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.
** Due to the high volume of awesome new climbers visiting Aiguille, we will now have our Intro to Climbing class hourly. If you wish to bring in a group of 10 or more climbers it is HIGHLY recommended that you make a reservation at least two weeks in advance. If no reservation is made, it could take up to 1-2 hours to go through a class (depending on the number of climbers and how quickly the class goes). PLEASE NOTE: Class times are not a guarantee and can change at anytime. 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.
All admission to Aiguille Rock Climbing Center is in day passes. Other than our normal hours of operation, there is no time limit for the length of your climbing experience. We recommend you inform yourself the different types of climbing to choose the appropriate day passes and rental requipment for your experience.
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. Since we teach on a walk-in basis, there might 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.