First Time

Why Climb

Some of us came to this sport seeking a sense of adventure. A few of us thrive on the thrill of being high above the ground. Most of us love the physical and mental demands that come with the question, “how the heck am I supposed to push my body up this wall?” The majority of us, however, we’re just looking for a new and exciting activity to get us moving and out of the house. Whatever the reason, we all had to start somewhere. We understand that climbing can be a very intimidating sport, believe us, we’ve been there. This is why we pride ourselves in offering amazing programming tailored towards newer climbers. With a little guidance and a few pointers, we’ll have you feeling like a seasoned rock jock in no time!

Getting started is always the hardest part, which brings us to the purpose of this page. We want to help make sure that those who are new to the sport, can see how fun, accessible, and rewarding, climbing at Adventure Rock can be; and to let you know, we’re here with you the entire way!

Getting Started

Most of Adventure Rock’s first-time users participate in our Clip’N Go program. This program utilizes our auto-belay systems; meaning no pesky knots to tie, commands to learn, heck, you don’t even need a partner! After one of our friendly staff takes you on an orientation, explaining how to utilize our facility properly, you will simply clip into one of our many Clip’N Go stations and begin climbing – it’s that easy! Our Clip’N Go passes last the entire day, so if those forearms need a break, feel free to leave and come back within the same business day. Great for nearly any age climber (recommendation: 5 years and up).

No Reservation Needed!
To utilize our Clip N’ Go program, you do not need to make a reservation-just come in anytime the gym is open. Don’t worry about special equipment, our staff will outfit you with all of the climbing gear you need for the day. We recommend you wear comfortable clothing, a pair of athletic shoes (climbing shoes are available for rent, but not required), and bring a psyched attitude – we’ll take care of the rest.

To expedite the entrance process, please fill out a visitor’s agreement prior to your arrival. This will get you from, walking through the door to climbing on the wall, in no time. If you have any questions, see our FAQ’s or call us and talk to one of our helpful staff. Click here for our rates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all visitors, whether climbing or not, need a properly filled out Visitor Agreement. Climbers under the age of 18 must have their Agreement signed by their legal guardian. To save time at the door please fill out your Visitor Agreement by clicking here!
No, Adventure Rock is open to the public 7 days a week. Just come on in and climb.
No, our Clip’N Go program makes it easy to walk in, without any previous experience, and get climbing. Once you have tried climbing you may want to learn more about the sport and we have classes to help you learn the ups and downs of climbing.
Any time you climb 35+ feet up a sheer wall, there is risk involved. Adventure Rock works hard to minimize those risks while maintaining the essence of the sport. Safety is our top priority.
There are no age restrictions for climbers in the gym. On any given day you won’t be the oldest or the youngest person in the gym. Most of Adventure Rock’s classes start at age 6, however we do have lots of climbers younger than that.
If you are using our auto belays, climbers need to be under 250 Lbs. If you’re are going the actual weight limit is hard to determine and give a simple answer.
No, by using our auto-belays you don’t need a partner. However, having one can add an additional level of fun to the sport.
Belaying is a term climbers use to describe the act of holding a climber’s rope to protect their falls. Our auto-belays are a mechanical belay. Eventually, most climbers learn how to belay.
Many climbers take our On The Rocks class. This is a one time 3 hour class that teaches you the basics of indoor rock climbing. It covers knot tying, belaying, double check systems, commands and technique. Reservations are required to take the class. Any climber who would like to belay in our facility needs to pass a belay proficiency test administered by one of our staff. There is no charge to take the belay proficiency test.
No. Belayers need to be over 14 years old and have passed our belay proficiency test. Climbers in our children’s programs that have proven their ability to belay proficiently may become belay checked in the gym.
Yes and No. Our staff does not teach belaying on the spot. If you want to climb, we suggest you utilize our Clip’N Go systems until you have the opportunity to take a belay class.