Waiver and Safety Orientation

Before your first time climbing at our facility, you or a legal parent/guardian will need to fill out both a waiver and a safety orientation. You can do these when you arrive, or you can save time and complete them here online before you arrive.


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INTRO TO BOULDERING CLASS

Stoked on climbing but not sure where to begin? Intro to Bouldering can help! This one-hour, small-group class is dedicated to helping new climbers (ages 16 and up only) feel at home in the gym. In addition to learning all the basics needed to get on the wall and climb while minimizing risk, you’ll learn technique to help you climb longer and progress faster.

  • Reservation required.

  • Ages 16 and up.

  • To book an intro class for your child, offered on Sunday mornings, please visit our Youth Programs page.

West schedule

Sun - 3:00 PM

Mon - 7:00 PM

Wed - 7:00 PM

East schedule

Sat - 2:00 PM

Sun - 1:30 PM


FIRST VISIT FAQ

WHAT IS BOULDERING?

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing - no ropes or harnesses are used. Walls are shorter than a roped climbing wall. All climbing occurs over a well-padded surface

I'VE NEVER CLIMBED BEFORE. DO I NEED TO TAKE THE INTRO CLASS?

It depends on what you want your first day of bouldering to be like! On your first visit, for day pass customers, our staff members will take you through a safety orientation, explaining just enough for you to get on the wall and start climbing some routes. If you want to start learning technique and climbing strategies right away, we recommend you take our Intro to Bouldering class.

HOW MUCH DOES THIS ALL COST?

All our pricing information can be found on our pricing page.

WHERE IS STEP ROCK EAST LOCATED?

Steep Rock East is located at 1506 Lexington Avenue between 97th and 98th Street, a short walk from the 96th Street stop off the 6 train.

WHERE IS STEEP ROCK WEST LOCATED?

Steep Rock West is located at 3225 Broadway at 126th Street, a short walk from the 125th Street stop off the 1 train.

IS BOULDERING DANGEROUS?

Bouldering is an inherently dangerous sport. We require that all climbing participants receive a safety orientation from one of our staff members before they can boulder at our facility.

DO I NEED TO SIGN A WAIVER?

Yes, we require a completed and signed waiver in order to climb in our facility. We recommend that you complete one ahead of time.

WHAT SHOULD I CLIMB IN?

Anything you can exercise in comfortably!

CAN I WEAR SNEAKERS OR BOOTS TO CLIMB? CAN I CLIMB BAREFOOT?

We require climbing shoes to climb indoors. We have rental shoes available if you did not bring your own.

CAN I WEAR SOCKS WITH CLIMBING SHOES?

Yes, you can! If you’re renting climbing shoes, we require that you wear socks.

ARE THERE LOCKERS AND SHOWERS IN THE FACILITIES?

We have storage lockers, but we do not have showers. Please bring your own lock if you feel uncomfortable leaving your belongings unlocked.

CAN CHILDREN CLIMB AS WELL?

The minimum age to climb at Steep Rock East is 5. The minimum age to climb at Steep Rock West is 8. Climbers under 13 must be supervised by an adult at all times. Climbers under 13 have a climbing curfew of 6:30pm. We require a youth to adult ratio of 3:1 at Steep Rock East and 2:1 at Steep Rock West.

CAN WE COME AS A GROUP?

Groups of 5 people or larger must contact us at events@srbnyc.com at least a week prior to your visit.