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.  

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 Autobelays on two of 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 on the right.

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 shoe sizes from kids 11's to adult 14's and harnesses to fit all sizes.

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, for those under 18 a waiver must be signed by a parent (or court-appointed guardian). Want to get a jump on things?  Click here to complete an online e-sign waiver ahead of time.

2.  We'll give you a proper orientation of our facility including the rules and qualifications needed for climbing at Spire.  This is required for everyone's first visit to Spire, and just takes a few minutes.

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

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


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