FAQs

When will you be open?

We’re aiming for the end of 2018 and opening doors is our #1 objective right now. However, as in climbing, conditions change, and you must adapt so pinning down an exact date isn’t wise. Stay tuned to our website, social media and leave your email for updates.

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.

What services do you offer?

Whetstone will offer a full menu of indoor climbing; top roping, lead climbing, speed climbing and bouldering. Other amenities include a Yoga studio, dedicated weight/fitness room, campus/specialized training, childcare and an entire section dedicated to kids. In addition, we’ll have physical therapy, a retail area to sell climbing gear and apparel as well as a café to serve prepared food and drinks (including beer and wine). Throughout the facility are various social areas to relax, watch climbers or catch up on work.

How large is the facility?

Our facility is over 30,000 square feet.

How much climbing is there?

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

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.

Will there be youth programs and climbing teams?

Yes. We’ll have a variety of youth programs and camps for every age and ability.  Please see our Youth page for my details.

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 Employment Page

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?

220 Smokey St
Fort Collins, CO 80525