What to Expect
Congratulations! You’ve decided to join us at Grotto to practice climbing, yoga, or both! Visiting a facility like ours for the first time can be intimidating – but, no worries – there’s no judgement here. Our friendly, experienced staff will make your visit as comfortable, enjoyable and productive as possible. Whether you’re a seasoned climber, or new to climbing, Grotto Climbing and Yoga has what you need. Best of all, we’ll have you climbing in less than 5 minutes! Here’s what to expect when you arrive.
- We’ll have you sign a waiver. You can also sign up online here.
- You can purchase your day pass or buy a membership (Which allows you to climb, workout in our workout area, and practice yoga all day or gives you unlimited monthly access)
- You can rent whatever you need from us, like: climbing shoes, chalk or a yoga mat, we also have a pro shop with all types of cool climbing and yoga gear!
- As a first-time visitor you get a complimentary Intro to Bouldering class to show you how to boulder safely and to ensure that, as a new climber, you’ll have a great experience. Below are some of the tips covered in your lesson.
Bouldering Tips & Etiquette
- Learning how to fall safely is an important first step in learning how to boulder. Landing feet first and with your knees bent will help prevent injury.
- Don’t break your fall with your arms or hands. No straight arms when falling on your side.
- Use a spotter to make sure your landing area stays clear. More advanced spotting techniques can help prevent injury when falling from an awkward or overhung position.
- Never climb underneath other climbers.
- Never climb with your bare feet.
- YES! to down climbing before jumping off the wall.
- Don’t cut in line. Treat others as you’d like to be treated and make new friends!
- Don’t leave gear in the fall zone. Makes sense, right?
- Don’t climb a route that crosses a route with someone already on it.
- Avoid running or screaming
- Help one another out. Prevent others from walking under other climbers to avoid potential injury.