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FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS

HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT CLIMBING AT THE BLOK? YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE!

WHAT IS BOULDERING?
BOULDERING IS A FORM OF ROCK CLIMBING THAT INVOLVES CLIMBING SHORT, CHALLENGING ROUTES (REFERRED TO AS "PROBLEMS") ON ARTIFICIAL CLIMBING WALLS WITHOUT THE USE OF ROPES OR HARNESSES. IT EMPHASIZES TECHNIQUE, STRENGTH, AND PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS.

 

DO I NEED ANY CLIMBING EXPERIENCE TO BOULDER?
NO PRIOR CLIMBING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED! OUR GYM WELCOMES CLIMBERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS, FROM BEGINNERS TO EXPERIENCED CLIMBERS.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
WEAR COMFORTABLE AND FLEXIBLE ATHLETIC CLOTHING. CLIMBING SHOES ARE ESSENTIAL FOR BETTER GRIP, AND YOU CAN RENT THEM AT THE GYM. AVOID LOOSE JEWELRY THAT MIGHT SNAG ON HOLDS.

DO I NEED TO SIGN A WAIVER IF I'M NOT CLIMBING?

YES, ALL PERSONS PRESENT IN THE FACILITY MUST HAVE A WAIVER ON FILE. THIS INCLUDES ADULTS JUST SUPERVISING CHILDREN.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?
CLIMBERS OF ALL AGES ARE WELCOME, BUT CLIMBERS UNDER 13 YEARS OLD MUST BE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES. FOR SAFETY REASONS, CHILDREN UNDER A CERTAIN AGE MAY HAVE RESTRICTED ACCESS TO CERTAIN AREAS. FOR THE SAFETY OF EVERYONE, ANYONE IN VIOLATION OF GYM RULES AND ETIQUETTE WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.

IS THERE AN ORIENTATION OR BEGINNER'S CLASS?
STAFF WILL HAPPILY PROVIDE YOU A QUICK INTRO TO THE BASICS OF BOULDERING, SAFETY PROCEDURES, AND PROPER TECHNIQUE DURING YOUR FIRST VISIT. CHECK OUR WEBSITE OR CONTACT US FOR ADDITIONAL CLASSES.

DO I NEED A PARTNER?
BOULDERING IS AN INDIVIDUAL ACTIVITY, AND YOU DON'T NEED A PARTNER. HOWEVER, IT'S A GREAT SOCIAL ACTIVITY, AND YOU CAN MEET FELLOW CLIMBERS AT THE GYM.

 

ARE THERE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF DIFFICULTY?
YES, BOULDERING PROBLEMS ARE GRADED BASED ON DIFFICULTY. OUR GYM USES A CLEAR GRADING SYSTEM THAT RANGES FROM BEGINNER (EASIER) TO ADVANCED (MORE CHALLENGING). YOU CAN PROGRESS AT YOUR OWN PACE.

 

IS BOULDERING SAFE?
SAFETY IS A TOP PRIORITY. OUR GYM IS EQUIPPED WITH HIGH-QUALITY CRASH PADS AND TRAINED STAFF TO ENSURE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT. PROPER FALLING TECHNIQUE IS TAUGHT DURING ORIENTATIONS.

CAN I BRING MY OWN CLIMBING SHOES AND EQUIPMENT?
ABSOLUTELY! IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN CLIMBING SHOES AND CHALK BAG, FEEL FREE TO USE THEM. DAY PASS VISITORS HAVE RENTAL SHOES INCLUDED WITH THEIR VISIT. MEMBERS CAN RENT SHOES FOR $1.

DO I NEED TO BOOK A SESSION IN ADVANCE?
NO NEED TO BOOK IN ADVANCE, WALK-INS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME DURING OPEN CLIMBING HOURS AND OUTSIDE OF MEMBER EXCLUSIVE EVENTS.

CAN I PURCHASE OR RENT GEAR AT THE GYM?
YES, WE HAVE A PRO SHOP WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE CLIMBING SHOES, CHALK, CHALK BAGS, AND OTHER CLIMBING ACCESSORIES. RENTAL SHOES ARE AVAILABLE, NO RENTAL CHALK.

CAN I HOST EVENTS OR PARTIES AT THE GYM?
YES, WE OFFER EVENT PACKAGES FOR BIRTHDAY PARTIES, CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING, AND OTHER GROUP EVENTS. CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS AND RESERVATIONS.

IS THERE A MEMBERSHIP OPTION?
YES, WE OFFER MEMBERSHIP PLANS THAT PROVIDE VARIOUS BENEFITS, INCLUDING UNLIMITED ACCESS, DISCOUNTS, AND SPECIAL EVENTS. CHECK OUR MEMBERSHIP PAGE FOR DETAILS.

WHAT ARE THE GYM RULES?
GYM RULES ARE IN PLACE TO ENSURE SAFETY AND A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL CLIMBERS. THESE RULES COVER AREAS SUCH AS ETIQUETTE, SAFETY PROCEDURES, AND EQUIPMENT USAGE. THEY WILL BE PROVIDED DURING ORIENTATION AND POSTED IN THE GYM. ANYONE IN VIOLATION WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD AND DRINKS?
OUTSIDE FOOD AND DRINKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE FACILITY. NO FOOD OR DRINKS ON OR NEAR THE CRASH PADS. WE HAVE A DRINKING FOUNTAIN AND DRINKS AND SNACKS FOR PURCHASE.

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