We are committed to access for all.
We realize that not everyone can afford a membership to our climbing gyms, especially those who might benefit from the community most. That is why we have always had a robust program that allows those who have time to serve in exchange for a membership to do so without worrying about funds.
If you are ready to give to your community, we are ready to give to you, too!
Please review your options below. You must qualify with the organizations in order to participate in our program. Please let them know that you are looking for the Pad membership benefit when you qualify.
Are you an organization that would like to participate? Please contact us
Sliding Scale payment
The sliding scale membership was designed to support those who can demonstrate financial need or contribute their time to their communities. We think everyone should have access to climbing and understand that money is a barrier.
We’ve created a couple of different options based on what your needs are:
- The Volunteer Membership: Free
Must submit proof of a minimum of 8 hours per month with our Community Partners. (Scroll down to see who they are currently)
- Tier 1:
For members who are under 100% Current Federal Poverty Level. Must submit most recent tax documents.**
- Tier 2:
For members who are between 100-200% Current Federal Poverty Level. Must submit most recent tax documents.**
Do you have special need that doesn’t fit the above? Feel free to submit a request and we can make exceptions as appropriate.
Membership will be valid for a year. After expiration, this form will need to be filled out again with updated information.
*Please note if you are part of one of our Community Partner groups, you will need to bring in your letter of partnership to the front desk to get set up.
**Required tax documentation:
Current year’s first page of IRS tax document and/or unemployment verification.
This program is supported by:
Volunteer with our Community Partners
Work with one of our partner organizations and they’ll give you a letter that grants you a free membership!
Don’t see a group you work with? Connect us! We’re more than happy to partner with other organizations!
Work in the Gym!
We started out as an all-volunteer organization and as we got fancier and costs rose, we’ve sought every way for individuals to be a part of the gym.
Our minimum wage-minimum hour program provides service to the gym and its patrons and gives you a free membership in exchange!