YOUR FIRST VISIT
We believe in building community, being fit and having as much fun as possible in the process.
No matter your skill level from absolute newbie to seasoned climber you will find a community of friendly and helpful people gathered at The Hangar having loads of fun and pushing themselves as far as their personal limits allow.
THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU COME
Once your have signed the waiver it is kept on file so you only need to fill it out on your first visit. Only legal guardians or a parent can sign a waiver for someone under 19yrs.
WHAT TO BRING
- Water bottle.
- Athletic clothes; no skirts or dresses please.
- Credit Card or Cash. We don’t accept debit cards at this time.
COST FOR FIRST VISIT
Includes shoe rentals, fall safety assessment & gym orientation
Youth 13-17 $17
Kids 12 and under $13
ONCE YOU’RE HERE
FRONT DESK and SIGN IN
We you come into the gym for the first time you will be welcomed by one of the gym staff who will ask if you have climbed at The Hangar before and if you have signed a waiver. They will assess you level of experience by asking you a few questions like if you have climbed before and if you have ever tried bouldering. Then they will check you in, look up your waiver and take your payment by cash or credit card.
Next a staff member will assist you in finding a pair of climbing shoes. Your climbing shoes will feel snugger that a typical running shoe. Some people find wearing socks more comfortable so bring a pair along to see if that’s the case for you.
FALL SAFETY AND GYM ORIENTATION
After you have your climbing shoes on you are ready to go through the gym orientation and fall assessment. A qualified instructor will explain to you the safe way to jump and land on the mats, make sure your able to “crumple and roll” when landing and go over a few other gym rules. Don’t worry it’s easy! You will also learn about how the climbing wall is set up with different problems for beginners and more advanced climbers and how to pick those problems out around the gym.
Parents of children under 16 will need to be present and listen to the Fall Safety and Gym Orientation, as you will be responsible for supervising your children while they climb and may be taught how to spot your child while they are climbing. You can read more about supervising children while they climb in the parents & children FAQ.
What's a problem…
A puzzle to be solved!
In bouldering each set of holds that are grouped together by their colour (black, green, yellow, blue etc.) to form one climb and this is called a problem. You can find a tag at the bottom of each problem that will let you know its difficulty rating.