August 2011

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What's New at ROCK'n & JAM'n?
I hope you all are having a great summer and are getting out and having some memorable experiences. As I think back to some of my summer adventures, the most memorable are the ones that have been epic, the good kind as well as the "not so much".  It's amazing how the brain works... the more epic the experience, the more the event will "stick" with you. So, if your summer adventure leaves you shaken or ecstatic, you'll certainly have something to blog about...but it may not be for a few years when you have a chance to really let it sink in! Enjoy the rest of your summer, because we're already planning our fall programs! 
- Deb
Modified Hours
ROCK'n and JAM'n will be CLOSED on Friday, August 12th 

for our staff appreciation party!

Staff Updates!  
We're both proud and saddened to announce several changes on the RJ Staff front!
Brendan, who has been with us for close to 13 years, will be leaving ROCK'n & JAM'n  to start a new chapter in his life. Brendan, Estee , and Kestral ("little monkey" Aiken) will be moving to Montana later this month. Brendan has been part of the R&J "family" for almost as long as we've been around. He will be sorely missed.   

Baby Aiken

With Brendan leaving, congratulations go out to both Rylan and Nathan. They have been promoted to Routesetting Manager positions. They both have been outstanding setters, and we couldn't be happier that they have taken on these new and exciting roles.
We'd also like to welcome our newest addition to the routesetting staff. Please give a warm welcome to Keith. We are excited to add his style and strength to our already talented setting team.
Mental Fitness Training Warrior Way Clinics
with Arno Ilgner  
RJ1 Clinic: Falling and Commitment Clinic 
This training addresses falling directly to help improve commitment. We do progressive falling practice, followed by movement, breathing, resting, and body/mind awareness exercises. Finally, students apply everything to a goal route. Students leave understanding how to take appropriate risks and how to commit to those risks.

Monday, August 8th, 6-10pm


$79 for Members / $89 for Non-Members

RJ2 Clinic: Falling Clinic


Being effective in climbing requires us to understand the consequences of our decisions and actions. In climbing the main consequence is falling. By understanding how to fall we diminish the chance of injury and allow us to focus attention effectively on climbing.

Wednesday, August 10th, 6-9pm
$69 for Members / $79 for Non-Members


Space is limited, so register today!

Sign-up for Youth Programs!
Pre-registration is required



A comprehensive semester based series of ongoing classes for kids 8-11 years old. In order to ensure and instill safety in our next generation of climbers we will take the entire semester to teach them how to tie their knot, belay, and to perform safety checks.  Above all else we want them to have FUN!!  There will be plenty of time for learning technique, games, and meeting new friends also.  No experience necessary.

Fridays 5:30 - 7:30PM

8/19 - 12/16 (No class 9/2 and 11/25)

$250 for semester (sixteen classes)




Fantastic training for kids 12-18 years old of ALL abilities. School is designed to be self paced so individual needs are met. Students will receive instruction on a individual basis as well as in a group setting.  Topics covered will include climbing technique, climbing
history, physical training advice, advanced rope work and goal
setting.  These components are compiled and tailored to the needs of the student with the intention of encouraging growth and focus within the discipline of climbing, whether that is lead climbing, bouldering, or competition.  All classes are taught by our professional staff of instructors.

Students must be belay certified prior to first day of class.

Wednesdays 6 - 8:30PM

8/24 - 12/14 (No class 11/23)

$350 for semester (sixteen classes)

Cost includes unlimited climbing


Space is limited, so register early.

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