COVID-19

TO OUR INCREDIBLE CLIMBING COMMUNITY

We cannot express how devastating it is for us to have to close our doors to all of you. While we know this is only temporary, we understand how important climbing is to your life because it means everything to us. Closing our doors has absolutely broken our hearts and we can’t wait for the day we can reopen and climb with all of you again.

We cannot thank you all enough for supporting us for over 21 years.

Because of all of you, we are able to provide accessible and inclusive locations where our communities can come together to share our passion for the sport together. Our amazing staff have had an incredible opportunity to introduce so many people to the sport while helping others develop and continue their life-long climbing journey. All because of you.

Thank you so much for all you have given us.

What you can do to help

In the past two (2) weeks since we’ve had to close our gyms, we have received an outpouring of support from not only members, but members of our community and we cannot thank everyone enough for all of the kind words and even offers of financial assistance.

As a company, this has been overwhelming. By supporting us through this crisis, you are ensuring that our community will have gyms to come back to and our staff have jobs to return to. Please remember you are under no obligation to support us, but if you are looking for a way to do so, we cannot thank you enough and have a few options to make the process simple:

Sign the petition

The simplest thing you can do is to support, sign, and share this petition to include climbing gyms in emergency stimulus funding.

We are grateful Congress extended funds through expanded Small Business Administration (SBA) loans and grants within the most recent Senate proposal. We are deeply concerned, however, that the definitions put forth in this critical legislation do not expressly incorporate fitness and recreational facilities, including businesses such as climbing gyms, and that more relief measures will be needed.

Learn more about this petition and sign it using the link below.

Support us financially

Until MIDNIGHT on TUESDAY, MARCH 31, we will be offering a five (5) pack of climbing passes for $65. These passes never expire, include gear rental and can be shared with friends and family.

We’re also continuing to offer our two (2) month membership special across all locations until the end of the month and extending the start date to the day that we reopen so if you want to extend a current membership or start up a membership as soon as we open our doors, this option is ideal for you.

Finally, electronic gift cards never expire and can be used on membership, services, and retail when we open. If none of the set options work for you, please consider this option.

Use the following links and thank you again for supporting us through this difficult time.

ROCK SPOT MEMBERS

As part of the Rock Spot Climbing family, you are the center of our community which is why we will be taking proactive measures so YOU DO NOT NEED TO TAKE ANY ACTION. If you are an Electronic Billing Member (EBM), we have automatically frozen your account and will prorate your membership dues when we reopen based on the amount of time we are closed. If you are a Pre-Paid Member, we will extend your end date based on the length of the closure.

We are deeply touched and overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from members who have expressed interest in supporting the company financially during this difficult time. We remind everyone that no one is under any obligation to do this, but if you are interested in any specific options through your membership, please click here.

Update on the situation.

If this closure is new information to you, due to current events and to help protect our community we are closing all Rock Spot Climbing locations, effective immediately. We are unsure for how long this temporary closure will be, but we will continue to monitor this situation as it develops and will keep our website updated with the most current information.

Again, this was the hardest decision we have faced in over 21 years serving the climbing community.

We are proud to have provided hundreds of thousands of climbers with quality indoor rock climbing for all ages and abilities since we opened in 1998. We know that climbing is a very important part of your lives and we look forward to reopening as soon as possible to climb with all of you again.

If you have special circumstances, please email us at questions@rockspotclimbing.com

Please pay attention to the guidance you hear from your local and regional authorities. Take good care of yourselves, and we will see you when we reopen.

With our best wishes and appreciation,
The staff, management and owners of Rock Spot Climbing

KEEP THE STOKE HIGH

We’re all starting to get a little stir crazy from having to stay in our homes so we’ve partnered with both the folks at Venga Climbing, and one of our yoga instructors at our South Boston location, Courtney Dutra to provide two (2) fun options for the community:

Our friends over at Venga are going to be starting up a fun and FREE HANGBOARD LEAGUE on their app for android and iOS devices and Courtney will be providing FREE YOGA CLASSES through a service called ZOOM EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY NIGHT at 6pm!

Use the links below to register or learn more about these incredible FREE services.

UPDATE: Another community member, Regina is extending an invitation to the entire community to join her in a fun, social media challenge to help keep everyone active and motivated during the shutdown. She’s calling it the #COVID100challenge and we recommend you learn more and participate using the link below.

CHECK OUT OUR BLOGS

If you’re looking for some fun reading, we recommend checking out our climbing blog. We have an article that focuses on the local climbing area, Lincoln Woods in Rhode Island and while we remind everyone to socially distance themselves, this is a great opportunity to learn more so that when we’re clear to come together you’ll have all the info you need to climb at this local treasure. Also, we break down the current news that the 2020 Olympics have been postponed along with sport climbing’s debut.