Your first visit

Waiver

Every visitor must sign a waiver, even if they're not climbing. For minors, waivers must be signed by their parent or legal guardian.

Sign the waiver online

Orientation

Our staff will provide a thorough orientation to every new visitor, with information about safety rules, falling, color-rating system, and tips for getting started.

See more about our facility

Youth

Bringing kids?

Climbers under 13 must be actively supervised by an adult at all times.

Adults may supervise up to 3 children at a time.

Read youth rules & hours

What to bring

Bouldering doesn't involve ropes or harnesses, so gear requirements are minimal. Climbing shoes and chalk are available to rent.

Wear comfortable, athletic clothes, and bring socks to wear with rental shoes.

See rates and rental gear

Gym rules

Never be in a fall zone.

Assume all padded areas are potential fall zones. Never be underneath someone who is climbing.

Keep fall zones clear at all times, and don't put water bottles, phones, or other personal items on the pads.

Pay careful attention when moving through the space. Don't cut corners or go under overhung sections— someone might be climbing on the other side.

Falling is a skill.

Never climb higher than you're comfortable falling.

Falling is an important part of bouldering— it's hard to progress if you're not willing to fall, so it's critical that you practice this skill.

Take lots of practice falls to increase confidence and build muscle memory.

Learn about falling in our Foundations Classes

Be considerate of others.

Trace your chosen route with your eyes before you start climbing— if it overlaps or goes close to someone else's, wait until they're done before you start climbing.

Not sure if it's your turn to climb? Check in with those around you.

If you don't feel like chatting, standing up and chalking your hands sends a non-verbal signal that you're ready to climb.

Help kids be safe.

Running, screaming, gymnastics and horseplay are not allowed in the facility. These rules can be particularly hard for children to abide by.

Children under 13 must be closely supervised by an adult at all times. The supervising adult is responsible for enforcing all safety rules.

Read more about climbing with kids

Climbing lingo

Bouldering

Climbing on low walls or boulders (usually no more than 15 feet high) without a rope or harness. Every fall is a ground fall, but the ground underneath you is padded.

Problem

This is what we call bouldering routes, as in "I tried 5 new problems at the gym today."

Send

To complete a problem by getting to the top, as in: "I sent that new yellow problem." When you do it on your first try, it's called flashing the problem.

Beta

Sharing information about how to climb a problem. Problem solving with another climber can be very fun, but be considerate about sharing unsolicited advice— sometimes people want to solve the puzzle on their own.

Holds

The colorful plastic pieces used to create problems or routes. All the different hold types have names that you'll learn as you explore bouldering.

Volumes

Larger holds that are used to alter the climbing terrain. At Elevation, the volumes are made of wood the same color as the walls, and can be used on any color problem.

Overhang

A wall that leans toward you. The more overhung the wall, the more weight is transferred into your upper body and core. Expect problems on an overhung wall to feel more physically demanding than problems on a vertical or slab wall.

Slab

A wall that leans away from you. The more slabby the wall, the more weight is transferred into your feet and legs (the opposite of an overhang). Problems on a slab require you to trust your feet and often involve delicate movement.

Hours

Every day

9am - 11pm

Members only

Mon thru Fri

6am - 9am

Address

348 Lincoln St

Eugene, OR 97401

Phone

541-972-3595

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