Grand Valley Climbing

BEFORE YOU CLIMB

  • All Climbers must have a current GVC Release of Liability Form (waiver) on file to enter any climbing area.
    If the climber is under 18 years of age, the waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. This waiver will be kept on file for one year.
  • All climbers must complete a Gym Orientation with GVC staff before being granted access to any climbing area. This orientation is mandatory and will include an introduction to all of our climbing area, climbing systems, facility rules and policies. This orientation normally lasts 5-10 minutes and will be kept on file with.

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Three Options to Get Started

1. Drop by the Gym Anytime

  • No appointment or reservation necessary unless you have a large group of climbers (more than 7).
  • You have the option of a day pass, which lasts all business day (you can leave and return) or a membership, which is the best value.
  • We offer rental equipment for you too, everything needed for indoor climbing, and we will show you how to use it correctly.
  • Our highly trained Climbing Wall Association certified instructors will guide you through the orientation process and certify you to climb in our Auto-Belay and Bouldering areas.
  • Climb as much as your body will allow you, then climb a little more!
  • You will then be able to return and certify on other climbing areas after taking Introduction to Indoor Climbing Course.

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2. Sign-up for our Introduction to Indoor Climbing Course

  • Call us anytime or drop by the gym to sign up for this 1 hour course.
  • Our highly trained Climbing Wall Association certified instructors will guide you through the orientation process and certify you to climb in our Auto-Belay and Bouldering areas.
  • We offer you all rental equipment needed for the class free of charge and show you how to use it correctly.
  • You will begin the class by learning the basics of indoor climbing, including the figure-8 knot.
  • You will also learn how to belay on top rope using two different belay devices (ATC and GriGri).
  • The instructor will guide you through practice session of the skills you have learned.
  • You will then be able to purchase a day pass and continue climbing for the rest of the day.

*Introduction Class students must wait 24 hours after end of class before attempting Top Rope Belay Certification.

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3. Sign-up for a Private Lesson

  • Call us anytime or drop by the gym to sign up for a Private Lesson with one of our Climbing Wall Association certified instructors.
  • We require private lessons be scheduled at least 10 days in advance.
  • We offer you all rental equipment needed for the lesson free of charge and show you how to use it correctly.
  • The instructor will guide you through the orientation process and certify you to climb in our Auto-Belay and Bouldering areas.
  • The private lesson is totally customizable and geared toward getting you to your personal goals in a one-on-one training environment.
  • The instructor will be able to introduce you to top rope belaying if desired and get you ready to be certified on your next visit.
  • You will then be invited to continue climbing for the rest of the day without having to pay anything extra!

*Private Lesson students must wait 24 hours after end of class before attempting Top Rope Belay Certification.

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