- Why do I need a waiver?
- What types of climbing are available?
- I have never been climbing before, what are my options?
- How much does it cost?
- Do I have to take a belay class in order to climb?
- I have a child under 5, can they climb?
- What should I wear?
- How do I get to your facility?
- What if I don’t climb?
- Do you have WiFi?
- Do you have lockers?
- What types of memberships are offered?
- How do I set up private sessions?
- What kind of instruction is offered at CRG?
Why do I need a waiver?
Climbing is an inherently dangerous sport. We go to great lengths to make our facilities as safe as possible to ensure that patrons of the facility are safe. That said we require a waiver from every visitor to the gym in order to stay in operation and for insurance purposes. All customers under the age of 18 MUST have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. Grandparents, siblings, and teachers do not count.Back to Index
What types of climbing are available?
We have bouldering, top-rope climbing, and lead-climbing at our facilities.
- Bouldering is a low wall (10-16 feet) that uses large mats to fall on for protection instead of ropes and a belay system. There is no class or certification required for this type of climbing.
- Top-rope climbing requires that climbers know how to belay and tie proper knots. It involves climbing while wearing a harness, attached to a rope which is wrapped around an anchor at the rope of the wall, with someone attached on the other end who is managing the rope safely, in a way that does not permit you to fall to the ground. The person on the ground is known as the belayer.
- Anyone who is belaying needs to take a belay test or a belay class, which are both offered every day. Click here for beginner belay class information and times. For the belay test you must be able to show competency in making the proper climbing knot and belay procedure without assistance from the staff.
- Lead climbing is a more advanced style of climbing that involves clipping your rope into gear on the wall, and in essence, placing your own protection as you climb up the wall. This type of climbing requires more advanced knowledge of the sport and that each climber be certified by the facility staff. Climbers who are new to leading must take our instruction lead climbing course.
I have never been climbing before, what are my options?
The best thing about bouldering is how intuitive it is! Our trained desk staff will give you all the essential information to make sure you have a safe and fun first visit. After that, it’s just you and gravity!Back to Index
How much does it cost?
There are several options for you to choose from and each one has a different price. Please visit our rates section for the gym you are visiting for more information, and look for our daily specials and memberships!Back to Index
Do I have to take a belay class in order to climb?
Our Cambridge facility is bouldering only, so there are no ropes to belay with! Our desk staff give each climber a tutorial to make sure they have enough training to be safe and have fun. This preliminary training is given during your first visit and does not require an appointment. Come on in!Back to Index
I have a child under 5, can they climb?
Due to the unharnessed nature of bouldering, our Cambridge facility is for ages 14+. Please visit our other locations for their programing options for your child.Back to Index
What should I wear?
Wear something that you are comfortable moving around in. We suggest flexible pants and something that is not too baggy. It is recommended that you wear shorts or pants that do not need a belt. Think: Phys. Ed Class. We have all of the gear you need for climbing, so no need to worry about that part!Back to Index
How do I get to your facility?
There are links to Google maps for each facility on our location pages. Just put the address right into your phone or computer and it will lead you right to us.Back to Index
What if I don’t climb?
We have a full set of cardio machines and free weights available at the facility for members and day pass users. You must be 16 years old to use the equipment unless under the direct supervision of a staff member. We also offer other types of classes that you can participate in without climbing such as Yoga and Pilates.Back to Index
Do you have WiFi?
We have FREE WiFi at our facility and a nice comfy couch for chilling out and surfing the web.Back to Index
Do you have lockers?
We provide lockers at our facility for your convenience, but we DO NOT provide locks, so please bring your own when you come. We do supply locks to rent for a small fee.Back to Index
What types of memberships are offered?Back to Index
How do I set up private sessions?
Private sessions can be set up with one of our instructors, but we prefer to get climbers placed into the group setting that our regularly scheduled clinics offer. If those days and times do not work, just give us a call and weBack to Index
What kind of instruction is offered at CRG?
We have an entire series of classes geared toward both novice and experienced climbers, including technique classes, instructional clinics, and fitness classes. For more information about our clases click on “Programs & Events” on the navigation of any location page.Back to Index