Reopening

Thank you all so much for your patience and support during this difficult time.

Health and government officials in the states of Rhode Island & Massachusetts are entrusting fitness communities to reopen in a limited capacity to help businesses like ours provide our services.

The safety of our community is our top priority. We are all in this together and while we will eventually get back to climbing as we did before the pandemic, we must all do our part now to help each other manage the risk from this virus.

The following protocols were developed to adhere to the guidelines developed by Rhode Island & Massachusetts health and government officials and will allow all of us to climb together. For the safety of our staff and community, we ask that you read and comply fully with these protocols as they are required to use our facilities during this initial opening phase.

ALL locations OPEN to ALL CLIMBERS

Climbers must agree to follow all of our protocols to ensure the safety of our community from the pandemic. Each location will have a set capacity limit set by health & government officials. Gym volume can always be checked by either visiting the homepage or selecting the gym below to access a capacity widget. For this purpose, we ask all climbers and guests to check out at the front desk before leaving the gym.

As changes occur, we will keep these protocols up to date and there is no guarantee that we will remain open. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented time and look forward to climbing with you all again.

Upcoming mask policy update

Last week, the CDC updated their guidelines to allow for fully vaccinated individuals to be without masks inside and outside. The state of RI will move to update their mask policies to reflect this change on Tuesday, May 18th and the state of MA on Saturday, May 29th.

We are excited that this is a step towards getting back to normal operations and life for most of our staff and climbers but we also recognize that many of our climbers, including our youth program members are not able to receive vaccines at this time.

Because of this, we have decided our current policy that all customers and staff must remain masked will remain in place until June 18th which is the final day of the current youth program session. This portion of our community signed up with our current policies in place and we want to offer them a consistent experience throughout their session. It also allows time for our states to increase their vaccination rates and for current infection rates to drop within the wider communities. This will also allow time for staff and customers who have recently received their shots to reach the point of being fully vaccinated.

During this time we will continue to collect feedback from staff and community members as we prepare our policies for the summer and beyond. These updates will be released prior to June 18 and will not begin until Saturday, June 19.

Current gym status

Temporary Policies

Walk-ins, capacity limits, and checking out

ALL location OPEN to ALL CLIMBERS!

All climbers & guests must agree to follow all of our protocols to ensure the safety of our community from the pandemic. Each location will have a set capacity limit set by health & government officials. Gym volume can always be checked by either visiting the homepage or selecting the gym below to access a capacity widget. For this purpose, we ask all climbers and guests to check out at the front desk before leaving the gym.

Night Owl Climbing is BACK across ALL locations!

Enjoy discounted climbing starting at 9PM across ALL LOCATION EVERY DAY. This promotion is a great opportunity to give the sport a try or to get a quick climb in at the end of the day when the gym is quieter. As always, no appointment, gear, or experience is required with our professional staff to get you climbing on our walls in minutes. Please review and follow all of our temporary safety policies below to help our staff manage everyone’s risk.

Current Night Owl rates:

  • South Boston: $15
  • All other locations: $12

Groups and small events

With the successful opening of our locations, we have received many requests to host group events. While we are opening our facilities to organizers, the safety of our staff and community remain our primary concern so we are limiting group sizes per location.

Online bookings have been closed and event management will be done with personal care from our local Gym & Program Managers. Group sizes will be reviewed and all bookings will be designed with our community’s safety as the highest priority.

We urge group organizers to heavily consider their maximum group size before planning any event. DO NOT EXCEED group size limits set by local health and government official.

For more information, or to inquire with a local team member about your group, please use the link below.

Temporary Hours

ALL locations are OPEN FOR CLIMBING!

South Boston: MON-FRI 6:30AM-11PM | SAT & SUN 8AM-11PM
Boston-Dedham: EVERYDAY 10AM-11PM
Lincoln, RI: EVERYDAY 9AM-11PM
Providence, RI: EVERYDAY 10AM – 11PM | 8AM OPENING TUE & THU
Peace Dale, RI: EVERYDAY 8AM-11PM

Checking In

When you arrive please put on your mask before entering and proceed to the front desk to check in. If there are others checking in at the same time please line up on the marked spaces to maintain 6 feet of distance between customers and staff.

You will be asked a few screening questions to confirm that you have not been experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms in the past 72 hours and given the opportunity to sanitize your hands before entering the gym. You will also receive a card that you will leave in your cubby to mark it as used and let the staff know that it requires cleaning when you leave. 

Covid-19 Symptoms

Please review the following graphic from the state of Rhode Island or use the self diagnostic tool from the state of Massachusetts using the link below.

Clean Your Hands

One of the best ways you can protect yourself and others from any possible contamination is to regularly sanitize your hands throughout your visit. This can be done by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using a hand sanitizer. All climbers are required to sanitize their hands before and after every climbing session. We also suggest that you sanitize your hands frequently throughout your visit as you will regularly be coming into contact with holds that cannot be cleaned between climbers.

Masks

Inside of the gym, masks or other facial coverings must be worn at all times. While we are doing our best to clean the gym thoroughly throughout the day we cannot clean the holds between climbers. By wearing a mask while climbing you are keeping yourself from breathing on the holds and helping to protect all of our community members. 

We understand that climbing is an athletic activity and some people are concerned about being able to climb effectively with a mask. There are many masks on the market designed to allow for easy breathing during athletic activities that we suggest if you share that concern. 

Upcoming mask policy update (MAY 18, 2021):

Last week, the CDC updated their guidelines to allow for fully vaccinated individuals to be without masks inside and outside. The state of RI will move to update their mask policies to reflect this change on Tuesday, May 18th and the state of MA on Saturday, May 29th.

We are excited that this is a step towards getting back to normal operations and life for most of our staff and climbers but we also recognize that many of our climbers, including our youth program members are not able to receive vaccines at this time.

Because of this, we have decided our current policy that all customers and staff must remain masked will remain in place until June 18th which is the final day of the current youth program session. This portion of our community signed up with our current policies in place and we want to offer them a consistent experience throughout their session. It also allows time for our states to increase their vaccination rates and for current infection rates to drop within the wider communities. This will also allow time for staff and customers who have recently received their shots to reach the point of being fully vaccinated.

During this time we will continue to collect feedback from staff and community members as we prepare our policies for the summer and beyond. These updates will be released prior to June 18 and will not begin until Saturday, June 19.

Climbing Walls

We have reduced the number of climbs on our walls to ensure that there are at least 6 feet of distance between climbers on the wall. We have also marked spaces on the floor where you can wait for a climb while maintaining social distance from other climbers. 

Please be courteous to other climbers and take turns using different walls and bouldering zones to make sure everyone gets a chance to climb.

Physical Distancing

All staff and customers are asked to remain 6 feet away from each other whenever possible in the gym. People who live together in the same household are not required to maintain 6 feet of distance from each other. Certain areas of the gym, such as the retail store or workout rig, do not allow for easy social distancing and will be clearly marked as limited to one household at a time.

Gym cleanliness

Staff will constantly be cleaning the gym throughout the day, making sure to disinfect high touch points. We ask all guests to disinfect any used fitness equipment after use with the provided cleaner and disposable towels.

Bathrooms

While our bathrooms will be open, some amenities like foot washing stations or showers will be closed.

Water Stations

In accordance with the RI & MA Department of Health guidelines all water fountains may not be used at this time. Please bring your own full water bottle or purchase a drink from our store. Water refill stations are available at all locations besides Boston-Dedham.

Shoes

No street shoes are allowed on the climbing floor

We are continuing to provide rental shoes for our climbers, which will be disinfected after each use before returning into circulation.

Chalk

We will not be renting chalk bags and we ask climbers to not share chalk. Please keep all chalk sealed in a chalk bag when not in use. We strongly encourage the use of liquid chalk as it reduces the amount of dust particles in the air.

Waiver

As always, a waiver is required for all climbers and guests. Please click the button below to fill yours out prior to your arrival to ensure your check-in process is smooth, quick, and contactless.