photo Gallery

Boulder Bash

Every November we hold our annual Boulder Bash bouldering competition. This competition is be a Red-point format where competitors receive points for boulder problems by completing them with zero falls. The harder the problem, the more points it is worth. Competitors will complete as many problems as possible within a 3-hour time period. At the end, score cards will be collected and the climbers’ top 5 problems will determine placement. A raffle to benefit the Arkansas Climbers Coalition will be held after the competition. Registration:  4-5 pm / Climbing:  5-8 pm Awards & Raffle:  8-9 pm Early Registration (before Nov 5):  $25 LRCC members  / $30 for non-members Late  Registration (Nov. 5 & after):  $30 LRCC members  /  $35 for non-members  Registration includes a t-shirt while supplies last, so register today! Boulder Bash Photo Gallery 10150553669574981

Aconcagua – Mountaineering Expedition

Join Team LRCC as we travel to Argentina for a climb of Aconcagua (22,841′). This is the highest mountain in South America, the highest peak in the world outside of the Himalaya, and one of the fabled 7 Summits. After trekking to base camp (the 2nd largest in the world after Everest) we will begin acclimatizing and preparing for our summit push. All of our equipment is carried to base camp by mules so we can travel light. We follow the theory of climb high and sleep low as we move through a series of camps while ascending Aconcagua. We have also included several weather/extra days days in the schedule to allow more time to attempt the summit climb. This plan will help us to acclimatize better and greatly increases our chance to summit. The Normal Route is non-technical, but physically demanding. The climb includes all the logistics and challenges of climbing a big mountain. The altitude and extreme weather can challenge any climber. Climbing Aconcagua does require some basic mountaineering skills. Team members should be familiar with ice axes and crampons, but equally important are strong backpacking skills. This is a challenging route for any climber, novice or experienced alike and an ideal choice for those with some high altitude, general mountaineering experience such as Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, and the Mexican or Ecuador Volcanoes. For more information and a detailed itinerary please contact Logan at LRCC.

Lead Climbing Class

If you are ready to make the move from top-roped climbing into lead, or just want to refresh your skills, this is the class for you. Our trained instructors will teach the fundamentals of lead climbing in the gym and prepare you for climbing outside. This two-hour class covers knots and safety, rope management and care, gear selection and use, climbing, belaying and falling. Lead climbing is serious business, so take the time to protect yourself and get trained by a professional. Class participants should already have their own shoes and harness and feel comfortable climbing 5.9 top rope. Participants must be at least 13 years of age.

Training Strategies Clinic

Training Strategies Clinic Clinic Description: This clinic is designed to help people maximize personal training for climbing. Participants will be introduced to exercises and routines outside of “just” climbing that will have a dramatic impact on strengthening climbing related muscle groups. This is a great opportunity for those that are stuck at a plateau or just want an accessible introduction to how one can use the weight area to improve their climbing. Pre-requisites: Minimum 6 months climbing experience Climb a minimum of 5.9 in the gym without falling or hanging Being able to lead climb is not required, however, if students want to lead during the clinic they must get lead certified at the gym PRIOR to the clinic date. Investment: $25 gym members / $30 non-gym members Space limited to 12 students

Anchor Cleaning & Outdoor Skills Clinic

Anchor Cleaning & Rappelling Clinic Description: You got to the top, now what?  This clinic is designed to help people gain a better understanding of cleaning anchors in an outdoor lead climbing situation. Instructor Chet Tribett will teach the safest methods to clean anchors and lower or rappel back to the ground. This is not a lead climbing class. Prior experience lead climbing is required. Pre-requisites: Minimum 6 months climbing experience Climb a minimum of 5.9 in the gym without falling or hanging Being able to lead climb is required. Investment: $25 gym members / $30 non-gym members Space limited to 6 students

Bouldering cave at the Little Rock Climbing Center.

Personal Training

Are you looking to improve your technique and take your climbing to the next level? Then a session with one of our personal trainers may be what you need to break through the barriers that are holding back your climbing. One-on-one instruction can help to guide you as you seek to improve and become a better climber. Please call to set up your personal training session.

Bouldering cave at the Little Rock Climbing Center.

Movement & Training classes for adults

There’s much more to climbing than just pulling yourself up one rock at a time. If you want to improve your climbing this is the class for you. Learn about hand placement and grip, footwork, training and injury prevention.

Yoga at the Little Rock Climbing Center.

Yoga

Yoga is an excellent way to strengthen the body, improve flexibility, and stabilize the core. Our weekly Yoga for Climbers Class is held Monday and Wednesday nights and is conducted by experienced and qualified yoga instructors, who are also dedicated rock climbers. Even if you’ve never been to a yoga class, you can jump right in and get started. The class is free for members and is included with the purchase of a day pass on Monday or Wednesday.