First Time Visitor
Whether you’re new to climbing or just new to Hangar 18 we’re here to make sure you have the best experience possible! The information below will help you understand more about what type of climbing would work best for you and how you can prepare for a day full of adventure.
Regardless of what type of climbing you choose to participate in climbing is an inherently dangerous sport so all first-time visitors must complete a Release of Liability Waiver and an Orientation Confirmation which are found below. Please complete these documents for all participants and spectators in your party prior to booking your Introductory Class.
1. Hangar 18 Release of Liability Waiver
The Release of Liability waiver will go over some of the risks associated with climbing at any Hangar 18 facility. Minors must have this document completed by their parent or court appointed legal guardian, no exceptions. Please read the document fully prior to signing. If you have any questions regarding this waiver please feel free to contact us.
2. Hangar 18 Orientation Confirmation
The Orientation Confirmation begins with a video which address the different types of climbing found throughout Hangar 18. The video must be viewed in its entirety prior to completing the Orientation Confirmation. Once the video is completed, the Orientation Confirmation will automatically appear to be completed and again minors must have this document completed by a parent or court appointed guardian, no exceptions. will Please note that not all types of climbing are available at each location. To view a list of which types of climbing are available at your selected location go to the location’s homepage.
3. Book an Intro Class
Now that you have completed your Waiver and Orientation you can book an Introductory Class below. Classes are booked on a first come first serve basis.
Intro to Rock Climbing Class
Our Intro to Rock Climbing Class is a great way for climbers of almost any age to get into climbing. Our instructors will provide you with the basic knowledge you will need to have a great first day at Hangar 18. This 1-hour class will teach you all of the basic skills needed to climb on ropes at any of our facilities. The class includes basic knot tying, putting on gear, and belaying skills. Please note participants must be 14 or older to learn to belay (hold the ropes for the climber). We recommend climbers be at least 5 years old but we do accept climbers as young as 24 months. Once you have passed the class you will be ready to climb any top-rope climb in our facilities. The best part of all is that no previous experience is necessary!
Intro to Bouldering Class
Our Intro to Bouldering Class is a great way to learn one of the more advanced disciplines of climbing, bouldering. Recommended for climbers looking to get into the more difficult and advanced aspects of climbing, this 30 minute class will teach you all of the basic skills needed to boulder at any of our facilities. Due to the nature of bouldering we recommend this only for ages 11 and up but do accept climbers 6 years or older. Once you have passed the class you will be bouldering certified at Hangar 18 and will be able to boulder at any of our facilities. The best part of all is that no previous experience is necessary!