Exkursion is your destination for Pittsburgh's highest quality rock climbing instruction. Since our start in 1974, rock climbing classes have been a big part of what we do. Our experienced staff is here to assist whether it is your first time climbing or if you are a seasoned vet looking to fine tune your skills.
Want to learn how to climb? Do you already climb indoors, but you want to learn how to climb safely outside? Our course is designed for you. We provide a comprehensive introduction to rock climbing; no previous experience is necessary. Topics covered in this class include: knot-tying, building anchors, belaying, rappelling, the proper use of equipment and the art of moving efficiently on rock. We provide all specialized equipment. Upon completion of our course, each student will have rigged a climb, set up a belay, and climbed a variety of routes on top rope. The class meets 3 times: 2 indoor workshop sessions and one full day out on the rocks.
The minimum age for class is 14. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 16.
ONCE YOU HAVE TAKEN OUR TOP-ROPE WORKSHOP, YOU MAY CLIMB AT NO CHARGE WITH ANY OF OUR SUBSEQUENT OUTDOOR SESSIONS!!!
|CLASS #||INDOOR SESSIONS||OUTDOOR SESSION|
|CLASS #1||Thursdays, April 4th & 11th||Saturday April 13th|
|CLASS #2||Wednesdays, May 1st & 8th||Saturday May 11th|
|CLASS #3||Thursdays, May 30th & June 6th||Sunday June 9th|
|CLASS #4||Tuesdays, June 11th & 18th||Saturday June 22nd|
|CLASS #5||Tuesdays, July 2nd & 9th||Saturday July 13th|
|CLASS #6||Wednesdays, July 24th & 31st||Sunday August 4th|
|CLASS #7||Thursdays, August 15th & 22nd||Sunday August 25th|
|CLASS #8||Tuesdays, September 10th & 17th||Saturday September 21st|
To register for a class, jump on over to the Rock Climbing Classes section of the catalog page or call the shop at 412-372-7030!
Considering lead climbing? Or do you already lead, but wish to improve the placement of your pro? This clinic is for you! Our one-day workshop will have students placing hundreds of pieces, each placement evaluated for its security with suggestions on how it may be improved. Cams, nuts, hexes--If you have them on your rack, we'll help you to use them more effectively. If you are new to "trad" climbing, we can provide the hardware.
Placing Pro classes are $65 for a half-day and are set up by appointment. To register, jump over to the Rock Climbing section of the catalog page or call the shop at 412-372-7030!
Scout groups / Church groups / College groups:
Exkursion has been leading rock climbing outings for Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania area groups for more than 30 years. We can tailor the day to meet your groups needs and expectations. Rate vary based on the size of the group and length of the outing so call us at 412-372-7030 to make your groups next outing a special one.
Private Guiding:Looking to expand your climbing resume? Or do you need to augment your skills? We can craft a day on the rock to suit your individual climbing ambitions. One on one--at your own pace!
Private guiding days are $150. To register, call the shop at 412-372-7030!