Helping Everyone Climb
Don’t worry or be intimidated! The basics of climbing are quick and easy to learn.
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.
What to Bring
Bloc Garten is equipped with a filtered water dispensers, so bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated!
For Anyone, at Any Age
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!”
“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.”
“Great establishment! Very friendly, super clean, educated staff. High quality equipment. I had an absolutely blast here! I highly recommend it! Especially for beginners.”
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. We do recommend taking our Discover Climbing class to start which comes with two FREE weeks. Book Now
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!
A 5.Life bouldering gym in the Brewery District/German Village area of Columbus, Ohio! New sets Tuesdays.
Climbing | Training | Youth Programs
512 Maier Place
Columbus, OH 43215