New Climbers

Been a while since you went climbing? New to climbing? Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting on the wall.

STEP 1: SIGN A WAIVER

Save time checking in! Fill out your waiver online here. All visitors are required to complete a waiver before climbing, spectating, or participating in other activities at First Ascent – no exceptions. If you are under the age of 18, you must have a parent or legal guardian complete the waiver.

Online Waiver

STEP 2: CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE

Choose one of three options for getting started at First Ascent:

Auto Belay and Bouldering
Quickest way to get climbing.
$19
After completing our facility orientation, you will be ready to climb using auto belays or boulder in our bouldering area. Rental gear available for $10.
Purchase when
you visit
Learning The Ropes
Best option for new climbers.
$45
Learn how to belay and gain full access to all of our top rope lines. Includes day pass and gear rental. Book in advance to guarantee your spot!
Intro To
Climbing
A comprehensive introduction.
$90 / 140
Member / Non-Member
Get an in-depth introduction to climbing with this 3-week class. Rental gear and three additional day passes also included.

Already know how to belay? Click the Experienced Climbers tab.

STEP 3: COME ON IN

Come in and our friendly staff will get you all set up. If you booked a class, please be sure to arrive 15 minutes early.

GEAR

Don’t have your own gear? We’ve got you covered. You can rent a harness, climbing shoes, chalk bag, and belay device at the front desk. You will need a harness to use auto belays and top ropes. Climbing shoes are not required but are recommended.

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