COVID Policies

be cautious and climb on!

The health of our staff and customers has been, and will continue to be our #1 priority throughout this pandemic. The following protocols have been implemented with guidance from the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health.

COVID-19 Policy Updates

Effective May 22:

Our facility will allow chalk balls in addition to liquid chalk (which is still encouraged - help keep our facility clean!) Loose chalk is still prohibited.

Making a chalk ball is easy! Take a look at this video to learn how.

Effective June 2:

If you are fully vaccinated and two weeks past your last shot, you may follow a "feet down, mask up" policy: If you are actively exercising (whether on the walls, cardio equipment, or training equipment), your mask may be down. As soon as your feet touch the floor or you stop actively exercising, your mask must go up, covering your nose and mouth. We understand that for a variety of reasons, there are vaccinated members of our community that will continue to wear masks at all times. We highly encourage you to do so.

If you are not fully vaccinated, your mask must stay on at all times.

PLEASE NOTE that we will continue to require you to check in and out of our facility. Our people-counter will remain active on our website so that visitors can monitor how many people are in our gym and decide whether or not they are comfortable coming in at that time.

Original Policies

In effect until May 22, 2021

facility policies

Open to everyone!

  1. Masks are required to be worn at all times while in the facility.
  2. Max. Capacity of 100 people (including staff).
  3. Max. Capacity of 25 climbers in the bouldering area.
  4. Water fountain and showers are unavailable
    (BYO water bottle to fill).
  5. Liquid chalk only.
  6. During peak hours (5PM-9PM M-F; 9AM - 6PM WEEKENDS) we ask that climbers keep their climb to 2 hours maximum.
  7. During peak hours (5PM-9PM M-F; 9AM - 6PM WEEKENDS) we ask that climbers be accompanied by only one spectator.


Stay home if not 100% healthy

    1. Wash hands before entering, exiting, and before and after eating.
    2. No personal belongings at the front desk.
    3. Always wear a mask.
    4. Avoid touching your face.
    5. Keep shoes at gym for gym only.
    6. Distance 6 feet from others wherever possible.
    7. Sanitize hands after handling cash, products, and boulder passes.
    8. Wear disposable gloves when handling rental returns.
    9. Demonstrate harnesses; do not help by touching.
    10. Administer belay tests from 6 foot distance.
    11. Sanitize high touch surfaces every 2 hours.

stop the spread

Maintain Social Distancing

  • Partners may not be changed at any time during the climbing session.
  • Limit climbing session to two hours during peak hours (5pm - 9pm) weekdays and all day on weekends.
  • Only one person/partner group per bench.
  • Unfreeze your membership on the website to avoid lines at the front desk.
  • Leave one empty rope lane between climbers at all times.
  • Get a bouldering pass before entering the bouldering area (and remember to return it).

Prevent Spreading COVID-19

  • Stay home if you are not 100% healthy.
  • Stay home if you suspect you've been in contact with someone with the virus in the past 14 days.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Lead climbers: Climb to the clip! Don't bite the rope.
  • Water fountains and showers are unavailable (BYO water bottle to fill).

Help Contact Tracing

  • Check IN and check OUT of the facility.
  • Report any positive tests or illnesses to us.

Avoid Sharing

  • Bring your own indoor lead rope.

Keep Hands Clean

  • Wash hands upon entry, between climbs & before exiting.
  • Use liquid chalk with alcohol.

Keep Shaker Rocks Clean

  • Wipe fitness equipment before and after each use.
  • No street shoes on the mats.
  • Use liquid chalk only.
  • Fill out waivers, membership forms, and change requests at home.