Welcome to our community
We are a co-op gym – member owned and operated – and that means you are going to be part of our “For climbers. By climbers” mantra. This also means that we don’t have staff at all times, so bear with us and we will bring you into the fold. Once you become a member, you will have access to the gym from 6 AM to 11 PM, 7 days a week!
What’s expected of you as a member
As a co-op gym we don’t have any staff. We aren’t able to offer much in the way of classes, although from time to time we do. However, we generally expect that you already have a little experience climbing and would be able to pass a top rope test (both climbing and belaying) before you join the gym. If you don’t know how to climb yet that’s OK! Breckenridge Recreation Center offers introductory climbing classes. You can find the list on their website here. Their “Learn to Lead” class will teach you everything you need to know to become a member. Breck Rec offers the class by appointment – just call anytime up to the day before to set up a class. They’re typically one hour long and cost $30 per person. Save your receipt for the class and bring it to the gym when you sign up and we’ll waive the $50 initiation fee.
There are a number of things that need to be routinely done at the gym, and we ask that all members chip in and help when they’re able to. These tasks include cleaning the bathrooms, vacuuming, sweeping, washing holds, emptying trash cans, putting out the trash and recycling, stripping old boulder problems, etc. – anything that helps the gym looking good and running smoothly. If you’re not sure what you can do to pitch in, just ask someone!
Otherwise we just want you to enjoy climbing and get to know the fantastic community of climbers at the Summit Climbing Gym!
All youth five years old, and older, must be paid members of SCG. Climbers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult or other member while using the facility.
The board may vote to allow children under 16, but over 13, to have access during normal operating hours without an adult or other member present.
A parent must sign waivers for any youth using the gym facilities.