Common Questions

Are reservations requrired?

We are open for climbing, fitness, and yoga! As of May 18, Reservations are no longer required! We're working hard to keep the gym clean and safe for our members and guests. We are taking COVID-19 and its associated precautions very seriously in all aspects of our operation. Please see our updated policies here.

Other questions? Call the front desk or email

What services do you offer?

Whetstone Climbing offers a full menu of indoor climbing; top roping, lead climbing, training boards (Kilter, Moon, Tension), speed climbing, and bouldering.

Other amenities include a Yoga studio, dedicated weight/fitness room, campus/specialized training, hangboards, and an entire climbing section dedicated to kids. In addition, we have physical therapy, a retail area to sell climbing gear and apparel, as well as a café serving beer and wine (coffee in the am). Throughout the facility are various social areas to relax, watch climbers, or catch up on work.

Can I climb if I have no experience?

Absolutely. No technical experience required. You have come to the right place and we have all equipment needed. If you’re a first time visitor, click here to learn more about what you can expect.

How large is the facility?

Our facility is over 30,000 square feet.

20,000sq ft is dedicated to climbing.

2,000sq ft is a dedicated fitness area.

There is a yoga studio, cafe, and more!

How much climbing is there?

We have well over 20,000 square feet of climbing.

There are currently over 100 routes and over 100 boulders.

What's with the name "Whetstone"?

Our name embodies our vision which is to share the wealth of the climbing experience. We do this by facilitating, encouraging and sharpening climbing skills. Fittingly, the definition of “whetstone” is a stone used to sharpen tools. There are a number of other reasons for the name, “stone” being an obvious synergy and Whetstone Mountain, a high peak outside Crested Butte, CO (a favorite mountain town of the founders’), being another.

Are there youth programs and climbing teams?

Yes. We have a variety of youth programs and camps for every age and ability. Please see our youth pages for any details.

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Are you hiring?

Yes. If you have climbing passion, experience in the industry and/or just an interest in working for us, we’d love to hear from you. Please Check Out our Job Openings Page.

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How much parking do you have?

There are 75+ shared spaces in front of the building and we have an additional 50+ spaces exclusive to Whetstone customers via an adjacent lot. That, in addition to the 50+ street spaces and prospective overflow weekend and weeknight parking at neighboring businesses, allows us sufficient parking.

Where are you located?

We're located on the south end of Fort Collins, Colorado, just east of College Ave (Hwy 287)

220 Smokey St
Fort Collins, CO 80525