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!

Be aware of wall closures today 4/11 through 4/14 due to a Collegiate Competition this Sunday. Please be aware that if you are competing this weekend, you are not allowed in facility until competition day. This competition is open to the public and businesses hours will remain the same. Stop by and hang out 😎

All routes will stay up next week in place of regular setting. Have fun trying these competition routes 😀

#blocgartencbus #climbingby5life #climb614

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Don`t miss out on the ultimate summer camp. Campers enjoy rock climbing and outdoor discovery in the Scioto Audubon Metro Park: nature walks, learning about critters, scavenger hunts, and obstacle courses!

Reserve your spot today and let the fun begin!
Link in Bio

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We need your help❗️ We still have spots to fill for our Collegiate Competition this weekend. The positions still available are:
⭐TR and Lead Belayers
⭐Rope Handler

Volunteers Receive
🎉3 Punch Passed
🥨Light Snacks
❤️A 20% off coupon
😎1 Raffle ticket to enter for a cash prize.

Link in bio to sign up 🤩

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Looking for a way to earn some extra cash on weekends or a few days a week? We are now looking for new team members to join the team at or bouldering gyms!

Please send resumes and a description of why you would like to join our team to schedule an interview.
✉️ micaela@5.life

#blocgartnecbus #climbingby5life #climb614

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🔩Excuse our mess today and tomorrow while we upgrade the comp wall😍 You might see some wall closures while we are working on this project. ...

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Easter is this Sunday March 31st 🌷 We will be closed so our team members can enjoy the day with their loved ones. We can`t wait to see you on Monday 🌼

#climbblocgarten #boulder614 #ohioclimbs

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Saturday March 30th we will hold our annual Easter Egg Hunt 🤩 Visit any of our facilities to stumble upon eggs filled with candy and various prizes ❤️

#brewerydistrict #climbingby5life #climbblocgarten

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Volunteer for a USA Climbing Collegiate Competition on April 13th & 14th. Volunteer at Vertical Adventures or Bloc Garten.

You will receive:
⭐️ 3 Punch passes (could be used at any 5.life gym)
⭐️ Coffee and a light breakfast
⭐️ Water and bars during the competition
⭐️ 20% off coupon
⭐️ 1 raffle ticket to enter for a cash prize (if you volunteer both days double it!)

Volunteer for both days and receive double!

Register here to volunteer: https://bit.ly/2024collegiate

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😎Looking for extra cash this summer?😎

We are now hiring seasonal summer camp counselors! Come join our team and help foster the next generation of climbers!

Please email all resumes and a brief description of why you would like to join the team to ✉ aidan@5.life.

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Whether Valentines is a night out with friends or date night with your partner, we would LOVE to have you on Valentines Day to celebrate ❤️ We will have BOGO passes all day and partner boulders throughout the facility for a fun new challenge 🩷

#blocgartnecbus ##brewerydistrict #climb614

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We can`t believe it 😱 Vertical Adventures is turning the big 30🥳 We are celebrating by turning back the time to 1994 with original pricing. $9 Day passes all day long and $3 rentals. We are excited to celebrate with some 90`s jams 🎧

#boulder614 #brewerydistrict #climbblocgarten

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