Get Started

Everyone is welcome at Shaker Rocks –no experience necessary! Bouldering, Taste of Climbing, or auto-belays are a perfect way to get started without having to take a class. You must be a member or purchase a day pass.  No reservations needed.  However, if you would like to reserve a private belayer to get started, contact us.

Step #1: Fill out a waiver here.

Step #2: Choose an Option

First Time Climbers

Experienced Climbers

Top Rope

Everyone MUST have a Shaker Rocks Top Rope Belay Card visible on their harness whenever they are belaying. Top Rope Belay Check Requirements:

  • Correctly tie in with a figure-8 follow-through knot backed up with a double overhand knot (sometimes referred to as a fisherman’s knot or double fisherman’s knot)
  • Correctly feed a rope into a tube-style belay device (ATC) or GriGri and use the PBUS (pull, brake, under, slide) style of belaying

Lead Climbing

Everyone MUST have a Shaker Rocks Lead Belay Card visible on their harness whenever they are lead climbing or lead belaying. Lead Climbing and Belay Requirements:

  • Rope at least 30 meters long (rent or BYO)
  • Belay device: Gri-Gri or Tube stule (ATC) only
  • During the lead test, participants will be required to climb a 5.9, take a fall, and demonstrate proper lead climbing and belaying techniques using PBUS (pull, brake, under, slide) only.


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Signed Waiver required.


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