We are excited to kick off our 2016-17 after school climbing season with many returning
staff dedicated to providing an entertaining and challenging curriculum for the students
in a positive environment.


For 2016-17, many aspects of the After School Program (ASP) have remained the
same; we will be instructing students in basic climbing skills such as belaying, tying
knots, climbing movement, endurance and technique. This year, however, we will be
adding days to the ASP and will be offering targeted programs that are more age and
ability appropriate. There will be 4 specific programs this year which include the following:


K-2 program (Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30pm-5:30pm)

This program is designed for young climbers in kindergarten through 2nd grade.
While stressing climbing, the main emphasis will be experiencing the joy of climbing
through top-roped climbing, bouldering, climbing games and team building games.
Belaying and instruction will be provided by Inner Wall staff.

Price: $18 per day (includes harness and shoes)

3-5 Program (Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm)

The 3-5 program is for climbers in 3rd through 5th grades. As with the K2 program,
belaying and instruction will be provided by IW staff. More emphasis, however, will be
directed at teaching climbers mastery of various skills such as knot tying, belaying,
climbing movement and climbing route completion. The 3-5 program is perfect for
students who still need direct supervision of IW staff but are interested in and capable of
accepting more responsibility and learning more advanced climbing skills.

Price: $18 per day (includes harness and shoes)

Note: ASP K-2 and ASP 3-5 Climbers can take the New Paltz school bus to the RiteAid parking lot where they will be met by Inner Wall staff and escorted to the gym, or climbers can be dropped off at the gym.

 

After School Climbing Club (Mon./Wed./Fri. 3:00pm-5:30pm)

After School Climbing Club is a new offering from the Inner Wall. The ASCC is designed
for climbers who take climbing more seriously and are capable of being more self-directed.
Club will be run much like the climbing team and is in many ways a precursor
to joining the climbing team. Instructors will serve more as coaches, working on
improving climber’s technique and stressing route climbing, route reading, strength
training and endurance. Club also offers climbers more access to the gym to climb on
their own. Climbers enrolled in ASCC can also use the gym from opening until 6PM
on weekends. Climbers under 13 must be accompanied by a responsible party.


(For younger climbers unable to get to the gym on their own, inquire as to the possibility of IW staff meeting the bus at RiteAid parking lot.)


Cost - $109/month (rentals not included)

Equpiment: We recommend climbers enrolled in ASCC purchase their own harness and shoes.
(The Rock and Snow Annex is an excellent resource for used climbing shoes. Rock
and Snow is also offering a 20% discount to AS enrollees purchasing both a harness and shoes (see the parents letter under the forms tab for the coupon)
.If you prefer to rent a harness and shoes, a special Inner Wall rental package is available for $60/month to ASCC students.

IW Climbing Team (Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm-9pm)

The IW climbing team is for those climbers who love climbing and want to improve their
climbing skills. Climbers on the IW Climbing Team have the option to compete at USA
Climbing sanctioned local, regional and national bouldering and sport climbing
competitions. Competition is optional. Participation on the Climbing Team is by invitation
or try-out.
Climbers on the team are encouraged to climb on their own at other times and take advantage of
the full gym membership that comes with team membership.


Price - $120/month
 

For more information and to print out the necessary sign-up forms, visit the "Forms" tab at the top of this page