Getting Started

Getting Started


Anyone can rock climb!

At Spire, we have all the tools and knowledge to help you get started safely. People of all ages and abilities enjoy rock climbing at our facility. Come give it a try — we can’t wait to see you!

Never climbed before? Don’t worry—we’ll teach you!

Everyone was a beginner once! Come to Spire and we’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started!.  We provide free top-rope belay lessons any time we are open with no appointment required.  

Already a pro? We just need to get you certified!

If you already know how to enjoy a climbing gym, we simply need to certify you for use of our ropes!  First get checked off for Autobelay, then show your skills in toprope belay, and finally get tested to lead climb and belay!  (Must be able to pass Autobelay and Toprope Belay before being able to test for Lead Climb/Belay)

No partner? No problem.

Many people come to Spire by themselves to boulder and traverse. With these types of climbing, you don’t need a rope— you’re never more than a few feet off the ground. We also have auto belays on our top-rope walls which eliminates the need for a belayer.  

Have a partner? Great!

Come in, we’ll teach you the ropes. We offer a free Introduction to Belaying class for anyone ages 14+. No appointments are necessary, and these classes are taught any time we're open.  We also offer free refreshers to those who need a quick lesson to tune up their skills.  For more information about top-rope belaying, watch our How to Top-Rope Belay video.

Have kids? Bring 'em in!

Climbing is a fun sport for people of all ages—and kids are often braver than their parents! Come in with your kids, and we’ll teach you how to control the ropes while they scale our walls. No appointment necessary, and no minimum age for climbing; we have equipment specifically designed to fit tiny bodies.

Don’t have any gear? We rent!

We have plenty of shoes, harnesses, and chalk bags for your use.  We have gear for all body types, with a large variety of shoe and harnesses to fit even the smallest or largest climbers.  

Arriving at Spire for the first time.

Once you're here, you'll just have a few steps before getting started.

1.  You'll need to sign a waiver and watch our Facility/Bouldering Orientation video.  For those under 18 a waiver must be signed by a parent or court-appointed guardian. Want to save some time?  Click here to complete an online e-sign waiver ahead of time.

2.  We rent everything you need to get started; we'll get you fitted with shoes and a harness and ready to climb.

3.  Finally, we'll give you a complimentary Intro to Belaying and Autobelay lesson, and you'll be climbing!


Have more questions?  Check out our FAQ for more information.