**Please note that the rock wall is currently closed at the Downtown Y. We are currently evaluating all youth sports programming and will update this page when climb-on class and/or open climb reopen.


Have you ever wanted to try rock climbing?  Come to the YMCA and learn how!

Whether you are looking to try out the sport for the first time or are a seasoned climber, our belay certified rock wall staff will help you reach the top!


Please Note: All members and guests must sign an additional climbing wall waiver prior to using the wall; climbers 4-17 will need to have a parent or legal guardian sign on their behalf.

Rock Wall Waiver


    CLIMB ON: Youth Rock Climbing Classes (Ages 5-10)

    Youth will be introduced to the sport of climbing and will be taught proper climbing technique and basic commands by our rock wall instructors.  Back-up belaying, knot tying, traversing, bouldering, and following big wall routes are just the beginning for these young climbers!

    Cost: Y Member:$55 |Community: $87



    Private Rock Climbing Lessons

    Sign yourself, your kids, or your entire family up for one-on-one instruction with our trained rock wall staff.  Learn to tie climbing knots, handle belay devices, utilize proper climbing technique, and more!  Individual, partner, parent/child, and family sessions available.  Contact Morgan Bruns at mbruns@duluthymca.org for more information.

    Private Lesson Cost: 

    • 1 person = $25/hr
    • 2 people = $30/hr
    • 3 people = $35/hr
    • 4 people = $40/hr




    Open Climb is staffed by trained rock wall staff who are available to belay climbers as well as help new climbers have a fun and safe climbing experience.  Please wear closed toe shoes with a secure heal.  Harnesses and helmets are provided.  Free to Y Members, available to the community with a Day Pass purchase.

    Current Schedule (Change “Area” field to Rock Wall and click “Print Schedule” to show upcoming week)