Getting Started

Welcome to Stone Age, the gathering place for Albuquerque’s climbing community. We have tons to offer you and are super stoked to see you here! Check out the information below. If you still have questions you can call us at (505) 341-2016 and we’ll be happy to help.

WAIVER POLICY

All visitors, whether climbing or spectating, must complete our waiver form. You can fill out a waiver in our lobby or save time and fill out a digital waiver before your visit at the link below. You must be at least 18 to complete the form. Minors are required to have their form completed by a parent or legal guardian.

Who can visit?

  • Members who would like to reactivate their membership.
  • New members.
  • Punch card holders.
  • Experienced day pass users who have their own equipment.
  • Reservations still required.

Student memberships are extended to account for the closure running from June 8th to August 14th.

Our insurance provider is requiring new language in our waiver form identifying viral infection as a risk. Please read and sign a new waiver prior to your next visit.

Capacity limits are defined by the state. Right now that limit sits at 50% of max occupancy allowing us up to 195 people in the building at any given time. We plan to start conservatively with 80 climbers at a time. We will expand capacity as we become confident in our systems to control social distance.

Reservations are available one week in advance and are bookable online on the website, or the RGProConnect app available on the Apple App Store or Google Play.  Please call us or email Climb@stoneagegym.com for any cancellations or changes you may need.

We are asking everyone to check in at the front desk upon arrival to confirm your reservation and get checked in. The check in scanner has been converted to a check out scanner, please check out when you leave. This will allow us to monitor the number of people in the gym and facilitate contact tracing if necessary.

In the continued effort to minimize close contact, we will not offer any instruction (this includes yoga & fitness classes, belay instruction, youth programs, and climbing school classes). We will continue to offer yoga and fitness classes online.
We are currently not offering rental gear of any kind.

Face coverings are required for anyone entering the building, including staff. Masks may be removed while climbing or during exercise. You must wear your mask anytime you are not actively climbing or exercising, this includes while belaying or resting between climbs. This is not only a state requirement but also the responsible thing to do.

Members must observe social distancing of at least 6-feet while on the premises. We have created 12 foot climbing zones for each climbing team. We are asking that only one climbing team consisting of a climber and belayer/spotter or family unit occupy each climbing zone.

Keep at least one route and a minimum of 6 feet between yourself and other climbers. If your neighbor is climbing a route on the zone boundary either wait for them to finish or pick a route in the middle or opposite side of your zone.

To ensure social distancing only 5 people will be able to enter the cardio deck. Equipment has been moved throughout the facility to prevent congested spaces. Cardio and exercise equipment has been spaced approximately 10 feet apart.

Hand sanitizer will be available at each climbing zone and its use will be required to enter the facility. Best practice will be to sanitize hands after each route or boulder problem attempted.

We have installed plastic sleeves at the end of every toprope and autobelay. We encourage you to wipe these down with disinfectant wipes or hand sanitizer prior to each use.

Staff will be required to complete a Health Screening, as defined by the state, upon arriving for each shift which will include a temperature check. Staff will not be permitted to enter if they have a fever or are presenting symptoms of Covid-19.
If you feel sick, are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or have recently been in contact with a high-risk individual you should not come to the gym. 

WHAT TO EXPECT & GYM RULES

We know it can be intimidating to walk into a climbing gym for the first time. But at Stone Age, we create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for every level of climber to enjoy themselves and have fun. To do that, we expect all visitors to understand their limitations, to climb at their own risk, and to follow our GYM RULES.

FIRST VISIT

On your first visit to Stone Age, our professional instructors will guide you through the basics of the autobelay systems and bouldering terrain during your complimentary gym orientation. Here you will receive a tour of our facilities, learn our gym rules and how to use the autobelay equipment properly. We have locker rooms and cubbies throughout the facility for you to place your belongings. You’re welcome to ask your guide questions to get a better understanding about rock climbing and how it can transform your new alternative fitness lifestyle.

ALREADY HAVE EXPERIENCE OR WANT TO LEARN MORE?

If you already have experience and would like to take a belay test, please see our front desk and ask for availability. Belay tests can be done at any time at no cost.  Are you interested in taking a class to become a more proficient climber or to accelerate your experience? Please reference our Climbing Classes, Outdoor Classes, page or Personal Training page for information.

AGES

We expect active adult supervision of any child under the age of 14 at all times. Kids around the age of 6 and older tend to have a better time than younger children due to their maturity and size. But all ages are welcome to climb at Stone Age. Heck, we have 70-year-olds climb to the top every day. Again, we expect everyone to understand their limitations and to climb at their own risk.

WHAT TO WEAR

We get this question a lot and recommend you climb in comfortable athletic clothing. Yoga pants or gym shorts are great to wear under a harness. A long t-shirt or tank top is recommended to be able to tuck under the harness’s waist strap. Closed toed shoes are required if you don’t want to rent our climbing shoes. Always come with socks, in case you want to try out climbing shoes for a better experience.

PRICES

We have a variety of prices to meet your needs. If you’re looking for a casual, walk-in experience, you’re welcome to utilize our day pass rates. Non-members are allowed to come in from noon to 11 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 9 pm. However, we’re pretty sure you will love it here so if you’re curious how you can utilize the facilities more, check out our Memberships page for information. If you’re interested in bringing in a group of 8 or more, check out our Groups page for information.

LET’S CLIMB!