Whether it's your very first time climbing or it's been awhile, we're glad you chose Tallahassee Rock Gym.
First things first, ALL visitors, climbers, and belayers must have a waiver.
Next, determine what type of climbing (roped or bouldering)and what gear will be required.
Our BELAY/INTRO class includes everything needed for top-roping and even includes a coupon for a return visit, All rope climbers over 15 must be belay certified.
Finally, chalk up and grab rock! It's time for you to come climb! But if you have questions, we get that too, check out our first time climbers FAQ!
Frequently asked questions
What is Belaying/Belayer?
Belaying is the act of securing a roped climber by using a belay device and climbing rope to minimize the impact of a fall.
Do I need a belay class?
What is Bouldering?
Bouldering is climbing on low structures without the use of ropes, though usually with spotters and crash pads. This type of climbing usually has shorter sequences and requires more gymnastic type movement. Every fall while bouldering results in a ground fall. Bouldering is a great exercise in problem solving and builds technique and power in climbing, this type of climbing does not require a belayer or partner although spotters are highly reccomended.
How old do I have to be to climb?
We do not have an age minimum in order to climb, although we find that 5 years and older is a good general age.
Do I need an appointment?
For climbing during public hours no appointments are needed. Please keep in mind that if you need a belay class the last one starts 1.5 hours before closing.
Do I need experience or special equipment?
No, not at all. Both bouldering and rope climbing is open to all skill levels and our belay class can have first time climbers climbing in 45-60 minutes and includes all the climbing equipment needed. High quality climbing equipment is also available for rent or purchase.