FIRST VISIT

Here’s everything we wish someone had told us before we went bouldering for the first time!

What We Offer

We can't wait to share our love for rock climbing with you.

At Bridges, we offer: 

  • 12,000 square feet of climbing, training, weights, and cardio

  • 18' Top-Out Boulders

  • Climbing training implements including:

    • Moon Board (2019 Layout)​

    • Tension Board

    • Two Campus Boards

    • Two Modular Hangboard systems with integrated pulleys to remove weight.

  • A variety of Yoga + Fitness classes

  • Strength Training equipment including:

    • A 24' Rogue Fitness® rig supporting a host of body weight and free weight exercises

    • Cybex® weight machines for a more controlled workout

  • Cardio equipment including:

    • FreeMotion® treadmills

    • Keiser® Total Body Trainers

    • Concept2® rowing machines

  • Showers & Saunas with complimentary towel service

  • Mezzanine lounge with a great view, bar seating, plenty of outlets, and great wifi.

  • Retail Pro Shop with climbing shoes, chalk bags, guide books, snacks, and other essentials.

Everything we offer is included for one low rate. Whether you're a card-carrying member or just dropping in on a day pass, you can utilize all of our services.

Click here for the latest COVID-19 Updates.

What Is Bouldering?

To quote some friends of ours, Bouldering is the most organic form of rock climbing. When you hear “rock climbing,” you’re probably thinking of what climbers call “top rope climbing”: you wear a harness, which is attached to a rope, running through an anchor up above you, which leads to another climber who’s belaying you.

 

In bouldering, we climb without ropes or harnesses, and use crash pads underneath us to protect our fall. Boulder problems are generally less than 20’ tall, and require more gymnastic, athletic movement in order to succeed. In other words, it’s a little less like climbing a ladder, and requires a little more problem solving and athleticism. Boulder "problems" tend to be shorter, more complex, and more powerful than the “routes,” you may be familiar with from roped climbing.

Ok, I Want to Boulder. What Do I Need to Do?

There are a couple of things you can do to prepare yourself, and make the most of your time with us.

  • Complete a Liability Waiver ahead of time at bridgesrockgym.com/waivers. Each participant will need their own signed liability waiver, and kids will need their waivers signed by a parent or legal guardian.

  • Come prepared with comfortable clothes you can move around in - yoga pants, sweat pants, basketball shorts - stretch is key!

  • Bouldering is pretty straightforward: you just need climbing shoes, a chalk bag, and clothes you can move around in. If you don’t have your own gear yet, we rent everything you need!

  • When you check in, let our staff know that it's your first time so they can take some extra time to provide a thorough orientation.

Can Kids Boulder?

We love kids at Bridges, and we know it’s been one of the toughest years on record for parents + children. We’re committed to serving our families, and are stoked to invite you back into the gym as well.

  • Kids of all ages are now welcome at all times with a direct, proactive supervisor, as soon as they are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • We are unable to accommodate unsupervised children.

  • We are unable to accommodate unvaccinated children.

  • Team Bridges is currently practicing, and we are accepting new climbers to the waitlist.

  • Kids Climbing Camps are up and running, and summer dates are open for registration.

  • For more information, please check out our Climbing With Kids page!

What Does It Cost?

We've got great options for everyone.

  • We sell Day Passes + Punch Passes for casual users, and Memberships for regular users.

  • Memberships will always offer the best value.

  • We offer discounts for Kids, Students, and Seniors.

  • For the latest pricing information, check out our Pricing page.

  • To sign up for a Membership or Punch Pass, check out our Membership page.

Is Bouldering Safe?

Bouldering, like most athletic activities, is inherently dangerous. You can get hurt, and if you’re not conscientious, you probably will. There are a few really easy things that you can do to keep yourself and your friends or family safe on the bouldering floor. 

 

  • Don’t walk underneath another climber.

    • Other climbers fall on a regular basis, and if you happen to be underneath them when they do you could both be seriously injured.

    • The bouldering floor has very little “chill zone”: there aren’t a lot of good places to just sit down and relax, and you have to be aware of your surroundings at all times.

    • Corners can be especially hazardous - walking blindly around a corner could quickly put you underneath another climber, and you could both be seriously injured.

  • Roll out your fall.

    • How you fall is important - your falling technique could be the difference between climbing another boulder problem and taking a trip to the emergency room.

  • Don’t climb up if you’re not prepared to get down.

    • Some people are comfortable falling from 18” - some aren’t. If you know you’re not comfortable falling from height, identify both the path you’ll take up and the path you’ll take down before climbing.

  • Don’t treat the gym like a playground.

    • We love kids at Bridges, but they need a little extra guidance in order to stay safe in the gym. Running around like you’re at the neighborhood park is a sure way to get injured.

 

Lots of folks boulder without injury each and every day of the week in our facility. The more aware, observant, and conscientious you and those around you are, the safer you’ll be.