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First time at AUSTIN BOULDERING PROJECT? Read these helpful tips & youth safety rules

Rentals

Climbing shoes: $4 a day but free for first time guests

Adult Bouldering Classes

There’s a lot to learn in climbing. We have classes we’d recommend for this. Bouldering classes are lead by our staff— who are all obsessed with climbing. They’ll introduce you to bouldering and the facility and help you get better at climbing, faster.

These adult classes are intended for climbers over 14 years old. Climbing classes are a good mix of instruction, fun, failure, success, laughter, and maybe the occasional swear word.

INTRO TO ABP

If you’re new to bouldering, this class is 45 minutes of fun that gets you up to speed on our facility and the basics of the activities offered at ABP. At the end of class you should have all the tools to climb and use the gym on your own.

Topics covered include proper falling technique, ABP’s circuit system, starting and finishing climbs, and basic climbing gym etiquette.

Zero to sixty in 45 minutes. Pretty fast.

Classes are offered every Thursday at 6:30-7:15p, and Saturday at 3:30pm. Intro to ABP is free with your day pass, punch-card, or membership. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before class to allow time for waivers, check in, and shoe rental.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

BOULDERING 1

This 90 minute class is intended for those looking to improve their basic climbing technique, or those not yet comfortable climbing the purple circuit (V2-V4). Students should leave with the potential to practice new techniques on their own to improve their climbing abilities.

This classes’ goal is to give students an understanding of efficient footwork, climbing vocabulary, and route reading skills.

Classes are offered every Thursday at 7:30-9pm, and Saturday at 4:30pm. Bouldering I is free with your day pass, punch card, or membership. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow for check in, and be ready with climbing shoes by the start of class.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

CLIMBING CLASS REGISTRATION

Online registration closes two hours prior to the start of each class. You can sign-up at the front desk within two hours of class, as long as there’s space available.

Have questions? Call our front desk at 512.645.4633
or e-mail info: info@austinboulderingproject.com

Rules

CLIMBING IS DANGEROUS. CLIMBING PRESENTS A SIGNIFICANT INHERENT RISK OF SERIOUS PHYSICAL INJURY, INCLUDING PARALYSIS OR DEATH. WHEN YOU OR THE CHILDREN FOR WHOM YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE CLIMB AT THE AUSTIN BOULDERING PROJECT, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CLIMBING. THE FLOORING WILL NOT PREVENT INJURY OR DEATH. PLEASE BE CAREFUL.

Any youth (younger than 14) must be actively supervised by the adult who is responsible for them during their visit to the gym. Any parent, guardian or chaperone responsible for a youth must maintain direct supervision over the youth during the entirety of their visit. An adult cannot supervise more than 3 youth at a time.

Never climb above, below, or near another climber. Never stand, sit, or walk in an area where another climber could fall.

No running, yelling, rough housing, or acrobatics (flips, cartwheels, handstands, etc.).

No jumping from structures. Topping out is only allowed on top-out structures.

Keep climbing area clear of hazards – personal items (water bottles, clothes, etc.) should be placed in cubbies and lockers. No food or drink on padding.

Everyone must wear shoes and a shirt.

Immediately report any problems with the walls, equipment, or any other concerns, to a member of the staff.

Fitness equipment (including the rope and gymnastic rings) may only be used by people 14 and over. No playing allowed on fitness equipment.

No climbing while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Everyone must have a signed, completed waiver on file. Those younger than 18 years old must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Everyone at the Austin Bouldering Project must check in at the front desk at the beginning of every visit. If you have not checked in, you do not have permission to climb or use abp facilities.

Before beginning any fitness program or changing your physical activity patterns, you should always consult with your doctor or physician, particularly if you have been inactive, are overweight, or have or suspect any sort of medical condition that might be worsened by exercise.

Group Climbing

Additional Info

We have limited table space for groups. Scheduled groups will always receive table space, however, unscheduled groups are first come, first served. Groups that use tables are expected clean up after themselves. Groups that do not cleanup will be charged a cleaning fee.

Supervision for youth under 14 years old is required at all times! 1 adult can supervise up to 3 youth at a time in the youth climbing areas. In the adult climbing area, 1 adult can supervise up to 2 youth.

To ensure the best check-in experience possible we require the names of everyone that will be climbing with your group at least 24 hours in advance. Discounted group rates will only be available for climbers that we have names of ahead of time. Any climbers that we do not have names for ahead of time may purchase regular priced day passes.

ABP reserves the right to turn away any unscheduled group.