While previous experience may offer you more options, it is not necessary. The Steel Shop has multiple auto belays, designated bouldering areas (which do not require the use of ropes), and classes designed to teach you rope skills and climbing movement.
Belaying is the act of safely managing the rope for the climber. The belayer is responsible for the climber’s safety as she or he ascends the wall. In the event of a fall, the belayer secures the climber by holding the rope. In order to belay in the facility, a Climb So iLL team member must verify your ability to belay correctly.
The auto belay is an alternative to top rope belaying. Auto belays allow individuals who are not belay certified the opportunity to climb the main walls in the gym. This device slowly lowers the climber to the ground in the event of a fall. They are also a great option for climbers who are visiting the facility without a partner. No experience is necessary, but a brief tutorial is required to use the auto belay.
No, this form only needs to be filled out once. The gym will keep a copy of your waiver on file.
There are no age restrictions to climb. Climbers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
The climbing gym is suitable for all ages. We offer party packages and programs for children. In addition, our climbing walls are designed for individuals of all ages and skill levels.
Yes, free parking is available in the lot located to the south and west of the building.