COVID-19 Re-Opening

COVID-19 Re-Opening Information

We are excited to welcome back our Day Pass guests on Tuesday, September 8!

Currently, we are running at a reduced capacity and require pre-reservation of a climbing time slot. We have currently allotted 2 hour time slots of either rope climbing or bouldering.

Due to our greatly reduced capacity, please limit to just one booking per day and max of four times per week. Please show up for the time slot you book as your no show would take away the opportunity for another person to climb.

Please note that we have an updated release of liability that everyone will need to fill out. Minors will still need to have a printed and signed form (Minor Form), but adults may do an e-sign version (Adult Form).

Please read our frequently asked questions for greater detail on many questions.

Reopening Phases:

  • Phase 1: members and punch pass users only (50 person max capacity)
  • Phase 2: phase 1 + day pass users
  • Phase 3: adding in classes
  • Phase 4: allowing parties and groups again

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the gym different after re-opening

Most notable, required face coverings, hand sanitizing stations, use of designated belay boxes, and no water fountains.

All climbing must be pre-reserved online. Please limit to just one booking per day and max of four times per week. Please show up for the time slot you book as your no show would take away the opportunity for another person to climb.

Ropes and bouldering are sectioned off to keep social distance.

What are you doing to minimize risk of COVID transmission?

We are following New York’s Sports and Recreation regulations which you can read here. We are operating at a greatly reduced capacity to allow for better social distancing. We are consistently cleaning on a two hour rotation.

Do I need to self-screen for COVID symptoms?

Yes, before you arrive, please self-screen for COVID-19. Take your temperature and screen for symptoms listed here. If you have experienced these symptoms or been around someone with these symptoms within the past 7 days, please stay home.

  1. Persistent cough
  2. Headache
  3. Shortness of breath
  4. Fever, or feeling feverish
  5. Chills
  6. Repeated shaking with chills
  7. Muscle pain
  8. Sore throat
  9. Diarrhea
  10. Loss of taste or smell
How do I book my reservation?
  1. Click "Reserve Online"
  2. For Day Pass users:
    1. Under Day Use Reservations, select either "Bouldering Reservation" or "Ropes Reservation"
      • Please register observers/belay only guests with your booking
  3. For Members and Punch Pass users:
    1. Under Member & Punch Pass Reservations, select either "Bouldering Reservation" or "Ropes Reservation"
      • Members should book their free guest punch under "Member & Punch Pass Reservations" with their own booking
  4. Select date and time
  5. Add how many participants (and observers for Day Pass reservations)
  6. Login or Create account
If I am NOT a member/punch pass user, can I climb?

Beginning September 8th, we will be welcoming back our Day Use guests.

Am I allowed to book sessions back-to-back?

Please limit to just one booking per day and max of four times per week. Towards the end of your session, you can ask if you can "Fly Standby" for the next session and the staff should be able to let you know if there will be room for you to stay longer.

What are the new rules?

 

  1. Everyone will fill out a new release of liability
    1. Minors will still need to have a printed and signed form, but adults may do an e-sign version
  2. Everyone will need to check out as they leave
  3. Wear a mask while in the gym- even when climbing
  4. Maintain 6 feet of distance at all times
  5. Sanitize/wash your hands frequently
  6. We encourage the use of liquid chalk
  7. Wear shoes while walking anywhere- no bare feet
What should I bring with me?
  1. Mask. You will be required to wear this.
  2. Water bottle. Water fountains will not be available.
  3. Your own gear is preferred. However, beginning September 8, we will have gear available for rent.
I forgot my mask, what do I do?

We will have some disposable masks available

What will the check-in process be?

Please always maintain social distancing, including entering the facility. When you arrive at the gym, a staff member will greet you and get you checked in. You must have a mask on before entering. Our staff will distribute hand sanitizer, check for your waiver, and explain our policies and procedures. From there, we will perform an infrared temperature check and ask a few screening questions. Again, if you have had any of the symptoms previously listed or been in contact with someone who has, please stay home.

Please do not arrive earlier than your time slot.

Is rental gear available?

Beginning September 8th, rental gear will be available.

I plan to observe/belay only, what do I do?

Please include your reservation with reservation of the climber. There is an option for "observer" during the registration process.

What's happening with the Climbing Teams?
  • Recreational Climbing Team: practice will return to the normal schedule, Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30-7pm. Due to current capacity restrictions, the team is limited to 12 climbers. If you would like to add your child to the waitlist for future openings, please email Coach Colin.
  • Competition Climbing Team: will operate on a modified one-day format during the pandemic until the normal USA Climbing competition scene is able to resume. Practices will be Tuesdays at 6-8pm. The team is limited to 12 climbers and if you'd like to add your child to the waitlist for consideration, please email Coach Adam.
What's happening with Homeschool Club?

Due to the odd nature of schooling this fall, we will not be running our homeschool club at this time. Our hours of operation have been adjusted, so there are some midday time slots available for Day Pass users who would like to use climbing to satisfy physical education requirements. However, our homeschool coaching and price breaks will not be available until further notice.

Are classes available?

At this time, no. Stay tuned as this may change.

Can I book a party or group?

No. We currently are not open for parties or groups. We do not anticipate this as an option again until 2021.

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