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At Brooklyn Boulders Somerville we offer a variety of classes designed to improve your climbing knowledge and skills.  At BKB, we can help you climb smarter and stronger.

All climbing classes are led by CWI Certified instructors who teach you climbing techniques, rope skills, knots, risk management, and other technical climbing skills. Our classes will engage your body and mind in problem solving, mental preparedness, strength, training, and more. Our team is qualified, experienced and trained to provide skills-based instruction to beginners or experts.

Fitness programming at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville is anything but conventional, utilizing a variety of training styles. We offer a full range of group exercise disciplines from yoga to bootcamps, parkour and personal training. Each of our facilities has a variety of strength training and cardio equipment, with a schedule of group exercise, special workshops, fitness-focused events and competitions.


45 minutes

Coaching in a small-group setting with a 1:6 maximum ratio during which you’ll meet new climbers, and receive expert advice on how to make tweaks and important corrections to your climbing technique. Includes gear.

You’ll Learn

  • How to improve your skills
  • Get to the top of a climb
  • Improve your basic climbing knowledge


Who Should Take It
All levels are welcome. Our team can customize instruction based on individual skill sets.

Suggested Next Class
Learn the Ropes

$49 Guests  |  $25 Members


Before you get on a wall, you’ll need to learn the basics. This package includes a complimentary day pass to return for belay certification. Includes gear.

You’ll Learn

  • How to properly fit yourself in a harness
  • Tie correct knots
  • Manage the rope for another climber (known as belaying)
  • Basic climbing movement
  • Risk management


Who Should Take It
Beginners who want basic rock climbing instruction, as well as anyone who needs to learn how to belay.

Suggested Next Class
Learn to Lead

$79 Guests  |  $40 Members


Climbing Shoes $5
Climbing Harness (ropes/belays) $5
Chalk $2
Full gear $11
Yoga Mats Free
Towels Free

Equipment can be rented at the front desk upon arrival.


2 Classes, 3 Hours Per Class

Learn to Lead is a comprehensive and in-depth course on lead climbing for those looking to increase their knowledge and refine their skills. All required gear is provided for this class.

You’ll Learn

  • Lead belaying and lead climbing skills and techniques
  • Rope handling
  • Risk management
  • Falling


Who Should Take It
Those who can climb 5.9 or harder and are ready to learn how to lead climb. Climbers are recommended to first take Learn the Technique if they are not fully knowledgeable in basic climbing techniques.

Suggested Next Class
Ongoing Sessions and/or Personal Training

$149 Guests  |  $134 Members


60 Minutes

You will be paired with the certified Personal Trainers that is most aligned with your goals. Our team is diverse in experience, from expert climbers to yogis, kettlebell and martial arts masters, and more. Climb harder, recover from or prevent injury, increase strength, push endurance or build power. Don’t let traditional notions of Personal Training stop you. Creating a goal oriented program will make you a better climber, a better you.

Who Should Take It
All who are wanting to achieve a fitness or climbing goal.

5 PACK $455
10 PACK $899

Get committed to your goals and save with a multi-pack or monthly autopay options for personal training. Inquire at the front desk.


60 Minutes

The #BeastIndex is a fitness performance measure we use at Brooklyn Boulders to evaluate your holistic fitness level, understand your physical potential and prescribe a training regimen.

Who Should Take It
Anyone who wants to reach a fitness or personal performance goal – whether to be a better climber, prevent injury, or increase strength and flexibility.

Suggested Next Class
Personal Training


Members receive a discount on all standard class rates, please purchase at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville.

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