Gym Updates

Update: 11/21/2020

What the New Normal Looks Like:

***Climbing Reservations are now REQUIRED all times of day. Starting November 24th, we are only accepting online reservations for Ascent Studio members and punch pass holders. We welcome day pass users as walk-ins if we have space available.***



Please take the time to review our policies and procedures to help us protect our guests, staff, and the community. Thank you for making good practice of these policies to help keep us safe and open for business.

Please continue reading to see what to expect.

Reservation Procedures

We are again requiring climbing reservations to help us keep better track of occupancy levels. Please follow the button below to make your reservation.

We are limiting our capacity to 30 people.

For ease in booking, cancelling, and more, please create a profile through our reservations system on your browser or download the RGPro Connect app. The app will also allow you to present your bar code on your phone for checking in.

1Update/Purchase Ahead of Time

Be sure to update your membership status or buy your punch card to help facilitate your arrival at the gym.

2Time Slots

Reservations are for 1.5 hour sessions of climbing time, for either Bouldering or Ropes. Check-ins are in 30 minute intervals to help reduce the number of people arriving at the gym at any given time.

3Cardio Equipment is open again!

Must wear a mask at all times.

Health and Safety Info & Policies

Our priority is to make sure we are doing everything we should to mitigate health risks to patrons in our facility. We are abiding by all of the Larimer County health guidelines, including requiring the wearing of masks or face coverings at all times when in the building. Please partner with us in helping to keep our community safe. It is important that we all look out for each other and do our best to keep each other healthy and climbing!

Please familiarize yourself with the policies to the right before deciding to come to our facility.

Ventilation at Ascent Studio

Because it has been shown that the coronavirus is most easily spread through airborne contamination, many people are interested in the ventilation and air handling in the gym.

Our RTUs (roof top units) for furnace/AC always bring in a portion of the air as fresh air. This is a normal modern building requirement. During the day, the fans in those units are running all the time (even if not heating or cooling). So the air in the building is continually being circulated through the systems, which pulls the air through two sets of filters. The pre-filters are changed/cleaned two times per week, which reduces the frequency at which we have to replace the HEPA filters in the RTUs (approx. monthly).

We also have two types of circulation fans inside the building.

  • Destratification: Our fans are called Air Pears. These are the grey units hanging in the ceiling (look sort of like upside down pears). That's what keeps the warm air from being trapped at the ceiling. As these fans circulate the air this pulls chalk and virus particulates up into the higher parts of the building (away from the ground, where climbers hang out) to get pulled into the air return ducts (through the filters, before heating or cooling).
  • Chalk filtration: You will also see three grey chalk filter units sitting on top of the bouldering wall. These also circulate and filter the air continually, and those filters are changed/cleaned 1-2 times per week.
  • 1How do you feel?

    Any person who is feeling sick or experiencing symptoms related to Covid-19, or who has recently been exposed to someone who may have been infected, will not be allowed to come to the gym.

    • Symptoms include but are not limited to: fever, cough, shortness of breath, recent loss of taste or smell, or any other respiratory illness symptoms.
    2Social Distancing

    All participants will be expected to abide by social distancing guidelines with all other climbers, guests, and staff members.

    The climbing area will be marked off in approx 12' sections to provide this guidance.

    3Face Coverings

    UPDATE (8/11/2020): Larimer County Health Department was recently informed by the governor's office that the statewide order mandating face coverings overrides the exception for exercise that had been written into the county's variance for indoor gyms. As such, face coverings must be worn at all times by employees and customers inside any gym in the county (and state). We have updated our guidance for gyms on our website to reflect this state requirement. Previously, Larimer County's variance had allowed customers to remove masks while exercising; however, that is no longer the case. Thanks for doing your part to protect the community and to allow us to continue to remain open to the public!

    4Handing Washing Guidelines

    Wash your hands regularly.

    • We are asking all visitors to wash their hands upon entering the building.
    • Also, please wash or sanitize intermittently during your climbing session.
    • Please also wash your hands after completing your session before you leave the building.
    5Checking In and Out Required

    All visitors (climbers and spectators) must check in and check out. This will allow us to aid the health department with contact tracing if that is necessary.

    6Harness & Shoe Rentals
    We are renting gear (harnesses and shoes) again!
    7Lead Ropes

    We are no longer making lead ropes available. If you wish to lead climb, please bring your own lead rope (40M minimum length).

    We sell 40M cuts of lead rope in our retail shop.

    Membership Status

    First and foremost, we want to make sure you understand where your membership status stands upon reopening. All memberships that were frozen before and during the spring closure will REMAIN frozen until you tell us otherwise.

    As of July 1st, our regular freeze fee of $7/month has been reinstated.

    If you would like to remain frozen, you do not need to take any further action. If you would like to unfreeze, please do that before entering the building on your first day back. *Link Below*

    Welcome Back to Ascent Studio!

    If you are having trouble viewing this video, click here.
    **Video update: We are now renting gear again. Please be aware that the video specifies we are not renting gear. This has now changed.
    Welcome Back Video


    Occupancy Counter

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