- It’s my first time… HELP!
- We got you!
- What are your hours?
- We’re open Mon-Fri: 10am – 10pm and Sat/Sun: 9am – 8pm.
- Do I need a waiver even though I’m not climbing?
- Yes. Even if you are not climbing, you must have a waiver filled out. Waivers can be found here.
- What should I wear?
- Rock climbing is a physical activity which requires complete freedom of movement. Clothing should fit closely, but stretch and allow freedom of movement. Hiking and yoga apparel are generally ideal, but most fitness apparel will suffice.
- Do you have climbing for beginners?
- Tons of it! We love introducing new vertical adventurers to our sport, so we’ve purposefully created an inclusive space that welcomes and celebrates climbers of all experience and ability levels. Our bouldering and rope climbing areas all feature a wide assortments of routes that are all mixed together so climbers of all abilities can socialize and share beta. There’s no need to be shy because good climbers recognize that everyone is a beginner at some point, and no matter how good we get there is always something more to learn.
- I don’t really want to climb, but my friend/daughter/boyfriend/wife/dog/etc. wants to. Is there anything else I can do while I’m there?
- Don’t sweat it! Our facility offers more than just climbing (although it’s totally fun and you should def try it). We offer yoga classes everyday, we have a lounge area with free wifi AND coffee; as well as, a weights area, all INCLUDED in the day pass!
What’s the difference between bouldering and top rope cimbing?
Bouldering involves climbing on short walls without the use of ropes, harness, or a partner. When bouldering, every fall is a ground fall, but at ORIGIN all boulders are surrounded by specially designed cushioned flooring which absorbs the impact and helps prevent injury.
Top Rope climbing is partnered climbing on taller walls. Climbers wear harnesses, and are attached to one another with a rope that is anchored at the midpoint to the top of the wall. As one climber ascends, their partner uses a belay device to manage the rope slack and prevent falls. Though top rope climbing involves higher walls, more equipment, and requires training, when done properly it is among the safest ways to climb and involves virtually no impact.