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Open Climb at Central Rock Gym


259 Eastern Boulevard
Glastonbury, CT, 06033
United States


(860) 659-8260
11 am - 4 pm


All Ages
Contact name: 
Ashley Mottley
Are you new to climbing and want to give it a shot, but not sure if you are going to like it? Try out our NEW Open Climb!

How much does it cost?

Each set of Introductory Climbs is $20.00 per individual. This price gives you one staff member for the group, plus harnesses for all climbers. Climbers will take turns climbing the walls until everyone has completed their 3 “rock climbs”.

Can anyone do it?

Yes! There is no age limit to trying out rock climbing, and our trained staff will be there to help you out the whole time! Staff will start everyone out on an easy climb, then choose additional climbs based on each climber’s abilities.

Do I need reservations?

No! With this option, participants only need to come in and put their name on our reservation list. Similar to a restaurant, our staff member will help groups on the list first-come, first-serve.

How long will it take?

This is dependent on the size of your group and each climber’s ability level. Completing 3 climbs may take anywhere between 15 and 45 minutes per person.

What if I want to keep climbing?

If you decide that you LOVE climbing after your Introductory Climbs, we have a few different options. You may purchase half-price, day passes for your group to boulder. You may purchase half-price, Belay Classes for anyone 13 or older. You may purchase additional Introductory Climbs. You can even purchase a membership!

What is the difference between Open Climb and a Staff Belay?

The biggest difference between the two offerings are the amount of time spent climbing. Open Climb promises 3 climbs per individual, however there is no set time frame. A Staff Belay is a guaranteed hour of climbing with a staff member. Please visit our “Getting Started” page for more information on booking a Staff Belay”.

What else do I need to know?

Every climber must have a valid facility waiver. Waivers must be signed by a legal parent or guardian if the climber is under 18. Waivers may be completed online here.