Tips & Rules for a Successful Climbing Session
Bouldering is super fun and kids are naturals at it. But bouldering can also be dangerous and has many risks associated with it. Highly-attentive adult supervision is crucial for the safety of youth and other climbers. Here are a few tips:
Stay safe. Treat walking through climbing areas like crossing a busy street. Look both ways--plus up!--and proceed with caution. Avoid cutting closely around sharp corners or underneath overhangs, and inspect all the walls around you. Never stand, sit, or walk in an area where another climber could fall.
Never climb above, below, or near another climber.
No running, yelling, roughhousing, horseplay or gymnastics (flips, cartwheels, handstands, etc).
The Adult Climbing Area is a more dangerous environment with restricted youth access. Please respect our guidelines for youth climbers in the adult areas.
Climbing shoes make climbing much easier and should be snug without being painful. It's fine to wear regular shoes but please do not climb in bare feet.
Stuck? Try moving your feet up to extend your reach. Climbers should focus on keeping their arms straight and using their legs push themselves up.
Have questions about bouldering, the facility, or safety? Ask our staff — we are here to help.