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

Climb Nittany 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!

We are closed on Monday, Memorial Day. Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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Celebrate Mother's day with us! Mom's get a FREE day pass to climb with us. Pot a flower for your mom while supplies last. Celebrate with us Sunday, May 14th all day.

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If you're up for a challenge, bring your headlamps and try out our rock climbing in the dark! Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience – come and shuffle to the beat while testing your climbing skills in the dark.

Our house music dance event will feature a lineup of top-notch local DJs who will keep the evening going with their high-energy sets. There will be a dance instructor that will teach a few shuffling steps at 10pm.

See you there! 🕺🧗‍♂️🍻

#climbblocgarten #ohioclimbs #brewerydistrict #cbusshuffle

☀️🧗‍♂️ $180 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 June 15th. Link in bio.

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

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🤘25% off the Whittier Package🤘
Take advantage of the wonderful weather and make sure you are fully equipped for the outdoor climbing season!

Pressed for time? Don't forget about The Whittier Wall at Scioto Audubon Metro Park! Our Whittier Wall package includes a 40m rope, a leash, and two locking carabiners of your choice. Stop by the climbing gym to gear up today!!🌻

*off only applies to select ropes

Bloc Garten is turning 2! Come help us celebrate with $9 day passes, cake AND we are raffling off a pair of climbing shoes of your choice🤩

#blocgartencbus #happybirthday #climbingisfun

RAIN DELAY ☔️ Reel Rock showing has been postponed to May 5th due to rain.

Show starts at 8:30pm. See you there!

Come learn about the different types of ropes, leashes, and carabiners at our upcoming free retail clinic. Get prepared for the outdoor season with us on May 3rd at 6:30pm.

#blocgarten #bouldering #cbus #columbusohio #climbinggym

New Class drop! 🧗
Are you ready to level up your climbing game? Join our Develop V3 class and crush those boulders like a pro!
Climbers will work on precision footwork, techniques for hand placement, and learning how to succesfully sequence read boulders. The class is on May 12th from 7:00p-9:00p. Sign up today!
Link in bio.

Duration: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Comfortable on V2 and below.
Cost: $75 dollars for members, $115 for non-members.
Includes: Instruction, equipment , and day pass to the gym.

‼️We are very excited to announce the next round of Adult Boulder League on April 20th. This is a great way to crush those 2023 spring goals while making new connections with the supportive 5.Life community. Solve those projects with a team and don’t get stuck figuring out beta alone.
Top 3 team prizes

🤙1st place: Cash prize of $400, spotlight on Bloc Garten’s Instagram page, and plaque with team name displayed in Bloc Garten’s gym

🙌2nd place: Chalk buckets for all team members

🤘3rd place: Chalk brush and friction labs chalk for all team members
We will be celebrating the end of this season and announcing team winners on June 22nd! Check the link in our bio for full details including rules for entry, scoring, team requirements, and a link to sign up. If you have any additional questions you can email us at rob@5.life. PSSSaaaaAAAATTTTTTT! 💥🧗‍♂️

#blocgarten #blocabl #boulderingleague #boulderinggym #columbusohio #cbus #ohioclimbs

🌎Earth Day🌍 Use zero emissions to climb with us on Earth day and save! We are right off the bike path and so easy to get to via the trail.

Non-members get a FREE day pass and members get an extra 10% off our pro shop. Climb with us Saturday, April 22.

#blocgarten #cbus #earthday #bikecbus #cyclinglife #columbusohio #boulderinggym

25% off guidebooks! All April guidebooks are on sale. Prepare for outdoor season by getting a guidebook to your favorite crag.

#blocgarten #columbusohio #guidebooks #climbinggym #ohioclimbs

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