New Climbers Overview

New to the sport? You've come to the right place! We offer a variety of options for budding climbers:

First things first - we need a waiver for every climber.

For those under age 18 this means we need a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. If a parent is not going to come to the gym, please print and sign a waiver for the child to bring!

If you have no previous experience you can drop in anytime and try bouldering, plus use the autobelays.

Bouldering is a type of climbing that is done on shorter walls. The goal is to touch a finishing hold, or sometimes even top-out (climb onto the top of the structure). Thick gymnastics mats are placed below the climber so they have a cushy landing when they jump down. Top-outs are permitted on certain structures, where the climber can walk down stairs when they finish a climb. Autobelays are installed throughout the gym, which will allow climbers without rope handling experience to get onto our tall walls! After a quick tutorial by one of our staff, you will be able to climb up as high as you are able, then be gently lowered to the ground by the automatic braking system.

If you're ready to jump right in to the sport you'll need to learn the ropes - literally. We offer a couple of class options:

  • The Intro to Climbing (101) (ages 14+) will teach you how to properly use the safety equipment. When you're done with the class you'll be ready to swap belays with your partner up any of our toprope stations. After taking this course, most students can safely pass the MetroRock belay check, necessary to climb in the gym. You also get a 10 day membership to the gym activated the moment the class is over!! This class is run regularly every day, includes all necessary equipment, and can be scheduled any time with advanced notice.