Welcome First Time Climbers!

Never climbed before? No worries! At AZ on the Rocks, we welcome first-time climbers. Our friendly staff is dedicated to helping you get set up, mastering the basics, and embarking on your very first climbs. From the moment you step into our facility, it only takes about 15 to 20 minutes until you’re ready to start scaling the walls. Don’t forget to complete your waiver online prior to your visit to ensure a smooth experience at our facility.

AZ on the Rocks is a huge, fully air-conditioned rock climbing and fitness facility with a focus on customer service. Our rock and fitness gym offers approximately 14,000 + square feet of climbing terrain, and exercise and fitness equipment. No experience is necessary, and no reservations are required. AZ on the Rocks rents all gear necessary and provides basic instruction to all first-time visitors.

What to Expect as a First Time Climber

  • We ask that everyone fill out a waiver prior to entering the facility, whether climbing or spectating. For anyone under the age of 18, the waiver must be completed by their parent (they must first create an account for themselves/the parent and add children to their household).
  • Everyone who is climbing or using the fitness area is required to go through an orientation on their first visit to our facility, regardless of climbing experience. This includes a short video, followed by hands-on instruction with our staff.
  • For those who wish to belay (hold the ropes) and are not already certified to do so at AZR, there are 1-hour belay classes scheduled at specific days/times each week. The class costs the same price of a day pass and includes your admission to the facility and gear for the day. If you decide to purchase a membership, your enrollment fee covers the cost of 1 belay class. For complete information, click here.
  • If you have belayed before and can demonstrate proficient belay technique to our staff, you can test out of the belay class. 
  • AZR staff does not belay (hold the ropes). Nobody under the age of 15 is allowed to belay and must be accompanied by an adult while at the facility.
  • For those who do not wish to learn how to belay, there are multiple auto belays available, as well as bouldering (climbing without ropes on the shorter walls) and the spray wall. There is still plenty of climbing!
  • We do not recommend planning on less than 2 hours for your first visit. It may take 20-30 minutes to get through the orientation process and you want to have plenty of time to climb.
  • AZR provides all the necessary gear to get you climbing (harness, shoes, etc.).
  • We do ask that groups of 10 or more make reservations by completing our Contact Us form.

Who Can Climb

No matter your age, your size, your excuse-YOU CAN DO IT. We are an equal opportunity facility. We have seen as young as 18 months all the way up to 80 years on the wall.

We don’t allow the word “can’t” in our facility when referring to your ability to climb-particularly if you haven’t tried. Fear is learned, so our friendly staff is here to help you unlearn it and succeed!

What Are The Age Restrictions

  • Anybody under the age of 18 must have a digital waiver completed by their own parent. No exceptions. Grandparents, aunts, friends, etc. are not able to sign for a minor. All adults, both spectators and climbers, must sign their own waiver.
  • Nobody under the age of 15 is allowed to be at the facility without adult supervision. Anybody under the age of 15 that wishes to use the facility must be accompanied by someone that is 18 or older (a 16 year old is not able to be responsible for a 14 year old).
  • Nobody under the age of 15 is allowed to belay (hold the ropes).

What To Wear

  • AZ on the Rocks enforces the following policy: During open public hours, anyone in the facility must be wearing an athletic top (this includes shirts, tank-tops, sports bras, etc.
  • Any comfortable clothing that allows for movement (jeans are not recommended) will do just fine. We do not recommend short shorts (such as cheer shorts) as they are not long enough to keep the harness from rubbing on the legs.
  • We do not require socks with our rental shoes, but feel free to bring/wear them if you prefer.

How Long Is The Orientation

  • Any climbers that are new to our facility will watch a short 10-minute orientation video and go through a brief hands-on overview with our staff.
  • Orientation for new climbers are run through the day as needed, however, we recommend arriving no later than 75 minutes before closing time.

Do I Have to Belay Test

  • For those that already have a good base knowledge of climbing and know how to properly belay, there is an option to test out of the belay class. If you haven’t belayed recently, or feel unsure about any part of the process, we recommend taking our belay class!
  • Click Here to Learn More About Belay Testing and Classes

Day Pass Pricing

Day Pass Pricing

Unlimited Climbing, Gear, and Access to the Fitness Area Included. 


(gear included)

Day Pass purchases can be rolled into Membership costs. 

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