Getting Started

Getting Started

First, sign our waiver!

All participants must sign a Spire Climbing Center Waiver.  Participants under 18 years of age must have waivers signed by a parent or court-appointed guardian. 

If you have never visited us before, or its been more than one year since you completed a waiver, you'll need to fill out and sign a waiver before climbing.  Save time by completing this online before you arrive and we'll have it on file when you get here!  After submitting our online waiver, don't forget to click the link sent to you in your confirmation email.

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's Main Facility and we’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started!  We provide free top-rope and Auto Belay lessons any time we are open with no appointment required.

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. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a 1:3 adult to child ratio for safety purposes, unless otherwise approved by Spire Staff.

Have a group? Submit a Group Reservation Form!

We do our best to accommodate anyone that wants to experience climbing, however, groups of 6 or more are not always feasible depending on time of day and staffing requirements. Please complete a group reservation form here so we can help get you climbing. Unscheduled groups will be subject to being turned away at the door. 

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 Auto Belay, then show your skills in top-rope 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.

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.