Community centers remain closed. We continue to work toward safely re-opening facilities and re-start programming.
The following information will apply when we reopen.
Bring the family in for a Belay Climbing Session or reserve the Wall for a birthday party or other special occasion.
The South Bellevue Climbing Wall is 33 feet tall and sculpted to look and feel like Index granite. The wall offers three belay ropes with at least five climbing routes of varying degrees of difficulty per rope, and a bouldering or horizontal traverse wall. Advanced climbers can take advantage of the wall's natural-looking granite for the ultimate texture climb.
SBCC offers a full array of classes, supervised drop-in sessions, camps and programs for people of all skill levels to develop or improve their rock-climbing skills. The wall is also available to rent for parties, team-building and other celebration events.
All climbers must have a signed climbing wall waiver on file at SBCC. Youth waivers must be signed by parent or legal guardian.
Mini Climbers offers staffed bouldering and climbing time for the youngest climbers. Each week will include games and basic climbing instruction. This is a great opportunity for children to gain confidence through climbing activities and games that help develop climbing skills and teamwork. Parents are asked to be present during class due to the age of the climbers. Pre-registration is required.
- Ages: 4-6
- Time: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Fee: $54/resident and $66/non-resident
This class is for kids who already have a love of climbing and are looking to build the skills to climber harder routes! This class covers foundational skills from reading the wall to proper footwork. This class will be for creating technique and building a community for like-minded students! Supervision is not required, but parents are more than welcome to observe. Pre-registration is required.
- Ages: 7-14
- Time: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Fee: $60/resident and $72/non-resident
Staffed Climbing Sessions
During these scheduled times there will be trained staff to belay all individuals who wish to climb in a safe and encouraging atmosphere. All equipment is provided. Minimum age is 4 years.
- Sessions include two hours of climb time - $7/residents and $9/non-residents.
- Single Climb allows people a chance to try climbing a single rope. Climbers get three attempts to reach the summit. $3/residents and $4/non-residents.
- Single Climber Upgrade - Do you want to climb more? UPGRADE! Take your Single Climb receipt to the front desk and pay the difference to continue climbing the rest of the climbing session.
Special Staffed Climbing Sessions
First Wednesday of every month
Animal Rescue climbs - help the keeper get his animals off the wall and safely back to the zoo.
Treasure Hunt climbs - help the king find his lost gold coins and other valuable treasure.
Pokémon climbs - climb and collect Pokémon figurines and work to become a Pokémon Master.
These passes save you money and never expire. Passes can be used for either Belayed Climb or DIY Climb Sessions (cost per visit in parentheses).
- 5 Climb Pass - $32.50/residents ($6.50) and $40.50/non-residents ($8.10)
- 10 Climb Pass - $60/residents ($6.00) and $72/non-residents ($7.20)
- 20 Climb Pass - $110/residents ($5.50) and $130/non-residents ($6.50)
SBCC Belay Test & Card
Individuals interested in obtaining a SBCC Belay Card can be tested during regularly scheduled Staffed Climbing Sessions to ensure they are current and effective in belaying skills. Tests are given a minimum of one week after completing a Beginning Rock Climbing or Belay class. Cardholders are allowed to belay other adult SBCC Belay Cardholders or their own legal children during either Belayed Climb or DIY Sessions. No fee to take the test. Minimum age is 18 years.
Rock Climbing Classes
Register online at https://register.bellevuewa.gov.
Beginning Rock Climbing Class - This 90-minute class is for the beginning or intermediate climber who would like to learn all of the basics of rock climbing. You will become familiar with and learn how to properly use the basic pieces of climbing equipment used in "Top-Rope" climbing, climbing commands, how to safely rappel, and a number of climbing techniques that will greatly improve your ability and performance on the rock. At the end of this class you will be able to safely and confidently climb and rappel the Crag climbing wall at SBCC. Minimum age is 13 years. Pre-registration is required. $29 (Bellevue resident) and $39 (non-resident).
Beginning Rock Climbing Class for Parent/Child - This 90-minute course covers the same material as the Beginning Rock Climbing class, but is ideal for parents to do with their children to take their relationship to new heights. Go climbing! Minimum age is 4 years. Pre-registration is required. Price is for one child and one adult: $29 (Bellevue residents) and $39 (non-residents). Additional family member: $15 (Bellevue residents) and $20 (non-residents).
Belay Class - Learn the skills needed to safely belay your rock climbing partner up any rock climbing wall. This 90-minute class will cover belay techniques, important knots, handling the rope, using a belay device, and climbing commands. You will be taught the skills needed to pass the Belay Test required to climb at The Crag at SBCC. Pre-registration is required. Minimum age is 18 years. $29 (Bellevue resident) and $39 (non-resident).
Wall Rental/Parties (Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons)
Rock Party - Rock on and climb up! $150 includes one hour on the wall, two hours use of the party room with tables and chairs set up for your convenience, and one belay staff to ensure kids climb safely. Minimum age is 5 years. Renters may purchase additional time. Additional belay staff are available for $20/hour.
Wall Rentals - The wall is available for private groups to rent on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Minimum age is 5 years. $90/first hour (minimum time) and $60/additional hour. Cost includes one belay staff. Additional belay staff available for $20/hour.
Rock Party and Wall Rentals may schedule additional belay staff with advanced notice. Please ask the front desk or call SBCC at 425-452-4240.