Climbing


Director of Adventure: Adam Bofinger

The Nook Climbing Gym has uniquely designed walls reaching 30 feet in height. Experienced climbers and beginners alike will enjoy scaling the diverse routes of this premier climbing center. The freestanding boulder offers unique angles and features creating routes of all difficulty levels. There is no need to be a member to climb in the gym. All climbers under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian to be eligible to climb.Click here to download the climbing waiver.

  • 30-foot walls & arch
  • Crack climbing
  • Dozens of top-rope and lead routes
  • 4 Auto belay systems
  • 15-foot freestanding boulder
  • Equipment rental
  • Day passes
  • Membership
Learn More About
Nook Climbing:

Hours

** Climbing Gym will be closed Friday, March 17th in preparation for Friction Fest!**
- Climbing Gym will be closed on Saturday, March 18th for Friction Fest!

Clip ‘N Climb

Monday – Friday, 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am-8pm

*Please call ahead for availability. Clip ‘N Climb sessions start at the top of the hour or on the half-hour. (Maximum 25 participants per hour.)

Rock Gym

Monday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Tuesday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Wednesday, 8:00am – 10:00pm

Thursday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm

Friday, 8:00am – 10:00pm

Saturday, 10:00am  – 10:00p

Sunday, 10:00am – 9:00pm

Day Rates and Rental Information

You do not need to be a member to climb for the day!

  • Day Passes: $15
  • Shoes Rental: $6
  • Harness Rental: $4
  • Belay Device Rental: $2
  • Chalk: $1
  • Combo Pack Rental (Shoes, Harness, Chalk): $10
  • Day Pass + Rentals: $25

 

Rules and Regulations

All children under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. If the waiver is signed off-site a copy of the parent’s or guardian’s drivers license must accompany the waiver. Click at right to see policies and waivers.  Anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

- Must be a minimum of 12 Years of Age to belay

Friction Fest

Join us for the 3rd Annual Friction Fest Bouldering Competition!

Saturday, March 18
Registration 11:00am
Climbing 12:00-4:00pm
Finals at 5:00pm

$35 per person
Free T-shirt if you pre-register by March 10!
Free Food, tons of great prizes, open cash purse!
Categories: Youth 12&Under, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Open

Nook Intro Lesson

The Nook Intro Lesson will give you the knowledge you need to have a fun and safe time climbing! This 2-hour course will teach you how to put on a harness, tie in, and use a belay device as well as climbing technique and strategy.

Ages: 12+

Days/times:

  • Thursday 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • (Other days may be scheduled if proper notice is given. Contact us for details.)

Member Fee: Included in your membership at no cost

Non-member Fee: $35 (includes day pass, rentals and instruction)

Intro to Lead Climbing

For those who have been climbing on rope and want to experience the sharp end, this class is for you! The class will cover the “dos and don’ts” of lead climbing, technique, rope management as a climber, belay technique and rope management as a belayer. Equipment rentals, a day pass and instruction are included.

Ages: 14+

Days/Times: By appointment, contact us to make a reservation.

Member Fee: $65 (minimum of 3 people per class)

Non-member Fee: $75.00

Nook Top Rope Tech Lesson

This class is for those who have been through our top rope class and are now working to take their climbing skills to the next level. The class will cover more advanced climbing movement, technique and skills including heel hooks, toe hooks, rest positions, lock offs, smearing and more. Equipment rentals, a day pass and instruction are included. This class is intended for climbers at levels 5.8 – 5.10.

Ages: 12+

Days/Times: By appointment

Member Fee: $50

Non-member Fee: $60

Gym 2 Crag

This climbing clinic is designed to help transition gym climbers to the outdoors in an environmentally and socially conscious way.

Ages 15+
Members: $85
Non-members: $100
Call us to check instructor availability at 717.618.8519.

College Night

Take a break from your course load and come to college night at Spooky Nook’s climbing gym!  All college students with a valid college ID get half off day passes and equipment rentals!

Days/Times: Every Friday, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Ladies Night

Tired of climbing with the boys?  Then come join our growing female climbing community for a night of sends and friends.  New to rock climbing? No problem!  We have climbers of all different experience levels, ages and areas of expertise. We also have wonderful instructors to answer any questions. Bring friends! Ladies get all rentals and day passes half off!

Days/Time:  First Monday and second Wednesday of the month, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Family Day

Every Sunday is family day at The Nook’s climbing gym. Get your family together for a fun, memorable day of climbing! With the purchase of an adult day pass, kids under 6 climb for free and kids ages 7-13 get half off day passes and rentals.

Days: Every Sunday

Climbing Team

The Nook Climbing Team (NCT) is designed for competitive youth climbers. NCT members will work with experienced, dedicated, high level coaches to develop climbing technique, build strength, endurance, and improve their overall understanding and appreciation for the sport. NCT members will train both on and off the wall throughout the season and will work with The Nook’s Sports Performance trainers to improve climbing specific strength and conditioning. NCT members will travel and compete in both local/regional bouldering competitions throughout the season. Additionally, climbing team members will have the opportunity to participate in weekend outdoor climbing trips throughout the season. Climbers must be well behaved individuals who are highly motivated to progress their climbing skills. Previous climbing/competition experience required! All interested individuals must try out for the team.

TRYOUTS: Wednesday, September 14, 5:00pm-7:00pm ($10 tryout fee). E-mail Adam Bofinger at [email protected] to register for tryouts.

Ages: 10-17
Season Dates: October 3 – March 1
Days/Times:

  • Practices are Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Occasional weekend outings & events

Member Fee: $150 per month
Non-Member Fee: $175 per month (Includes climbing membership)

Nook Climbing Club

The Nook Climbing Club (NCC) is for youth climbers who are looking for a fun, non-competitive environment to progress their climbing skills and improve their overall understanding and appreciation of the sport. Club days will focus on learning the basics through fun climbing games and activities with our energetic climbing instructors! (Equipment rentals included in club fee.)

Ages: 7 – 12
Session 1 Dates: October 6 – December 22,
Session 2 Dates:  February 2 – April 27
Times:
Thursdays from 5:00pm-7:00pm
Member Fee:
$80 per month
Non-member Fee:
$100 per month

Team Building at The Climbing Gym

The Spooky Nook Adventure Department offers custom designed team-building programs. Whether you are a team of athletes, a corporate group, or a small organization looking for a unique team-building program, we have something for you! Our experienced facilitators and staff will create a custom experience that will focus on developing trust, communication, leadership, and problem solving skills within your group. Through a series of fun and challenging games, initiatives, and activities throughout our climbing facilities, we will help develop team concepts and enhance group dynamics! Programs vary from one to five hours in length. Prices are determined based on group sizes and length of experience. Group sizes are limited to 20 participants per program. Contact us with questions or to set-up a date for your team-building program.

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