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FIRST TIME?

That's GREAT! Climbing is for Everyone!

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STEPS TO GET CLIMBING!

 

Prepare for your visit​

  • Everyone must sign a waiver. You can do that in person at the gym, or click here 

  • Climbers under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian, NO EXCEPTIONS

  • Participants under 14 years old must be accompanied by adult or be enrolled in a climbing class

  • Climbing shoes are required in the gym - we have full gear rental available. 

Plan your experience

  • We offer three different climbing optionsbouldering, top-rope and lead climbing (see below for more details on each.)

  • Yoga classes are also available throughout the day and are included in the price of entry.

  • We have a full fitness gym with weights, cardio equipment, and hang boards. Personal Fitness training is also available for an extra fee.

  • Come as you are, we'll teach you everything you'll need to know to enjoy the space!

What is Bouldering?

Bouldering is a type of rock climbing performed without harnesses or ropes. To boulder, you simply need a pair of climbing shoes! 

Bouldering is dynamic, explosive movement packed into 14-16 foot routes. Our facility has 14-inch pads under the bouldering walls as well as strategically placed down-climb holds to help you climb down after reaching the top!

New to climbing and interested in a class? We offer an Intro to Climbing Class every Monday from 6:00-7:30pm!

Visit us here to sign up!  

What is TOP-ROPE climbing?

Top Roping is a form of rock climbing where the climber ascends with the rope already through an anchor at the top. The climber is "belayed" by a partner as they ascend. Top Rope Climbing is optimal for beginners. A test is needed to top-rope belay at Contact - there is no charge for belay instruction or the belay test.  

As a part of your entry fee, we'll teach you how to top-rope climb and belay. 

What is Lead climbing?

Lead Climbing is a more advanced form of climbing where climbers bring the rope up with them as they climb. They clip into carabiners as they go, creating the possibility of a 6-10 foot fall (or more). Because of the inherent risk, a Lead Climbing Test is required for both the climber and the belayer to lead climb/belay at Contact.

 

We offer a Learn to Lead Climbing Class every Thursday,  6:00 - 9:00pm taught by expert lead climbers! You should be a competent Top-Rope climber/belayer before attempting the lead class. 

Click here to sign up!

FAQs

Do I need an appointment to climb?

No, you do not need an appointment. You can come anytime we're open!

Can I bring a group or have a party at the gym?

You bet! Give us a call or email info@contactclimbinggym.com for more information and special pricing.

Are rentals included in the cost of the day pass?

Rentals are not included. Shoes, Harnesses and Belay Devices are $5.00 each, or $10.00 for the set.

How old do I have to be to climb?

Anyone 3 years or older can climb. Anyone under the age of 14 needs adult supervision at all times, unless they are part of a scheduled class.

What do I have to do to belay others?

Everyone who belays others in the gym must pass a belay test. Top-Rope Belay instruction and tests are included in the entry fee. Belayers must use an assisted braking device (like a Gri-Gri, Jul, or Pilot). Lead Belaying and Climbing tests are also included in the entry fee, but Lead Climbing instruction is not. You will need to be a competent leader to pass the Lead Belay test, and you should plan to bring a partner to do the test with you, along with your own rope and belay device.

I just want to watch my group. Do I have to pay?

You are welcome to come in and watch climbers any time, and we will not charge you an entry fee. Everyone who comes into the building must sign a waiver.

Do I have to wear climbing shoes?

Everyone who climbs (even children) will need to wear climbing shoes. (We don't know where your street shoes have been...) We have great rental shoes for $5.00 and an awesome line of top-brand climbing shoes for sale.

What kind of Belay Devices are allowed?

Contact requires assisted braking devices for all belayers. Examples include the Gri-Gri, the Pilot, Jul by Edelrid, etc. You may use any assisted braking device but you must be familiar with the manufacture's recommended use of the device and be able to pass a belay test using it. We have both Juls and Gri-Gris for rent for $5.00

Does Contact have Auto-Belays?

Contact does not have auto belays. But if you are climbing by yourself, we would gladly give you a catch or help you find a partner.

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