Please Note: Memberships are not being automatically frozen, but can do so at no charge through the form below. You can also OPT-IN to help support AZR during this difficult time.

Dear AZR Community,

I am just going to be brutally honest with you. WE NEED YOU, NOW!

We started AZR in 2004, over 16 years ago, with a dream to bring this insanely cool sport of rock climbing to the masses. To share the impact of this sport with anyone who would listen to us and to do so in a way that they would really enjoy (very customer service focused).

During the financial crisis of 2007/8/9 we thought that was it. How could we sustain during those crazy times?! It was because of you, our community. Since those times we have grown with you and your needs. We now proudly serve: recovery groups, special needs schools/organizations, under privileged children, provided camps during teacher walkouts and so much more.

Many of our staff started climbing at AZR when they were too young to drive, but we became a safe place for them to be, a second home and then some joined us at the desk. Stephanie was like 7 years old when she first visited us (you’re welcome Steph). The financial crisis of 12 years ago was just a walk in the park compared to this pandemic.

During these unprecedented times, we are doing everything we can to “do the right thing”. To us the right thing is twofold:

  1. Do what we can to stop or limit the spread of COVID – 19
  2. Continue to pay our staff, even though we have no revenue coming in and may not for some time. Think about that for a minute. We have almost 70 souls that rely on us in some form or fashion for their income so they can pay their bills. We also have those pesky other bills outside of payroll. Ultimately, it was an easy decision to temporarily close the gym – we value health and safety above all else.

I know you, too, are experiencing the impact of this virus and my heart goes out to you. I am writing this letter from my home where our kids have been out of school and being “home schooled” for 5 days now. I now know why some animals eat their young 🙂

That being said, we would like to generate some revenue so we can ensure that our staff can stay on as they are and ready when we re-open. Please note, our team is not on vacation right now. We are spending countless hours cleaning the facility, making repairs, painting, etc. so that when you get back to AZR, you won’t want to leave.

Here is how you can help:

  1. If you are an existing member – Either unfreeze or don’t freeze your membership at this time. If this is something you can handle for a month or so, we would be deeply grateful. It may not be much to you, but the power of our community could be very impactful. You can always freeze at any date in the future and if we aren’t open because of this virus, there is no fee to freeze.
  2. If you need a good reason to buy a membership, we are offering 20% off any annual Paid in Full membership.
  3. If you really want to support us and our staff, you can purchase a full priced membership here and we will add 8 additional day passes to your account (an almost $232 value).

None of this money will go to us, the owners. It all goes to paying our staff, our bills and getting the gym ready for your arrival back.

I have never written a letter like this before and hope you take the time to consider supporting us. Like every other small business out there, these are crazy times, but we know with your support, we will make it through this, cleaner than ever.

Climb on – hopefully soon,

Kevin, Kent and the rest of the Berk Family

 

During this closure, memberships will not be automatically frozen/cancelled.

We have a number of amazing members choosing to keep their memberships active to help us be able to continue to pay our staff during this time. If you’d like to OPT-IN to contribute to this, please click to complete the form above.

If you don’t take any action, your membership will remain as is and any scheduled charges will continue to run.

 

While we understand that this outbreak has everyone on edge and anxious to know what will come next, we are urging our community to remain calm and be responsible with your actions.

We are following the updates and information being released by the CDC and other authorities, and will communicate directly any changes to our policies and protocols.

For now we will honor a freeze of memberships at no charge as we all await further developments. Anyone wishing to utilize this freeze will need to complete the online form and indicate FREEZE30 in the notes.

If you should have any concerns, questions, etc. please reach out to us at contact2@azontherocks.com

 

Since we know that this is impacting everyone of you, if you’d like to either freeze your membership (at no charge) or cancel it, please click to complete the form above.

 

Act now to receive:

  • Waived Enrollment fee
  • Included Top Rope Belay Class
  • Additional Guest Passes
  • Plus the regular benefits of being an AZR member

I Got Your Back (Standard Annual PIF) Membership – $755

  • Full access to Climbing, Yoga, Fitness, Special Hours and Activities
  • Included Top Rope Belay Class ($29 Value)
  • Waived Enrollment Fee (Normally $29)
  • Standard – 12 Climbing Guest Passes ($340 Value)
  • Standard – 4 Yoga Guest Passes ($80 Value)

 

We Got Your Back (Family Annual PIF) Membership $1,800

  • Full access to Climbing, Yoga, Fitness, Special Hours and Activities
  • Included Top Rope Belay Class ($29 Value)
  • Waived Enrollment Fee (Normally $29)
  • Family – 24 Climbing Guest Passes ($696 Value)
  • Family – 6 Yoga Guest Passes ($120 Value)

Act now to receive:

  • Waived Enrollment fee
  • Included Top Rope Belay Class
  • 20% off our already discounted Annual rate
  • Plus the regular benefits of being an AZR member

I Still Love You (Discounted Standard Annual PIF) Membership
20% Off – $600

  • Full access to Climbing, Yoga, Fitness, Special Hours and Activities
  • Included Top Rope Belay Class ($29 Value)
  • 20% off our already discounted Annual rate
  • Waived Enrollment Fee (Normally $29)
  • Standard – 4 Climbing Guest Passes ($116 Value)
  • Standard – 4 Yoga Guest Passes ($80 Value)
  • Purchase Discounted Standard Membership Here

We Still Love You (Discounted Family Annual PIF) Membership
20% Off – $1440

  • Full access to Climbing, Yoga, Fitness, Special Hours and Activities
  • Included Top Rope Belay Class ($29 Value)
  • 20% off our already discounted Annual rate
  • Waived Enrollment Fee (Normally $29)
  • Family – 6 Climbing Guest Passes ($174 Value)
  • Family – 6 Yoga Guest Passes ($ 120 Value)

 

3/23 | Membership Announcement in Response to COVID-19. We Need You!

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