Gym Rules

Climbing is dangerous. Climbing presents a significant inherent risk of serious physical injury, including paralysis, disability or death. When you climb at Stone Gardens, you voluntarily assume all risks associated with climbing. Please be careful.

Facility Rules

WAIVER: Anyone using our facility MUST have a signed waiver on file.
Anyone under 18 requires the signature of a parent or legal guardian.
CHECK-IN: Everyone must check-in at the beginning of each visit. If you have not checked-in, you do not have permission to use the facilities.
INSTRUCTION: Peer-to-peer technical / safety instruction is prohibited (except by Stone Gardens Staff) including: belaying, lead climbing, and rappelling.
YOUTH: Youth (under 14) must be actively supervised by an adult at all times.
Unattended children are not allowed on the climbing floor.
Children must stay within arms reach of a parent or other adult.
1 adult cannot supervise more than 3 youth at a time.
RESPECT: Be respectful of other climbers.
Gender and size do not determine skill or strength; don’t assume!
Share the ropes. Break up your training laps or take a rest from projecting that crux move so that other climbers can have access to routes.
Shirts are required.
STAY ALERT: Never walk or climb under other climbers.
Check for nearby climbers before starting your climb; take turns in high traffic areas, on routes that cross paths, or on routes with intersecting fall zones.
Wearing headphones? Keep the volume low enough to be aware of the activity around you.

Fitness

EQUIPMENT: Re-rack weights and wipe down equipment after use.
Closed toe shoes required.
CLASSES: Do not enter classes late.
Always CHECK-IN at the front desk.
YOGA STUDIO: Put away all mats and equipment when done.
Remove shoes before entering.
YOUTH: Must be 14 years or older to use weights and cardio equipment.

Bouldering

TOPPING OUT: Exit the top of the boulder wall via the designated down climb.
Do not jump from the top of the boulder wall.
Please do not assist other climbers topping out.
TRAVERSING: Climbers must yield to rope climbers when traversing.

Top Rope and Lead Climbing

CERTIFICATION: All belayers or lead climbers must have a current belay or lead certification.
To take a belay/lead test, please check with the front desk staff.
Click Here for more information on certification.
YOUTH: For their safety and that of others, infants and toddlers are not allowed in lead climbing areas.


TOP ROPE BELAY AND LEAD TEST REQUIREMENTS:
All belayers or lead climbers must have a current certification.
We thank you for taking the time to learn safe belay and lead technique.