Now Enrolling Youth Classes

Helping everyone climb

Helping everyone climb

Plan Your Visit

Bloc Garten is about two things: rock climbing and community. Building relationships, teaching, learning, and having a good time in a supportive environment, are important to us. We are a bouldering gym for climbers of all abilities. Our facility includes a bouldering area with overhung and slab climbs, seven world cup climbing bays, Grasshopper and Kilter training boards, and a dedicated fitness area. 


Save Time & Money

First-Time Visitors: Save time and get FREE rental gear by completing your waiver and orientation video online.  

Take a class

Discover the indoor sport of climbing. We are here to help you through the first steps of your 5.Life journey.

*After Prepaid term ends membership automatically converts to monthly EFT until terminated or frozen

* Family Membership = up to 2 individuals and their dependent children under 23

Member Benefits

One membership to rule them all—Unlimited climbing at all locations

Bottomless first-time guest passes

15% Discount in Pro Shop

Discounted programming: classes, clinics, youth clubs, and camps

Free Yoga and Member Clinics

Extra climb time and member appreciation events

One free guest pass per month

Referral Program: For every 5 people you refer to sign up for a membership, you receive a free month of membership

Have additional membership questions? Contact us

$1 For Access

Dollar for Access is our in-house initiative to help provide and preserve access to climbing (both indoors and out) for all.

Off Peak Memberships

Sign up for a monthly auto pay off peak hour membership today to enjoy unlimited access to our facilities during off peak hours.

Off peak hour memberships can be used to check in at any of our facilities before 4pm Monday-Friday and after 4pm Saturday and Sunday.Off peak hour members can purchase a day pass for $12 during peak hours.

$39 Initiation Fee

$45 for each Individual


Open Door Membership or Add-on

Paying for gym access is a burden to some, and can prevent people from participating in climbing. We believe climbing is for everyone. We want everyone to be welcome at 5.Life, regardless of their ability to pay. This is why we have created our Open Door Membership. With our Open Door Membership, we simply ask “what can you afford”? Click the Open Door Membership button to apply for access. 

For existing members, we graciously ask you to consider adding a monthly add-on to your recurring membership to support our Open Door Membership. Click the Open Door Add-On to support access to Open Door Memberships.

climber bouldering at bloc garten

Community Rock Climbing Days

Climbing is for everyone. We are offering specially designated days to encourage connection and diversity as well as making climbing more accessible.

$9 day passes with rental gear included for individuals who identify on applicable community rock climbing days.

woman climbing at bloc garten

Climbing Community Groups & Gym Calendar

Climbing is a community that extends past the gym. Build new friendships and learn new skills by taking a class or joining a community group. Take your climbing from the gym to the crag and learn about climbing areas near you. Become a steward of our beloved climbing areas and join a crag clean-up.

Public Hours
Tuesday – Friday 12 PM – 10 PM
Saturday – Sunday 9 AM – 6 PM
Special Holiday Hours apply, see Facebook for details

Bloc Garten
512 Maier Place | Columbus, OH 43215
614 929-6277

😍25% off Hardgear😍 All February long, get 25% off on all hardgear. Make sure to stock up before your next trip! Stop by the gym today.

*In-stock items only
*No stacking of discounts
*No returns on Hardgear

#blocgarten #columbusohio #sale #climbinggyms #climbtrainrepeat

Bouldering League teams can now climb on Wednesdays or Thursdays from 5pm-9pm. You can only compete on one day a week and your check in or scorecard would provide a record of this.

Bonus points are available for teams weekly! Each team can earn bonus points by posting a picture of their team competing that week.

🤙Each team can post once a week
🤙 Each Team can earn a maximum of 50 points per week
🤙 Must hashtag your team name
🤙 Must tag @blocgartencbus and @climbingby5.life

#blocgarten #blocabl #climbingby5life #boulderingleague #columbusohio

🚨Bouldering League starts this week! Sign up and get a free shirt to crush in.

Will your name be next on the Bouldering League Champion plaque? The first night of the Adult Bouldering League is this THURSDAY at Bloc Garten from 5pm-9pm! Teams still have time to sign up. Come out and compete against other pebble wrestlers to find out who has what it takes to get a spot on the wall. Link in bio.

#blocgarten #columbusohio #blocABL #climbinggyms #boulderingleague

Dynamic climbing vs static climbing... The age-old question. The truth is that a well-rounded and efficient climber needs the ability to do both. This 90min clinic will go in-depth on static and dynamic climbing techniques and how to train for them. Sign up for the clinic Wednesday, January 18 6:30-8pm. Only 5 spots left! Link in bio.

#blocgarten #columbusohio #climbinggyms #ohioclimbs #ohioclimbing

⚠️Unfortunately our lot was not plowed last night 🙁 We will be closed today. Have a happy holiday and we will see you Monday! ...

Due to the weather, we are closed today. Stay safe, everyone!

If you are still looking for gifts, don't forget about Bonus Bucks😍 You can purchase gift cards online. Give the gift of climbing this year! Link in bio

#blocgarten #columbusohio #ohioclimbs


614 929-6277
512 Maier Place
Columbus, OH 43215

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Monday - Friday  12 PM - 10 PM
Saturday - Sunday 9 AM - 6 PM