Virginia Phase 3 Update
The LaHaye Rock Wall is open for bouldering with a reservation system in place to create a safe environment for all students and participants. Each participant can reserve an hour-long time slot here. Each participant is allowed up to 2 time blocks a day totaling 2 hours of climbing time. Registration for each time block will open 72 hours before its start.
For each hour-long reservation, we will have 4 different zones set up in the bouldering area only. Upon your arrival, you will be assigned a zone that best suits your ability level and will be allowed your full hour to climb.
- The Rock Wall is open only for bouldering.
- Rentals are not available at this time.
- All participants are asked to sanitize their hands before climbing and the use of their own personal equipment is required.
- All Rock Wall classes are currently on hold. Check back for information regarding a date classes will start.
The LaHaye Rock Wall is open to all members of LaHaye Rec and Fit. There is no age limit for climbing the tower, however, children under the age of 13 will not be able to participate in bouldering. All parents are required to sign an additional AOR form for their children to climb.
The LaHaye Rock Wall hours of operation can be found here.
See the LaHaye Rock Wall front desk or follow us on Social Media for holidays and schedule changes.
Star Chaser Competition
After registering, competitors will reserve a time block to compete in the daily challenges. Only those who have registered can complete in the daily challenges, but registration will be open all week long. When each competitor checks in to receive their score card, they will have their temperature checked and answer COVID screening questions. Climbers will keep record of their own scores, validating each climb by a witness’ signature.
Details | November 16-20, during a reserved time block
Registration | $5
Daily Winners | $10 + 12 Stars
Overall Prizes | $15, $25, and $35 Moosejaw gift cards
Rock Wall Classes
Join us at the LaHaye Rock Wall for our Bouldering class! Bouldering consists of short, low routes that will train strength and power while learning proper body movement techniques. All levels are welcome. Class sign-ups and additional information is available at the LaHaye
Rock Wall front desk.
Top Rope Class
Interested in learning more about how to belay and top rope climb at the LaHaye Rock Wall? Join us for our Top Rope class. You will learn valuable skills that will ensure you are climbing and belaying safely and effectively. All levels are welcome. Class sign-ups and additional information is available at the LaHaye Rock Wall front desk.
Lead Climbing Class
Lead Climbing is climbing without the use of pre-set belays. One person (the leader) will start the climb carrying one end of the rope and will gradually attach it to additional anchors as he/she climbs, thereby establishing a belay system that progresses with the climb. Class sign-ups and additional information is available at the LaHaye Rock Wall front desk.
Lead Climbing Basics, Belay Techniques, Climbing and Clipping, and Practice are all covered in the four-day course. *Must attend all class dates to complete the course.
Prerequisites: Intermediate to Expert level class; all must first attend Top Rope and Bouldering class, as well as pass the LaHaye Rock Wall Belay Test to take this course.
Route Cleaning Class
This class is set up for those that want to take their skills as a route climber outdoors. What do I mean by cleaning a route? It is the process of removing your gear from a route that you have climbed. On outdoor routes, quickdraws and anchors are not pre-established, so you need to set your own equipment and then remove it after you are finished. We are going to teach you the proper way to remove (clean) your equipment off a route. This is not something that needs to be done in an indoor gym but it is great to learn in a safe indoor setting. Lead experience is required.
Prerequisites: Top rope, boulder, and lead class or be currently certified in top rope and lead climbing at the LaHaye Rock wall.
Train Hard Tuesday
Circuit training that is designed and catered to improve rock climbing-specific strength and movements. We set up a few circuits that incorporate full-body exercise while having a main focus on climbing-specific areas such as Grip strength and Shoulder stabilization. Come join us for an hour of high-intensity training that will get you fit and improve your climbing. Sign-ups and additional information is available at the LaHaye Rock Wall front desk.