Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a membership?

No, anyone can purchase a day pass for access to climbing, yoga, and fitness.

I’ve never climbed before - what will my first visit be like?

Before visiting one of our facilities, be sure to fill out a waiver for RoKC Olathe, RoKC North, or RoKC Underground. When you arrive, our staff will check you in, give you a tour of the facility, and instruct you on basic bouldering and auto-belay procedure. You’ll be able to rent climbing harnesses and shoes - no need to have your own gear. Once you feel confident, you can climb as much as you’d like.

What does my day pass include?

A day pass includes unlimited climbing, access to our fitness facility, and one yoga class. You may come and go throughout the day.

Am I able to rent climbing equipment?

Yes. We have climbing shoes, harnesses, and chalk available to rent. If you leave the facility and return within the same day, we will hold your rental gear at the desk. 

Is there an age limit?

There is no age limit. We have climbers as young as two or three and members in their seventies. If you can climb a ladder, you can climb at our facilities. Children 5 and under are included with the purchase of an adult day pass.

Is there a weight limit?

There is a 25 pound minimum and a 315 pound maximum for the use of our auto-belays. There is no weight limit in our bouldering area (short walls without ropes).

What are the benefits of a membership?

A membership allows you unlimited climbing, access to yoga programming and fitness facilities, discounts on classes, invitations to members only events, and discounts with RoKC partners including MooseJaw Mountaineering, The North Face, and various local businesses. For a full list of member benefits, visit our Membership Benefits page.

Is there a family membership?

Children may be added on to an adult membership for $20 per month. Children five and younger are included with the purchase of an adult day pass. 

What types of youth programming do you offer?

Recreational and Advanced Youth Climbing Clubs are for ages 8-16 and runs during the fall and spring semesters. RoKC Summer Camps are for ages 6-16 and run June-August. For dedicated young climbers, our Youth Climbing Team practices three times/week and competes across the midwest.

Do I need a partner?

Using the auto-belays and bouldering do not require a climbing partner. Additionally, all RoKC belay and climbing classes can be taken without a partner. 

Is there a group discount?

Groups of six or more climbers may schedule ahead of time to receive a 15% discount on their visit.

What classes do you offer?

We offer introductory climbing technique classes, as well as top rope and lead belay classes. Our Gym to Crag series teaches climbers skills to clean anchors on outdoor climbs. See our full class offerings or calendar.

RoKC will be closed on the following days: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday (open at 10a), Christmas Eve (close at 4p), Christmas Day (re-open at 10a on December 26), New Year’s Eve (close at 4p).