Community partners offer “Learn to Climb” Class for 14- to 18-year-olds (Sponsored)

(Lander, Wyo) – Sponsored post by: International Climbers’ Festival

Elemental Performance + FitnessWild Iris Mountain Sports, Columbia Sportswear, and the International Climbers’ Festival team up to offer a new class designed at introducing 14- to 18-year-olds to climbing. This offering is brought to you by the Lander Youth Climbing Initative, a coaliation of six local organizations with the goal of offering year-round youth climbing programming.
About the Learn to Climb Climb
Participants will learn the basics of climbing through bouldering—a style of rock climbing undertaken without ropes in an indoor setting using pads, spotters, and focused instruction.

As participants’ skills improve, you will learn advanced movement technique including specific footwork, grip techniques and balance skills. Basic rope systems and belaying will be taught in the second half of the course for future outdoor climbing.

Instructed by BJ Tilden
BJ Tilden had lived and climbed in Lander for more than 15 years, establishing some of the hardest sport climbing routes in the area. BJ has traveled extensively to many world-renowned sport climbing and bouldering areas where he has honed his expertise in the sport. His attention to detail and understanding of climbing movement make him one of the best.

Dates: Jan 7 – Feb 13, Monday 3:45-5pm & Wednesday 3:00-4:15pm
Location: Elemental Climbing Gym, 134 Lincoln St Lander, WY
Group Size: 10 person limit, sign up now!
Age: 14 – 18 years old
Fee: $100 for 12 sessions.
Plus you get: New Climbing shoes, chalk and chalk bag—all yours to keep!

To Register
Call 332-0480 or email

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