Bouldering is easy for novices to get started in without a financial investment in gear. Sturdy closed toed, rubber soled shoes and comfortable clothing are the basics! Chalk is used to help secure grips on holds. Shoe and chalk rentals are available at recROC to help you figure out what you need to keep going or move up in bouldering intensity.
Safety is paramount to indoor climbing. Being aware of your abilities, those around you, and potential safety hazards will make you a safer climber. Watch our Safety Video, then sign a Safety Waiver – these are required for ALL recROC visitors and Members.
Enhance your bouldering experience with an introductory class, private training, or a group learning/mentoring opportunity at recROC! Seasonal programs and classes are offered – some one-day, some recurring. For kids, recROC offers Scramblers and Summer Camps, plus a Youth Tribe to keep kids active and engaged in bouldering year-round.
On average, two sections of our 2,000sq/ft bouldering wall are re-set monthly. Larger re-sets happen before Boulder Bash or other special climbing events, clinics, or challenges which typically involve wall closure to move volumes, make any necessary wall repairs, and give all competitors an equal start to a comp with never-before climbed problems.
The colored foot and hand holds on the Boulder correspond to a variety of “routes” which take climbers across, up, and over to “top-out” on the Boulder. Colors indicate where the route travels and the difficulty level of the route. The angles of the Boulder face add to levels of challenge also.
It’s not just the Boulder at recROC! In addition to dozens of routes (constantly changing!) traversing the Boulder, recROC features:
Bouldering expertise comes not just from climbing – unique work-out elements build stronger boulder bodies and minds.