COVID-19 Policies – Updated 5/24/2021

COVID-19 has left us with new choices regarding our safety and the safety of others. Our new policies serve this goal. The following policies are subject to change and evolve as time goes on.

  • Travel: If you have traveled out of state in the last 2 weeks, please complete the 14-day quarantine period required by Alaska health mandates before climbing with us.
  • Health: If you have had a fever, cough, shortness of breath or been in contact with someone with these symptoms, please stay home and observe a 14-day quarantine period before climbing with us.
  • Masks are now optional most times. There are special timeslots on Tuesday and Thursday from 12-2 pm where masks are required.
  • Hygiene: Everyone will be required to sanitize their hands upon entering and before exiting the building. Hand washing will also be available.

Do not touch your face in the gym.

We will have a limited capacity of 24 patrons in the gym at one time. Parents are allowed to accompany minors, but they will count towards the total occupancy. This number is subject to change without notice. *Note that employees do not count toward total capacity.

Practice physical distancing by climbing or standing at least 6 feet away from others.

Do not share cubbies, chalk bags, water bottles, etc, outside of family units.

All climbers under the age of 10 will be required to have a one-to-one adult supervision ratio.

Reservations are highly recommended, especially during peak hours. Because of our current capacity restrictions, open climb times are currently suspended during youth programs Monday through Friday. These times are:

Monday & Friday 3 – 6 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 4 – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 4 – 7 pm

The calendar will show you which time slots are available. To reserve a slot simply click on the calendar, select how many participants you are reserving for, and select your preferred time slot.

You will need to enter the names of all participants in a follow-up screen and you will receive a confirmation of your time slot. If you need to cancel for any reason, please call us and we will be happy to assist.

Risk Management

Climbing is full of inherent risks as we all know well. This is a new one for all of us to consider. Due to the many unknowns with COVID-19 we will be treating our sport with new respect and urge you to join us. A climbing gym is full of shared contact surfaces, many of which cannot be sanitized on any regular schedule.

Please act with deliberate care.

Be Well, Reach High, & Climb Hard!
~The Ascension Team