First time in a climbing gym? No problem!

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 jugs to help climb down after sending your projects! 

New to bouldering and interested in a class? We offer an Intro to Bouldering Class every Wednesday! Visit us here to sign up!  

What is Sport climbing?

Sport Climbing is the type of climbing you likely think of when you think of rock climbing. 

We also offer an Intro to Sport Climbing Class every Tuesday! It will include how to tie a dressed figure 8 knot, belay with an assisted breaking belay device and lowering as well as an introduction to basic climbing techniques, route reading and efficient partner communication.

Visit us here to sign up!

FAQs

 

Do I have to make an appointment?

Appointments are not required at Contact Climbing Gym

Are rentals included in the cost of the day pass?

Rentals are not included in the cost of the day pass or memberships

Shoe and harness rentals are $5 each or $9 for both.

How old do I have to be to climb?

Anyone can climb in the gym as of 3 years old 

You must be over the age of 13 to belay in the climbing gym

What do I have to do to belay?

To belay in the gym, you must pass a simple belay check showing proficiency tying a retraced figure 8 and belaying according to your belay devices manufacturer's instructions

Can I share my punch pass?

You are welcome to share your punch pass as much as you'd like!

You do have to be present in order for someone to check in with your punch pass

Do I have to wear climbing shoes?

Climbing shoes are required for anyone climbing, even children

What kind of belay devices are allowed?

At Contact, we only allowed assisted braking belay devices

Please see the desk for a list of approved devices

Do you have auto belays?

No, we do not have auto belays BUT we would be glad to teach you and your climbing partners how to belay anytime!

Can i sign the liability waiver ahead of time?

YES! You can sign the waiver online here!

Who has to sign a liability waiver?

Anyone over the age of 18 must sign their own liability waiver.

Anyone under the age of 18 must have a signed liability waiver by a parent of legal guardian. 

Friends/grandparents and older siblings are not able to sign the waiver for minors.

What do i have to do to lead climb?

To lead at Contact, you are required to pass a simple lead test displaying competence and confidence lead climbing, clipping, falling and belaying. You'll be asked to take two falls while climbing without Z-clipping, back clipping and without stepping on or in front of the rope. You'll also be asked to belay and catch according to your belay devices manufacturer's instructions.