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Open Climb

Open climb is time scheduled for anyone ages 5+ to climb the wall. No registration is necessary to attend. See the safety guidelines above for requirements. Staff reserves the right to not allow guests to handle a belay if the guest does not pass the safety test or if it’s determined the belayer is displaying unsafe behavior.

Center certified staff will offer belay and limited instruction during this time. Climbing may be limited dependent on total number of guests climbing.

Bouldering (climbing without ropes) is allowed for all guests during open climbing. When bouldering a climbers head may not exceed 12’ above the floor. Staff has the right to modify this height to under 12 feet due to a climber’s age or ability.

Hours
Monday - Wednesday 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

 

Requirements for Belaying
The belayer must be either 18+ years old and be able to pass the safety test, or at least 13 years old and successfully completed the youth certification program found in our private climbing lesson section.  Staff reserves the right to not allow guests to handle a belay if the guest does not pass the safety test or if its determined that the belayer is displaying unsafe behavior.

Fees
Member: Free
Resident: $10
Non-Resident: $12

*Equipment (Shoes, Harness & Belay Device) and belayer is included in the climbing fee. Residents and Non-Resident can subtract $5 from their fee if using their own equipment.

10-Visit Punch Card
The punch card offers a great value to frequent climbers for open climbing sessions. Valid only for open climb hours, you must pass The Center's safety test prior to purchasing the punch card. Cards cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.

Private Climbing Lessons

Improve your climbing and belaying technique by taking private lessons at the Center. Classes are arranged by the instructor and participants. Participants can request specific instructors. For more information contact Tim Hohenstein at 314-290-8519 or thohenstein@claytonmo.gov.