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FAQ

IT'S MY FIRST TIME. WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

For your first time, we recommend the following items:

  • Comfortable clothes that you can move in

  • Socks, if you are using our rental shoes (all climbers are required to wear climbing-specific shoes)

  • A water bottle, which can be refilled at our drinking fountain

  • We recommend that you complete our WAIVER before your visit 

 

WILL I BE USING ROPES TO HELP ME CLIMB?

No, Climb Tacoma is a bouldering gym. While bouldering, climbers climb routes on walls that stand between 12-18 feet tall. This type of climbing does not require a harness, rope, or belayer. When the climber falls, they fall onto a padded floor surface. We do have 1 Auto Belay in the facility that is typically used for our kids programs.

WHAT IS AN AUTO BELAY?

Click here to see what an Auto Belay is and how it is used.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO CLIMB?

Climb Tacoma has no minimum age requirement to climb. However, all climbers 13 years old or younger must be directly supervised by an adult. An adult may not supervise more than 2 climbers at a time.

HOW LONG CAN I CLIMB FOR/IS THERE A TIME LIMIT?

A day pass is good for the entire day. Feel free to leave and come back, just check in with Front Desk staff upon re-entry.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT/RESERVATION?

Nope! Anyone is welcome to drop in and climb during any of our business hours.

DO I NEED TO TAKE A CLASS BEFORE I CAN USE THE FACILITY?

Nope! On your first visit, front desk staff will give you a brief orientation on how to use the facility. Staff are always happy to answer questions about routes and give beta.

DO YOU OFFER CLASSES FOR KIDS/ADULTS/BEGINNER CLIMBERS/ETC.?

View all the instruction we offer here!

CAN I CLIMB IN MY TENNIS SHOES?

No, all climbers are required to wear climbing shoes on the wall. Anyone without climbing-specific shoes are required to rent shoes ($6).

DO YOU SELL CLIMBING SHOES?

No, but click here to see what we have in our gear shop!

DOES YOUR FACILITY HAVE A LOCKER ROOM/SHOWERS?

Not at this time.

HOW LONG DO YOU HOLD LOST & FOUND ITEMS FOR?

Items in our Lost & Found are held for 30 days before being donated. Be sure to call the gym asap if you believe you might have left any of your belongings behind

CAN I BRING MY DOG INTO THE FACILITY WITH ME?

Yes! Please review our Pet Policy prior to bringing your pet in with you.

CAN I BRING MY CAT?

Yes, please do!

CAN I BRING MY (INSERT ANY ANIMAL LEGAL TO HAVE AS A PET IN THE UNITED STATES)

YES PLEASE bring them in as long as it safe for them, other pets, and other humans.

DOES CLIMB TACOMA HAVE AIR CONDITIONING?

No we do not. We advise all climbers to check the weather before coming in to climb on hot days, and to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. Our drinking fountain has a water bottle refill station. If you forget a water bottle, ask a CT staff member for a plastic cup (please recycle after use).

CAN I CLIMB WITHOUT A SHIRT ON?

No, bro.

ARE YOU OPEN TODAY?

Our hours are always 10AM to 10PM on weekdays, and 10AM to 8PM on weekends, with the exception of holidays. See our holiday hours below.

HOLIDAY HOURS

THANKSGIVING EVE

THANKSGIVING DAY

CHRISTMAS EVE

CHRISTMAS DAY

NEW YEARS EVE

NEW YEARS DAY

4TH OF JULY

10AM - 4PM

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10AM - 4PM

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10AM - 4PM

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