COVID-Related Gym Information

We at On the Rocks have some COVID-specific rules and guidelines to make your experience at our facility as safe as possible. Though we have these 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 rules for the good of our community at On the Rocks. 


General Information:

  • We require that you wear a mask at all times: when entering the gym, while on the floor, while climbing, while participating in yoga and fitness classes, etc. Please bring a mask, but we will gladly provide one if needed. 
    • Those with relevant medical conditions are not required to wear a mask as per guidelines outlined by the State of Ohio. HOWEVER! 

      Proof must be shown upon entry. This is solely for verification purposes, and no information will be stored or shared. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, and we appreciate your understanding.

    • Everyone must pre-register online (this can be found under the Calendar tab on our website) before coming to the gym 📅
      • There will be multiple waves per day, 30 people per wave. Each wave will be 2 hours and 45 minutes long. There will be a 15-minute transition period between waves where the gym will be cleared of visitors
      • 5 people max per booking, please!
      • Everyone will be able to sign up for a wave up to one week in advance
      • We ask everyone to please do their fellow climbers the courtesy of signing up for only one wave per day
        • If anyone in one wave would like to climb in the following wave, we ask that they wait until their wave is over and then check the availability online; if there are spots available, they may sign up for the following wave at that point
      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: 
      • Wear mask (required) 😷
      • 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) 
      • Please leave one empty rope (autobelay, top rope, and/or lead) lane between climbers
        • 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, arcade machine
          • Water fountain: ONLY water-bottle sensor station 
          • Restroom limit: 1 person 🚻
          • No long-term locker storage; please remember to take your things with you
            For staff:
            • Wear mask (required) 😷
            • Stay at home if not feeling healthy (required)
            • Sanitize upon arrival (required) ✋
            • Maintain 6 feet when possible (required) 👷↔ 👷
            • Temperature upon arrival (required)🌡
            • Wash hands regularly (required)
            • Wear gloves when appropriate (recommended) 
              • We will have stocked sanitation stations throughout the gym, disinfect high touch surfaces and continue with the 100+ daily, weekly and monthly steps we take to help ensure a clean, secure facility 👐


              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.