Community Health

Community Health

1:51 pm by Annie Osenbaugh

Our community is the most important part of BKB. That means keeping you healthy is our top priority. Below you’ll find the Community Health Standards we’ve put in place to do just that.

If you’re experiencing any flu or cold-like symptoms, please stay home and return when you are well.

Deep Cleaning

Before Reopening

Each of our facilities will be deep cleaned before reopening, with extensive staff training on new health + safety protocols.


We will be increasing our staff and the frequency of our cleanings. All high-touch surfaces will be cleaned every two hours with each facility fully deep-cleaned daily. We will be using hospital grade disinfectants to ensure surfaces are thoroughly disinfected.

Schedule Your Climb

Limited Access

Due to capacity restrictions, access will be limited to members.

Reservation System

We invite you to use our new registration system to plan your 90 minute visit in advance and help our community to continue to socially distance responsibly. While reservations will not be required, a reservation is the only way to guarantee access.

What to Expect

Shirts, Shoes + Masks Required

Staff + community members are required to wear a mask at all times within the facility. Additionally, BKB team members will be wearing gloves. Shirt and shoes are also required.

Contactless Check-In

If you have made a reservation online, or saved your credit card information on your account, your check-ins will be contactless. Members with BKB swipe cards can also enjoy a contactless check-in. Need a swipe card? Ask the front desk on your next visit—protective shields have also been installed at the front desk for your protection.

Temperature Checks

Upon arrival, members will have their temperature taken by trained BKB staff and be asked to perform a health declaration. Staff will receive the same temperature checks before each shift.

Hand Sanitizing Stations

To keep our hands germ-free, we have stocked our facilities with hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes for lockers and equipment. You’ll find the first sanitizing station located at the entrance, with additional stations throughout the facility.

Liquid Chalk

Liquid chalk, made with at least 60% alcohol, has been found to be disinfecting and will be provided at no additional cost. If you would like to purchase your own, liquid chalk with 80% alcohol can be found in the retail sections of each facility. We’re currently not allowing loose chalk to be used in facilities.

Route, Floor + Flow Markings

To make it easy for all to abide by social distancing guidelines, you’ll find route, floor, and flow markings installed to indicate the appropriate places to climb and stand while maintaining 6 feet of distance between staff and members.

Hands Free Doors

To limit the number of surfaces staff, members and guests come in contact with, all doors throughout the space will be automated or propped open for hands-free entries and exits.

Limited Locker Room Use

You can find open-air storage and lockers throughout the facility, but locker rooms will be restricted to use for bathrooms and changing only.

Increased Sanitization + Cleaning

Facilities will operate on limited hours to allow more time for cleaning between days of operation.

Virtual Classes Only

In order to abide by social distancing guidelines and reduce the risk of transmission, group fitness classes will continue to be offered virtually through BKB Live.

How to Prepare

BYO Water + Gear

Water fountain access will be strictly limited. We encourage everyone to bring their own water or purchase a water bottle at the front desk.


At this time, we are no longer able to offer shoe or harness  rentals (except for Summer Adventures) or loose chalk rentals. Members are encouraged to bring their own climbing shoes and harnesses or purchase them at the front desk.

Credit Cards Only

To avoid passing germs through cash, we will only be accepting credit card payments. If you do not already have a credit card on file, you can store your information upon your first visit for touchless transactions going forward.

In Summary

Cash, loose chalk, maskless faces, bare feet, showers, saunas, group exercise classes, kids academy, birthday parties, climbing classes.

Spread Love Not Germs:
Please no handshakes, high fives, hugs, fist bumps + interpersonal physical contact with our staff and others.

And please, as always, WASH YOUR HANDS.

Ready to Climb?

You’ll need to be an active member and reserve a spot. Reactivate your membership + reserve a spot on our Join + Visit page.

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