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 who have not previously visited a Planet Rock gym will need to create a Planet Rock account online. If it’s your first time climbing with us and you are already comfortable with climbing safety, knot tying and belaying, you can take a quick belay check test for free. Climbers who already passed a Planet Rock belay check can purchase a Day Pass and rent gear. If it has been a little while since you have climbed and you feel that a complete refresher might be in order, you can upgrade your Day Pass to a full 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 a great way to review (or be introduced to) foot/hand placement techniques, route mapping and foundational climbing skills. Our Yoga 101 and Mixed Aerials 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 fireplace!) 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.