Beginning Climbers


Planet Rock welcomes climbers of all ability and experience levels. We offer a variety of top roping, bouldering, and auto-belay routes so you can find the perfect climb no matter what your ability level.

Climbers that have not previously visited a Planet Rock gym will need to create a Planet Rock account, then complete our digital waiver. Beginning climbers, who already know how to belay, can purchase a Day Pass and rent any needed gear. If it’s your first time climbing with us and you are comfortable with climbing safety, knot tying and belaying, you can take a quick belay check test for a minimal fee of $3. Any of our available staff can provide you with this quick-check, so no registration is required. If it has been a little while since you have climbed and you feel that a refresher might be in order, you can upgrade your Day Pass to a complete Starter Package and an instructor can guide you through a one-hour lesson on belaying and climbing safety.

Planet Rock offers a series of 101 Classes that are perfect for furthering your climbing instruction at the gym.  Climbing 101 classes are offered Thursday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm, and are a great way to review (or be introduced to) foot/hand placement techniques, route mapping and foundational climbing skills. Our Yoga 101 and Silks 101 classes are designed with climbers in mind, and help support, strengthen and stretch climber “problem areas” such as core, shoulders, hips and hands. All 101 Classes are free with your day pass or gym membership, so check them out!

Planet Rock has numerous shelves and lockers that can be used to stow personal belongings while climbing. A variety of snacks, cookies, protein bars and drinks are available for purchase. We also feature a full coffee bar with premium brews. You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks into the gym; we provide tables and chairs (and fire place!) for you to use at your leisure.

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