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. 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!

🎤 Did you know we host Don’t Tell Comedy events at Bloc Garten? Join us this Saturday, the 22nd for an evening of laughter and entertainment unlike any other. Don’t miss out—reserve your seats now and bring your friends along for a memorable night! BYOB🍻
Use code BLOC5 for $5 off your ticket

Visit www.donttellcomedy.com to reserve your spot!

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Happy Father`s Day to all the amazing dads out there! 🎉 Treat your dad to a day of fun at Bloc Garten! Enjoy FREE day passes for dad and a after climb beer on us. Cheers to all the dads who rock our world! 🍻

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Yoga is now available at Bloc Garten 🥳 Join Sarah every other Sunday at 7am for a curated climber yoga session, all experience levels are welcome. Our first session is this Sunday June 16th 🤗

Visit our website or link in bio to secure your spot!

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🌟 Summer Camp is in Full Swing at Bloc Garten! 🌟

Check out our awesome climbers having a blast during Space Odyssey week at our rock climbing camp! 🚀🪐

We still have spots available for more summer fun. Don`t miss out on an unforgettable adventure! 🌞🧗‍♂️


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Spray Wall is BACK 😍 Enjoy this fresh spray wall. Stay tuned for Stokt to update to start setting epic routes 👊

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Dynamic Flow Acupuncture will be giving free consultations June 6, 7pm-8:30pm. Don`t ignore those aches and pains! Come by and see what @dynamicflowacu can do for you.

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Special Offer: Enjoy 50% Off Our Discover Fundamentals Class!🧗‍♂️

Discover the joys and challenges of climbing at Bloc Garten. Our progressive programming model is designed to mentor your climbing journey from your first visit to your next big project. Take your fitness and climbing to new heights with us!

Promo Code: Discover50

Never climbed before? Join our Discover Fundamentals class and get a firm grip on the basics in this fun community class. Now at an unbeatable 50% off!

Stay tuned for exciting new class announcements as we continue to roll out our innovative, progressive programming!

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Just a reminder that we are closed on this coming Monday- Memorial Day- to spend extra time outside and with our friends and family. We hope you do the same!

Photo Credit: @sully.sends

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🎉 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! 🇺🇸

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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.


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