1044 University Ave.

Rochester, NY 14607

Mon-Fri: 12pm-10pm

Sat: 12pm - 8pm

Sun: 12pm - 6pm

\

 

YOUR FIRST VISIT

Whether you are a first time climber or an expert, RocVentures has everything you need to push your climbing and training further! We offer a variety of climbing options, team building opportunities, and special events for any group! We have three climbing options; top rope, lead climbing, and bouldering. Along with rock climbing we also have an indoor high ropes course!

Do I need a reservation?

No, you do not need to make a Reservation for our daily climbing. We have belay classes available all day long and climbing during any of our open hours.

What to expect?

1. When you come inside our facility your first step will be to fill out our liability waiver. You can also do that online here.
2. We have two types of climbing at our facility, top-rope climbing and bouldering. 
  • Top Rope Climbing - Roped climbing with a partner. One climbs as the other belays.
  • Bouldering - Non-roped climbing. Typically shorter more powerful movements. Does not require a partner.
3. In order to belay we will go through a belay class. In this class, our staff will teach you the proper belay technique and additional climbing tips to help you navigate the gym comfortably. This class only takes about 15-20 minutes. You must be 13 or older to belay.

How much will it cost?

Top Rope Climbing

Individual

Admission (All Day)                    $16

Rental Equipment Bundle          $9

(Harness, Shoes, Chalk)

Belay Class                                 $10

Total                                            $35

You and a Friend

Admission (All Day) x2                $32

Rental Equipment Bundle x2      $18

(Harness, Shoes, Chalk)

Belay Class x2                            $20

Total                                             $70

You and a Child

Child Admission (All Day)            $10

Rental Equipment Bundle            $9

(Harness, Shoes, Chalk)

Additional Harness                       $5

Belay Class                                   $10

Total                                              $34

Bouldering

Individual

Admission (All Day)                    $8

Rental Equipment                       $5

(Shoes, Chalk)

Total                                            $13

Top Rope Climbing

Top Rope Climbing is the most common form of rock climbing. It's what is most thought of when we think "rock climbing." In top rope climbing, there is a single rope that is attached to the climber, then runs through an anchor at the ceiling and back down to the belayer. 

At RocVentures, you are not required to bring your own belay device. Our ropes have one already installed to each climbing rope in the gym. We do require a belay class (or test out), before climbing with a partner. This class does not require a reservation and can be taught during any of our open hours. A RocVentures staff member will teach you the proper technique and safe practice of belaying. Once you have successfully demonstrated proper belay technique you will be registered in our system as belay certified.


 

We offer top rope technique and skill classes the first Monday of every month for FREE (with admission) !

Lead Climbing

Lead Climbing is an advanced style of climbing where the climber ties into the rope on the ground without being attached to a pre-set anchor. The other end of the rope goes through the belay device of the belayer who remains on the ground. As the climber moves up the wall, the belayer will provide slack in the rope as the climber will clip into draws that are placed along the route. In times of a fall, the climber tends to take a bigger fall then a top rope fall. Lead climbing takes a higher level of expertise from both the climber and belayer. 

In order to lead climb in our facility, you must take a lead climbing class or have the ability to test out based on our rules and regulations. We allow both ATC's and GriGri's for lead climbing. Rope and belay devices can be rented for use. If you would like to register for a lead climbing class you can sign up here!


 

Bouldering

Bouldering is the style of climbing that does not require a rope, harness, or partner. The only requirement for bouldering is shoes! It is a style of climbing that tends to consist of more powerful movements and short routes known as "problems." One of our staff members can give you a quick orientation to get you started with this climbing style.  

 

We offer bouldering technique and skill classes the third Monday of every month for FREE (with admission)!