Are YOU Ready To Climb?

Rock climbing is our passion, and we are thrilled to share it with you. Whether you’re an elite El Cap climber, a first timer or someone in between, we guarantee your climbing experience with us will bring you back time and again. We hope you’ll sharpen your skills at Whetstone.

We have updated our policies and procedures to account for COVID-19. Please review the updates here before making your first visit. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Everyone must fill out a waiver to be in our facility, even if you are just spectating. Children under the age of 18 years old must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. New members and guests are required to watch a short orientation video.


Belay Safety-Checks


No belay safety-check needed! If you would like an overview of bouldering just stop by the desk!

Top Rope:

You may climb without having taken our belay safety-check, however, your partner must have passed our check to belay you. When you are ready to take the belay test with us, just let us know. We strongly recommend taking our Intro to Climbing Class if you are new to belaying, which is free for members. You will learn how to properly tie-in, perform all pre-climb checks for yourself and your partner, as well as properly belay.


To lead climb/belay you must pass the Lead Climb and Belay Test at Whetstone.

Rental Gear:

  • Shoes $5

  • Harness $4

  • Belay Device $2

  • Chalk Bag $2

Whetstone Orientation Video

A great overview of our safety rules and tips!

Required to watch by everyone climbing in the gym!