Lots of things! While we can't reduce the risk to zero, we are taking lots of measures to reduce the risk of transmission of airborne disease, and we are following provincial guidelines as well as guidelines set forth by the BCACGO. Read all about it here .
You betcha! We actually prefer online purchases now, to reduce contact-points at our front desk. Please make all purchases online . You can register for courses and youth programs online too.
You are a member if you have an active one-month or full-year membership. You have invested in OVERhang, and you get certain rewards in return! Memberships have expiry dates.
Nope, sorry! A punch card is a deal for the holder (10 drop-ins for the price of 8), and they don't expire even when drop-in prices increase. It's not an investment into OVERhang - it's an investment for you. A membership on the other hand is more like a partnership, a mutual commitment.
Definitely not. Nope. Never. Ever. Don't even ask.
Everyone. Climbing, belaying, and being near climbers presents risks.
Insurance requires that your full name and your typed signature (for online waivers) exactly match your government issued ID. Otherwise you could be asked to redo your waiver. The good thing - you can complete then online at home at your leisure, in advance!
We love beginners! Drop by the gym anytime we are open (no need to book ahead except on Saturdays, and even then we still take drop-ins if there's space available), wear comfortable clothing and non-marking, clean, snug athletic shoes. Anyone can boulder (low climbing without ropes) without prior experience. You can also use autobelays to climb some of our higher walls as well. To start top-roping with a partner like most people you will see at the gym, you will need to learn how to belay and/or come with someone that has an OVERhang-issued belay tag.
Sign up for one of our Learn To Belay classes to learn the ropes - they're 2.5 hours long and are a great way to start in this sport. Or just drop into the gym and get going after your orientation!
While we do not require you to climb with your kids, we do ask that you stay at the facility with any younger children (unless they are part of a youth program). If you are on the gym floor you must have an active waiver in our system (at no cost to you) because there are physical risks from being NEAR climbers. During our open hours we don't provide direct supervision of children, even though we have one or more staff on... please keep a close eye on your child, and ask questions anytime!
Wear something comfortable that is loose and/or can stretch, such as yoga or running attire. Jeans, for example, are not recommended as they are made of a stiffer material and may restrict your movements on the climbing wall - and they feel terrible in a harness. Short shorts get awkward in a harness, too, so they're not recommended. Climbing shoes are great for climbing but are not mandatory. If you prefer to wear your own shoes, we do ask that they are clean indoor running shoes. No socks or barefeet allowed in this facility - shoes only.
A Day Pass is essentially a drop-in... and you're welcome to come, go, and come back again while we are open that day (while still respecting our occupancy limits). Your rentals are good all day as well, if you leave and come back again. Rentals are not included in the day pass price, they are extra.
A lot of our clients have their own harness, climbing shoes and chalk... so it wouldn't be fair to them to have an increased day pass or membership rate to include rentals! Rentals are available for anyone that doesn't already have their own gear. Also, some people just enjoy bouldering instead of top-rope climbing - so they don't even need a harness!
This is pretty subjective, but depending on your base fitness level and what type of climbing you are doing (bouldering or autobelay) we find that our newer guests get more than enough climbing in during a regular 1.5 hour climbing session. If you have never climbed before it can be quite startling how tiring it can be, so make sure to plan in rests and hydration breaks! It always helps to spend some time watching other climbers to pick up tips and make your rest period that much more exciting. More experienced climbers use their bodies more efficiently, and will often stay to climb and socialize for 2-3 hours, several times per week.
We have a reservation system but you can also just do a drop in if there's space. Check our website to see how many people are already in the gym (max 30). Just keep in mind that orientations take a few minutes for all new clients! Plus waivers and rentals... so plan on about 1.5 hours if you're new to the sport, to do all the administrative stuff and enjoy a great climb.
Yes! The orientations are important to help you learn how to use the facility and reduce the risk of accidents and injuries. Expect a bit of a wait for your orientation: if it’s really busy with new visitors, there may be a wait but we get to everyone within 15 minutes or so. Don't forget to fill out your waiver online before you get here!
Short answer, nope! We have members and guests of all ages. Youngest we've had is 7 months, oldest is 78 years old and a regular... we hope to break that record anytime!
You do not need to be in excellent shape to get started with climbing, but you should always consult with your physician before beginning a new exercise program. Ask staff for occasional tips about how to climb efficiently (for example they'll tell you to use your leg muscles more than your arms!). We have climbers that are young and old, pregnant, new, experienced... we are a welcoming community that looks forward to introducing everyone to this wonderful activity.
Yes absolutely (subject to any COVID exclusions, of course). We offer a range of different options for group sizes and types. For all of our bookings we are able to reserve one of our three climbing spaces just for your group for an hour of climbing. Our bookings usually include a complimentary second hour (after climbing) in our party room for games, lounging, pizza, cakes, presents, or whatever you have in mind. For more information or to make a booking just contact the gym or check out our Bookings page . Be aware that our approach to bookings are responsive to changes in provincial COVID-19 protocols.
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