As COVID-19 restrictions are in flux, we have done our best to update our gym policies accordingly to keep our community as safe as possible. Currently Monroe County Department of Health Guidance strongly recommends that all individuals wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Please keep in mind that these guidelines may change at any time. We ask that you follow any and all updated signage regarding COVID-19 that may be posted throughout our gym.
We at RocVentures want to thank you all for your continued support and vigilance throughout this pandemic. We are so glad to have you all as a part of the RocVentures community.
What is a belay or a belayer?
The word "belay" literally means to fix a running rope. In top rope climbing, there is a climber who is attached to one end of the rope and a belayer attached to the other end. As the climber advances up the wall, the belayer is in charge of managing the rope in order to keep the climber safe while ascending, then again while lowering them to the ground.
Do I need a reservation to climb?
No reservations are required. Anyone is welcome to come and climb during any of our open hours. Top Rope Belay classes are run throughout our open hours up until the hour before closing. We welcome you to stop in and say "hi," anytime.
How old do you have to be to climb?
We have walls that are appropriate for kids as young as 3 years old. However, we have hosted kids as young as two years old. There is no upper limit.
Is the High Ropes course included in admission?
Standard admission does not include admission to our high ropes course, but it can be added to any experience for $10 per person.
What is your belay class and can I test out?
Our top rope belay class typically takes 20–30 minutes. This class covers the mechanics of the Gri-Gri device, correct belay technique, and hands-on coaching so you can be confident belaying your partner.
Are climbing shoes required?
Yes, climbing shoes are required. Climbing shoes do make climbing significantly easier and are recomended to all guests. Climbing shoes are included in our rental bundle (along with a harness and chalk bag) or can be rented separately.
Can a staff member belay for me or my child?
Yes! You have the option to reserve a staff belayer for $25 per climber. This includes climbing equipment and 1 hour of climbing. Reservations are required and can be made here.
Do you have auto-belays?
Yes, we have several TrueBlue auto-belays set up throughout our gym. Each auto-belay is arranged so that their are muliple routes to climb.
Do you have Wi-Fi?
Yes, there is free Wi-Fi throughout the facility for our guests to use.
What is Top Roping?
What is Bouldering?
What is Lead climbing?
If I'm not climbing, should I sign a waiver?
Anything I should bring to my first visit?
What are your Gym Policies?
All visitors and participants must check in at the front desk and complete a participant waiver
All visitors and participants are expected to show respect and courtesy to others
Read and abide by all posted signs and warnings and cooperate with facility staff
All first-time participants are required to attend our safety orientation prior to participating
Participants must be at least 13 years old to belay or tie themselves in when sport climbing
Use properbelaytechnique and agree to double check their set up prior totheclimb
Only staff are permitted to provide instruction on belayskills and techniques
Climbers under the age of 12 are not permitted to Boulder without direct supervision
Do not walk, stand, or sit underneath a climber while he or she is bouldering
Refrain from traversing under active top rope climbers
Participants must use approved climbing gear only; if you bring your own gear then you assume responsibility for its soundness
Refrain from loosening, removing or moving holds
Report any loose holds, significant wear spots on ropes, or anything you perceive to be a safety hazard
Refrain from bringing food, gum or open drink containers in the Climbing areas
Refrain from running or swinging on the ropes
Always beaware of your surroundings and other climbers and their climbing routes
During your decent, rappel straight down and keep a reasonable distance from other climbers
The facility is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property