I HAVE NEVER CLIMBED BEFORE -- HOW DO I START?

Great! High Altitude welcomes beginners and pros alike. First thing's first -- safety. You will want to fill out our online waiver and set up your profile, here.

You DO NOT need to know how to belay to climb at our facility. However, if you intend to climb with a partner, using the ropes, you will need to be belay certified. View the requirements here to prepare. 

 We offer four TRU BLU auto belay systems! See how they work, here!

 

DO I NEED TO HAVE MY OWN GEAR?

We offer rental gear at the front desk! Shoe sizes range from children's size 3/4 to Adult size 15. (Adult sizes are unisex).

 

CAN I BORROW MY FRIEND’S OLD GEAR?

Old shoes are fine to borrow; however, borrowing old safety gear including harnesses, ropes and carabiners or belay devices are not recommended. 

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

Wear clothes that are comfortable and allow movement. Bulky items and sweatshirts should be removed while you fit your harness. 

 

DO YOU HAVE SHOWERS?

Yes, we have 3 showers in both the men's and women's locker rooms. 

 

DO YOU HAVE LOCKERS?

Yes, we offer day use lockers--no need to bring your own lock! All contents must be taken home with you at the end of the day as our staff empties the lockers each night. 

 

SHOULD I WEAR SOCKS WITH MY RENTAL SHOES?

Optional. Some people (kids in particular) believe that wearing socks make the rental shoes more comfortable.