Team Arkansas – Recreational Climbing Team is a fun alternative to mainstream sports. Climbing can help build self-confidence, problem solving skills, and muscle. This non-competitive team focuses on the skills needed to become a safe lifelong-climber and build an enjoyment of the sport. Team Arkansas’ Recreational Climbing Team program runs for twelve weeks in the fall and spring. Practice is held from 5-7 PM on Wednesdays. It is open to climbers from ages 8-17. The cost is $250 for the session and includes rental gear if needed. A full gym membership can be added for an additional $100.
The best way to get started rock climbing is to take our Introduction to Indoor Climbing class. This class has a low student-to-instructor ratio and is designed to get you up and climbing right away. We will cover climbing safety, equipment, belay technique, and movement in a top rope setting. The class is one hour long and includes all of the gear you need for the day. It also includes a day pass so you can stay and climb for the rest of the day. Participants must be 13 years or older.
Indoor rock climbing is a great way for children to build self-confidence while getting great exercise. Climbing is an individual sport which allows students to grow at his or her own pace. Our courses cater to each individual’s needs and are taught in a highly supportive group environment. Any level of climber will be challenged but not overwhelmed. Our trained staff will help your kids learn about the sport they can enjoy for a lifetime. Booking Register for Rock Geckos ages 6-8 Register for Stone Monkeys ages 8-11
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.
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.
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
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.
LRCC offers scouts the opportunity to enjoy a night of climbing and the chance to earn their climbing merit badge. Your group will receive instruction on how to properly put on a climbing harness, how to belay a climber, learn knots, proper use of belay commands, and rappelling. Our merit badge program is scheduled for 3 hours and is open to groups of 5 to 10 scouts. Scouts must be 13 years of age and must have their First Aid and CPR certifications already met. Required Knots: 1. Retrace Figure 8 2. Figure 8 on a bight 3. Water Knot 4. Double Fisherman’s
Climbing is a natural team building activity. It is goal-oriented and requires cooperation, trust, and good communication skills. Professional facilitators provide your organization with activities that will enhance and change the way individuals view themselves, their co-workers and the team as a whole. We can customize any program, providing a highly-structured, motivational agenda or a relaxed curriculum that highlights the thrill of climbing. Climbing shoes and harnesses are provided. The program will be customized to suit your needs. Call to find out how we can help your team climb to the top!
Experience the beauty of Ecuador and climb an active volcano nearly 20,000 feet. Cotopaxi is one of Ecuador’s most active volcanoes with an elevation of 19,347 ft. A short approach and a convenient hut system helps to make this summit attainable for the average mountaineer. Although it is a technical peak, it is the perfect place for aspiring climbers to begin training and hone their skills. This LRCC expedition will include 4 training sessions at LRCC or nearby outdoor locations so participants can get a head start on the skills they will need on the mountain. Once we arrive in Ecuador, the team will meet their guides and begin getting geared up. We will spend some time getting acclimatized with a climb of Rucu Pichincha (15,696′) and then continue our training on the way up the mountains. Another acclimatization hike on Illiniza Norte (16,615′) well further prepare us for Cotopaxi. This 9 day trip includes all in-country travel and lodging. A 3-month membership is included along with personal training to help prepare you for the trip. International airfare, trip & travel insurance, meals in town, and tips are not included. Mountaineering boots, crampons, and ice axes are available for rent in Quito. Trip dates are Dec 30th 2018-Jan 8th 2019. For more information and a detailed itinerary please contact Logan at LRCC.