Frequently Asked Questions
I have never climbed before – how should I start?
1. Fill out a Waiver
Every participant must have a waiver filled out prior to climbing, which can be done at the gym or online by clicking HERE. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian (you cannot sign a waiver for a nephew, grandchild, friend, etc). Anyone entering the gym to supervise a youth climber must fill out a waiver as well.
2. Learn how it works
Our All Access Pass is a great way to climb for the first time. Our qualified staff will help you learn to climb on our walls and show you the ropes. Includes a day pass, rental gear, one hour of staff instruction, and access to all our bouldering walls. Prices starting at $40 per person. Click Here to Schedule Your Visit
If you would prefer to experience climbing on your own you can purchase a day pass, rent a pair of shoes and boulder (climb at low heights with no rope) on your own.
Do I need to have my own gear?
Do you have a shower?
Should I wear socks with my rental shoes?
It is advisable to have a pair of socks to wear in rental shoes.
How can I get better at climbing?
Take one of our monthly technique courses or our fitness classes.
Can I bring kids into the gym?
You can bring in your kids as long as the following expectations are met:
- All children under 18 must have a guardian waiver signed by their legal guardian.
- All kids under 14 must be directly supervised by an adult at all times
- Each adult may not supervise more than 4 children under the age of 14 at any time in the facility.
How old do kids have to be to take your classes?
Can someone else bring my child in to climb?
Can my child use the auto belays?
Parents and kids may use the auto belays as long as they have completed the auto belay orientation. Kids under 14 years old MAY NOT hook themselves in and out of the auto belay and must be supervised by an adult at all times while using the auto belays.
What is bouldering?
What is top roping?
Do you do birthday parties?
How can I learn to belay?
Take our Intro to climbing class! The class occurs weekly and $45 includes instruction plus a two week complimentary pass to practice your skills. Includes free rentals.
How does the belay test work?
In order to belay in our gym you must pass our belay test. Any of our front desk staff can administer this test for you and there is no need to make an appointment. In this test you will need to correctly and safely:
1. Put on your harness
2. Tie in with a figure-8 follow through and back up knot
3. Perform all the pre-climb checks
4. Set up to belay with a tube style or atc belay device
5. Use climbing verbal commands
6. Exhibit proper belaying and braking/taking
7. Catch a few mock falls
8. Lower your climber.
If you do not pass the test you may not belay until you pass the test. The test can only be taken once a day. There is no fee for the test.
Can I climb if my friend belays me?
Do I need a climbing partner?
What is an auto belay?
An auto belay is an automatic belay device that eliminates the need for a human belayer. The auto belay takes up the slack as a climber ascends and controls the descent when the climber lets go or falls. We currently have 5 auto belays in our facility.
Can I use my grigri in your gym?
Yes, if you have passed our belay test. You must use your grigri in accordance with all manufacturers recommendations.