STORIES

  • Introducing Jessi, Birmingham Programs Coordinator

    August 22, 2018   |   By: High Point Climbing

    Jessi Reddick
    Jessi has been teaching and coaching climbers since 2008. She holds Climbing Wall Instructor and Single Pitch Instructor certifications from the American Mountain Guides Association and is also a Certified Personal Trainer through NASM.

    Before joining the High Point team, Jessi taught gifted education and socratic seminar for three years in New Mexico Public schools and served as Youth Programs Coordinator at Stone Age Climbing Gym and L’Escalade Climbing.

    Jessi has devoted her energy to teaching people of all ages how to climb, motivated by her belief that climbing is a way to access natural spaces, live a healthy lifestyle, and enjoy a happy and welcoming community. She especially enjoys helping enable youth climbers to develop empathy and responsibility as they grow in both age and strength.

  • Student Days

    August 21, 2018   |   By: High Point Climbing

    High school and college students receive a 1/2 price Day Pass with their current class schedule ALL DAY!

  • Fall Homeschool Days

    August 21, 2018   |   By: High Point Climbing
    Homeschool Day at High Point Climbing and Fitness Birmingham

    September 5, October 3, November 14, December 5

    10am-4pm

    Half price Day Passes and FREE Gear Package rentals for homeschoolers and their families! All ages and abilities can participate. Challenge yourself in a unique and exciting environment!

    Everyone, including parents/chaperones, must fill out a facility waiver. Anyone under 19 must have a waiver completed by their parent or legal guardian. Waivers can be filled out at the gym or online in advance on our website homepage.

  • Intro to Climbing Clinics

    July 31, 2018   |   By: High Point Climbing

    Intro to Climbing Clinics at High Point Birmingham

    Every 1st + 3rd Thursday • 6:30pm

    Are you a new member just dipping your toes into the wide world of climbing? Let us help you learn the basics!

    Sign up for any Intro to Climbing clinic to learn basic jargon, hold types, foot and body positioning, contact and gear overview and fitting. We’ll also walk you through the climbing progression process in the gym and how to take the next steps!

    Free for members. Space is limited – sign up by phone or at the front desk to save your spot!

  • $10 Basic Belay Classes

    July 1, 2018   |   By: High Point Climbing

    Basic Belay Class at High Point Birmingham

    There’s never been a better time to learn the ropes! Sign up for a Basic Belay Class before July 31st and pay just $10!

    The class will cover belaying, catching a climber’s fall, lowering a climber, equipment use, knot tying and more. Becoming belay certified after taking the class also allows you to use all of the roped routes in the Rope Room, not just the auto belays!

    For more details and to sign up for your class head to our classes page or give us a call!

  • Ladies’ Night | July

    June 19, 2018   |   By: High Point Climbing

    Ladies Night at High Point Birmingham

    July 10th • 6:30pm

    Join us for another High Point Bham Ladies’ Night with 1/2 price Ladies’ Day Passes after 6pm!
     
    We’ll also have a free top rope movement class with Birmingham Climbing Team coach and routesetter, Kayla, where she’ll share some lady-specific tips, techniques and tricks! All abilities and experience levels welcome.
     
    Test out all your new skills after the class and hit the ropes with your fellow lady-crushers!
     
    We’ll wrap things up at 8:30 with a BYOW wine(d)-down session with free pizza, cool-down yoga and raffle goodies from The North Face! So if you’re 21+, bring your favorite pizza wine pairing!
  • 4th of July Hours

    June 12, 2018   |   By: High Point Climbing

    Fourth of July at High Point Birmingham

    In observance of Independence Day the gym will close at 6pm on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

    Thanks for understanding!

  • SCARPA + Petzl Demo

    June 5, 2018   |   By: High Point Climbing

    SCARPA and Petzl Demo at High Point Birmingham

    June 12 • 6-8pm

    Join us for a dual demo with SCARPA and Petzl! Try out some quality climbing gear before your next big purchase, or just for fun!

  • Member Meetup | 2nd Annual Endurance Comp

    June 5, 2018   |   By: High Point Climbing

    Endurance Comp at High Point Birmingham

    June 28 • 6:30pm

    Come out and climb as high as you can for our second annual endurance challenge! Awards accompanied by free fermented beverages from Good People Brewing Co. and Marco’s Pizza for $1/slice.

    Comp Schedule
    – Challenge rules: 6:30
    – Challenge climbing begins: 6:45
    – Challenge climbing ends: 8:15
    – Awards, brews & ‘za: 8:30

    Categories
    – Beginner: 5.6-5.8
    – Intermediate: 5.9-5.10
    – Advanced: 5.11-5.12

    Rules
    – Teams of 2, scored as a team
    – You can only climb within your category, teammates must compete in the same category
    – Routes outside your category will not be counted
    – Unfinished routes will not be counted
    – Completed routes will only be counted once
    – If you’re working on routes in the lower end of a category, you will compete in the previous category (Ex: if you’re projecting 5.11 you will compete in intermediate, if you’re projecting 5.12 you will compete in advanced)
    – Scores determined by height achieved based on completed routes
    – Ties will be broken by number of attempts, then route difficulty

    Free for members

  • Intro to Climbing Clinics

    June 5, 2018   |   By: High Point Climbing

    Intro to Climbing Clinics at High Point Birmingham

    June 14, July 5 • 6:30pm

    Are you a new member just dipping your toe into the wide world of climbing? Let us help you learn the basics!

    Sign up for any clinic date to learn basic jargon, hold types, foot and body positioning, contact and gear overview and fitting. We’ll also walk you through the climbing progression process in the gym and how to take the next steps!

    Free for members and space is limited – sign up by phone or at the front desk to save your spot! Join our Facebook event to be notified of additional upcoming clinic dates!