The Stronghold Climbing Gym

classes & clinics

We offer a wide range of intro classes, clinics, and workshops on a regular basis. Begin your climbing journey–or take your existing skills to the next level–with the expert instructors at the Stronghold.

Check out this month’s classes and clinics, and keep an eye out for our monthly newsletter (subscribe below) to be among the first to hear about new clinics and events. You can also check out our Lincoln Heights Calendar and/or Echo Park Calendar to see all the community events going on at The Stronghold!

intro classes

Bouldering 101

BOULDERING 101

In this 1-hour class, you will learn the fundamentals of bouldering, including movement technique, how to fall as safely as possible, spotting basics, climber etiquette, grading systems, and more!
No experience required, but you must be 14 or older to take this class.

Free for members / $40 for non-members.

Bouldering 102

BOULDERING 102

The next step after Bouldering 101! This 60-minute class is all about the techniques needed to move smoothly, efficiently, and powerfully on the wall. Recommended for beginners who have already taken Bouldering 101 or have equivalent experience. You must be 14 or older to take this class.
No experience required, but you must be 14 or older to take this class.

Free for members / $40 for non-members.

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INTRO TO ROPE CLIMBING

Learn the basics of top roping in the gym! This 90-minute class will prepare you for our top rope certification test. Learn the figure-eight climbing knot, partner safety checks, proper belay technique, and more. 

No experience required, but you must be 14 or older to take this class.

Free for members / $45 for non-members.

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INTRO TO TECHNIQUE

Intro to Technique is the next step after our bouldering and belay classes. Learn about different holds, technique fundamentals, injury prevention strategies, climbing shoe fitting and usage, and more! Belay certification is recommended but not required.

You must be 14 or older to take this class.

Free for members / $55 for non-members.

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INTRO TO LEAD CLIMBING

The Stronghold’s Introduction to Lead Climbing class will help you make the heady transition to the sharp end! Lead climbing involves a good deal more risk-management than top-roping, and belaying the leader requires more skill. As such, you must be top-rope certified before taking this class, and you should feel very confident with both top-rope climbing and belaying.

$45 for members / $90 for non-members.

Upcoming Clinics

thai massage

THAI MASSAGE CLASS

Thai yoga massage can be considered a fusion between yoga and massage. It is practiced on fully clothed people on padded mats. The class will include guided and demonstrated sequences, as well as safety, communication, and how to help your receiver feel at ease. No experience needed. Come with a friend. Led by Christina and Amanda. June 7th.

Registration required.

Free for members / Day Pass required for non-members.
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SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP

Learn how to defend against the most common types of assault in this 1-hour workshop.

Jasmine, founder of @fighttribela, has more than 9 years of experience in Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Attendees will leave the workshop feeling safer, stronger, and empowered. June 2nd.

Free for members / $40 for non-members.

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RAPPELLING 101

Learn basic rappelling, third-hand backups, fireman backups, rope tossing techniques, closing the system, and more! Led by Bill.

Prerequisites: You must be top rope-certified.

$30 for members / $60 for non-members.

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LEAD CLIMBING II

Want to improve your lead climbing and belaying? Our Lead II class can help you strengthen your foundations and expand your skills. Topics include clipping alternatives, Gri Gri best practices, falling and catching practice, advanced belayer positioning, belaying without looking, taking slack quickly, mental game, and more. This is not a refresher course; please take Intro to Lead again if you need a refresher of the basics.
$25 for members / $50 for non-members.
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TRAINING & CONDITIONING SERIES W/ REN

This 12-week training and conditioning series is designed to break plateaus and accelerate progress toward your climbing.

Recommended: Experienced climbers who are new to training & conditioning.

$200 for members / $400 for non-members.

HOURS OF OPERATION

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