About Indoor Climbing
Indoor climbing uses a form of gymnastic chalk to help keep your hands dry. This is available free of charge for use while in the facility. Unlike the outdoors, Focus offers the ONLY 24 inch, seamless, safety flooring system in Arizona. Additionally, we offer 8 auto-belay devices that allow for great solo training sessions.
Bouldering is a style of climbing emphasizing power, strength, and dynamics movements. It contains a series of individual moves or short sequences of moves. Because the amount of moves your body makes is less with bouldering, the difficulty of those individual moves is much greater. Boulder routes are commonly referred to as problems, because the nature of the climb is often short, curious, and much like problem solving.
Sport climbing is a style of climbing emphasizing endurance, technique and high levels of fitness and concentration. Sport climbs (often called routes) are over 25ft high, and contain a larger amount of individual moves which are overall easier, but more difficult in succession.
What equipment do I need to boulder or sport climb?
All necessary equipment is available for rent on site. Many people prefer to boulder in shorts and t-shirt, you can easily wear loose fitting pants and a long sleeve shirt.
Requirements for Bouldering
- Wear appropriate shoes and attire.
- Learn and practice proper falling techniques.
- Proper falling technique does not guarantee an injury free fall.
- Do not climb higher than you want to fall.
- Do not boulder above or below anyone.
- Stay off the mats if you are not climbing.
Personal Responsibility. All Climbers and Boulderers are informed that climbing is inherently dangerous and can result in serious injury and/or death. All participants must be willing to take personal responsibility for their own safety.