First Time Climber

Everyone Must Sign A Waiver

Anybody who is planning to climb or walk on the “blue mats” at any of our facilities is required to fill out a waiver. Waivers MUST be filled out by the state appointed legal guardian of each climber. Sending your kids with a friend or neighbor? No problem! Just fill out the E-Waiver online before they arrive and you’ll be good to go!

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Climb With Us!

Rock climbing changed our lives. Now, we want to help change yours. Whether you're a newbie or a pro climber, we're here to make sure you have an incredible experience that's challenging and rewarding. We have three world-class centers, one of the tallest rock walls in the Southeast, and a community of members from all walks of life.
First time here? Get ready for the TRC experience.

World-Class Terrain

47,000 Square Feet of Challenging Terrain

Boulder through massive caves, scale steep rock walls or just hang in the climbers' lounge with HDTV and WiFi. Our world-class climbing space is yours for the exploring.

A 55-Foot Rock Wall

We'll Take You Higher

Did you know we have one of the tallest rock climbing walls in the Southeast? It's 55 feet—roughly the height of a 5-story building—and yes, it's awesome. Think you can make it to the top?

200+ Routes

200+ Routes for Every Climbing Level

Not quite there yet? Don't sweat it. We have routes for beginners and experts alike. And that means you can bring friends or family to climb with you, regardless of age or activity level.

Life at TRC

You Belong Here.

Whether you're beginner or a veteran, there's a place for you at TRC. We're a unique family of climbers, brought together by our love of the sport—some of our members even met their spouses here.
So, gear up and join us!

What's The Cost & What Do I Get?

When you pay for a Day Pass, you are paying for a full day of climbing at any of our three facilities. Feel free to climb a while, take a break for lunch and a movie, and finish your day out with another climb at the same TRC facility! Remember to fill out a waiver before you come climb. If your interested in becoming a TRC Member, check out our memberships page.

Morrisville and North Raleigh

 

  • Day Pass Cost:
  • Rental Gear:


  • Boulder:
  • Auto-Belay:
  • Top Rope:

Adults (12+ yrs old)

  • Day Pass Cost: $19
  • Rental Gear: $5 Harness
    $5 Shoes
    $2 Belay Device & Carabineer
  • Boulder: Yes
  • Auto-Belay: Yes
  • Top Rope: Yes, if you have a certified belay partner!

Children (<11 yrs old)

  • Day Pass Cost: $12
  • Rental Gear: $5 Harness
    $5 Shoes
    $2 Belay Device & Carabiner
  • Boulder: Yes
  • Auto-Belay: Yes
  • Top Rope: Yes, if you have a certified belay partner!


Fayetteville

 

  • Day Pass Cost:
  • Rental Gear:


  • Boulder:
  • Auto-Belay:
  • Top Rope:

Adults (12+ yrs old)

  • Day Pass Cost: $13
  • Rental Gear: $3 Harness
    $4 Shoes
    $2 Belay Device & Carabineer
  • Boulder: Yes
  • Auto-Belay: Yes
  • Top Rope: Yes, if you have a certified belay partner!

Children (<11 yrs old)

  • Day Pass Cost: $11
  • Rental Gear: $3 Harness
    $4 Shoes
    $2 Belay Device & Carabiner
  • Boulder: Yes
  • Auto-Belay: Yes
  • Top Rope: Yes, if you have a certified belay partner!

*Pricing Excludes Fayetteville location. Please see our pricing page for details.

**Rental Gear: Anyone who is planning to climb using Top Ropes or Auto Belays is required to wear a harness. You may either bring your own or rent one of ours! We do not necessarily require the use of climbing shoes, but if you opt out of renting/wearing them, you’ll need to be sure to wear closed-toe, athletic shoes. Our belay devices and carabineers are only necessary if you are belay certified or have someone who is planning to belay for you.


A Few Things To Know:

No. 1: Facility Orientation

Everyone who visits our facilities must participate in a full gym orientation. This includes a 10-15 minute tour of our club, an overview of the rules, safety tips, types of climbing, tips and tricks and more! Our tours are a great way to get to know some of the TRC staff members and to learn more about the world of climbing.

No. 2: Belaying Vs. Autobelaying

Belaying

Belaying is how two partners climb with one another. One person is on the ground, managing the rope by belaying and the second person is on the wall climbing. A climbing rope is attached to the climber’s harness from where it runs to the top of the wall over a fixed bar and back down to the belayer on the ground. The belayer is in charge of managing the rope and ensuring the climber’s overall safety. We do NOT have TRC staff members available to belay at every given moment, buy you’re welcome to request a Private Belayer at least two weeks in advance!



Autobelaying

Autobelays do not require a partner and are typically used for first time climbers or those climbing without a belay-certified partner. We have 6 TrueBlue Autobelays in Morrisville, 7 in North Raleigh and 4 in Fayetteville.

No. 3: Top Roping Climbing Vs. Bouldering


Top Rope Climbing

Top-roping is what most people imagine when we talk about rock climbing. In top rope climbing, you have two participants: one person (the climber) attached to one end of the rope (with a figure-8 knot) and another (the belayer) attached to the other end. You must be belay certified through TRC in order to belay another climber while he/she climbs via top roping. Not sure how to belay? Take our Intro to Climbing Class.

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Bouldering

Bouldering is climbing without ropes and requires no partners (although, it’s sometimes nice to have a friend spotting you!). At TRC Morrisville and TRC Fayetteville, our bouldering areas are equipped with recessed, extra padded, seamless flooring – installed with our bouldering climbers in mind! At TRC North Raleigh, we have multiple crash pads (basically extra-large gymnastic mats!) at your disposal to move around and use as needed.

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