Get started!

  1. Read/Sign the HSCC Waiver
  2. Select your payment option
  3. Do you need to rent gear?
    Shoes, harness, and belay devices are available.
    Street shoes are not allowed on climbing surfaces.
There are lots of ways to enjoy High Steppe Climbing Center!

We offer 3 types of climbing: bouldering, auto-belay, and roped. When you first arrive, you will have access to the bouldering wall and the auto-belay stations. If you are interested in roped climbing, you will need to follow the steps outlined below. Questions? Just ask. We’re here to help!

Bouldering – climbing without a rope, staying near the ground and relaying on our foot-thick pads to cushion a fall. This kind of climbing requires only a quick orientation and climbing shoes.

Auto-Belay – allows participants to climb to the tip with the safety of a rope, but without the need for a partner. An orientation plus a harness and shoes are required.

Roped Climbing – requires training and/or certification, a partner as well as a harness, shoes, and a belay device. Interested in roped climbing? HSCC belay certification is a safety requirement.

    • Yes! I’m ready to climb and I have experience. Climbers can take a quick test with HSCC staff upon arrival to assess their skills.
    • I’ve never done it before. No problem, we’ve got you covered! Join us for a Top Rope Course to earn your belay certification. Courses are regularly scheduled throughout the week. Check the calendar for details. Sign up online or at the front desk. Members received a discount, $18. Non-members, $24.

Day Pass

Youth (ages 4 - 10)
Kids (under 4)
$Freew/paying adult

Punch Cards

$16210 visits
Youth (ages 4 - 10)
$12610 visits

Rental Gear


$4per visit
$3per visit
Shoes & Harness
$6per visit
belay device
$2per visit

Frequently Asked Questions

Is climbing safe?

HSCC prioritizes the safety of our participants above everything else. We are committed to managing every risk, every day. All our equipment has been selected with safety in mind, was installed by professionals, and is inspected and maintained regularly. Our staff are highly trained and certified, and clear guidelines for participant behavior keep the gym safe for everyone.

Do I need to know how to climb/belay/tie knots to try climbing?

Absolutely not! HSCC is a perfect place to try climbing for the very first time. Our expert staff have all the know-how needed to get you into a harness and up the wall. For participants who would like to grow their understating of climbing, from tying-in to reaching the top of difficult climbs, we have programs and instructional courses that can take anyone from brand-new beginner to self-reliant climber.

Do I need my own shoes or harness?

No – HSCC offers rental equipment at a low price. For those of you who would like to own the equipment rather than rent, we offer a selection of everything you will need in our retail space. All top ropes and auto-belay devices are set up and free to use, but lead ropes are not provided – please bring your own if you plan to do this advanced type of climbing.

How long can I climb?

A day pass or punch card gets you access to every part of our gym from the time you check-in until closing. Feel free to leave and return to our facility as many times as you like during the same day on the same pass.

How old does my child need to be to climb?

Anyone of any age can enter HSCC. Kids under 4 years of age can enter and climb for free with a paying adult. Youth 10 and under must be supervised at all times by an adult. Youth 11 and older, who are approved by staff to do so, can climb independently.

Does my child need to know how to climb to enroll in a program?

No – any child who is excited to climb is welcome to join our programs. All instruction is tailored to the specific students enrolled.

Do I need to stay with my child during a program?

Only for our Mini Monkeys program, for kids ages 4-6. All other programs do not require parents to stay, but you are invited to stay whenever you’d like to see you child in action!

Can I come in to watch my child/grandchild climb?

Non-climbing visitors are welcome to enter the gym with a member or participant. Every person who enters the facility must sign a waiver, but only those who plan to climb need a day pass, punch card, or membership.

What is the return policy for retail purchases?

It is important to us that you get the gear you need, in the right size. Please make your selection carefully.

High Steppe will accept, for return or exchange, non-safety item that are in new condition; unused, with all tags still attached. Returns must be made within 30 days of purchase with purchase receipt.

Safety equipment cannot be returned for any reason, except flaws in workmanship. Safety equipment that cannot be returned includes belay devices, carabiners, harnesses, helmets, and ropes. On these items all sales are final.

Can I sign the waiver before I arrive at the climbing center?

You sure can! Just select the waiver button above.