Social Events & Leagues
The Original Vermont Climbfit
Did you know that the original Vermont Climbfit was founded in 2011 by GMRCC owner Steve Lulek? Ever since we’ve been offering this amazing fitness program twice a week. Climbfit focuses on the three areas that make for strong climbers: GRIP, CORE, & CARDIO. By utilizing a diverse range of exercise techniques and equipment, we promise to get you in shape to complete the climbs you’ve been dreaming of, or even just give you the confidence to take all of the grocery bags in in one trip. Accept no substitutions and go with the original!
Schedule and Cost
Climbfit meets on Thursdays from 9am-10:30am
Cost is $10/class for non members or $5/class for members. All ability levels welcome!
Come see us: 223 Woodstock Ave. in Rutland, VT
Or Contact us @ (802) 773-3343.
Adult Rock Climbing League
Looking for a Fun Way to Stay Fit During the Cold Seasons?
Our Adult Climbing League is a one of a kind program offered in both locations to climbers 18+. Whether you are a competitive, experienced climber or you are new to climbing or to the area and are just looking for a fun way to climb and meet people, this is it.
We usually have between 8-10 teams of climbers and everyone gets a handicap to even things out. There are also “Theme Weeks” and if you climb in “theme” you earn bonus points toward your team’s score.
There are nightly door prizes and Apres Climbing at a local restaurant for post-crushing food and drink.
Winter Adult League 2022 Starts Thursday, January 13th
- First and second place team prizes.
- Nightly door prizes
- Theme nights
$40 for non-member.
15% OFF for members.
In addition to League Entry Fee, participants must possess a current membership or day pass for League Nights.
How It Works
- Each team is made of 3-4 climbers.
- Teams climb together in the allowed time for points.
- Points are determined by the difficulty level of the climbs.
- Everyone receives a Handicap Bonus to keep things even.
- The top 3 climber’s scores go toward the week’s team score.
- Theme’d costume climbing earns bonus points…
- … and then we all go out for food and drinks afterward. Long Story Short…a Bowling League for climbers!
- Meet 10 Thursdays between January 13th and March 17th, 7pm-8:30pm.
Intro to Rock Climbing (Ages 5-17)
Theses classes are offered through the local Town Parks & Rec and have multiple levels depending on the skills one has already learned.
*For more information or to sign up, please visit Hartland Parks and Recreation or Lebanon Parks and Recreation.
Climbing Techinique and Efficiency
Work with one of our climbing coaches one-on-one or in a group setting, with the focus being on hand and foot placements and technique and on balance and movement.
Improve your balance, flexibility and flow.
Intro to Lead Climbing (Ages 13+)
Learn the basics of managing gear, operating equipment, and how to conserve energy all while on “mock lead.”
Learn to Belay (ages 13+) – $10
This is a necessary class in order to belay in the gym.
*Classes offered on a walk-in basis
** If you are already proficient with the B.U.S. Belay you can be “Checked-Off” for free.
Previous experience with different belay technique? We offer a “Refresher Course” for $5 to become updated on the newest industry standards.
Route Setting 101 (Open, ages 18+)
In order to have the privilege to build a route or a problem, you must first take a class to learn the basics of route-setting. We will cover choosing where to build, bolt selection, route planning, and self-belaying.
We also offer many different options in outdoor learning opportunities. For more Information, contact us.
Leading 101, Leading 102
Learn everything you need to know to lead on your own in the gym and work toward taking theses skills outdoors.