FIRST TIME CLIMBER

A FEW THINGS TO KNOW

EVERYONE MUST SIGN 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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THE COST + WHAT YOU GET

When you pay for a Day Pass, you are paying for a full day of climbing at that facility! Our first-time visitors receive a special price on a Day Pass with included equipment. Feel free to climb a while, take a break for lunch and a movie, and finish your day out with another climb at that same TRC facility!

Morrisville + North Raleigh First Time Guests

ADULTS (12+) CHILDREN (11 & UNDER)
Day Pass +
Rental Gear*
$15 $10
Belay Class**: $5 Must be 12+

Fayetteville First Time Guests

ADULTS (12+) CHILDREN (11 & UNDER)
Day Pass +
Rental Gear*:
$13 $8
Belay Class**: $5 Must be 12+

*Rental Gear:
Both first-time visiting adults and children receive a harness with their First Time Guest Day Pass. First-time guests ages 12+ also receive climbing shoes. Climbing shoes are not included for ages 11 and under. While we do not 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 instead.

 ** Belay Clinic:
The Belay Clinic is not required, but if you’d like full access to all of TRC’s climbing terrain outside of bouldering and Auto-Belay devices, we recommend you sign up for a class on your first visit. 


OTHER THINGS TO KNOW

Facility Orientation

Everyone who visits our facilities must participate in a full gym orientation. This includes a brief tour of the facility, a safety video, and general facility information. 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.

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. You must receive a TRC Belay Check and be age 12 or older to belay.

Please note, we do NOT have TRC staff members available to belay. If you’re interested in learning

AUTOBELAYS
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.

Top Rope 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? Check out our INTRO TO CLIMBING CLASS >>

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.

 

Ready to Climb?

All climbers must sign a waiver. Fill yours out now to save time at check-in!
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