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D.R. Semmes Family YMCA at TriPoint

Healthy Living


Rock Wall

Reaching New Heights
The climbing wall provides a full body workout and lots of fun! Our certified YMCA staff will show you the proper techniques and assist you in your climb. Participants as young as 4 years old can climb. Call the Welcome Center to make an appointment for the Rock Wall. 
The Rockwall is FREE for members.


Climbing Wall Policies:

  • Participants should only climb on the wall when trained YMCA staff are present.
  • Participants must be at least 4 years of age to participate on the climbing wall.
  • Parents must remain present will children ages 4 through 6 years.
  • All participants must have a signed climbing wall waiver on file prior to climbing.
  • You may obtain a waiver from the climbing wall staff.
  • Participants must be able to fit safely into a harness before being permitted to climb
  • A helmet and harness must be worn by all climbers.
  • Tennis shoes or climbing shoes must be worn by all climbers.
  • (No crocs or boots of any kind will be allowed)
  • Unsafe displays of behavior, such as horseplay, will not be tolerated and can result in the loss of climbing privileges.

The YMCA’s core values of Caring, Honesty, Responsibility, Respect, and Faith are emphasized in all YMCA programs. 

Climbers should proceed only under the chain of commands, as follows:
Belay Team (YMCA Staff): “Climber, start your commands.
Climber: “Belay Team ready?”
Belay Team (YMCA Staff): “Ready.”
Climber: “Climbing?”
Belay Team (YMCA Staff): “Climb on.”


Bouldering Policies

Bouldering is a climbing technique where the climber moves on a lateral path rather that a vertical one.

  • Boldering is done at your own risk.
  • All participants shall "check in" at the front desk to notify us of your activities. 
  • Boldering is allowed only up to the SOLID YELLOW HORIZONTAL ONLY
  • All participants must have a signed climbing wall waiver on file prior to bouldering. A waiver form the climbing wall staff.
  • Participants must be 18 years or older
  • Tennis shoes or climbing shoes must be worn to climb.
YMCA Mission

To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs
that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

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