First Time Climbers


Welcome to Planet Rock! Here’s how to get started:

All climbers must have a current digital waiver on file before entering the climbing area at Planet Rock. We recommend filling out the waiver online ahead of time. To do this, you need to create a Planet Rock profile. In doing so, you automatically submit a digital waiver to the gym. Climbers under the age of 18 can be added to a parent/guardian profile. Waivers are valid at all gym locations.

No need to schedule an appointment, just come on in! If you have never climbed before, you will need to purchase our Starter Package*. This package includes an introductory lesson, plus all the gear and equipment – harness, shoes, chalk bag, belay device –  you will need for a day of climbing. *Please note, we do not offer boulder-only climbing options.

Package Options        Pricing
Adult, 14 or older        $44
Adult + child (5-8) _ $50
additional child (5-8) _ $25
Adult + child (9-13) _ $60
additional child (9-13) _ $32

The Starter Package lesson covers the basics of climbing safety, knot tying, and belaying (how to hold the ropes) and is an important introduction to indoor rock climbing. Lessons are given on a first-come first-serve basis, and no appointment is necessary. Lessons stop 2.5 hours before closing, so please plan accordingly.

Instructors guide you through an hour-long lesson, providing the hands-on training needed for you to feel comfortable and secure when you begin climbing on your own. Starter Package lessons are for climbers ages 14+. Climbers 8-13 can participate in the first 15 minutes of the lesson, but are not allowed to belay.

In addition to our tope rope climbing, you can also boulder (shorter routes that don’t use ropes) and use auto-belays. Our state-of-the-art automatic belay systems mean that you don’t need a partner to climb. Planet Rock offers a variety of top roping, bouldering, and auto-belay routes, so you can find the perfect climb no matter what your ability level.

Starter Packages/Day Passes include full access to Planet Rock facilities including all climbing areas, fitness equipment, showers and 101 Classes such as yoga, aerial silks and climbing instruction. Come to climb and stay for a class! Refer to Classes for more information or ask our staff for details.

Your Starter Package includes one free gym day pass to use within 30 days of your initial visit! You can rent any gear you need, bring your own, or purchase gear in our pro shop. On your next visit, if you feel that you need a “refresher” belay lesson, you may repeat it at any time for free. Planet Rock also offers a series of free Climbing 101 classes that are a great way to further your climbing instruction at the gym.

If you have additional questions that are not covered here, please refer to Planet Rock’s First Time FAQ or contact us for more details.