The ROCK is a vertical playground designed to thrill the senses, challenge the body and inspire the spirit.  The ROCK includes:

  • A stunning 33' overhanging prow.
  • Dihedrals, corners and slabs.
  • Leadable routes
  • 25' vertical to overhanging hand crack.
  • A 13' tall bouldering zone that looks and feels like real rock.
  • A kids "FUN ZONE" with short, easy climbs.
  • A sunny, tiled area for watching the action.

Rent the Rock
Contact Roberta Heydenreich for more details at (509) 783-5465.

Classes at The ROCK

Belay Certification Classes

This class teaches the required skills to provide a top-rope belay on the Tri-City Court Club climbing wall. Wear loose fitting clothes and sneakers. A harness will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own.  

Dates: Monday, June 19 and Monday, July 17
Time: 7:45 - 9:15 p.m.
Cost: FREE (members)
$10 (community)
Ages: 15+
Max Class Size: 15 people
 

Level 1 - Basic Top Rope: Teaches the basic belay skills required to belay a climber on The ROCK.
Level 2 - Belay Lead Climber: Teaches how to belay a climber on lead.
Level 3 - Lead Climb with Belay: Teaches climbers how to belay a lead climber and to lead climb.
NOTE:  Levels 2 and 3 are arranged by contacting the climbing wall director.  E-mail steve@tricitycourtclub.com or call 396-3712 ext. 133.

Rock Climbing Basics

Learn the basics of the dynamic sport of rock climbing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. In this class you'll get an overview of basic rock climbing gear and learn how to put on a climbing harness. You'll then get individualized instruction in belaying and climbing on an indoor climbing wall. We'll also discuss the differences between indoor and outdoor climbing. Class size is kept to a minimum to allow for individualized instruction. All climbing gear provided.

Date: Wednesday, June 7 and Wednesday, July 12
Time: 6:45 - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Ages: 16+ (ages under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
Max Class Size: 15 people
Location: The ROCK
RSVP: Sign up on the REI website:  https://www.rei.com/stores/kennewick.html
RSVP Deadline: You may register the day before the event but these classes may fill up.
This event is hosted by REI and Dean Olin (www.therockclimbingguide.com)

 


Events at The ROCK

Climbing Lessons

Learn climbing techniques from certified climbing guide, Dean Olin. Visit his website or call 509-492-0639.

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Youth Climbing Program

Rock climbing challenges the mind and body.  It is great for problem solving skills, planning, confidence, strength, flexibility and endurance.  Learn beginning to advance techniques in exciting and fun program.

Summer season: Monday, June 12 - August, 7
*No class on Monday, May 29 and Monday, July 3
Days: Mondays
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $60 (members)
$75 (community)
Ages: 10-17
Location: The ROCK

Poker Climb

Climb to the top. Earn a poker card. The climber with the best poker hand at the end of the night wins the coveted “poker climb” t-shirt!

Date: Thursday, June 15
Time: 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE (members)
Ages: 15+
Location: The ROCK

Diva Climb

This night is for women only. Lots of great climbing for all levels.  Guests welcome.  Ages 15+. Treats and a door prize included!

Date: Wednesday, June 21
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Ages: 15+
Location: The ROCK
*No RSVP required
 

 


Important Video

If you are interested in climbing on Tri-City Court Club's climbing wall please watch this video.  Download The ROCK'S RULES and review to ensure you have an awesome experience.


What's Up With All the Tape on the Climbing Wall?

When you walk into the climbing wall and admire those towering ramparts, you can't help but notice the colorful tape underneath many of the climbing holds. These pieces of tape (and there are thousands of them) mark specific routes on the wall. For example a climber will use GREEN TAPE only, or GREEN / WHITE tape only. Each route has an assigned rating that denotes the level of difficulty. A 5.9 is more difficult than a 5.8, a 5.10c is more challenging than a 5.10b.

These routes don't happen by accident. They are designed by our very own team of "route setters." Most people don't realize the artistry that goes into setting a route. The setters consider a climber's size and reach. They create routes that feature problem solving, or delicate balance, or finger strength, or muscle endurance, or some combination of all the above. They use under clings, side pulls, pinches, smears and laybacks. A route can take several hours to complete and are, in many ways, a work of art. So next time you come in to climb, be sure to try a route, or two or three.