Helping Everyone Climb

Don’t worry or be intimidated! The basics of climbing are quick and easy to learn.

Discover Climbing 

Don’t worry or be intimidated! The basics of climbing are quick and easy to learn. Designed for people with little or no climbing experience, this 90-minute course teaches the skills needed to climb independently at our facility and is a great first-time climbing experience.


Discover Climbing

Sign a Waiver

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

What to Bring

Bloc Garten is equipped with a filtered water dispensers, so bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated! 


Take a Class

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

For Anyone, at Any Age

No matter your age, lifestyle or fitness level rock climbing is for everyone.
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Active Adult Climber
Woman Climbing at Bloc Garten

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our guests do the talking!

“Great bouldering gym that has never been too busy whenever I have gone. Great routes! I am always challenged and leave feeling exhausted. Love it!”

Brett Whittington

“It was such a great experience! Signed up for a fundamental class since my boyfriend and I had zero experience. Everyone was super friendly and helpful. Zach our instructor was very patient and super encouraging. Overall it was super fun and a great workout. I would totally recommend others to check this place out.”

Dina Cardona

“Great establishment! Very friendly, super clean, educated staff. High quality equipment. I had an absolutely blast here! I highly recommend it! Especially for beginners.”

Phillip Simpson

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s my first time, what do I need to do?

Save time and get FREE rental gear by completing your waiver and orientation video online.  

EVERYONE entering our facility is required to sign a waiver and complete a brief orientation. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver for them and watch the orientation video. Supervision guidelines apply to all youth climbers. Waiver

Do I need to take a class or make a reservation to climb at your facility?

Walk-ins welcome. Supervision guidelines do apply, see question below regarding kids climbing in facility. 

Can kids climb at Bloc Garten?

Under 18 years old
A parent or legal guardian must sign a waiver and watch the orientation video.

Under 14 years old
Not permitted to belay (hold the rope)

Use of the Auto-Belay Machines (a device that holds the rope), requires an adult who has completed the Auto-Belay Orientation to double-check the climber before every climb.

Must follow these supervision guidelines:

4 years and under can climb within arm’s length of their supervising adult. Each adult can only supervise two children this young at a time.

5-7 years old can climb under direct supervision (can see and hear them at all times) of an adult. Each adult can only supervise two children this young at a time.

8-14 years old can climb under direct supervision (can see and hear them at all times) of an adult. Each adult can only supervise three children this young at a time.

Alternately, we offer youth classes check, them out here.

What kind of climbing do you offer?

We have bouldering which is climbing on shorter walls with no rope and lots of padding.

What is good gym etiquette?

We’re so glad you asked! Climbing is dangerous, so you must always be aware of your surroundings while in the facility. Keep space between climbers, don’t walk between an active belayer (person holding rope) and their partner, and don’t hold ropes if you have not passed a proficiency to use them. When bouldering, stay off the mats until you’re ready to climb, down climb a few holds when possible to avoid jumping from height, and if you fall hug your arms to your chest, land on your feet, and roll onto your back to disperse the force. See our orientation video for more information!

🎉 Special Event Announcement! 🇺🇸

📅 Date: May 26th
📍 Location: All 5.Life Facilities
⏰ Time: All Day
🧗🏼‍♀️ Gear: Rental gear will be provided at no cost

In honor of Memorial Day, we are offering FREE CLIMBING for all veterans and active duty military personnel! 🧗‍♂️

Whether you`re a seasoned climber or new to the sport, this is a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself and enjoy our climbing facilities. Bring your family and friends to cheer you on!

Let`s celebrate and show our appreciation for our heroes! We can`t wait to see you there! 🇺🇸

#Veterans #ActiveDutyMilitary #FreeClimbing #MemorialDay #ClimbOn #ThankYouForYourService #CommunityEvent #ClimbingGymName


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☀️😎Summer Camp spots still open at Bloc Garten! Don’t freak out finding a cool summer camp. Rock climbing camp is sure to hook your child’s interest and give them fun summer memories. Enroll now.


#summercamp #climbingcamp #columbusclimbs #kidswhoclimb #columbusmoms

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🇺🇸 We will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. Our deepest gratitude to all those who have served.
#memorialday #veterans #service #memorialdayweekend

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💪Climbing Clinic💪 Mentor your climbing with our upcoming clinic on Feb 15 6:30-7:30 pm. We will go in-depth on flagging, smearing, and heel hooking techniques. Practicing your footwork leads to more controlled movement on the wall and more confidence in each foothold you use. Sign up to save your spot today.

Clinic includes an all day, day pass with equipment.


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🧗‍♀️ Celebrate Mom with Adventure! 🧗‍♀️ $14 day passes for all moms this Mother`s Day! Climb with us and enjoy complimentary mimosas afterwards! 🥂

#blocgartencbus #brewerydistrict #climb614

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Can you believe it, Bloc Garten is turning 3 🥳 We will be celebrating with a headlamp bouldering party Friday May 10th 9pm-11pm🤩

We will have Cake, music and plenty of glow sticks. Bring your headlamp and a few friends for an epic climbing session.

#climbingby5life #brewerydistrict #climb614 #blocgartencbus

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☀️🧗‍♂️ $200 Summer Membership Sale ☀️🧗‍♂️

Branch out from your typical workout. Discover a community where you belong. Sign up for a membership that lasts all summer long. Take advantage of this deal today! Offer ends May 10th.


*Restrictions for offer eligibility apply. Offer only valid to new members or prior memberships terminated before April 30th.

#blocgarten#ohioclimbs #climbinggym #climbingby5life #climbingwithbenefits #summersale

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EARLY CLOSURE ALERT🔔 We will be closing early Sunday May 5th at 4:30pm due to an all-team member meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience 🫶


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🚧Please excuse our mess while we fix the Kilterboard flooring. Stay tuned for updates!

#blocgartencbus #climbingby5life #climb614

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🧗‍♀️SummerCamp! 🧗‍♂️

Our young climbers are scaling new heights indoors today! 🏞🌟 Check out the action-packed highlights:

🧗‍♂️ Scaling walls with confidence
🤝 Teamwork & support
💪 Building strength
😁 Non-stop smiles

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#climbwithfriends #havefunandclimb #climbingrocks

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THIS MONDAY 🌱Celebrate Earth Day by getting to the gym using zero emissions and we`ll reward you with a FREE day pass (non-members) and an extra 10% off (members).

#brewerydistrict #climb614 #audobaunpark

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Be aware of wall closures today 4/11 through 4/14 due to a Collegiate Competition this Sunday. Please be aware that if you are competing this weekend, you are not allowed in facility until competition day. This competition is open to the public and businesses hours will remain the same. Stop by and hang out 😎

All routes will stay up next week in place of regular setting. Have fun trying these competition routes 😀

#blocgartencbus #climbingby5life #climb614

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