Visiting the Gym During COVID-19
Insight Bainbridge is currently open for small group training under Phase 2 guidelines (see below). Insight Bremerton opens 7/10/20 under Phase 2 guidelines for small group training.
Welcome back to Insight Climbing & Movement! Some things to know before your next visit:
Bainbridge open now, Bremerton open 7/10
Open to all customers: members, punchcard, day pass
Climbing is allowed in Small Group Training Classes BOOK BAINBRIDGE
By reservation only
5 climbers maximum per class
Open to all customers
Limited youth programs
20 climbers maximum per reservation block
As we reopen our doors, the health of our staff and customers is our top priority. Prior to reopening, we have:
Installed AirPHX Air Sanitizing units in both our Bainbridge and Bremerton locations. These units destroy viruses and bacteria both in the air and on hard to clean surfaces.
Enhanced our cleaning protocols throughout the facility using CDC approved cleaning agents on all commonly touched surfaces.
Started requiring staff to do temperature checks and health screenings at the beginning of every shift.
Created a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan using guidance from the State of Washington, the CDC, the WHO, and the Climbing Wall Association, the organizing body for climbing gyms in North America.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we move ahead, we can't wait to see you in the gym!
Masks are required for staff and customers inside the facility. My mask protects you, your mask protects me.
Customers are required to keep 6 feet of distance between themselves and other customers.
Wash hands prior to entering the gym. Hand sanitizer is located throughout the facility.
No street shoes allowed in climbing areas.
Only bring in items necessary for your visit.
Bring your own water bottle! Drinking fountain is unavailable.
Q: Can I drop in for climbing anytime you're open?
A: Not at this time. Currently, all climbing is by reservation. In Phase 2, we are offering Small Group Training sessions for up to 5 people at a time (available for members only). In Phase 3, we will open more broadly to the public at which time 2 hour reservation blocks will be available to book via our website. This allows us to control capacity, and give climbers the certainty that they will not be turned away at the door. Our initial Phase 3 capacity will be 20 visitors per reservation block. Both capacity numbers and the reservation block system will continue to be evaluated as we move forward, and may be discontinued when we feel our previous drop-in system can be resumed.
Q: How are you supporting social distancing in the gym?
A: We have incorporated several new policies to support social distancing, all with the effort of preserving the social aspect of climbing which is important to so many of us. First, we are limiting capacity to no more than 20 climbers when we reopen in Phase 3. Second, we are enforcing a lane of 6-10 feet between all rope climbing. You will see many of the ropes have been moved to a rotating schedule where every-other anchor is unavailable. These will be rotated every few days to allow access to all routes over the course of a couple weeks. Third, the bouldering areas have been separated into zones, with 1 climber allowed per zone at a time to ensure 6 feet of distance is maintained between climbers.
Q: How are you cleaning the holds and walls?
A: Much like visiting the grocery store where many people might touch an item before you, the climbing walls and holds will have many people touch them between cleanings. To assist with cleaning, we have installed AirPHX air sanitizers in both gym locations which kills viruses and bacteria in the air AND on surfaces. And because current CDC and WHO guidelines tell us COVID-19's main path of transmission is airborne, not surface contact, we are requiring masks to a) reduce the likelihood of person to person transmission, b) reduce the amount of particles people are breathing onto the holds, c) reduce the likelihood of touching your nose and mouth while in the facility.
Q: How many reservations can I book?
A: Due to limited capacity, when we enter Phase 3 we are asking that all climbers limit their reservations to no more than THREE 2-hour blocks per week. You may not book back to back climbing blocks, though you may check with Insight staff during your block and if there is space in the block following you, you may re-enter during that climbing block. We will post the link for reservation blocks as we get closer to Phase 3.
Q: Are there any age requirements for who can climb in the gym right now?
A: Phase 2 classes are for age 14+. In Phase 3, all ages of climbers are allowed in the facility. As always, an adult is required to directly supervise anyone under the age of 14, meaning the adult needs to stay with the child at all times as they move through the facility. While this is always the case to ensure the safety of all guests, it is particuarly important now to ensure all social distance rules are being followed. Adults can monitor no more than 3 children under 14 in the facility at any given time.
Q: Can I bring a friend/relative to watch me climb?
A: Given our limited capacity, we are requesting no spectators in the building at this time. The exception is if you are the adult supervising a child under the age of 14.