We offer two types of climbing: bouldering and top-roping. Bouldering does not require extensive instruction, as the walls are much shorter, and nor does it require a rope or harness to stop your fall. Top-roping, the most common type of climbing for our walk-ins, requires at least two people; the climber and the belayer. All climbers must be at least 4 years old and weigh at least 45 pounds.
✱Due to the high volume of new climbers visiting Aiguille, we now have our Introductory Belay Class hourly. Classes begin one hour after opening, and our final class is held two hours before closing. New climbers should plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of the class. PLEASE NOTE: Class times are not guaranteed. It is recommended that you call beforehand to check on how busy the gym is.
All participants are required to read and sign our Climbing Waiver, however, participants under the age of 18 will need to have it completed by their natural guardian. You may fill out the waiver in advance on our Waiver page.
Participants 18 years or older may complete their own Climbing Waiver and must provide a driver’s license or other government issued identification for verification of identity and age. Participants under the age of 18 will need to have the Climbing Waiver completed by their Natural Guardian  whose ID will also be required for verification. Natural guardians that are not present at the time of arrival, a copy of this identification will be required. We provide a number of convenient ways to complete this documentation found on the Climbing Waiver page.
Newer climbers typically purchase a day pass and rental equipment when rock climbing at Aiguille. Day passes allow customers unlimited climbing for that day.
Top-roping requires one rental harness per person and a belay device for every two people. Rental shoes are optional for top-roping and bouldering (as long as you are wearing closed toed shoes), but they are designed to be more effective on smaller foot holds.
Climbers 14 years or older can take our introductory belay class, which teaches how to tie the necessary knots and basic belaying procedures. The class itself will take a minimum of 30-45 minutes, but it can go longer if the class is large. Because we teach hourly, there may be an additional waiting period if a class is already in progress.
Once you have passed the class, you will be able to access all the different climbing walls at Aiguille Rock Climbing Center!
Typically, you require at least two people to effectively take the class as one person would be climbing and the other would be belaying unless the climbers are under the age of 14. In the case of bringing in children too young to belay, if the belayer (and in most cases, parents) would like to climb as well, they will need another person to take the class with them.