First Time

What is Bouldering?

Bouldering is climbing in its purest form. With a maximum wall height of 15 feet, a harness and rope are unnecessary. Falls are protected by a soft, padded floor. By eliminating gear, climbers are able to dedicate more of their attention to movement and problem solving. They can also move freely throughout the space– no partner required– making bouldering a more social activity than roped climbing.

Bouldering Benefits

Active Brain
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Healthy Body
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Individualistic & Social
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Progression
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Sense of Achievement
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Improves Problem Solving Skills
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Intro To Bouldering

Intro To Bouldering Class

The Intro to Bouldering class is a great way for any new climber to experience bouldering and learn what it’s all about. Led by enthusiastic climbing instructors, participants will learn:

  • What’s so special about bouldering
  • How to enjoy bouldering at Elevation
  • How to minimize risk
  • Tips on how to improve
Class fee: No extra cost with purchase of a day pass and rental shoes. See Rates page for details.
Duration: 60 minutes
Includes: Rental shoes, and chalk

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Falling Class

Falling is a skill just like climbing is a skill. Fear of falling can stunt progression and improper falling technique can lead to injury down the road. Falling Class is a great way to familiarize yourself with this fundamental part of bouldering.

Class fee: No extra cost with purchase of a day pass and rental shoes. See Rates page for details.
Duration: 60 minutes
Includes: Rental shoes, and chalk

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What to bring

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Socks for those renting shoes
  • Adventurous attitude

Things to know

  1. Anyone entering the facility must fill out a waiver. You can also fill one out when you get here.
    • Parents/legal guardians must fill out waivers for climbers under 18 years old.
  2. No reservations necessary.
  3. No harness or rope necessary.
  4. Rental shoes and chalk available
  5. All first timers can receive a 10 minute introduction to bouldering that covers safety and how to enjoy the facility!
  6. House Rules
    • Never be under another climber.
    • Never climb beyond your ability to fall.
    • Be aware of other climbers, objects, etc. before getting on the wall.
    • Do not run in the facility.
    • Children 12 years old or younger must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.
    • Climbing under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not permitted.
    • Barefoot climbing is not permitted.
    • Please inform staff if anybody is being a danger to themselves or others.
    • Please inform staff if an injury occurs.
    • If you’re going to spot, do it safely.
    • All belongings, including food and drink, are not permitted on the mats.
  7. All Climb Smart and Climb Fit classes are included with membership.
  8. People of all ages are encouraged to climb.
  9. Elevation has a dedicated youth area with terrain that caters to children 3 – 12 years old.