COVID-19 Re-Opening

COVID-19 Re-Opening Information

Update on COVID-19 Restrictions

Effective Wednesday May 19th, 2021, New York State has announced that there will no longer be any occupancy restrictions for businesses. Over the coming weeks, we will begin to return to 100% occupancy. We will 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.

Additionally, vaccinated individuals* will no longer be required to wear masks when inside of The Edge Halfmoon. We respectfully ask that those who are not yet vaccinated or who chose not to get vaccinated continue to wear a mask when at the gym until further notice.

Lastly, for those unvaccinated ROPED CLIMBERS who are vertically distanced, we've adjusted the gym protocol to read 'Feet on the floor, masks on the nose'.

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!

*For the purposes of this guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 ≥2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or ≥2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson [J&J]/Janssen)±; there is currently no post-vaccination time limit on fully vaccinated status. Unvaccinated people refers to individuals of all ages, including children, that have not completed a vaccination series or received a single-dose vaccine.”CDC Guidance

Frequently Asked Questions

What is your mask and social distancing policy?

In light of new CDC guidelines regarding masks we are asking all staff, members and guests to adhere to the NY guidelines regarding masks and social distancing.

How is the gym different after re-opening

Most notable, following NYS guidelines for masks and social distancing,  hand sanitizing stations, and no water fountains.

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. We are operating at a reduced capacity to allow for better social distancing. We are consistently cleaning on a two hour rotation.

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. Follow NYS guidelines for masks and social distancing
  5. Sanitize/wash your hands frequently
  6. We encourage the use of liquid chalk
  7. Wear shoes while walking anywhere- no bare feet
I forgot my mask, what do I do?

We will have some disposable masks available

What will the check-in process be?

You will check in with a staff member upon entering. Please follow NYS guidelines for masks and social distancing. We will perform an infrared temperature check. 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.

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: 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 have suspended parties and groups indefinitely.