Rock Gym - FAQs

QUESTIONS

Is there an age requirement for climbing?

Can I drop my kids off at the gym?

Is there a weight limit?

Do I need a reservation to come climb?

What if I am bringing  people to climb but I am not climbing?

Do you have air conditioning?

What should I wear to come climbing?

Who has to sign a waiver?

Who may sign a waiver?

What is the difference between roped climbing and bouldering?

What is the minimum age to belay?

ANSWERS

Is there an age requirement for climbing?
No. We allow participants to climb at any age. However, younger climbers may require direct adult supervision at all times. We do offer both sit and full body harnesses for young climbers.

Can I drop my kids off at the gym?
If they are enrolled in a program such as a class, camp or Kids Night Out then you may not be required to stay at the facility. However, if they are coming in for open climbing then they must be 12 years or older to remain in the facility on their own.

Is there a weight limit?
The weight limit that is rated by our Top rope anchors and equipment far exceeds the weight range of a climber. However, the autobelay stations have a weight range of 22 – 330 lbs.

Do I need a reservation to come climb?
If you are coming for a day pass or an auto belay package then we only require a reservation if your group is 6 people or more. If you are interested in belay instruction or attending a class then registration will be required as well.

What if I am bringing people to climb but I am not climbing?
We have a common area where you can sit and watch your climbers. You are not required to climb or purchase facility admission.

Do you have air conditioning?
Yes.

What should I wear to come climbing?
Comfortable clothes that allow you to move around easily (i.e. athletic attire or pants with some stretch to them) and closed toe athletic shoes. We suggest shorts of knee length if you are wearing a harness.

Who has to sign a waiver?
Any person who wants to climb, belay or take a class must sign a Participant Agreement. If the participant is under 18 then their parent or court-appointed legal guardian must sign the waiver on their behalf.

Who may sign a waiver?
Parent or court-appointed legal guardian. NOT: Host families for exchange students, Aunts/Uncles, Grandfathers/Grandmothers, Etc.

What is the difference between roped climbing and bouldering?
Bouldering is short non-roped climbing. In our facility you will be permitted to climb to a limited height depending on your age and height.

Roped climbing is where you can climb as high as you want with the use of ropes, harnesses and other safety equipment. In order to rope climb you need to either know how to belay or have someone to belay for you.

What is the minimum age to belay?
To begin belay testing a climber must be 14 years or older.
14 to 15 years old requires a minimum of 2 belay tests for a full certification.
16 years and older may attain a full certification in one test if fully competent.