Have you ever wanted to try rock climbing?  Come to the YMCA and learn how!

Whether you are looking to try out the sport for the first time or are a seasoned climber, our belay certified rock wall staff will help you reach the top!


Please Note: All members and guests must sign an additional climbing wall waiver prior to using the wall; climbers 4-17 will need to have a parent or legal guardian sign on their behalf.

Rock Wall Waiver


    CLIMB ON: Youth Rock Climbing Classes (Ages 5-10)

    Youth will be introduced to the sport of climbing and will be taught proper climbing technique and basic commands by our rock wall instructors.  Back-up belaying, knot tying, traversing, bouldering, and following big wall routes are just the beginning for these young climbers!


    Day/Time: Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Fall I: September 12 - October 17 

    Fall II: October 24 - December 5


    Cost: Y Member:$55 |Community: $87




    Private Rock Climbing Lessons

    Sign yourself, your kids, or your entire family up for one-on-one instruction with our trained rock wall staff.  Learn to tie climbing knots, handle belay devices, utilize proper climbing technique, and more!  Individual, partner, parent/child, and family sessions available.  Contact Emily Ranta at eranta@duluthymca.org for more information.

    Private Lesson Cost: 

    • 1 person = $25/hr
    • 2 people = $30/hr
    • 3 people = $35/hr
    • 4 people = $40/hr




    Open Climb is staffed by trained rock wall staff who are available to belay climbers as well as help new climbers have a fun and safe climbing experience.  Please wear closed toe shoes with a secure heal.  Harnesses and helmets are provided.  Free to Duluth & Superior Y Members, available to the community with a Day Pass purchase.

    Current Schedule (Change “Area” field to Rock Wall and click “Print Schedule” to show upcoming week)