We are happy to welcome you back to The Bouldering Hive! We have grown fond of the bhive community and have missed seeing you all. While we were apart, we have taken the time to make noticeable improvements to the gym. We hope you like the splash of color and addition of co-working areas. Most importantly, we have adapted bhive to the new normal to provide a safe environment for bouldering. We have outlined these measures below and would appreciate it if you took the time to read it carefully. While some of these measures might be an inconvenience to you, we need your cooperation to ensure everyone’s safety.
Measures Against COVID-19
To reduce touch points with the crew, we encourage everyone to register, reserve slots and buy passes online at bhiveph.com/visit. You can login to our wifi to do these things while lining up too. We’ve made it easier to buy online by offering the following payment options: credit/debit card, GCash, Coins.ph, online banking (BPI and UnionBank), online bills payment (BDO, Security Bank, PNB, UnionBank), BancNet and over-the-counter payments.
Mask policy: All customers and staff must wear masks at all times except while drinking or eating. Masks must be worn while bouldering. Based on our own experience, we suggest wearing surgical masks for easier breathing.
Temperature checks: All customers and staff will be subject to temperature checks upon entering. Those with temperatures higher than 37.5 will be asked to leave.
Foot bath: All customers and staff must disinfect their shoes using the foot bath.
Health declaration: All customers and staff must fill up an online health declaration form at every visit.
Frequent handwashing: Everyone is required to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water before and after climbing.
Time slots: The duration of each slot is 3 hours. There will be 3 slots per day. Customers are allowed one time slot per day. Reservation is encouraged but not required. There will be 30 minutes in between time slots to allow us to do disinfection procedures and to air out the gym.
First timer orientation: There will be 2 first timer orientations per slot. The times are (1) 20 minutes and (2) one hour after the time slot begins.
Rental shoes: After rental shoes are used, they will be disinfected with 70% rubbing alcohol and will not be rented out again on the same day. All used rental shoes will then be placed under UV light for further disinfection. We encourage those renting shoes to wear socks.
Maximum capacity: Maximum capacity is 30 climbers (30% operational capacity).
Companion policy: Companions are not allowed inside.
Physical distancing: Everyone must maintain a distance of at least 1.5m at all times. We know this is a big adjustment for the climbing community but please keep your distance from others including your friends, partner, etc. and air TSEK!
Physical distancing markers: “X” marks the spot. These markers are placed throughout the entire gym to maintain physical distancing while queuing, climbing, etc.
One-way flow: There is a defined one-way path that begins at the kids wall and ends at the comp wall. This is to help avoid close contact with others while in the bouldering area which is limited in space.
Sectors within bouldering area: The different sectors are clearly marked with white velcro. Only one climber is allowed on the wall per sector. There are X markers in some sectors to indicate where you can wait for your turn on the wall.
Routesetting: We have adjusted the way we routeset to allow more space in between problems. Be mindful of other climbers and keep at least 2m distance on the wall. At least 2 sectors will be reset each week. The climbing holds will be soaked in a vinegar solution and thoroughly cleaned with a pressure washer.
Liquid chalk only: Only the use of liquid chalk will be allowed. Liquid chalk is a mix of alcohol (usually at least 50%, depending on the brand) and chalk. The use of liquid chalk will also improve air quality within the gym.
Disinfection of walls: The walls will be sprayed with disinfectant solution every morning before opening.
Ventilation: One door will be open at all times and the air conditioning will bet set to 26°C with high fan speeds. To increase the exchange of air in between time slots, all doors will be opened and a fan will be placed by the entrance.
Showers: The showers will remain closed until further notice.
Orientation of COVID-19 protocols: The new protocols will be explained to you in person upon check-in. Feel free to ask the crew any questions.
Air Quality: We are now monitoring CO2 levels in the gym. This will help us determine if ventilation inside the gym is poor or good. Our target is to have it at <1000 ppm which indicates good air exchange for indoor spaces. Once it reaches 800ppm, the staff will open all doors for better air circulation and continue monitoring until the levels have dropped.