First Visit

Whether you're ready to try indoor climbing or you've been doing it forever and visiting us for the first time, there are some things you need to know to make your first visit the best it can be. You might need to fill out paperwork, schedule a lesson or booking, and/or organize some supervisors if you're coming with kids. Follow this easy guide and we'll get you climbing in no time!


Anyone who climbs or supervises (that means you, parents!) needs to have a current waiver on file at Climber's Rock. Adults 18 years and older can fill out their own waiver at anytime, but those under 18 years old must have their waiver completed and signed by their own parent or court-appointed legal guardian. We are frequently asked if older siblings, family friends, aunts/uncles, grandparents, etc. can fill out the waivers on a minor's behalf: unfortunately, the answer is no. Waivers stay active in our system for two years before needing to be renewed. Save time and paper by filling out your waivers online by clicking the big, orange button below:

What type of climbing are you trying?

We offer three different types of climbing for the same low price. Each one requires different sets of equipment, knowledge and experience. Learn more about our many walls on the Our Walls page.

Book a Lesson

All of our walls are self-serve: if you want to use them, you need to know how! Our rope walls require you take a lesson, or pass a test to prove you've already got the necessary skills. Check out our Lessons & Tests page to learn more and schedule an appointment.

Booking a lesson isn't an option? Our bouldering walls are open to everyone without any lessons or tests. Our staff will give you a quick orientation so you know how the walls work, and then you can start climbing right away! 


If they can climb a tree, they can climb a wall! We're constantly setting climbs with kids age 4+ in mind, so you'll never have trouble finding boulders or climbs to keep them busy on. Kids under 14 must always be directly supervised by an adult, and can only be climbing if there is an adult within sight.

We don't provide staff to work the ropes for kids, so adults should take our Top Rope Belay Lesson before bringing in their kids for Top Roping. If that isn't an option, check out our various Academy programs to get your child involved with our awesome instructors and coaches.


Gear Checklist

We've got most climbing gear available for rent, so here's the important stuff you'll need to bring from home:

  • comfortable clothes that don't limit your range of motion (our gym is air-conditioned)

  • refillable water bottle (no glass allowed)

  • hair elastics to keep long hair away from equipment

Lead climbing? Make sure you have your own rope and Grigri  - we don't provide rental ropes or Grigris. The nearest place to buy climbing equipment is MEC Burlington - just 10 minutes away.

Any other questions?

If our website hasn't answered your questions, get in touch with our living, breathing staff via our Contact Us form.