Mar 19, 2020 - Temporary suspension of operations.
Effective Immediately, we will suspend our in-facility operations until Monday April 6th.
Updates will be coming on our Social media pages – we will continue to offer workouts, coaching and training outlines, climbing outings, etc. for the time our facility is unavailable.
For our members: we will suspend billing until the facility reopens, if you are experiencing hardship during these times, please let us know – we want to help you stay involved! Email Jeff, and we will find a solution for you.
For anyone who would like to support us: we are offering 2 free visits on 5-punch pass purchases through April 6th!
Thank you for your understanding and your support! We’ll see you again in a couple of weeks!
Stay healthy and active, and enjoy time with your families!
The Ascent Team.
Mar 17, 2020 - Operational Update
Hello, friends and family – fellow climbers! We have some significant updates for the operation of The Ascent as we get through this period. Please see below:
Due to the increased proliferation of the COVID-19 virus, and our nation’s response to contain the transmission of the virus, we are following the recommendations of the US government and the CDC to limit the size of public gatherings at the gym. We take our public health seriously, and will be constantly reviewing and considering best practices, new information, and your feedback.
Please exercise your best judgment in deciding whether and when to climb with us, based on your exposure to potential virus sources, current health, and others in your sphere of influence who may be more vulnerable to possible infection.
Coaching Sessions / Competitions:
Effective Immediately, our Competitive Leagues and team coaching will be rescheduled to the blocks as indicated below to eliminate the overlap of any scheduled prgramming. The gym will be available primarily or exclusively to participants of our Youth Leagues, Elementary Leagues, USA Leagues, and Kids Rock programs during the hours of 2pm-8pm Monday through Friday. Your coaches will contact you to schedule your practice time. Practices will initially be limited to once per week so we can make sure we have space for all of our competitors and participants. Our regularly scheduled competitions will run in small groups during your scheduled practice times. Contact Mark, Hailey, Rhett, or Logan for more information.
We are asking our non-program members to climb between 6pm-10pm on M-F or any time Saturday and Sunday. We will not be open 11am-2pm MWF. Please exercise proper social distancing techniques during this time.
If you are not actively climbing, please refrain from ‘hanging out’ at the gym. We love your company, but we would like to make our climbing sessions as efficient as is practical to allow everyone opportunity to enjoy the sport.
We are limiting gym capacity to 8 climbers during each available block labeled ‘Open Climbing.’ Please check availability and reserve your climbing time by following the link below. Walk-ins will be accepted, but priority will be given to reservations. Sunday will be reserved for Family Day climbing.
We will monitor traffic and may adjust availability as the need arises.
Classes, Parties, Lock-ins, Other events.
For the time being, all of our climbing clinics, parties, and large group events are postponed through April 3rd.
We are committed to providing a safe climbing environment – including at the microscopic level.
The following additional cleaning protocols have been instituted at this time:
- Nightly sanitization of climbing wall and holds (yes, really.)
- Supplemental periodic cleaning of common surfaces throughout the day (tables, electronics, door handles, water fountains, belay equipment, etc.)
- Hand-sanitizer as available. (We also recommend that you bring your own and use frequently during your climbing session.)
- Good old-fashioned soap and water.
Deals and Vouchers
With the severely limited capacity that we are currently running, unfortunately, we cannot accept deal vouchers at this time. If you have a voucher that expires during this period, we will gladly honor it on the other side of this disruption.
Thanks for understanding!!
By now you have probably gotten many updates from many local businesses. As they probably have, we promise to keep you up to date on any changes as they unfold.
For now, thank you for your continued support and if we can answer any questions for you, please don’t hesitate to call us! 615-796-6545
All the best,
The Ascent Team