COVID-19 Re-Opening

COVID-19 Re-Opening Information

Update on COVID-19 Restrictions

Effective Monday, December 13th, 2021 - February 1, 2022, masks will be required at indoor public places per Governor Hochel's announcement on December 10th, 2021. Regardless of vaccination status, masks will be required.

We continue to utilize our reservation system as it has helped with gym flow. Please limit to just one booking per day. 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. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your mask policy?

Beginning December 13th, 2021, masks will be required regardless of vaccination status.

This policy is based on Governor Hochel's announcement on December 10th, 2021. On January 15, 2022, the state will reassess the effectiveness based on COVID-related public health conditions.

How is the gym different after re-opening

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

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.

COVID-19 self-screening information

Before you arrive, please self-screen for COVID-19. If you answer yes to any of these questions, please stay home. If you answer no to all of these questions, you are approved to climb.

  1. Have you experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 48 hours:
    • Persistent cough
    • Headache
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fever, or feeling feverish
    • Chills
    • Repeated shaking with chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Sore throat
    • Diarrhea
    • Loss of taste or smell
  2. Within the past 10 days, have you been in close physical contact (6 feet or closer for a cumulative total of 15 minutes) with:
    • Anyone who is known to have laboratory-confirmed COVID-19?
    • Or, anyone who has any symptoms consistent with COVID-19?
  3. Are you isolating or quarantining because you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 or are worried that you may be sick with COVID-19?
  4. Are you currently waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test?
How do I book my reservation?
  1. Click "Reserve Online"
  2. For Day Pass users:
    1. Select Day Use Reservations
      • 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
Am I allowed to book sessions back-to-back?

Please limit to just one booking per day. 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 self-screen before arriving (see the tab above for self-screening questions)
  3. Everyone will need to check out as they leave
  4. Sanitize/wash your hands frequently
  5. We encourage the use of liquid chalk
I plan to observe/belay only, what do I do?

Please include your reservation with reservation of the climber. There is an option for "adult belayer" 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: is suspended for the time being.
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?

We are offering the normal monthly classes again. Lead 101 on Monday nights and Climbing 101 on Friday nights. These are geared toward adults and are 3 week sessions. Sign up online as they fill up quickly.

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