- 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?
Central Rock Gym Waltham is a bouldering only facility.
- 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.
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!Back to Index
Do I have to take a belay class in order to climb?
Our Waltham 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?
We do not recommend bouldering for small children. Climbing with a harness attached to a rope is a great option for kids! Central Rock Gym Watertown is 5 minutes down the road with plenty of climbing options for children tied in to a harness.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?
You can come and spectate from our facility or right next door from Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co.Back to Index
Do you have WiFi?
We have FREE WiFi at our facility and places for you to chill out and surf the web.Back to Index
Do you have lockers?
We do not have lockers at this facility. We do offer cubbies for storing your belongings while you climb.Back to Index
What types of memberships are offered?
See our membership information page at the facility location page closest to you for more details.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 or email us, and we can set you up with a private instructor.
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 and instructional clinics. Fitness classes can be found at CRG Watertown. For more information about our classes, click on “Programs & Events” on the navigation of any location page.Back to Index