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.


 Youth Safety Rules

ANY YOUTH (YOUNGER THAN 14) MUST BE ACTIVELY SUPERVISED BY THE ADULT WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM DURING THEIR VISIT TO THE GYM. DIRECT SUPERVISION IS REQUIRED OVER YOUTH DURING THE ENTIRETY OF THEIR VISIT.

ADULTS CANNOT SUPERVISE MORE THAN 2 YOUTH AT A TIME IN THE ADULT CLIMBING AREA.

IN THE YOUTH SECTIONS OF THE GYM AN ADULT MAY SUPERVISE UP TO 3 YOUTH AT A TIME.

Before climbing, all participants under 18 must have a waiver signed only by a parent or legal guardian.

Unchaperoned drop-offs are not permitted. Youth must be actively supervised by their responsible adult at all times.

No jumping off structures.

No running, rough-housing, horseplay or acrobatics (flips, cartwheels, handstands, etc.).

Indoor voices. No yelling.

Fitness equipment may only be used by people 14 and over. No playing allowed on fitness equipment.

Never stand, sit, or walk in an area where another climber could fall. Always look at the climbing walls around you, especially when walking through the gym, to see where climbers are on the walls.

Never climb above, below, or near another climber. Please be considerate.

Never climb up the designated descents on the top-out structures.