Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions:

When is “open climb” time? Do I need to call ahead to come in? “Open climb” is anytime BRG is open! You do not need to schedule coming in beforehand. Please keep in mind that all climbers will need waivers and those under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. This can be done online.

I’ve never climbed before. Will there be someone to show me how? BRG is perfect for all abilities, even if you’ve never climbed before. Staff at BRG will help show you how to put your harness on correctly and how to use our equipment (auto-belays). You do not need any previous knowledge!

Are there classes for beginners? Yes! We’d love to help you get started with our Gym Intro class. It even comes with a free week of membership to practice what you’ve learned!

Is there a minimum age for climbers? While we pride ourselves on being a family-friendly business, kinesthetic awareness can be hit or miss at early ages – and we like to avoid bumped heads! If your child is under age 5, please call us at 541-388-6764 before coming by.

Do I need my own gear? We rent everything you need on site! If you’re looking to purchase, REI has some great information on what to buy. For shop locations, Mountain Supply and Redpoint Climbers Supply are fantastic local options with knowledgeable staff.

Can I wear my own shoes? As long as they’re climbing shoes, absolutely!

What should I wear? Comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict movement but isn’t loose enough to get caught. (Longer shorts are much more comfortable with harnesses!)

Should I wear socks with my [rental] shoes? Up to you! Our shoes are disinfected between each use.

Do I need a partner? Nope! We have auto-belays and bouldering walls for solo use.

Do you sell snacks and drinks? Yes, we have a selection of both.

What types of adult classes do you offer? See here for a full list of classes.

Are there youth classes or summer camps? Yes! See here for youth programs

Can I bring in a group? Yes, but please call us first! See our group page for more information.

Do you offer any discounts? We have a locals’ night pass for $12 (youth / student/ senior) or $14 (adult). See here for more information on pricing.

Can I drop my kids off at your facility? Adult supervision is always required for those under 14 years of age. We need your help to make sure that we can maintain a safe and controlled environment for your children!

Where are you located? See here. Feel free to give us a call at (541) 388-6764 with any questions. There are lots of things to do in lovely Central Oregon, check out www.visitbend.com for more ideas.