Re-Opening Info

On the Rocks is thrilled to announce that we will be reopening to members and punch pass holders on Tuesday, May 26, 2020! We are looking forward to seeing you again, and we have established some rules and guidelines to make your experience back at our facility as safe as possible. Though we have new rules and protocols for visitor and staff safety, we can't entirely eliminate the chance of exposure to COVID-19. Everyone climbs at their own risk, and it's important that we follow these new rules for the good of our community at On the Rocks. 


General Re-Opening Info:

  • M-F: 3-9; Sat, Sun: 12-6
  • Members and punch-pass holders only (no guests or sharing punches) until further notice
    • Non-members/punch-pass holders may purchase memberships, punch passes
    • Visitors must pre-register online (this can be found under the Calendar tab on our website) before coming to the gym 📅
      • There will be 2 waves per day, 25 people per wave. Each wave will be 2 hours and 45 minutes long. There will be a 15-minute transition period where the gym will be cleared of visitors between waves
      • Visitors must sign up individually; 1 person per booking, please!
      • Visitors will be able to sign up for a wave up to one week in advance
      • We ask visitors to please do their fellow climbers the courtesy of signing up for only one wave per day
        • If visitors in the first wave would like to climb in the second wave, we ask that they wait until wave 1 is over and then check the availability online; if there are spots available, they may sign up for wave 2 at that point
        • If a visitor does not show up for a wave that (s)he signed up for, (s)he will be charged a $7.50 no-show fee
        • Cancelled for now: parties, blacklight climbing, yoga and fitness classes
          New Sanitation Protocol:
          This is a combination of the requirements released by the state for gyms and our own, On-The-Rocks-specific practices
          For visitors: 
          • Stay at home if not feeling healthy (required)
          • Sanitize upon entrance (required) 👐
          • Maintain 6 feet when possible (required) 👷↔ 👷
          • Take temperature upon entrance (recommended) 🌡
          • Wash hands after each climb (recommended) 
          • Wear mask (recommended) 😷
          • Every other top rope off 🚫
            • Top ropes will be rotated, i.e.:
              • odd-numbered ropes will be used in the following rotation: (week 1 ->) Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, (week 2->) Monday, WednesdayFriday,                 (week 3 ->) Sunday...
              • even-numbered ropes will be used in the following rotation: (week 1 ->) Monday, WednesdayFriday, (week 2->) Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, (week 3 ->) Monday...
            • Other best practices (change in and out of gym clothes at home, don't bite lead rope, avoid touching face, sneeze into elbow, etc.)
            • Rentals:
              • Yes: shoes, ATC, harness
              • No: chalk bags
              • Other items around the gym that aren't available: lobby tables and benches, lead-rope baskets, arcade machine
              • Water fountain: ONLY water-bottle sensor station 
              • Restroom limit: 3 people 🚻
                For staff:
                • Stay at home if not feeling healthy (required)
                • Sanitize upon arrival (required) ✋
                • Maintain 6 feet when possible (required) 👷↔ 👷
                • Temperature upon arrival (required)🌡
                • Wear mask (required) 😷
                • Wash hands regularly (required)
                • Wear gloves when appropriate (recommended) 
                  • We will continue with the 100+ daily, weekly and monthly steps we take to help ensure a clean, secure facility 👐
                  • Tasks will be instituted regularly to help mitigate the spread of the virus: stocked sanitation stations throughout the gym (including hand-washing stations on the floor), higher frequency of disinfecting high-touch areas, regular washing of ropes


                  As always, we will be monitoring gym activity and looking for ways to improve the process, and any feedback is appreciated. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at or at (440) 328-8330.