This spring, we're offering outdoor climbing programs at our towers in Auburn and Bothell for kids and families. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!
The Y specializes in outdoor climbing tower programs, team building, and leadership development. Our staff-facilitated rock climbing programs allow participants develop their climbing skills in a respectful and supportive learning environment. All of our facilitators are CPR/First Aid certified, and trained to ACCT (Association of Challenge Course Technology) standards and specifications.
Our outdoor climbing towers are located in Auburn and Bothell, WA.
This 3-sided pyramid structure has six different routes ranging in difficulty. Participants climb and maneuver around the various obstacles, using hand holds, ropes, wood, and nets.
Location: Auburn Valley YMCA | Auburn, WA
The tallest and biggest tower in the YMCA climbing network at 35 feet, it has ten different routes, using both auto belays (cables) and manual belays (ropes).
Location: Northshore YMCA in Bothell, WA
Who are the instructors?
Our instructors are ACCT (Association of Challenge Course Technology) trained facilitators with an enthusiasm for safety and customer experience. They are excited to work with groups and ages of all abilities to take you to the next level, or to just help you have some fun climbing outside! Usually there are at least two instructors present for each program.
How challenging are your structures?
As you might guess, the difficulty and challenge varies depending on who you are. But no matter what, every location has a challenge level appropriate for you. Our instructors are skilled in matching the challenge level to fit your needs and comfort.
What do I bring to class?
The Y will provide all necessary safety gear for your program, including your own harness and helmet. Please do not bring your own safety gear.
Where and how do I check-in for my climbing class?
Please arrive 10 minutes early to your scheduled program for check-in and health screening at the front door of your facility. Once you have completed those two necessities, please proceed to the climbing area. For the Odyssey Course at Cottage Lake Park, please proceed directly to the Odyssey Course for check-in and health screening with the YMCA staff.
What are your safety protocols?
There is nothing more important to us than the safety of you, our members, our staff, and our volunteers.
What about bathrooms?
All of our locations have access to water and restrooms, if needed, during your program.
Who do I contact with questions?
Email us at email@example.com.
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