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Stone Gardens Rules

  • Everyone must check in at the Front Desk before entering the gym.
  • Everyone must receive Stone Gardens’ orientation before using the gym.
  • Everyone must have a valid Stone Gardens waiver on file before entering the gym. If under 18 years of age the waiver must be signed by minor’s parent or court-appointed legal guardian.
  • Children under 14 years of age must be closely attended and supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
  • You must pass the appropriate Stone Gardens test and receive the correct qualification card before top rope belaying/auto belay use or lead belaying/lead climbing. You must be at least 14 years old to take any of these tests.
  • Appropriate Stone Gardens qualification card must be displayed on your harness when top rope belaying/auto belay use or lead belaying/lead climbing.
  • Belay brake hand must control brake side of rope at all times.
  • Lead climbers must not skip bolts, z-clip or back-clip. No top roping from a single bolt or single carabiner.
  • Instruction or teaching any climber is only allowed in Stone Gardens’ classes and programs led by our personnel.
  • You must use UIAA/CE certified climbing gear. All gear must be in good condition and must be used in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Do not climb above or below others. The entire gym is a fall zone. Watch for falling climbers.
  • No un-roped climbing above the “NO UN-ROPED CLIMBING ABOVE THIS LEVEL” signs, not even a hand.
  • No climbing or belaying while under the influence of drugs, alcohol or if otherwise impaired.
  • Keep pathways clear and landings free of hazards including water bottles.
  • Immediately report any injuries or unsafe conditions to gym staff.
  • Only climbing shoes are allowed on climbing walls. No street shoes or bare feet.
  • Climbing is allowed only on the climbing walls. No climbing on superstructure, pipes or beams.
  • Do not touch, hit or grab sprinkler heads including the red cages that guard sprinkler heads.
  • No food or drinks in climbing areas. Water is OK.
  • Running, horseplay, wrestling, flips and other gymnastic moves are not allowed.
  • You must be at least 16 years old to enter the weight room unless supervised by a Stone Gardens coach.

Be aware at all times that climbing is dangerous! You are responsible for your own safety.

About Our Rules

All visitors to the gym are expected read, understand and follow our Rules at all times. These rules apply to anyone entering the climbing areas. This includes climbers, parents supervising youth climbers, or anyone just watching.

If you have any questions about our Rules please ask a staff member for further assistance.