The Crag Climbing Wall
Our wall is full of life!
September 2016 - Newly-designed Climbing Classes and Climb Time returned to the SBCC Climbing Wall this month. Whether it's your first climb or you are an experienced climber, our wall is a perfect place to learn new skills or expand existing ones!
Come and climb our walls.
The Crag is 33 feet tall and sculpted to look and feel like Index granite. The wall offers three belay ropes with at least five climbing routes of varying degrees of difficulty per rope, and a bouldering or horizontal traverse wall. Advanced climbers can take advantage of the wall's natural-looking granite for the ultimate texture climb.
SBCC offers a full array of classes, supervised drop-in sessions, camps and programs for people of all skill levels to develop or improve their rock-climbing skills. The wall is also available to rent for parties, team-building and other celebration events.
All climbers must have a signed climbing wall waiver on file at SBCC. Youth waivers must be signed by parent or legal guardian.
Class and Climbing Schedule - Fall 2016
Belayed Climb Session - During these scheduled times there will be trained staff to belay all individuals who wish to climb in a safe and encouraging atmosphere. All equipment is provided. Minimum age is 4 years.
- Sessions include two hours of climb time. $7 (residents) and $9 (non-residents).
- Single Climb allows people a chance to try climbing a single rope. Climbers get three attempts to reach the summit. $3 (residents) and $4 (non-residents).
DIY Session - During Do It Yourself (DIY) Climb Sessions, climbers with valid SBCC Belay Cards may belay other adults with valid SBCC belay cards or their own legal children. Minimum age is 4 years. $6 (residents) and $7.50 (non-residents).
Climb Passes - These passes save you money and never expire. Passes can be used for either Belayed Climb or Open Climb Sessions.
- 5 Climb Pass - $32.50 (residents) and $40.50 (non-residents)
- 10 Climb Pass - $60 (residents) and $72 (non-residents)
- 20 Climb Pass - $110 (residents) and $130 (non-residents)
SBCC Belay Card - Individuals interested in obtaining a SBCC Belay Card can be tested during regularly scheduled Belayed Climb Sessions to ensure they are current and effective in belaying skills. Tests are given a minimum of one week after completing a Beginning Rock Climbing or Belay class. Cardholders are allowed to belay other adult SBCC Belay Cardholders or their own legal children during either Belayed Climb or DIY Sessions. No fee to take the test. Minimum age is 18 years.
Classes/Programs/Camps - register online at http://parksreg.cityofbellevue.org/.
- Beginning Rock Climbing Class - This two-part, three-hour class is for the beginning or intermediate climber who would like to learn all of the basics of rock climbing. You will be taught how to correclty wear a harness, tie knots, handle the rope, use a belay device, and communicate effectively, plus a variety of safe climbing techniques. At the end of this class, you will be able to properly scale The Crag Climbing Wall at SBCC and be ready to take the Belay Test. Pre-registration is required. Minimum age is 13 years. $39 (Bellevue resident) and $47 (non-resident).
- Beginning Rock Climbing Class for Parent/Child - This two-part, three-hour course covers the same material as Beginning Rock Climbing, but is suited for parents to do with their children to take their relationship to new heights. Go climbing! Price is for one child and one adult. Pre-registration is required. Minimum age is 4 years. $39 (Bellevue residents) and $47 (non-residents). Additional family member: $20 (Bellevue residents) and $24 (non-residents).
- Belay Class - Learn the skills needed to safely belay your rock climbing partner up any rock climbing wall. This one-hour class will cover belay techniques, important knots, handling the rope, using a belay device, and climbing commands. You will be taught the skills needed to pass the Belay Test required to climb at The Crag at SBCC. Pre-registration is required. Minimum age is 18 years. $19 (Bellevue resident) and $24 (non-resident).
- Bouldering Class - This fun and educational hour-long class introduces beginner climbers to the sport known as bouldering - scaling the wall horizontally near ground level without ropes. The clinic will cover different climbing techniques and safety preparation through participation in many bouldering games and challenges. Pre-registration is required. Minimum age is 4 years. $19 (Bellevue resident) and $24 (non-resident).
- Spring Break and Summer Rock Climbing Camps:
Full-Day Camp - Get a jump start on your rock climbing skills in a safe and fun climbing environment on SBCC's 33-foot indoor climbing wall. There will be climbing routes and fun, but challenging, games for every level of ability from beginner to expert. Weather permitting, campers will take field trips to Marymoor Park and Exit 38 east of North Bend for outdoor climbing. All climbing equipment is provided. Campers need to bring a pack with lunch, sunscreen, and a hat. Climbing shoes are recommended but are not required. Low camper/staff ratio. Ages: 8-13 years old.
Half-Day Camp - The three-hour camp is perfect for young climbers interested in trying rock climbing. The focus will be on introducing basic rock climbing and bouldering techniques through participation in fun and challenging games and activities. All climbing will take place at South Bellevue Community Center's indoor climbing wall. All climbing equipment is provided. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. Ages: 5-8 years old.
- School's Out Day Camps:
School is out, so climb our walls from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are climbing routes from beginner to expert. Experienced climbing staff will teach campers about equipment, knots, climbing techniques, adn effective communication and safety. Climbers will participate in games and challenges in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. All climbing equipment is provided. Climbing shoes are recommended but are not required. Campers need to bring a snack and lunch. Pre-registration is required. Low camper/staff ratio. Limited space per day.
- Ages: 6-12 years old.
- Fall 2016 Dates: Oct. 14, Nov. 10 and 11, Dec. 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 and 30.
- Daily Fee: $59 (Bellevue resident) and $69 (non-resident).
Wall Rental/Parties - available Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
- Rock Party - Rock on and climb up! $150 includes one hour on the wall, two hours use of the party room with tables and chairs set up for your convenience, and one belay staff to ensure kids climb safely. Minimum age is 4 years. Renters may purchase additional time. Additional belay staff are available for $20/hour.
- Wall Rentals - The wall is available for private groups to rent on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Minimum age is 4 years. $90/first hour (minimum time) and $60/additional hour. Cost includes one belay staff. Additional belay staff available for $20/hour.
- Rock Party and Wall Rentals may schedule additional belay staff with advanced notice. Please ask the front desk or call SBCC at 425-452-4240.