Climbing Wall


The auto belay is not available.
Starting August 1, 2018, lead climbing will not be available. 

Belay assessments will not be available in June, please check back in July for any updates. We are working creatively to keep climbing available to all of you. We appreciate your understanding while we are working to keep services available.

Start climbing at The Paul Derda Recreation Center:

No Experience
Check with the front desk for The Basics class (age 15+), get registered and we will start getting you comfortable with the gear, rope handling skills and knots. Once you are more proficient with these skills, you can participate in a top rope belay assessment.

Experienced Climber

Check the climbing schedule and join us during our top rope belay skills assessment times. Daily entrance fees apply to attend the assessment. If you complete the assessment, the climbing wall will then become available to you to use most of the hours the facility is open. We will have some limited use during classes. Lead climbing is also available once you have completed a lead assessment. The time frame for completing assessments is dependent on how well you know the information and how busy it is at the wall. We will be assessing climbing skills that you already possess. 

Climbing Wall Notes and Reminders

  • All climbers must have a completed waiver and release on file (available online & in facility).
  • We provide all equipment needed at no cost. You must have a Recreation Services I.D. card or equipment card in order to check out any equipment. The card is free and valid for two years if you are a resident of Broomfield County. We may or may not retain the card while you use the gear. Equipment is documented with the account and a fee can be applied if not returned.
  • Top Rope Belay/Lead assessments will only be given during designated hours.
  • All climbers 14 and under need to be accompanied by an adult 18 or older, with a completed and current climbing waiver. At age 15 you can participate (with an assessed climber or as an assessed climber) without an adult present.
  • To boulder & use the Auto Belay, you will need to complete a top rope assessment of skills & wall orientation (age 15+).
  • Max number in a group/family during unsupervised hours is 6. 

Climbing Wall Classes

All participants must sign a climbing wall waiver. Those 18 years and younger must have a parent or legal guardian’s signature. 

Climbing Basics 

Designed to be a great starting point or refresher in understanding gear, knots, climbing and rope handling skills (belay). Participation in this class does not replace the skills assessment required to utilize the wall on your own. All equipment is provided. Please wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. Please be prepared to climb.
Age: 15 years and older Location: PDRC R/NR Fee: $20/$26
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