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. 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!

Bloc Garten is partnering with @theroichess for our first Chess `n` Climb event ♟🧗

The Royal Oak Initiative will have multipul chess boards set up to learn and play chess. Starting at 6pm we will have hidden chess pieces on our wall to win prizes 🤩

Strategic moves and thrilling ascents await! Let`s test our minds on the chessboard and conquer the walls with our strength and agility! 💪

#brewerydistrict #lifeincbus #climb614

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🌟FREE CLIMBING🌟 August 19th 2pm-4pm.

Haven`t checked us out yet? Need to get the kiddos out of the house? Join us for free climbing, face painting, obstacle course, pie the coaches, snacks and more circus fun!

#climb614 #brewerydistrict #cbusmetropark

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8.19.23 Global Climbing Day

$14 day passes for all climbers 🤩

#GlobalClimbingday #blocgartenboulders #ohioclimbs

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Resolve Physio will be giving free consultations August 15th 6pm-8pm. Don`t ignore those aches and pains! Come by and see what @resolvephysio can do for you.

#climbingby5life #climb614 #blocgartencbus

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🤝Monday Night Meetup🤝
Searching for a climbing partner? Meet new climbers and earn prizes at our Monday Night Meetups. Climbing is always more fun together. Meet your next climbing partner Monday, July 3rd, 7-9pm.
#blocgarten #bouldering #columbusmeetup

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🧗Calling all climbers! Ready to conquer that first major plateau? Sign up for Develop V3 and level up your climbing game!

Develop precision footwork, master hand positions, and learn effective sequencing techniques to boost your success on the wall!

Improve your balance, stability, and efficiency with precise foot placements.

Discover the secrets of optimal hand positions, from crimps to slopers, pinches to pockets.

Unlock the art of sequencing and problem-solving, breaking down routes into manageable moves for maximum success.

Don`t miss out! This class will empower you to overcome that plateau and reach new heights! 🌄

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#614bouldering #blocgartenboulders #climbingby5life

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We are closed Monday July 3rd due to Red, White and Boom 🥳We apologize for any inconvenience. Enjoy the festivities!

#blocgartenboulders #climbingby5.life

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In observance of this holiday will be closed on July 4th to allow our team to enjoy the festivities with their families and friends.

#boulder614 #brewerydistrict #climbblocgarten

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Roof Construction has begun!!! 🚧

The day has finally come that the roof gets repaired and hopefully our leaks and buckets days are behind us.

There will be partial wall closures and noise until 5pm all week. We are open but please excuse or mess as we navigate dual construction with next door.

Who’s excited??? We are 🙌

#blocgartencbus #614climbing #climbingby5life

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📣 Shout out to Andrew Lang! 🙌

Big thanks to Andrew Lang for donating 160 lbs of weights to Bloc Garten`s fitness area! 💪 Your generosity is making a huge impact on our members` workouts. We appreciate your support and dedication to promoting a healthy community. 🌟

#bouldergym #ohioclimbs #climbingby5life

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The results are in 🤩 Congratulations to the 150 Boys for first place and a whopping 45600 points!

Thank you to everyone who participated this round 💪

Be on the look out for the start of the next Bouldering League session.

#blocgartencbus #climbingby5life #614bouldering

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Thank you for all of you that participated in this season of the Adult Bouldering league! You all freakin` rocked it (pun very much intended 😂) Join us tomorrow at 6pm for the winners to be announced and to have a celebration of your accomplishments. Beer, snacks, and prizes!! See you there! ...

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