Kids First Time

Kids love to climb! Here are just a few steps to get started climbing at Planet Granite!

Sign a Waiver

Every visitor to Planet Granite must complete the liability waiver AND present a government-issued photo ID card within 30 days of completing the waiver. For minors under 18 years of age, the liability waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian*. If the parent or guardian will not be present, please bring a photocopy of the adult’s government-issued photo ID for signature verification. *Please note: legal guardians must present proof of guardianship to sign a child’s waiver.


There are two types of climbing, route climbing or bouldering.

Route climbing, which is the more widely known style of climbing, requires a belayer, or person managing the ropes and a climber. Parents can either learn to belay by taking one of our beginner lessons, or hire a private belayer (call for reservations). We also offer a variety of kids programs, including drop-in climbing.

Bouldering is a type of climbing that is shorter to the ground and does not use ropes. Bouldering does not require prior knowledge, so is a fun and simple way to introduce your child to climbing.

Wear comfortable clothes and tie on shoes.

Gear is available to rent for both kids and  adults! But, if you want to bring your own shoes, we recommend you bring comfy ones that tie!

That’s all you need—you’re ready to climb! Any other questions? Check out our FAQ page!


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