Learn the skills you need to climb independently in the gym. RCF instructors are expert teachers and we'll help you learn the knot, equipment use and belay skills you need to become certified.
Learn to Belay class
Learning to belay is the first step to using our climbing gym without staff. You'll learn all the belay skills, knots and equipment you need to use our top rope climbing walls
Maximum 4 people for a learn to belay class
Day pass and climbing equipment rental included with course
$35 per person. $0 Free for members
Alternatively please call (203) 416-5500 to reserve your spot.
Sport Climbing - Learn to Lead
Take the “sharp end” of the rope and learn to lead on our huge sport climbing wall. You’ll learn proper clipping, rope management, lead belay, and falling technique in this two-part advanced climbing/belaying course.
Prerequisites: Several months of extensive top rope belay experience and comfortable climbing 5.9+ terrain.
$90 per person. $75 for Members
Duration: Two 2-hour sessions
Courses are offered daily but please call (203) 416-5500 to reserve your spot.
AMGA Climbing Wall instructor
Over the past several years the AMGA CWI program has become the nations premier training program for climbing wall operators and instructors.
The 20 hour certification course is designed to equip professional instructors with the technical know-how and teaching skills necessary for artificial climbing wall operators. The course is run by Nate McKenzie from Ascent Climbing and hosted by Rock Climb Fairfield.
Full Certification: $325 + AMGA membership fees
Re-Certification: $199 + AMGA membership fees
- Climbing Gym’s
- Scout Troop Leaders
- Schools / University’s
- Summer Camp Counselors
- Any professional wall operator
- AMGA CWI Course Manual
- Thorough assessment of candidates knowledge, skills and presentation
- Access to the AMGA professional discount programs
- 3 year certification w/ successful completion
- 1 year climbing experience or 20 climbing outings in the past 12 months
- Must be 16 years to participate and 18 years for certification
Next Course dates TBC