If you are new to climbing, and you are at least 16 years old, the best way to experience climbing for the first time at Granite Arch is to bring a friend (who is 16 or older too) and come in get a day pass with equipment rental (that’s $19 for anyone 12 years of age up to 21 or $23 for adults 22 and older) and take a belay class (cost of belay class is $7.00/person). After completing the belay class you and your partner can climb until your arms start screaming at you or it's closing time, whichever comes first. Belay classes are held at noon, 2:00, 4:00 & 6:00pm, Monday through Saturday, and at noon and 2:00pm on Sundays. CLICK HERE for more information on belay classes. You must be at least 14 years old to take the belay class.
If you and/or your partner are between the ages of 14 and 16, you will need a responsible adult (at least 18 years or older) supervising you while you are at Granite Arch. The supervising adult must remain at Granite Arch for the duration of time you are in the gym and be supervising you, i.e. that means staying with you and observing you while you are climbing. The supervising adult can also pay to climb and take the belay class with you, if they would like (our recommendation).
Please note everyone coming in to Granite Arch must have a waiver on file (CLICK HERE or on the Waiver tab at the top to learn more about our waiver requirements). REMEMBER YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO SIGN YOUR OWN WAIVER. If you are under the age of 18, your waiver must be signed by YOUR PARENT OR COURT-APPOINTED LEGAL GUARDIAN.