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COVID-19 REOPENING: Policies & Procedures

May 27, 2020

Hello Basecamp Family!

It’s been a long and difficult 9 weeks since we closed our doors to the community we love most. We want to thank you for your patience and continued support while we navigate these tough times together! Surely we still have a long road ahead, as life will continue to change in these post-pandemic times. However, without further ado we are ecstatic and truly grateful to be able to re-open the gym on Monday, June 1st! PLEASE NOTE: As we adjust to these new transitions, and in an effort to limit foot traffic, BaseCamp will be open to members only through June 15th. If you do not already have a membership, you can sign up HERE.

Our team has been working hard to devise a plan to safely re-open, as protecting and serving our community has always been our number one priority here at Basecamp Climbing Gym. New policies are designed to be more stringent at first and ease up over time as we receive direction from the Governor moving forward. Please take time to carefully read the new policies that will be implemented until further notice:


Areas that remain open, but with capacity limits will include:

  • Entire Facility with capacity limit of 30 climbers (via online reservation – read more below)
  • Kids room with capacity limit of 3 people
  • Pull up training area with capacity limit of 2 people
  • Fitness center with capacity limit of 5 people


During the first phases of opening, the gym will have temporary closures of the following:

  • Showers
  • Steam Room & Sauna
  • Towel Service
  • Fitness Classes
  • Granite Room


We have thoroughly assessed the gym’s capacity for physical distancing, and have developed a time slot structure for climbing sessions in order to limit the number of climbers in the facility atone time.

To reserve a climbing time slot, click HERE. Members can sign up for up to (3) ninety minute sessions/day and outside visitors will receive 1 session/day. These bookings can be made up to a week in advance.

Staff will give 30 minute and 15 minute time calls as sessions come to a close. Climbers will“check in” and “check out” so we can monitor facility totals in an effort to reduce the high concentration of climbers, especially during peak hours (5pm-8pm).


Basecamp encourages all members and guests to follow the CDC distancing recommendations while climbing, resting and working out. All climbers will be required to wash hands or use sanitizer prior to climbing sessions. We have taped out our benches in 6 ft. sections and have provided sanitation stations upon gym entry.

While not required, Basecamp does recommend climbing with a mask, as well as using liquid chalk and avoiding snacking during your workouts. High “touch points” have been assessed within the facility and removed where possible. Additionally, Staff will be conducting hourly sanitation rounds of counter tops, handles, lockers, cubbies, etc.


Basecamp will still provide shoe rental options, but will not be providing chalk, harness, belay devices, etc. We encourage members to invest in their climbing by purchasing their own equipment if possible (shoes, chalk bags and harnesses).

As we receive updates from the local, state and federal government, we will adjust our new policies and keep our members and guests informed of any changes via our social media, blog and emails.

Thank you for your patience as we move forward with opening and we look forward to seeing you all in the gym soon! As our members return to the facility, we will unfreeze memberships, which have been on a complimentary hold due to the pandemic.

See you soon, and we hope to enjoy a summer filled with sends!


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