FAQ

Do I need to be a member?    No! Our facility is open to the public!

What age group can climb?    We are open to all ages. However, it’s possible anyone under the age of 8 may find it too difficult. We leave this answer to the parents, as they know their child’s abilities better.

Why do I need to sign a waiver?    Bouldering can be a dangerous sport. By signing the waiver, you’re acknowledging the risk and agreeing to our guidelines.

Do I need to fill out a waiver if I am not climbing?    No. We invite anyone to come and watch but ask that you remain outside of the climbing area. This can pose a risk to both yourself and other climbers.

I brought my friend’s child, can I fill out a waiver for them?    No. Only parents or legal guardians are allowed to sign waivers for children. No exceptions.

Can I leave my child at the facility while I run errands?    No. Any child under the age of 13 must have constant parental supervision.

What gear will I need?    None. You’re always welcome to bring your own things, but we have shoe and chalk rentals for you.

Do I really need to wear climbing shoes?    Yes. Due to sanitary reasons, we ask that you bring your own climbing shoes or rent a pair of ours. We do have some for sale if you would prefer to purchase your own.

Why do climbers use chalk?    Our hands tend to sweat just as much as the rest of our bodies. This is helpful to keep from slipping off holds.

Should we wear gloves?    No. Gloves are considered to be a hazard and could increase your risk of injury. Please refrain from bringing gloves-you will develop calluses and eventually be less sensitive to the texture of the holds over time.

How do the “problems” work? They’re called problems for a reason! Each problem is labeled, named, colored coded, and graded. The idea of bouldering is to follow the color of the tape markings and figure out how to get to the top. As you progress through the grades, they become more and more difficult. You will need to learn new techniques to “solve” the problem.

Do I have to follow the set route?    We strongly advise you to follow the route markings when other climbers are here. Often times, problems will intersect with others and therefore can share holds. You may not know another climber is in your path and this can become a safety issue.

 

Please let us know if you have any further questions or suggestions!