Introducing a whole NEW way to learn to climb at GWPC! 

While the ICC covers the basics, the ICC PLUS is designed for those who are interested in learning climbing technique at the same time. In this 2 hour class you'll learn how to secure your harness, tie in as a climber and belay your partner.

Once you've mastered these fundamentals, your instructor will stick around to teach you techniques that will help you climb longer and stronger. They'll cover hold recognition, body positioning, footwork and more. Climbing becomes easier as soon as you learn the tricks and tips that are too often overlooked by novice climbers. Why not start building good habits NOW with the ICC Plus?

Tuesdays/ Thursdays: 6:15pm
Non-Members: $55
Members: $30


  • Basic Saftey instuction
  • Climbing Technique
  • Free Day Pass so that you can return within the week to practice your new found skills
  • Rental gear  

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(Walk-in registration daily)

In this daily class you'll get the basics and become a self sufficient gym climber with one of our passionate and knowledgeable staff members. You'll learn how to tie in as a climber, as well as how to belay safely for your partner. With an emphasis on personal responsibility and the safety checks that we require at all our gyms, this class is highly recommended for first timers as well as a helpful refresher if it's been a while since you belayed with an ATC. The cost includes all necessary rental gear, an hour of instruction, and a day pass to the gym so you and your friends can practice your new skills for the rest of the day. 

Non-members: $30
Members: Free

M/W/F: 5pm, 6:15, 7:30
T/TH: 5pm, 6:15
S/S: 11:30,1pm, 2:30 

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(Monthly. Pre-Registration Required)

Ready to take your climbing to the next level? Lead climbing is an exciting and challenging way to push yourself both mentally and physically as a climber. In this hands-on class you'll learn about proper footwork, rope management, and efficient climbing techniques. The instructor will also teach safe lead belaying techniques and all participants will have the chance to take and catch a lead fall. While this class is not required, it is a highly encouraged starting point to practicing for your lead test in our gyms. Participants of all climbing abilities may join, but we recommend that you can comfortably climb 5.10b and already have a permanent top rope belay card. You will need to bring your own rope.
$40 for members/ $50 for non-members. 

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(Monthly. Online registration required) 

Let GWPC staffer Ari will show you how to climb only a few feet off the ground with no gear to fuss with but shoes and maybe a chalk bag! In this class you will learn footwork, body positioning, hand technique, as well as all the fun bouldering lingo to help you understand the culture of this growing sport. This class is great for beginners and moderate climbers!
$40 for members/ $50 for non-members. 

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(Monthly. Online Registration Required)

Just getting started? Taken the Intro to Climbing class and ready for a little more specific instruction? This is the perfect place for beginners or if you have been top roping for a while but hit that dreaded 'plateau'. The instructor will tailor the class to the participants and offer technique adjustments that help you whether you climb 5.9 or 5.11. Participants should already know how to belay to get the most out of the class. 
$40 for members/ $50 for non-members. 

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(Monthly. Online Registration Required)

Finally - someone to show you what those cracks running up the walls are actually for! Crack climbing is an art, and with Yosemite Valley only a few short hours from GWPC's doors, you have no excuse not to figure it out! Staffer Andrew has been climbing for years, and after spending his subway rides reading Topo's while living in NYC, he is a California man now and excited to be teaching this clinic. Learn the difference between a ring lock, a hand jam, and a chicken wing. 
$40 for members/ $50 for non-members. 

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All yoga and fitness classes are included with membership. Non-members are always welcome to drop in on a class for $15.


Enjoy a yoga class in our beautiful upstairs studio. Whether you are a beginner or have been practicing for years, you are sure to find a class to suit your needs. 


We offer a variety of fitness classes to spice up your workout or give you the extra motivation and fun you've been looking for!


TRX® is a fun and fast paced class based around sturdy adjustable straps that help you use your body weight to get a great workout.  Innovative exercise tools and our great instructors help you build lean muscle, boost your metabolism, tighten your core and increase endurance.


Dying for the six-pac you always dreamed of? Need a little extra encouragement when it comes to sit-ups? Take this class and not only will you be engaged with interesting and challenging work outs, but you'll be guaranteed to feel it the next day! This new class will help you build core muscles to improve balance, coordination and strength no matter your fitness level. 


'Party yourself in to shape' with Zumba! If you've been living under a rock... this fitness trend has been sweeping the nation, and we couldn't wait to jump on the bandwagon! This class is exhilarating, effective, and easy to follow. With latin music to fuel the class, the infectious beats and fun dance moves will make you forget you're working out! This is a must try!


This is one of those classes that is exactly what it sounds like. Get strong to climb harder! Let Mike show you around the weight room with climbing strength as a focus, and see how a little time off the wall can pay off! 

Strength and conditioning

GWPC is now the home of CrossFit V16 and proudly offers over 40 classes each and every week to our community members and guests.  Each and every movement and every workout is carefully designed in such a manner as to be completely scalable for everyone from novices to elite CrossFitters.  Because of this, every one of our classes is totally free to our members with no limitations whatsoever.  Just a full slate of quality programming and outstanding coaches!

If you're completely new to CrossFit and are feeling nervous about jumping in with both feet, we do a recurring Sunday On-Ramp class, which are part of our regular schedule and are also included in your gym membership.  These classes are perfect for folks who are less familiar with the foundational gymnastic and barbell related movements used most often in our workouts.  These classes are great for less experienced athletes, but are not required to participate in our full schedule.

Make your time in the gym count for more than a good sweat by building strength, speed, and increased work capacity.  Learn Olympic-style weightlifting, power-lifting, basic gymnastics, and never get bored working out again!




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