Whether you’re just getting ready to try indoor rock climbing or you’ve been doing it forever and visiting us for the first time, there are some things you need to know to make your first visit the best it can be.

Before you arrive…

1. Sign Up with Approach

All visitors (climbing or not) must have an Approach account with us and a current waiver on file to enter our facility beyond the front desk. Participants age 18 and over can create their own individual account and submit their own waiver. Families with participants under the age of 18 can create a household account.

Minors under the age of 18 must be added to a household account created by a parent or legal guardian.

2. e-Sign & Submit Waiver

To enter any of our climbing areas as a climber or spectator, you will need to have a current waiver on file. Participants age 18 years and older must complete, e-sign and submit their own waiver. Minors under 18 years old must have their waiver completed and signed by their own parent or court-appointed legal guardian.

We are frequently asked if older siblings, family friends, aunts/uncles, grandparents, etc. can fill out the waivers on a minor’s behalf: unfortunately, the answer is no.

Waivers stay active in our system for five (5) years before needing to be renewed.

3. Sign Up for a Beginner Lesson

All of our walls are self-serve: if you want to use them, you need to know how! Our rope walls require you take a lesson, or pass a test to prove you’ve already got the necessary skills. Check out the Lessons & Tests page to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Climbers must pass our Top Rope Belay Test before belaying at Climber’s Rock. To pass, you’ll need to properly wear and inspect your harness, tie and inspect figure 8, figure 8 follow-through, and stopper knots, and properly belay and lower your climber using a Petzl Grigri. Figure 8 knots are not pre-tied, and Grigris must be attached to the belayer’s harness. Passing this test permits you to belay at Climber’s Rock. This certification is not transferable to other climbing gyms.

If you’re unfamiliar with any of the concepts mentioned above, be sure to first book a Top Rope Belay Lesson to get yourself up to speed.


Frequently Asked Questions

There are risks involved with rock climbing and participants are required to abide by strict rules when visiting any indoor rock climbing gym.

Due to the nature of the sport, the risk of falling and getting injured must be taken seriously by everyone inside a climbing facility.

Indoor rock climbing is safe when all participants are knowledgeable and remain alert. The climbing lessons and youth programs at Climber’s Rock are designed to introduce the sport of rock climbing to new participants and teach them how to enjoy the sport safely.

Climbing is a social activity and can be enjoyed with other climbers regardless of experience or ability. Top Rope and Lead climbing require a climbing partner to belay (work the ropes). Bouldering and Auto Belay climbing can be enjoyed without a climbing partner. Climber’s Rock hosts a weekly climbing club for new participants looking for climbing partners. Call or email us for details.
Yes, yes, and yes. We have lockers (bring your own lock) and both private change rooms and private showers available. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. We ecourage all visitors to purchase online and/or add a payment card to your gym account so you can leave your wallet at home.
We recommend wearing light layers. The gym is kept cool, but climbing warms you up quickly. Bare feet are NOT allowed so don’t forget socks! We strongly recommend participants use their own climbing gear (shoes, harness, chalk bag). Rental gear is available for an extra cost.

Indoor Rock Climbing is a very affordable and accessible hobby. Before you spend a lot of money on gear and passes, we offer new climbers a Try Us Out membership which gives you the opportunity to first see what you think of the sport and our facility.

For those who love the sport and climb regularly (at least 3-4 times a month on average) we have an annual Roctober Membership Sale with discounts up to 50% off our regular membership prices (available during the month of October).

Other than that, you’ll need a good pair of climbing shoes, a harness, and chalk. Not too bad in exchange for an activity that is healthy, rewarding, and fun!

First time Visitor?

Save time by filling out our waiver online