WHAT IS LEAD CLIMBING?
Lead climbing is a style in climbing where a climber attaches themselves to a dynamic (elastic) climbing rope and ascends a route while clipping into quickdraws every four feet and at the top the climber clips the anchors. The lead climber must have another person acting as a belayer. The belayer has multiple roles: breaking the rope in the event of a fall, and giving out or ta
WHAT IS TOP-ROPING?
Top Roping is a style in climbing in which a rope, used for the climber’s safety, runs from a belayer at the bottom of a route through the belay bar or anchors at the top of the route and back down to the climber, attaching to the climber by means of a harness. All belayers must belay directly off their harness.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
The easiest way to begin rock climbing is with an auto-belay, with an orientation and supervision from our staff you can climb on our 20 auto-belays. You should also take the Explore Climbing Class provided by the Climbing School. This class will help you achieve the most amount of fun from your visit.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
The best thing to wear is something comfortable you can move around in. Sweat pants or shorts work well. All climbers are required to wear climbing shoes while climbing anywhere in the facility. If you don’t own your own climbing shoes, you can rent them at our front desk.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO CLIMB?
Children 13 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, but cannot use the weight or aerobic room, or training walls behind the pit area. Children starting at 11 can belay after tested with a back-up belay and parent or legal guardian supervision, when children turn 14 years of age they are allowed to belay after tested without parent or legal guardian supervision.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO CLIMB?
Day passes for children 10 and under are $15 and day passes for adults are $17. Check out our rates page for more information.
DO I NEED TO COME WITH A PARTNER TO CLIMB OR TAKE A CLASS?
No, auto-belays allow you to climb without a belay partner. We recommend you take a class to maximize your experience and schedule ahead of time to have a staff belay.