Belay Classes

At Crimper's we teach two types of belaying:

Top Roping: When the rope runs from the belayer, up to an anchor system at the top of the climb, and then back down to the climber. This is a great place to start climbing, or expand your world from the bouldering wall.

Lead Climbing: When the rope starts at the bottom of the climb and the climber leads the rope up the climb, clipping it to anchor points along the way. This is the most technical climbing, because there are many things to think about while performing it. This is also the type of climbing that can take you around the world and to the best places. You must be an experienced top-rope climber, and be able to comfortably climb 5.10 before taking this class.

Fitness Classes

Climbing is a skill sport, but fitness and strength are the key stone to improvimg your climbing, your flexability and your lifestyle. Crimper's offers Yoga, and Pilates classes weekly. Free for members and cheap for non-members,


Climbing is a complex sport that combines strength, technique and balance. We can help you fine tune your movement whether you are just begining or if you have hit a pleateu.


Climbing has inherent dangers and is a physcially demanding sport. Any fall from any height can cause serious injuries. Proper training is required. Climbing equipment must always be used according to manufactures instructions and your safety is your responsibility.

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100 Central Ave.
Christiansburg, VA 24073