We love kids and are excited to welcome them to the world of climbing! However, we do not offer party packages nor host birthday parties.

For safety reasons, we have strict requirements if you’re planning to bring in a group of three or more kids under 14 years old. Please read below for the details and check out our FAQ at the bottom of the page.

Is your group self-sufficient?

For groups that include people who are experienced climbers, we offer the option of self-sufficient events. If you are not an experienced group please read below to find out what is necessary in order to become one.

  • We do not allow self-sufficient groups with kids under the age of 14 to exceed 15 participants.
  • You must meet the following criteria in order to hold a self-sufficient event in our facility:

Bouldering

Due to the high volume of adults taking ground falls in the bouldering area, it’s especially important that adult chaperones keep all children within arm’s reach at all times. We love kids and are excited to welcome them to the world of climbing, but please remember that climbing comes with inherent risks, and the gym is not a playground.

  • For every 5 climbers, you must provide at least one experienced boulderer. An experienced boulderer has taken our Intro to Bouldering Class or has been bouldering for more than 6 months.
  • For every 3 kids under the age of 14 years old, you must provide 1 adult chaperone.
  • Everyone must have a signed WAIVER to enter our facility, it is highly recommended they do so in advance.
    • Anyone under 18, must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
    • Even spectators must fill out a waiver.
  • It is important that you request a safety/falling lesson when you arrive as well as review the kids’ safety brochure that we provide at the front desk.
  • All self-sufficient groups must reserve their spot at least one week in advance by calling 424-543-3820.

Top Roping

  • For every 5 climbers, you must provide at least one Touchstone-certified belayer over the age of 18. A certified belayer has a permanent TS belay card or can pass our belay test with no assistance. It is recommended that any belayers take the Intro to Climbing Classes prior to the day of your event if a refresher is needed.
  • For every 3 kids under the age of 14 years old, you must provide 1 adult chaperone.
  • Everyone must have a signed WAIVER to enter our facility, it is highly recommended they do so in advance.
    • Anyone under 18, must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
    • Even spectators must fill out a waiver.
  • All self-sufficient groups must reserve their spot at least one week in advance by calling 424-543-3820.

If you have any questions about whether you meet these criteria, please call the gym and speak with one of our staff. It is possible that you may not be permitted to hold your event at our facility if you do not fulfill the requirements above. If your experienced but would like a refresher please take our Intro to Bouldering or Climbing Class.

Price
Regular day pass and rental rates apply.

FAQ

1. Are children allowed in the bouldering area?

Yes, but we require a minimum of one non-climbing adult supervisor for every three kids. Please stay within arm’s reach of all children at all times. More kids’ safety information can be found at the desk.

2. Do you offer birthday parties for children?

No we do not, but we’re happy to recommend some gyms in the area that do!

3. We have family in town. Can we bring in a group of children if it’s not for a birthday party?

You’re welcome to bring in a group of children, but we require a 1:3 ratio of non-climbing adults to children in the bouldering area, and 1:5 in the roped area.

4. I want my child to start climbing, but I’m not able to be at the gym with them. Do you have staff available to supervise?

We do not have staff on hand to supervise general day use. However, you’re welcome to schedule a private lesson with one of our instructors in advance of your visit by calling the gym. The more advance notice the better! Check here for rates.

We also offer week-long climbing camps in the winter and summer, and after-school camp in the spring and fall. Registration is required before the first day of the session.

5. How do I get my child to start climbing in the roped area?

You’re welcome to hire one of our private instructors (see above), or you can take a belay class to learn how to be self-sufficient in that area of the gym. The class will teach you everything you need to know to start belaying you child. Classes are free for members.

AFTER HOURS PARTIES

While we don’t offer kids’ parties during open hours, we do allow after-hours space rental for large family events.
Price
$700/hr, 50% deposit at time of booking. Full refund if canceled more than 30 days prior to event.
Only offered on Saturday or Sunday evenings after 7:30pm.

Includes

  • Four staff members (two belayers and two bouldering supervisors)
  • Exclusive use of the space and use of the parking lot

Does not include

  • Food
  • Party planning (although we will consult with you on things like food trucks, inflatables, alcohol, rentals, space usage, unique needs, etc.)

Notes

  • Everyone entering the facility (parents, non-climbers, spectators, infants, kids, etc.) must have a valid waiver on file. This can be submitted digitally by clicking the waiver link at the top of this page.
  • Bouldering safety will be explained by our staff on arrival, but please familiarize yourself and your children with our general rules ahead of time here and check out our rules video.

To book
Please contact remi@toucshtoneclimbing.com if you have any questions or would like to book an event.