Frequently Asked Questions

Have some questions about your visit to inSPIRE Rock? We can help!

  • How does this work? Do I need to RSVP? Do we pay by the hour?

    No need to RSVP, just come! You don’t pay by the hour. Instead, you purchase a day pass which allows you to come and go as you please all day! Only those climbing have to purchase a day pass. If you are watching, there is no charge to come in, but you will still need to fill out a waiver. Parking is limited, so please carpool!

  • When are you open?

    Monday: 6 AM – 10 PM
    Tuesday: 10 AM – 10 PM
    Wednesday: 6 AM – 10 PM
    Thursday: 10 AM – 10 PM
    Friday: 6 AM – 10 PM
    Saturday: 11 AM – 10 PM
    Sunday: 1 PM – 8 PM

  • When is the Kidz Cave open?

    The Kidz Cave is open any time the gym is open (see above) EXCEPT for the first hour of any birthday party that books with us.

    Birthday parties that book with us get exclusive use of the Kidz Cave for the first hour of their party.

    Birthday parties are only offered during certain time slots on the weekend, so you can count on the Kidz Cave being open during the following hours.

    9 AM – 11 AM (Members only)
    12 PM – 2 PM
    3 PM – 5 PM
    6 PM – 7:30 PM
    8:30 PM – 10 PM

    11 AM – 1 PM (Members only)
    1 PM – 1:30 PM
    2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    5:30 PM – 8 PM

    *All Gym Hours.

    *Weekday parties occur less frequently, but they do get exclusive use of the Kidz Cave for the first hour of their party. Check out our party calendar to see if a party is scheduled when you plan to visit.

  • Are you open on holidays?

    The only holidays we are closed or have special hours are as follows:
    New Years Day: Open at 12 PM
    Easter: Closed
    4th of July: Open at 10 AM, Close at 4 PM
    Labor Day: Open at 9 AM
    Thanksgiving: Closed
    Christmas Eve: Close at 4 PM
    Christmas Day: Closed
    Day after Christmas: Open at 12 PM
    New Years Eve: Close at 4 PM

  • Who has to fill out a waiver?

    Simply put: every person who comes into the gym and goes beyond the Welcome desk. It is a legal document, so minors will need their parents or guardians to fill them out and sign them.

  • Is climbing safe?

    No. Rock climbing is inherently dangerous. It requires knowledge and personal responsibility. Compliance with all rules, instructions, and/or warnings CANNOT guarantee your safety. Our staff is here to teach, train, and assist you in an effort to reduce the risks, but ultimately the responsibility for your safety is yours.

  • Are you open to the public?

    Yes, we are open to the public. You do not have to have a membership to climb, practice yoga, or eat at the 5.ATE Café. We are only closed to the public and open to members only on Saturdays (9 AM – 11 AM) and Sundays (11 AM – 1 PM).

  • Do I need to rent gear?

    Just like bowling, some people have their own gear and others have to rent gear. Most people rent at least a harness to be able to climb in the roped areas of the gym. You can climb in your own closed-toe shoes, but you will notice a significant difference if you do rent climbing shoes. You can rent a chalk bag (for your hands) as well or you can get the total rental package (harness, shoes, and chalk). If you only want to boulder (climbing without ropes), then you don’t need to rent any gear. If you would like to, you can purchase gear in our on-site gear store, the R3 Pro Shop. Click here for rental gear pricing.

  • Do I need to know how to belay?

    No, you don’t have to know how to belay. We have 15 auto-belays in the gym, if you do not know how to belay or do not have a climbing partner. If you want to learn how to belay, we can teach you! Top Rope Belay Classes are offered several times a week ($12.95 per person).

  • What if I already know how to belay?

    If you already know how to belay, you do NOT need to take our Top Rope Belay class. Ask our staff to give you a belay check when you arrive. We require the figure-8 follow-through knot backed up with a double overhand safety knot. We provide Black Diamond ATCs for the test, so if you belay with another type of device you may want to bring it.

  • What if I want to lead climb?

    If you are a proficient lead climber or already lead climb at another gym, we still require you to have an inSPIRE Rock lead card and take a lead test. If you haven’t lead climbed before but would like to learn, you can sign up for an Intro to Lead Class. For a copy of our Lead Climbing & Belaying Standards, click here.

  • Can I just drop off my kids and let them climb?

    No. Active adult supervision is required for all kids 13 and younger. Our staff will not supervise your children.

  • Can I bring in cake and/or food for a party?

    If you booked the party with us, YES. If you did not book the party with us, NO. Parties that are booked with us have access to the private party room where cake, food, and drinks can be served. We do not have the space for cake, food, and presents except within the private party room. Because of food laws, the 5.ATE Café can not allow outside food and drinks in their area either. If you do not wish to book a party with us but would like to access the private party room to bring in outside food and drink, you can rent the room for $50 (up to 2 hours) if available. Please call ahead to check availability.

  • Are there any weight restrictions?

    Our auto-belays have a weight restriction of 300 pounds, but the rest of the gym does not have a weight restriction.

  • Do you offer group rates?

    Yes. We offer discounted rates to non-profit organizations for visits Monday-Thursday. To get the discounted rate, you must book with us at least 2 weeks prior. We do not offer any discounted rates Friday-Sunday. Please visit our group page for details and to book online: www.inspirerock.com/groups

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