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.
youth climbing
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. We do recommend taking our Discover Climbing class to start which comes with two FREE weeks. Book Now

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!

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Giving thanks and taking a break! 🦃🍁We are closed for Thanksgiving. We are thankful for each and every one of you 🧡

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Thank you to those who served 💙 We will be doing Free Day Passes for Active Duty and Veterans all day on November 11th.

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✨Calling all Swifites✨ We will be holding a Taylor Swift day on November 18th. Join us for all day Tylor Swift fun.
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See you there 🫶

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👻 Dyno or Die Climbing Comp ☠️

Get ready to reach for the stars at our thrilling Dyno or Die competition! 🌟 Show us your most epic dynos and conquer the crux. Are you up for the challenge?

🤠Costume Contest
🎃Halloween Party
🍹Drinks and Snacks
Registration starts at 6 🔶Climbing 6:30-8:30🔶Awards at 9pm

Don`t miss the chance to prove your climbing skills! 🔥 Tag your climbing squad and let`s dyno! 💥

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🧗‍♂️🏆 Bouldering League Results! 🏆🧗‍♀️

Hey climbers! We`ve wrapped up another exciting week in our bouldering league, and the results are in! 🎉 Here are the current standings:


A big shoutout to all the participants! 🙌

👕 League Shirts Alert! 👕
Shirts are in and available for pick up tonight or Wednesday.

Let`s keep the momentum going, climbers! See you on the walls, and let`s continue to climb to new heights! 💪 #BoulderingLeague #ClimbOn #NoFOMO #blocgarten #blocabl #columbusohio #boulderingleague

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🧗‍♂️ Don`t miss out on the bouldering action! 🧗‍♀️

📆 It`s not too late! You still have today to register for the Bouldering League.

Don`t let FOMO get the best of you! Join us and conquer the walls! 🏞️

Register now: https://bit.ly/bgboulderleague

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🧗‍♂️📣 Exciting News! Bouldering League Update! 📣🧗‍♀️

📅 Registration Extended: You asked, we listened! Bouldering League registration is now open until September 26th! Don`t miss out on the fun. Sign up now!

⏰ Wednesday Climb Time Added: We`ve added Wednesday to our climb time schedule! That`s right, you can now climb on both Tuesday or Wednesday from 5-9 pm at Bloc Garten.

🚫 No Substitutions: Please note that we won`t be allowing substitutions for team members who can`t make it. Teams will have to work with the members present.

📊 Weekly Score Averaging: Scores will be averaged each week for the climbers who can attend. This ensures that everyone gets a fair shot, even if you can`t make it every week.

📉 Drop Your Lowest Score: Worried about an off week? No problem! We`ll drop your lowest week score from the calculations, so one bad day won`t ruin your chances.

👥 Teams of 2-4 Climbers: Gather your crew and form a team of 2-4 climbers. The more, the merrier!

👕 Shirts Coming Soon: Stay tuned for some awesome league shirts! Show off your bouldering pride in style.

🏞️ Where to Climb: Join us at Bloc Garten for an evening of climbing, challenges, and fun!

Spread the word, share the love, and let`s make this bouldering league season the best one yet! See you on the walls! 🧗‍♂️🧗‍♀️


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