Getting started

First time FAQ

Is this your first visit to a rock climbing gym? Or your first visit to the Boston Rock Gym?

Either way, we’re glad you found us! We want to make sure that your first visit is nothing but the best! Whether it’s your first time climbing or you’re a seasoned vet, we have something for everyone. Here are a few steps to get you started.

STEP 1: Pick a Date (Any date will do!) 

But really you don’t have to! We are an open facility and we accept walk in’s at any time during out operating hours. NO APPOINTMENTS ARE NECESSARY!

STEP 2: Fill out a waiver

We require all participant’s to have a waiver filled out. Our digital waiver system makes this process quick and simple! Please note: Any minors (anyone under the age of 18) must have a waiver filled out by THEIR PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN.

Save time and fill out our online waiver

STEP 3: When you arrive

When you first arrive our friendly staff will be here to guide you through the check in process. We will check your waivers and help you get situated with day passes and rental equipment, if needed.

Single Day Pass

Adult $16

Child (12 and under) $12

Child 4 and under FREE with adult day pass

Student/Military (with valid ID) $14

Gear Rental

Harness $2

Shoes $4

Belay device $1

STEP 4: Facility Tour and Orientation

We want you to get the most out of your time with us! All first time participants will receive a full facility tour and orientation to get you familiarized with our facility. This orientation takes no time at all and is very informative. We want you to feel empowered and confident.

Our facility orientation will cover:

  • The proper fitting of gear (climbing shoes and harness)
  •  Bouldering: A form of “free climbing” we have here at the gym. Our bouldering walls are a lot shorter than some of the other walls we have here, because of this ropes and harnesses are not necessary.
  • Auto Belay Qualification: Auto Belay’s are mechanical devices that take care of the rope management part of climbing. This gives you access to the taller walls in our facility without needing someone on the other end to “hold the ropes” for you.
  • General rules and guidelines of the gym.
  • Optional belay and lead climbing test for experienced climbers. This is only required for climbers who choose to handle the ropes themselves.


STEP 5: Now What?!

We hope your time with us is one that leaves you feeling inspired, strong, and wanting to come back for more! We many options for classes and memberships, we want to make climbing more accessible for you. 

If you do not know how to belay and would like to climb, we recommend taking our Intro to Indoor Climbing Course. This class is only available to participants over the age of 12. Or, you can come in anytime and use our five auto-belay devices. We have three walls set up with mechanical devices that allow you to climb without the need for a partner, or knowledge of the proper knots and belaying technique. Additionally, you can use our bouldering area. Bouldering is a form of climbing that is lower to the ground, and does not require the use of harnesses or belaying.

If you are interested in bringing your children in to climb, we suggested that you look into our Kid's Climb program. Otherwise, you can always hire our staff for a Private Belay. Just call the gym at least 24 hours in advance to ensure that we have staffing available.


-NU School

-Outdoor programs

Sign the Waiver

Anyone climbing in our facility must sign a waiver. Participants under the age of 18 must have the waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian. Fill out the online waiver here.