Facility Calendar

June 23, 2017

Department of National Defense
Full Gym   7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Member Only


Department of National Defense
Baseball Diamond (South)   12:00 PM - 12:00 17
Advanced Registration Required


Department of National Defense
Full Gym   1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Member Only


AFM
Half Gym (East)   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Club Registration Required


June 24, 2017

Booking
Full Gym   3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Advanced Registration Required


Rock Climbing 

Reach new heights on our fun and challenging 30' indoor rock climbing wall. There are many routes to choose from so once you master one you will be challenged by another.

The Rock Climbing wall is open during regular gym hours. Interested in booking the Rock Climbing wall for your private business function or party? Contact us for details.

Anyone going into the climbing pit (climbing or not) must fill out a waiver.

Rent Climbing Wall $75/hr

Adult Drop-in $15

Youth Drop-in $10



Types of Climbing Available at the Central Plains RecPlex

BOULDERING (15 Min. Orientation/3:1 Supervision Ratio)

Bouldering is a form of rock climbing that is performed without the use of ropes or harnesses. While it can be done without any equipment whatsoever, most climbers use climbing shoes to help secure footholds, chalk to keep their hands dry, and bouldering mats to prevent injuries from falls.

In the RecPlex Climbing Pit, the Bouldering area covers the entire West wall and accommodates from 6-10 different routes at a time (depending on the route setting). The bouldering wall is 12 ft. tall and has a variety of small to large overhangs. This wall varies from easy routes to very challenging routes and is fun for all skill levels.

AUTOBELAY (15 Min. Orientation/3:1 Supervision Ratio)

An autobelay is an automatic belay device that eliminates the need for a human belayer. The auto belay takes up the slack as a climber ascends and safely controls the descent when the climber lets go or falls.

In the RecPlex Climbing Pit, the Autobelay routes are depicted by the yellow ropes attached to a device at the top of the climbing wall. These ropes are then attached on the ground to what are called belay gates, big yellow triangles reminding you to clip-in before you climb or, when unclipped, to beware others of the climber above. The Autobelay routes are intermittent with the top-rope belay routes on the East and South walls of the Climbing Pit.

Autobelaying is a great way to get into climbing due to the ease-of-use of these devices and the lack of a commitment needed from others. Once you get acquainted with these devices, it is as easy as clip in, climb, descend, and repeat.

TOP-ROPE BELAY (2.5 Hr. Orientation/1:1 Supervision Ratio)

Top rope climbing (or top roping) is a style in climbing in which the climber is securely attached to a rope which then passes up, through an anchor system at the top of the climb, and down to a belayer at the foot of the climb. The belayer takes in slack rope throughout the climb, so that if at any point the climber were to lose their hold, they would not fall more than a short distance.

In the RecPlex Climbing Pit, the Top-Rope routes are depicted by the blue ropes. The Top-Rope routes are intermittent with the Autobelay routes on the East and South walls of the Climbing Pit.

Due to the orientation and supervision ratio requirements, this type of climbing is recommended for more advanced climbers interested in learning belay practices and completing a belay test.

 

Rules

Anyone not complying with any of the rules will result in immediate removal from the climbing wall pit, and ultimately the facility. There will be no reminders or strikes, patrons are to be familiar with the rules before entering the climbing wall pit.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

  • All those under the age of 18 years old must have their waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian (no exceptions).
  • Climbers 16 and over have unrestricted, unsupervised access to the climbing wall (for all types of climbing they have been orientated in).
  • All climbers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an orientated supervisor which is with them at all times in the climbing pit. Only the supervisor is permitted to handle the climbing equipment (affix harnesses, clip in auto belay devices, etc.).
  • There is no minimum age to climb, although supervisors must be over the age of 18 years old and are solely responsible for those they are supervising.

CLIMBING

  • All climbers must report to the front desk before each climbing session (no exceptions).
  • Climbers are only permitted to practice the type of climbing they have been orientated in.

Autobelay & Bouldering Orientations: 15-20 min. – Top Rope Orientation: 2-2 ½ hrs.

  • Everyone passing the entrance gate into the climbing pit must sign a waiver (regardless of whether they are climbing or not).
  • Shoes must be worn at all times while climbing (either climbing shoes or clean, indoor shoes).
  • Do not boulder above 12 feet (height of the bouldering wall). If bouldering on the 30 ft. wall, please ensure you are aware of the 12 ft. marking before your climb (no part of your body shall pass this mark).
  • No outside belay devices permitted. Only use the GriGri devices provided by the facility.

CLIMBING PIT ETIQUETTE

  • Maximum capacity of the Climbing Pit is 15 people, although this capacity can be lowered at the Rec Staff’s discretion based on the climbers’ ability to comply with the other regulations.
  • Under no circumstance shall anyone walk, sit, or be under anyone on the climbing wall at any time. It is also the climber’s responsibility to be aware and get anyone out from underneath before they descend.
  • The crash pad must be used at all times when bouldering. Do not sit or stand on the crash pad if someone is bouldering.
  • When on the climbing wall, keep a 5ft. distance from all other climbers.
  • No food or drink is permitted in the Climbing Pit. Please leave any water bottles on the ledge at the bottom of the stairs.
  • Report anything hazardous to staff.
     

 

 

Upcoming Activities

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