Welcome to The Pad!
You’re not entering a climbing gym, you’re joining a community.
If you’ve never been climbing before, here’s what you need to know:
You don’t have to have experience or be in amazing shape.
Plan your visit during our staffed open hours – 11am to 10pm. You do NOT need to make an appointment.
Wear comfortable clothing. We have free shoes for you to use – toddler to size 15!
Tell the people at the front desk that you’re new and would like help – if they’re too busy to do it, they’ll find someone who can.
When you’re on your own, don’t be afraid to ask someone for tips on the climb you’re trying. We all started in the same place once, and it’s immensely satisfying to see people improve with tips you’ve given.
It’s easy to get started if you try bouldering first: there is no “safety equipment.” The floor is covered with a foot of foam and vinyl. If you fall, it’s a cushioned fall. Generally our fear of falling is what keeps us from getting into too much trouble.
You don’t have to get to the top. You just have to have fun and do your best.
Love bouldering and want to try the bigger walls in the rope area?
Our rental harnesses are free, and a staff member will show you how to properly put one on and use our auto belays.
Also, don’t forget that your day pass includes climbing and access to our gym areas – so feel free to work out while you’re here!
Please remember – We are a fitness gym, not an amusement park. Kids have an amazing time, and so do adults, however everything we offer is really only awesome if you put the work into improving and not seeing it as a one-off adventure.
People make their best friends here, meet their mates, and change their lives in ways they never saw possible. That doesn’t happen with one visit.
Kids under 3 are free with a guardian day pass and kids under 7 are free with a guardian membership!
Ready to learn more about your new favorite sport?
We offer classes to level up your bouldering, learn how to belay a partner, and even lead climb once you’re ready.
Did you love it? Consider a 24/7 Membership!
- Get 24/7 Access to the bouldering area and workout spaces
- Members-only early access to our roped climbing areas in the morning, starting at 8am
- Free rental shoes
- Free harness rental (for autobelay) and belay device (once rope certified)
- Free chalk bag rental
- Enjoy a 15% discount on retail & climbing classes
- Kids under 7 climb free with parent membership
- Want to climb outside? Shoe rental is $10/day, Bouldering Pad rentals are $15/day for Members
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