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Climbing options to suit your needs

From a single session to memberships and extended passes, we have it all! Many first-time climbers start with a day reservation to explore the gym and get oriented. 

You can always give us a call to talk to a member of our staff and figure out the right choice for your experience:

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Frequently asked questions

Lots of climbers start simply by arriving at the gym and completing safety orientation after checking in with our front desk. New to climbing? Be sure to register for one of our FREE Intro to Climbing courses. Check out our schedule to register today! 

If you’re just going to drop in for a single session, it’s $20. You may need to rent equipment, depending on your goals. We have memberships and several extended pass options available that significantly reduce the cost for frequent climbers. Check out our Rates + Policies page for more information.

Kids as young as 3 years old can climb with us. Supervision is required by anyone under the age of 15 (and not provided by staff). Attentive supervision is required for young children. For more information on policies and restrictions for minors, check out our Rates + Policies page.

At a minimum, a shirt and something to cover your bum. Skirts, skorts, kilts, and the like are not compatible with wearing a harness. Climbing attire ranges from yoga pants and lycra to jeans paired with a t-shirt or tank top. You’ll want to be able to move and rub up on gritty surfaces. Think “athleisure” and you’ll fit right in.

Climbing shoes required. We rent out climbing shoes for $5, or climbers can bring their own climbing shoes. No street shoes permitted.

To belay another climber, you need to first pass a belay test with us (eved if you’re certified at another gym). There is no cost associated and you do not have to take a class with us. We test to the AAC’s Universal Belay Standard, and have additional information on belay testing posted on our Rates + Policies page.

It’s as difficult as you choose it to be. The routes range in difficulty from “going up a ladder” to “make Bruce Lee cry”, and you can find a challenge for yourself anywhere in that spectrum. If you find you’ve bitten off more than you can chew, you can always come back down. That’s the easy part.

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Enjoy the benefits of strengthening your body and mind alongside other like-minded, inclusive climbers. Join us at The River and ascend as an integral part in our wonderful climbing community.