Kids are natural-born climbers who can put older folks to shame with their awesome proportional body strength and uninhibited moves. Climbing is great for kids! It helps them learn patience, persistence, and confidence in their abilities.

Here at Planet Granite we offer a variety of programs for your kids and their friends to get the next generation of climbers started right, including birthday parties, parents learn the ropes, after school clubs, winter, spring, and summer camps, and Parents’ Night Off.

KIDS' ONE DAY

Birthday Parties

Come to Planet Granite to celebrate your child’s birthday! It will be a party they won’t forget! Bring your child and friends in for a two-hour party with our staff working the ropes for your children. Our staff will get the kids climbing and having fun, creating the most memorable party of the year.

The Details

  • Two-hour party
  • Ages 5+, minimum weight 40 pounds
  • Please note, we do not have facilities to host food or cake.

For parties of 11+ participants, give us a call! 503.477.5666

Book Your Party Online!



Printable Party invitations

Learn to Manage the Ropes for your Kids

Want to bring in a small group of children? You can learn how to manage the ropes for them. Please note we require one adult belayer for every five kids attending an event – this ensures the kids get in ample climbing! To set up your own event, please follow this two step process.

First, you’ll need to learn how to belay by taking one of our scheduled belay lessons. In a belay lesson you’ll learn how to tie the knots, the proper safety checks and how to manage the rope for a climber. Please call to make a reservation.

Second, you must be belay “certified” before your event. This means that you’ll need to come in one more time after the lesson and before the day of your event to take a belay test and show that you’ve correctly remembered all of the safety checks and proper belay technique. On the day of your event, you will be responsible for putting harnesses on the kids and belaying for them.

Lastly, we strongly encourage you to let us know when you’ll be bringing your group in. We can help suggest some time slots so your party doesn’t conflict with others.

Please call for reservations for the belay lesson.

Cost is $28 per parent/child pair. There are no fees or reservations required for taking your belay test. Regular Child Pass rates apply to any additional children under 14.

Private Belaying

We also offer private belaying for your kids. Call your local Planet Granite to reserve a private session.

$70 for one person per hour

$110 for two people per hour

*Purchase 10 private lessons, receive 10% off! Offer cannot be shared with multiple people, 10-pack purchase is non-refundable.

Very Important!

*Please be sure that all minors have a waiver fully completed and signed by their parents or legal guardian. Complete a WAIVER HERE within 30 days of your visit.

Waiver

If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of their government issued photo identification (for signature verification). *Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.

Parents Learn the Ropes

Parents who want to manage the ropes for their child 13 and under can book a regular belay lesson which will include:

  • One lesson for an adult (14 or older) to learn to belay
  • One day pass for a child (13 or younger) to climb after the lesson*
  • Harness for both adult and child plus shoe rental for the kids

*Each additional child needs a day pass and gear rentals.

If your child is 14 or over, they are old enough to learn to belay! Book them a spot so they can learn the ropes too!

Parents are welcome to bring their kids into the gym while they take their belay lesson provided the children are always supervised. We recommend:

  1. Bring in another adult to supervise – Parents learning to belay for kids who are not in drop-in climbing can bring in an additional adult to supervise at no extra charge.  Additional adults who will be climbing or using the gym will need to purchase a day pass.
  2. Bring your child with you to class – If your child would like to check out what you are doing, they are welcome to observe! Especially for older children, they might enjoy learning more about what goes into belaying. The first 3/4ths of the class, we will go over the very basics of managing the ropes and climbing, and there will be an opportunity for a little climbing, but mostly this is focused on knots and safety. There may not be much that would interest younger climbers for the first 45-50 minutes of class, which is why we recommend having additional supervision for kids while parents are in class!

Find & Book a Belay Lesson Online

Drop-In Climbing

Want to bring your kid to Planet Granite to climb with our staff handling the ropes?

Drop-in climbing, available in Portland on select days, allows your child to climb while sharing a staff belayer with up to, but not more than, three other children.

It’s $25 an hour for kids under 14!

Find & Book Your Drop-in Session

Very Important!

Please be sure that all minors have a waiver fully completed and signed by their parents or legal guardian. Complete a WAIVER HERE within 30 days of your visit.

Waiver

If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of their government issued photo identification (for signature verification).

Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.

Parents' Night Off

On a few Friday nights of the month, Planet Granite hosts its best kept secret: Parents’ Night Off. Drop off your kids for a fun-filled evening of climbing that ends with a kid-friendly dinner so they are ready for bed when you pick them up! All you have to do is figure out what to do with your free Friday night! Planet Granite also offers Friday night yoga* so you can be relaxed and rejuvenated in the time it takes us to wear them out!

Second and Fourth Friday nights, 6 pm – 8:30 pm

Ages 5-13 years.
$40/child includes climbing, shoe and harness rental and a kids-style dinner.
Reservations required, under-enrolled classes will be cancelled – parties will be notified of a cancelled Parents’ Night Off by 5 p.m. Thursday.

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Very Important!

Please be sure that all minors have a waiver fully completed and signed by their parents or legal guardian. Complete a WAIVER HERE within 30 days of your visit.

Waiver

If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of their government issued photo identification (for signature verification).

Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.

*Yoga class or climbing day pass for adult is not included in Parents’ Night Off price.

KIDS' MULTI-DAY

After School Clubs

Planet Granite offers a great after school program!

After school sessions are available to ages 5-13 years old. Please call to reserve your spot – space is limited! Is your child looking for something a little more structured? Check out Planet Granite’s Youth Climbing Team!

Portland 2019

Ages 5-13
Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
$140/camp (take any two days for $250!)

Session 1
Jan. 7 – Feb. 4

Session 2
Jan. 9 – Feb. 6

Wanna try it out for a day before signing up? Contact our Youth Programs Coordinator at Lesley.Marshall@planetgranite.com!

Book Online

Private Belaying
We also offer private belaying for your kids. Call to reserve a private session: (503) 477-5666
$70 for one child per hour
$110 for two children per hour

Scouts
Scout groups are eligible for a discount on events that end by 4pm Monday- Friday; this discount does not apply to other times. Reservations required. Please call to schedule: (503) 477-5666

Very Important!
*Please be sure that all minors have a waiver fully completed and signed by their parents or legal guardian. Complete a WAIVER HERE within 30 days of your visit.

Waiver

If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of their government issued photo identification (for signature verification).

*Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.

Youth Climbing Club

Join us on Saturday’s for our Youth Climbing Club!

Your kids will explore all of the features of the gym. They will adventure on the bouldering walls, high roped climbing, and play awesome climbing games.

The Youth Climbing Club occurs on Saturdays and one booking includes all 5 days of camp!

Portland

Ages 5-13
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
$140/club session

Next session dates
Feb. 16th
Feb. 23rd
Mar. 2nd
Mar. 16th
Mar. 23rd

Book Online

Private Belaying
We also offer private belaying for your kids. Call to reserve a private session: (503) 477-5666
$70 for one child per hour
$110 for two children per hour

Very Important!
*Please be sure that all minors have a waiver fully completed and signed by their parents or legal guardian. Complete a WAIVER HERE within 30 days of your visit.

Waiver

If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of their government issued photo identification (for signature verification).

*Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.

Winter Camps

Hey Parents! Looking to keep your kids active this Winter Break? Check out our Winter Break Climbing Camps! We’ve got full day and half day options to keep your kids stoked and climbing this holiday season.

2018 dates:
December 17 – December 21

AM Sessions: (9am – 12pm) $210 a week
PM Session: (1pm – 5pm) $280 a week
All Day: (9am – 5pm) $550 a week
Ages 5-13
Cost includes shoe and harness rental.

BOOK ONLINE

VERY IMPORTANT!

Please be sure that all minors have a waiver fully completed and signed by their parents or legal guardian. Complete a WAIVER HERE within 30 days of your visit.

Waiver

If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of their government issued photo identification (for signature verification).

*Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.

Spring Break Camp

Spring Break Camp

We offer climbing camps during spring breaks for the local school district! During a week at climbing camp, your kids will explore all of the features of the gym. They will have fun on the bouldering walls, high roped climbing and play awesome climbing games. Every camper receives a free PG Kids T-shirt!

2019 Dates:

March 25th – March 29th

AM Camp: 9am – 12pm $210/week
PM Camp: 1pm – 5pm $280/week
Full Day Camp: 9am – 5pm $550/week
Ages 5-13
Cost includes shoe and harness rental.

*Spring camps may vary in price and time depending on holiday break schedules. Please call for more information.

BOOK ONLINE

VERY IMPORTANT!

Please be sure that all minors have a waiver fully completed and signed by their parents or legal guardian. Complete a WAIVER HERE within 30 days of your visit.

Waiver

If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of their government issued photo identification (for signature verification).

*Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.

Summer Camp

We offer climbing camps during summer break! During a week at climbing camp, your kids will explore all of the features of the gym. They will have fun on the bouldering walls, high roped climbing, and play awesome climbing games. Every camper receives a free PG Kids T-shirt!

2019 Summer Camp Start Dates
June: 10th | 17th | 24th
July: 1st | 8th | 15th | 22nd | 29th
August: 5th | 12th | 19th

Planet Granite’s Summer Camp Options

Monday – Friday

AM Camp: 9am – 12am ($210)
PM Camp: 1pm – 5pm* ($280)
All Day Camp: 9am – 5pm ($550)

Ages 5-13
Cost is per child and includes shoe and harness rental

BOOK ONLINE

VERY IMPORTANT!

Please be sure that all minors have a waiver fully completed and signed by their parents or legal guardian. Complete a WAIVER HERE within 30 days of your visit.

Waiver

If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of their government issued photo identification (for signature verification).

*Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.

We also offer Private Lessons! Our experienced staff will work with your child on climbing and technique! Our lessons can work for one or more children, depending on your needs.

$70/hour for one person
$110/hour for two people

*Purchase 10 private lessons, get 10% off! Offer doesn’t allow for lessons to be taken by multiple people. 10-pack purchase is non-refundable.

Call to book your session today! (503) 477-5666

For additional questions, email our Youth Programs Coordinator Lesley.Marshall@planetgranite.com