Climbing With Kids

KIDS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT EDGEWORKS!

Our gyms are shared spaces for climbers of all ages, all sizes, and all abilities – from new climbers to fitness enthusiasts to elite/competitive climbers training for their next big goal or adventure.

Like adults, kids are expected to share the gym safely and respectfully with other climbers; a climbing gym is not a playground - even though it really looks like one to them!

Youth Policy

Here are some tips on how we can work together to create a safer experience for everyone:

RESERVATIONS MAY BE REQUIRED.
  • Groups of 5 or more youth (under 14) must be part of a staffed group event or youth program.
  • 1 adult cannot supervise more than 3 youth at a time.
  • We are unable to accommodate custom group events or birthday celebrations; cake and balloons are not allowed inside the facility.
FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH OUR GYM RULES.
  • If you’re unsure, the desk staff will be happy to go over the gym rules with you and your child.
BE A HELICOPTER PARENT. (In a good way!)
  • Parents must be actively engaged in supervising their children at all times.
  • Keep young children within arm’s reach at all times. Not only for their safety but doing so also makes other climbers feel more comfortable knowing that you’re aware and involved.
SET A GOOD EXAMPLE.
  • Be respectful of other climbers. If you bring an infant carrier/car seat, avoid setting it in potential fall zones and/or blocking access for other climbers.
GYM ETIQUETTE FOR PARENTS + KIDS:
  • Walk; running is never permitted.
  • Ropes are for climbing only; swinging, pulling or playing on ropes is strictly prohibited.
  • Avoid walking between climbers + belayers.
  • Do not touch anyone else’s gear and do not allow your children to do so.
  • Remove crying children from the climbing floor, and possibly the facility

Our staff may take additional precautions to ensure the safety and comfort of all gym users. If behavior is a problem, climbers will be asked to leave the gym for the day.