First Visit

Welcome to RoKC!

New Climbers

We believe climbing is a sport for everyone and RoKC offers everything you get started! Please create an account and sign a waiver prior to coming in. This will help to speed up your check in process and get you climbing faster!

Here's what to expect on your first visit:

  • When you first walk in you will be greeted by our staff who will help you make sure your account is set up and find the perfect climbing option for you.
  • We will help get you set up with all of the gear you need and show you how to set it up and properly use it. Climbing shoes are required for any climbing and harnesses are needed for tall climbing
  • Our staff will take you through a mandatory orientation in which you will learn all the basics of climbing including how to properly fall in bouldering, how to use our Autobelay systems, how our route grading system works, etc. This orientation will help get you started in the right direction.
  • Once you have gone through our orientation you will be free to climb and explore the gym. Our staff is always here if you have any questions or need any assistance with anything during your time with us.
  • If you are interested in furthering your climbing knowledge, our staff will help point you in the right direction, whether that be signing up for an Intro to Climbing or a Belay course.
  • Auto-belays allow climbing on walls up to 50 feet tall without a partner for all experience levels of climbers
  • Extensive top rope and lead climbing throughout our North and Olathe locations
  • Private room rental for groups, birthday parties, and team building
  • Instruction available for belay certification or climbing technique
  • Bouldering area accommodates all ages and abilities
  • Climb a variety of styles on 10-15 foot walls
  • Training features include hydraulic Kilter and Tension boards, MoonBoard, campus board, and hangboards
  • Training features vary from location to location
  • Host a birthday party or private event in one of our private party spaces!
  • Day Camps running seasonally, Homeschool Programming, Summer Camps, and Scouting Groups
  • Tot Club ages 4-7, Recreational and Advanced Climbing Club for ages 8-12. High School Climbing Club for ages 13-17. Spring and fall sessions
  • Traveling Youth Climbing Team competes across the Midwest
  • Variety of Fitness and Yoga classes Included with day pass or membership
  • Yoga studios equipped with mats, blocks, and straps
  • Variety of cardio machines including treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, and rowers
  • Free weights, kettlebells, and power racks
  • Personal Training
  • Climbing Gear (shoes, harness, chalk) available for rent
  • Multi-purpose room rental for parties and group events
  • Locker rooms with showers
  • Free Wifi
  • Community hang-out area
Plus get exclusive Membership Benefits with our partners
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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. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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 $30 per month. Children five and younger are included with the purchase of an adult day pass. 

What types of youth programming do you offer?

We have Climbing Club options for ages 4-17 years old. Clubs are offered in the fall and spring. RoKC Summer Camps are also an option and run June through August. For dedicated young climbers, our Youth Climbing Team practices three times a 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 two weeks ahead of time to receive a group discount, please email

What classes do you offer?

We offer an introductory climbing technique class, as well as top rope and lead belay classes. Our Gym to Crag series teaches climbers skills to clean anchors on outdoor climbs. We also offer Youth Climbing Clubs, See our full class offerings or calendar. Additionally, we have fitness and yoga classes! See our calendar for full class schedules.