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Online Waiver & Forms

Get started with our Online Waiver, Bouldering General Orientation Form, Auto-Belay Form and get started climbing today! Do not complete Bouldering General Orientation or Auto-Belay forms until you are in our facility as they require staff initials.

New Heights Summer Mini-Camp (TEMPORARILY POSTPONED)

Register your kids for climbing activities this summer! Get started by filling out a Mini-Camp Registration Form(TEMPORARILY POSTPONED).

Youth Climbing Classes

Register Now while spots last! Classes offered after school & Saturday.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: All kid/adult classes & programs are postponed due to the pandemic.

  • Every week, we offer these specials to get you climbing for less!

    • Mondays: Buy One, Get One (BOGO) FREE! - 2 climbers for the price of 1. Everyone pays the same price - $17.00 for 2, gear is additional
    • Tuesdays: Ladies Night - Ladies climb for $8.50, gear is additional.
    • Wednesday: College Night - College students (22 or younger) climb for $8.50 or $11.50 with gear.
    • Fridays: High School Night - High School students climb for $8.50 or $11.50 with gear.
    • Belay Class Plus - Receive a free week of admission & gear, when you take our Belay Class!
  • Belay Certification Class

    Requirement: Must be 15yrs. or older; No experience necessary

    Includes: One Week Free Admission, plus Gear

    Cost: $40.00

    This class is designed for those who have had no prior climbing and/or belaying experience. Students will learn the basic skills to get them started climbing indoors on top-rope including gym etiquette, harness use, knot tying, commands, belaying and lowering. After completion of this class, students will be prepared for GSR's Top-Rope Certification Test.

    Class Includes: Gear Rental, lesson, and pass to climb for the remainder of the day.

    Class Schedule: Call for Scheduling

    Class Time: 1 ½ - 2 hours, depending on number of students.

    To reserve: Pre-payment is necessary to reserve your spot. We require 48 hour notice to cancel or to reschedule. Failure to do so will lead to a loss of program fee.

    Student/Instructor ratio: 4 to 1.

    Adult Technique Course 101 & 102

    Prerequisite: Must be Top Rope Certified

    Adult Technique 101
    This session focuses on techniques that allow you to move up the wall with the least amount of energy. You will be able to climb longer and harder and avoid forearm pump by using these skills.

    Introduced during session 1 are: warming up, how to grip a hold, foot work, stemming, back stepping, mantle, flagging.

    During the class the instructor will help each student perfect their technique and to avoid techniques that are not productive. This will avoid developing bad habits that are hard to correct. The instructor will share ways to train and avoid injuries.

    Adult Technique 102
    This session begins with a review of the first session followed by some easy climbs. During the climbs the instructor will observe the climbers to see which techniques need additional practive before introducing new techniques.

    Techniques introduced during session 2 are: warming up, smearing, flagging, layback, hand smear, drop-knee, dyno, heal hook, how to attack overhangs.

    During the rest of class time climbers will work on the weak link theory of training. This means identifying a technique that they do not do well and working on it.

    Details: The classes are both 2 hours long from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and limited to six adults. You must be top rope certified and advanced registration is required.

    Cost:
    $25.00 per class for members, $35.00 per class for non-members
    1 week cancellation policy, 2 person minimum to run class.
    Call for reservations and dates of classes.

    Women's Rock Climbing 4 Week Course

    Prerequisite: Must be 15 yrs. or older, no experience necessary

    Cost: $80.00 / 4 week session

    This class will provide you with details on climbing movement and introduce you to activities and practices that build a solid foundation of climbing fitness and technical skills. Techniques introduced are how to grip holds, read routes, foot work, steming,back stepping, and more.

    Class includes: Gear rental (harness and shoes)

    Class times: 75 minutes

    2 person minimum to run class. Call for reservations and dates of class.

    Lead Climbing and Belaying 2 day course

    Prerequisite: Top rope certified, 1 year climbing experience, climbing 5.9+ in the gym.

    Lead Belay Technique:Participants will learn, feeding out rope to climber, rope management, and how to give a dynamic belay.

    Lead Climbing Technique:Participants will learn, movement around the rope, risk management, and proper clipping.

    Class Schedule:
    April dates available. Call for details.

    Cost:
    $68.00 for members
    $78.00 for non-members

  • Requirements: For ages 5-18; No experience necessary

    Participants will learn climbing technique, knot-tying, top-roping, bouldering, and climbing safety under the supervision of experienced GSR instructors. Classes are kept small to no more than four students per instructor. Classes are offered after school hours and on Saturday mornings. Classes are organized into 8-week sessions. Children can take classes one or two days a week. This is a great way to teach children how to climb in a fun and friendly environment, and promote physical fitness and problem solving. For more information or to register please call the gym or drop us an email at gardenstaterocks@gmail.com.

    Cost: $176.00 / 8 week session plus $40.00 yearly registration fee

  • This has been temporarily postponed.

    Garden State Rocks is once again offering our exciting and challenging Summer Mini-Camp for boys and girls ages 6-18.

    The 9-week summer session will begin the week of June 29 and concludes August 24, 2020. Campers enroll for a minimum of 4 days over the 9-week period. These days can be consecutive or non-consecutive.

    Camp hours are Monday through Friday 9:30am to 12:00pm (no early morning drop-offs). Each day will consist of 2 hours of climbing and 1/2 hour for lunch. All equipment will be supplied.

    The Climbing Program focuses on proper equipment use, basic climbing techniques and safety while building strength, balance, flexibility, concentration and problem solving. Campers will gain experience in two styles of climbing (top rope and bouldering) utilizing the most innovative climbing structures in the Northeast. Garden State Rocks gym's professional staff conducts this highly instructional program.

    Special Accommodations for Vacation Schedules. Campers may enroll for consecutive and non-consecutive weeks.

    Registration will open soon!

As of July 22 GSR is open for members, punch passes, and day passes by appointment only. Email us at gardenstaterocks@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.
As of July 22 GSR is open for members, punch passes, and day passes by appointment only. Email us at gardenstaterocks@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.
We are currently running on a modified schedule due to Covid-19. Please see "Covid Updates" tab for updated policies and hours.
We are currently running on a modified schedule due to Covid-19. Please see "Covid Updates" tab for updated policies and hours.

Bored with conventional workouts?

        Top rope climbing is probably what pops into your head when you think of rock climbing. The climber ties in, while a person called the belayer controls the other end of the rope. With a reservation, we can set you up with a Staff Belayer, who will manage the ropes for up to four(4) people for an hour or more. If you want to learn to belay, we offer two-hour Belay Classes several times per week for ages 15 and up. You'll learn knots, commands, and belaying. Included with the class is a one-week trial membership, allowing you to come back and practice your skills with all the gear included!

        Not sure about heights, but intrigued by climbing? Bouldering may be the choice for you. Bouldering is where you climb to a moderate height protected by padding instead of ropes. It may look easy because of its modest height, but bouldering is an intense, powerful form of climbing that condenses the difficulty of an entire climb into a few hard moves.