Anyone who believes they can pass a belay test may take one. You do not need to take the belay class first (though it is highly encouraged for new belayers).
Belay tests MUST be administered as soon as you check in - no climbing or belaying beforehand. This is to ensure that no element of the belay test is coached, practiced, or corrected before your test. We need to make sure you can carry out all belay tasks without assistance from anyone else.
EFT Members: PAY ON ACCOUNT
We can invoice your account for in-gym purchases, and you will see the charge on your next regular billing date. No up-front payment is required.
All Non-EFT Patrons: CRAG CASH
To use Crag Cash, purchase a designated amount of Crag Cash upfront. That amount will be added to your account as a credit. Then, the next time you buy an item, the cost of that item will be deducted from your credit. You may repeat this process until your credit runs out, and then you may purchase additional Crag Cash and start the process again!
Yes. Climbing shoes are required. You will also need a harness and belay device to climb with ropes. All harnesses and belay devices must be CE or UIAA Certified as shown on the tag or proof of purchase. Certified gear is also available to rent or purchase at Shaker Rocks.
Yes. You can boulder or use the auto-belays. Or you might be able to find a belay buddy at the gym – we encourage community building and you can ask our friendly staff for help being introduced to other climbers around your ability level.
Auto-renewing memberships deduct dues each month from your bank account or charge dues to your credit card (there is a 3% surcharge each month if you choose to charge to a credit card). These memberships continue indefinitely until you choose to cancel. You can freeze or cancel your membership at any time, but you must submit your request to change your member status at least 2 days before the next billing date to ensure that you will not be billed membership dues for the next month (we bill on the 1st of each month).