GYM TO ROCK
Looking to make the transition from indoor gym climbing to outdoor rock climbing?
You are in the right place!
Take A Course!
Climbing gyms create a safe and accessible atmosphere that is not found on the real rocks. Find an experienced climbing mentor to learn the skills necessary to climb outdoors. Read through our 'Important Outdoor Safety Considerations' below.
Learn the Area
Find a guidebook
Ask local climbers/gear shops/guides about safety or access considerations.
Research the difficulty, protection, hazards and rules of the area.
Know the local climbing ethics/rules and abide by them
These climbing areas exist because someone put in the time, money and hard work to develop the climbing, trails and gain approved access (ie. route developers, access groups, volunteers). Do your part to help keep these areas safe and open for everyone to enjoy. Support your local access coalition and get involved in the community events and clean ups. Report unsafe or concerning issues at the cliff to local guides and climbing organizations.
Outdoor Safety Considerations