Arlington (Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex)
608 E. Front
Arlington, Texas 76011
Elzie Odom Recreation Center
1601 N. Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington, Texas 76011
Austin Rock Gym, Inc.
4401 Freidrich Lane, Suite 300
Austin, Texas 78744
Main Event Entertainment – Vertical Challenge
13301 N. US Hwy 183
Austin, Texas 78750
The Wall Indoor Rock Climbing
Boerne Gymnastics Center
105 Stonegate Road
Boerne, Texas 78006
Carrollton (Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex)
Texas A&M University Indoor Climbing Facility
202 Recreation Center
College Station, Texas 77843
Jerry D. Morris Recreation Center
Texas A&M University
2600 S. Neal
Commerce, Texas 75429
Corpus Christi All-Star Gym
3126 Holly Road
Corpus Christi, Texas 78415
For Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex see cities:
9201 Forest Lane, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75243
SMU Climbing Center
6000 Airline Dr., Rec Center
Dallas, Texas 75275
Denia Recreation Center Climbing Wall
University of Northern Texas Climbing Wall
Recreational Sports Office, Room 103
1900 Chestnut Drive
Denton, Texas 76203
University of Texas Pan American
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, Texas 78541-3548
Frisco (Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex)
Canyons Rock Climbing
7164 Technology Dr. Suite #202
Frisco, Texas 75034
Grapevine (Dallas / Fort Worth metroplex)
Summit Climbing Gym
1040 Mustang Drive
Grapevine, Texas 76051
(near DFW Airport)
Boulders Sport Climbing Center
325 Indian Trail
Harker Heights, Texas 76548
Campus Recreation University of Houston
4500 University Drive
Houston, Texas 77204-6056
Stone Moves Indoor Rock Climbing Gym
6970 FM 1960 Rd. W. Suite C
Houston, Texas 77069
Sun & Ski Sports
5503 FM1960 West
Houston, Texas 77069
Texas Rock Gym – Memorial
1526 Campbell Rd, 77055
on Campbell, one mile north of I-10 between Westview and Longpoint
Houston, Texas 77055
111 North Post Oak Lane
Houston, Texas 77024
Sam Houston State University Climbing Center
Huntsville, Texas 77341
Space City Rock Climbing Gym
201 Hobbs Rd Ste A1
League City, Texas 77573
9000 Memphis Lubbock Texas 79423
Texas Tech Climbing Center
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas 79409
5500 Loop 256
Palestine, Texas 75801
St. Mary’s University
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, Texas 78228
University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78249
Summit Recreational Center
Summit Fitness & Recreation Center
620 Fryers Creek Circle
Temple, Texas 76501
McLane Student Life Center
Waco, Texas 76798
400 Bridge St #4
Wichita Falls, Texas 76306
Posted by admin Date: Friday, September 11, 2009
Boston University Fitness and Recreation Center
915 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
> 35′ tall and 45′ wide. Classes open to the community. Open recreation climbing time, by appointment only, is included with course fee for the duration of the course.
Rock Spot Climbing
67 Sprague Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02136
> 4,000+ sq ft of indoor bouldering and 4,500 sq ft of top rope and lead climbing with 37 top ropes; all ages all abilities climbing facility; bouldering, top rope, lead climbing.
MIT Climbing Wall
142 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139
Dedham Health and Athletic
200 Providence Hwy
Dedham, Massachusetts 02026
> 35ft high climbing wall, beginner to advanced courses, specialized classes for children 5-15 yrs old, adult climbing also available
Willy’s World Adventure
4730 State Highway
Eastham, Massachusetts 02642
> 30 ft indoor rock climbing wall
69 Norman St, Unit 9
Everett, Massachusetts 02149
(617) 387–ROCK (7625)
> 17,000 sq. ft. of total terrain including 3,500 sq. ft of dedicated bouldering. Heights over 45 feet high, leading on over 50% of high walls. 70 toprope stations and over 30 lead routes.
The YMCA of Greater New Bedford
25 South Water Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
> 24 ft. high with routes for both beginner and advanced. Classes for first graders through adults, including beginner, advanced, and family classes. Once you complete one of our courses, open climbs are included in your membership!
Carabiner’s Climbing wall
328 Parker Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts
> 65′ high climbing wall, 12′, 20′, 30′ and 40′ intermediate routes, 32,600 sq. ft of climbing, 112 top ropes, 46′ portable outdoor tower, weight room, cardio equipment, pro shop, and locker rooms
40 Parker St.
Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950 (located near Rte. 95 and Rte.1)
> 17,000 square feet of indoor rock climbing structures. 45 ft high with 70+ top rope and 40 lead stations, nasty overhanging lead roof that just won’t stop, and one of the meanest bouldering facilities in the country.
88 wells Ave
Newton, Massachusetts 02459
> 15,000 sq. ft. climbing gym facility, 45ft x 20ft Indoor Climbing Wall
Northhampton Athletic Club Rock Wallaby
306 King St
Northhampton, Massachusetts 01060
> 40-foot textured walls, 23 climbing stations, a bouldering cave, and a full rental department
Maplewood County Day Camp
15 Aspen Hollow Drive (Mailing)
North Easton, Massachusetts 02356
> Indoor Rock Wall and Ropes Course. High and Low Elements
42 Summer Street
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
> Climbing Tower with 6 routes, children’s programs
Aldrich’s Club Gymnastic, Inc.
106 S. Meadow Rd.
Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360
10 Cordage Park Circle Suite 243
Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360
> 25 ft. indoor rock climbing wall designed for beginners and advanced climbers with 16 top ropes located in a full service health club. Climbing classes offered for kids and adults.
15 Industrial Drive
Sterling, Massachusetts 01564
> 20 foot high rock climbing wall with 20,000+ square foot gymnastics facility with adjacent indoor rock climbing wall, three levels of difficulty
Gleason Family YMCA
33 Charge Pond Road
P.O. Box 466
Wareham, Massachusetts 02571
>3 story climbing wall
Gordon College Rock Gym
255 Grapevine Rd
Wenham Massachusetts 01984
> 8×30 foot bouldering wall and 25′ vertical walls
Boston Rock Gym
78G Olympia Ave
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
> 28 ft. climbing wall with lead roof, aretes, overhangs, pillars.
Central Branch YMCA
776 Main St
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609
> 1400 sq. ft., 20 feet high climbing wall with roof, arete, slabs, bouldering wall, traverse wall, dihedrals and overhangs.
Central Rock Climbing Gym, LLC
299 Barber Avenue
Worcester, Massachusetts 01606
(508) 852-ROCK (508-852-7625)
> Opening Spring 2009 with 13,000+ square feet of climbing area. Walls up to 45 feet in height with difficulty from beginner to expert. There is a beginner’s area and a wall kids and locker rooms for gear and changing.
Ed Isakson YMCA
3655 Preston Ridge Rd
Alpharetta, Georgia 30005
> 25-30 ft indoor climbing wall. About 8 toprope stations. ~5.4 – ~5.10
Jumpin Jacks Playland
325 Henderson Parkway
Alpharetta, Georgia 30004
> 20 ft, 2 person indoor climbing wall
665 Barber Street
Athens, Georgia 30601
> 20 ft walls, 40 ft roof traverse, freestanding boulders, fitness room, separate birthday party area, yoga and Pilates room
University of Georgia Climbing Wall
Department of Recreational Sports
201 Ramsey Student Center for Physical Activities
Athens, Georgia 30602-6520
Atlanta Rocks! Intown
1019-A Collier Rd
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
> Full climbing gym with 12,000 sq. ft. climbing wall area, 50 top ropes, lead, separate bouldering feature, aerobic and weight training equipment, computerized rotating climbing wall.
460 Brogdon Road, Suite 100
Suwanee, Georgia 30024
> Adrenaline Climbing indoor rock climbing gym offers 13,000 square feet of climbing surfaces, including a 2500 sf bouldering cave, rappel tower, massive canyon roof, slab climbing, natural features, and extreme angles and overhangs.
Centennial Place YMCA
555 Luckie Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Outdoor Recreation at Georgia Tech – Climbing Wall
750 Ferst Drive NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332
> 39 ft. indoor rock climbing wall and vertical caving practice platform, 13 ft. bouldering cave and platform made by Entre-Prises. 2,000 sq. ft. of indoor climbing space. 18+ routes on 6 top/lead ropes of varying difficulty. Gear rental and classes offered.
The Sporting Club at Windy Hill
135 Interstate North Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Wall Crawler Rock Club
1522 Dekalb Avenue #2
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
The Climb’n Shop
496 Bankhead Hwy.
Carrollton, Georgia 30117
Middle Georgia College Wellness Center
1100 Second Street SE
Cochran, Georgia 31014
Smith Fitness Center
6847 Dixie Road
Located on the corner of Dixie St. and Eckel Ave. next to the 1-Mile track
Ft. Benning, Georgia
> 24′ indoor climbing wall with auto belay and lead climbing.
Corkan Family Recreation Exteme Climbing Room
440 Lindquist Road
Fort Stewart, Georgia
912-767-9884 or 912-767-6708
> Offers extreme indoor climbing in a converted racquetball room. 11-routes, one lead course, 2-self belays, massive bouldering. Ages 8 and above welcome.
Escalade Rock Climbing Gym
3694 Kennesaw South Industrial Drive, Suite B
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
> 11,000+ sq. feet, 80 ft long bouldering area offers a variety angled walls plus an entire second story bouldering roof, gym features 30+ ft tall walls, 18 top ropes, one lead wall, kid’s area, huge campus board, and full training area.
125 Depot Court
Peachtree City. Georgia 30269
> Climbing gym with 32 foot climbing walls feature arêtes, serious overhanging territory, roofs, a slab, vertical, slightly off vertical, corners and a wicked 29 ft high arch…plus a 20 ft rappel tower and bouldering.
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games
11000 Alpharetta Highway
Roswell, Georgia 30076
> 30′ indoor rock climbing wall and a Cat Walk on a high ropes course mounted 25 feet above the 100,000 sq. ft. indoor entertainment complex.
Georgia Southern University Climbing Wall
P.O. Box 8078 Akins BLVD
Statesboro, Georgia 30460
> 42 ft tall indoor climbing wall for beginners through advanced climbers using state-of-the-art safety equipment and highly trained staff. The Southern Adventures climbing wall is located inside the Recreation Activity Center beside Equipment Checkout (the old entrance).
Valdosta State University
1300 Sustella Ave.
Valdosta, Georgia 31698
Lifetime Fitness Climbing Gym
14200 Highway 92
Woodstock, Georgia 30188
> 35 foot full of routes and 2 overhangs with 25 top-ropes, 5 auto belays and 7 lead walls with rubber floors. Climbs range from 5.5-5.12.
Indoor Climbing is a sort of Rock Climbing in which people scale man-made Climbing walls. These are manmade walls that climbing holds are attached to in order to mimic actual mountain walls.
Indoor Climbing imitates the feel of real Rock Climbing, but in a controlled environment. The techniques, equipment, and guiding principles are comparable to those of Rock Climbing. The sport’s concept is simple: Climbing walls are bolted with holds and are located under a roof so as to be considered as a venue for Indoor Climbing.
Indoor Rock Climbing gyms played an important role in the 80’s in introducing many people to Climbing. The gyms provided a safe, comfortable environment which accommodated to beginners and advanced climbers. Indoor Climbing’s popularity increased even more when people started to offer lessons to those who are interested in it. There are other reasons why some people choose to do Indoor Climbing. Some areas either don’t have a good natural wall to scale or it is just to dangerous to climb them because of bad weather or loose and falling rocks. Also, gyms are more accessible than normal outdoor Climbing locations.
Indoor Climbing vs. Outdoor
It is common for people who wish to take up Climbing to wonder which of the two styles would better suit them.
Here are a few of the differences between Indoor Rock Climbing and Outdoor Rock Climbing:
- Indoor Climbing is ideal for enthusiasts who are in need of constant practice before they try out the real thing, or for climbers who want to train all year round.
- Surfaces in Indoor Climbing can be easily seen, as distinguished by holds on the artificial wall. With natural walls, holds are usually not apparent, making the climb more challenging.
- It is easier to focus in indoor climbs because distractions are considerably minimized not like in Outdoor Rock Climbing where the environment itself can be a distraction; wind conditions, weather, and bugs.
- Indoor Rock Climbing has different levels which climbers can try out and master. Outdoor Climbing routes are diversified since mountain holds are not predetermined. Every slope and crack may serve as hand and foot hold for the climber.
- Indoor Climbing promotes competition since some walls are tailor-made for competitive climbers. Outdoor Climbing focuses on the act of climbing itself, pushing the climbers to the limit.
Although Indoor Rock Climbing comes close to Outdoor Rock Climbing to a point, there are some things that Indoor Climbing can never give you such as the breathtaking view of the landscape below and that feeling of accomplishment as you reach the summit of a difficult mountain wall.
Why Go Indoor Climbing?
Here are some reasons to try Indoor Rock Climbing:
- It’s not your typical recreational activity. Indoor Climbing has benefits such as improving your physical fitness, as well as your self-confidence and sense of achievement.
- It builds better social relations since Indoor Climbing requires communication with other experienced climbers to learn and develop your skills.
- Indoor Climbing is ideal for team building, improving trust, and friendship as some sessions require more than one person in order to complete the climb.
Go… Try it out. I know you want to
By Chris A Johnson: “I’m just a guy that loves rock climbing and is trying to help the sport grow a little more. I recently started a blog about rock climbing at with info on techniques, equipment, shoes, a climbing dictionary, styles and many other things.”
Posted by admin Date: Sunday, August 30, 2009
If you are a rock climbing enthusiast and you are moving to the tri-state area of the East Coast, where can you find NJ indoor rock climbing? There are many places for NJ indoor rock climbing, from gyms, to indoor rock climbing walls to indoor rock climbing clubs and leagues.
There is a wealth of information to be found on the internet about NJ indoor rock climbing. A cheap solution is to try the local YMCA in your area. Here you can meet people who live in your area and not have to pay a hefty fee to enjoy their NJ indoor rock climbing programs.
If you are interested in learning to rock climb at a NJ indoor rock climbing gym, you can find many of those as well. They will offer expert instruction about all phases of rock climbing. They will familiarize and guide you as to what equipment you will need, they will teach you the best techniques to scale a sheer rock wall and will impart all their knowledge of safety to you. As a beginner in a NJ indoor rock climbing gym, you will feel safe and secure knowing you are being taught by the best.
If you are a veteran climber looking to hone new skills or practice old ones in a new way, a NJ indoor rock climbing wall is the place to do it. Here you can find out where the best climbs in the area are, and maybe some moves you have never tried before. You may decide you want to join a NJ indoor rock climbing league.
For kids, nothing is more fun than a NJ indoor rock climbing party. You can rent a climbing wall for your home, but isn’t easier to find a NJ indoor rock climbing gym so they can do all the work for you? You will only have to bring the kids and the enthusiasm and that should be easy enough. The kids will love it and you will love the convenience of having your child’s next birthday at a NJ indoor rock climbing gym.
Sportrock Climbing Centers
5308 Eisenhower Ave.
Alexandria, Virginia 22304
> 12,000 sq. ft., 40-foot tall climbing gym facility with slabs, steep walls, arches, roofs, towers, boulder cave.
Burke Gym Climbing Wall
6001 Burke Commons Road
Burke, Virginia 22015
> Large indoor climbing gym with auto belay system.
Lifetime Fitness Climbing Wall
5900 Trinity Parkway
Centreville, Virginia 20121
Rocky Top Rec
1729 Allied St.
> 20′ walls with some overhangs, and a range of difficulty levels represented over 7 or 8 top-ropes. An excellent bouldering wall for really working on your skills, and a sizable bouldering cave upstairs.
3325 North Franklin Street
Christiansburg, Virginia 24073
> 15 foot high bouldering wall and cave
Longwood University Climbing Wall
201 High Street
Farmville, Virginia 23909
Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Rd.
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802
> Beard and hat required.
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807
> 850 sq. feet of climbing wall surface. Measuring 34 ft. tall by 25 ft. wide with 5 top rope stations and 1 lead climb and bouldering cave.
Rise Up Climbing
1225 Church St
Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
> No lynching allowed.
11421 Polo Circle
Midlothian, Virginia 23231
> 14,000 sq. ft. climbing gym with over 150 climbs, high ropes course, 50′ high, rappel tower, arch; climbs rated from 5.4-5.13c.
Virginia Wesleyan College Climbing Wall
1584 Wesleyan Dr.
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Radford University Climbing Wall
East Main St.
Radford, Virginia 24142
.> 20 feet high climbing wall with over eight area climbs and hundreds of holds.
Lifetime Fitness Climbing Wall
44610 Prentice Drive
Sterling, Virginia 20166
> Rock climbing wall about 32 ft tall, it’s great for beginners and advanced climbers.
Sportrock Climbing Centers
45935 Maries Road
Sterling, Virginia 20166
(571) 434-ROCK / (571) 434-7625
> 10,000+ sq. ft. climbing wall, 40 feet high. Large bouldering area including stalactite, lead cave with 30 foot overhang and separate teaching and party area.
The Rock Wall
Claude Moore Rec Center
46105 Loudoun Park Lane
Sterling, Virginia 20164
> Recreation Center, admission includes pool, fitness room, gymnasium, and 30-foot rock climbing wall. 5 routes, 2 auto-belay, varying difficulties.
Clington Climbing Inc.
Tazewell Industrial Park, off Highway 460
Virginia Beach Rock Gym
5049 Southern Blvd.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
> 6,000 sq. ft., 33 ft. high climbing gym; textured wall with roofs, aretes, slabs, cracks and bulges; top rope and lead, boulder, rappel tower
The College of William & Mary Climbing Wall
Compton & Brooks Streets
Williamsburg, Virginia 23187
25 ft wall with more than 760 sq ft climbing surface
Sportsplex LFCC Rock Climbing Wall
221 Commonwealth Ct
Winchester, Virginia 22602
> 30′ high Lord Fairfax Community College Rock Climbing Wall provides harnesses with an “Auto-Belay” system and spotters to ensure maximum safety.
Wytheville Community Center
333 Community Blvd.
Wytheville, VA 24382
> 33 ft. climbing wall featuring many different routes and difficulty levels. One portion of the wall is flat, another has custom 3-D contours and a 5 ft overhang. There are 5 auto-belays.
Easton Community Center – MT. ECC Indoor Climbing Wall
364 Sport Hill Rd
Easton, Connecticut 06825
Stone Age Rock Gym
195 Adams St.
The CT Rock Gym
91 Shelton Avenue
New Haven, Connecticut 06511
Prime Climb’s Mountain Fun
340 Quinnipiac Street
Silversmith Park, Bldg. #28
Wallingford, CT 06492
Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
27040 Malibu Hills Rd,
Agoura Hills, California 91301
> 35 ft indoor rock climbing wall
Bladium Rock Wall
800 West Tower Avenue, Bldg 40
Alameda, California 94501
(510) 814-4999 x 212
> 35 ft climbing walls, 15 ropes and 14 ft bouldering
Rock City Climbing Center
5100 E. La Palma Ave. Suite 108
Anaheim Hills, California 92807
> 6,000 sq-ft indoor climbing wall. 16 top ropes, 2000 sq-ft leadable wall, indoor climbing cave, cracks, arêtes, dihedrals.
Arcadia see Los Angeles
Far North Climbing Gym
1165 K Street Suite C
Arcata, California 95521
> 16 foot boulder with cave and 10 foot top out freestanding boulder plus a 40 foot traverse wall, with a small roof feature and has top roping area.
Humboldt State University Student Recreation Center
1 Harpst St.
Arcata, California 95521
> 48 feet high indoor climbing wall. Many routes to boulder and belay. Community members must be accompanied with valid student, staff, or faculty member.
Gritstone Rock Club
3116 Olympic Way #B
Auburn, California 95603
> Awesome 14ft boulder you can top out on.
North of the River
401 Willow Drive
Bakersfield, California 93308
> 16ft. walls and is top rope able.
Student Recreation Center at CSUB
9001 Stockdale Hwy. SRC 65
Bakersfield, California 93309
> 36sq ft free-standing tower and 13 sq ft bouldering area with 98 ft perimeter space. Students use & facility free of charge. Any non-CSUB students, staff, faculty or affiliates must be sponsored by one of the above.
Vert Rock Gym
9500 Brimhall Road, Suite 400
Bakersfield, California 93312
> 4,000 sq ft of climbing; 30′-35′ tall; top rope, lead climbing, and 15′ boulder climbing
100 El Camino Real
Belmont, California 94002
> 12,000 square feet of climbing wall. Has a variety of indoor climbing-150 top rope routes, and lead climbing on 30 of the routes, 3000 square feet of caves, walls, and arêtes.
Berkeley – also see El Cerrito
800 Potter Street
Berkeley, California 94710
> 45 ft. high lead indoor climbing wall, 14,000 sq. ft. of climbing wall terrain, 2,500 sq. ft. climbs with 40 top ropes and lead climbing ropes.
University of California
2301 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, California 94720
Encore Gym Brentwood
2490 Sand Creek Rd
20914 Nordhoff St. Suite 101
Chatsworth, California. 91311
> 40ft x 20ft of textured indoor climbing wall surface with built-in features for advanced climbers, 5 top ropes, over 500 holds.
1345 N. Willow Ave.
Clovis, California 93619
> Health club with indoor climbing walls.
Concord, California 94518
Diablo Rock Gym
1220 Diamond Way
Concord, California 94520
> 32 ft. high lead climbing wall, 11,000 sq-ft of indoor climbing with 40 top and lead ropes, 2,500 sq. ft. of boulder climbing.
1300 Logan Ave
Costa Mesa, California
> 10,000 sq. ft. of textured indoor climbing wall.
REI at Cupertino
20640 Homested Rd.
Cupertino, California 95014
720 Olive Drive, Suite Z
Davis, California 95616
The Pit (Rec Hall)
UC Davis Campus Recreation
232 ARC – One Shields Avenue, UC Davis
> 40’ X 29’ indoor climbing wall with more than 50 routes ranging in difficulty level with hand-sculpted freeform texture.
El Cerrito (Berkeley/East Bay)
Bridges Rock Gym
5635 San Diego Street
El Cerrito, California 94530
> Opening January 2009! Extraordinary bouldering, stellar two-story cave, 17-ft top-out boulders, indoor & outdoor slackline arenas, yoga, fitness, childcare, & café.
Frog’s Athletic Club
780 Garden View Court
Encinitas, CA 92024
>1,200 sq ft, 28 feet high climbing wall
4020 Technology Place
Fremont, California 94538
> 16,000 square feet wall with sculpted climbing terrain.
SRC Rock Wall
800 N. State College Blvd
Fullerton, California 92834
> Inside the student rec center for Cal State Fullerton. 1,100 sq-ft indoor climbing wall. 30 foot wall with crack, boulder attached is 12 feet high.
Goleta Valley Athletic Club
170 Los Carneros Way Goleta
Goleta, California 93117
> Over 2000 square foot climbing wall with 30 foot top-rope and lead climbing. Adjacent 700 foot bouldering wall with nice 30 and 45 degree sections.
Beach City Rocks
4926 W. Rosecrans Ave
Hawthorne, California 90250
> 10,000 sq ft indoor climbing wall
18411 Gothard St. Unit I
Huntington Beach, California. 92648
18007 Von Karman
Irvine, California 92715
University of California – Irvine
Anteater Recreation Center
680 California Ave.
Irvine, California 92697
Aztec Recreation Center
La Mesa, California
> 30′ tall climbing wall, 9 top ropes and a bouldering wall.
Valley Rock Gym
2455 Railroad Ave
Livermore, California 94550
> 2500 sq. ft. indoor climbing gym with two 30 ft. high top-rope/lead climbing walls, a 20ft. high beginner/instructional wall and a boulder area and climbing cave.
Arcadia Rock Climbing
305 N. Santa Anita Ave.
Los Angeles, Arcadia California 91006
> 18+ foot tall indoor boulder walls, deep cave
11866 La Grange Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90025
> 10,000 sq. ft., 140 indoor climbing top rope and lead routes, free, and a lead arch.
Stonehenge Climbing Gym
500 9th Street
Modesto, California 95354
> 4,000 sq. ft., 40 ft top rope walls, 50 ft leadable walls, cave, climbing shop.
2639 Terminal Blvd.
Mountain View, California 94043
849 Jackson St #5A
Napa, California 94559
> Indoor rock climbing facility for all skill levels.
Great Western Power Co.
520 20th St.
Oakland, California 94612
> 48 ft. lead wall, 11,000 total sq. ft., 1500+ ft. bouldering, over 50 top and lead ropes
Solid Rock Gym
13026 Stowe Drive
Poway, California 92064
> 12,000 sq. ft. area, 35 ft. height, top rope, lead, and bouldering
Rancho Cordova (Sacramento)
Granite Arch Climbing Center
11335-G Folsom Blvd
Rancho Cordova, California 95742
> 23,500 sq. ft. of natural climbing terrain, new outside boulder park, ice climbing wall, lots of bouldering, top roping and lead climbing.
Hangar 18 Riverside
6935 Arlington Ave
Riverside, California 92503
>12,000+ sq ft of textured climbing terrain; 20ft high top-out bouldering; massive lead cave
Thresh Hold Indoor Rock Climbing Gym, Inc.
2111 Iowa Ave. Unit A
Riverside, California 92507
> 8,000 sq ft. walls with top roping, lead climbing, and top out boulders ranging from 16′ to 20′.
116 N.16th Street
Sacramento, California 95814
> 16,000 sq. ft. of climbing. 40 foot walls. 100+ top rope and lead climbs.
CSU San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, California 92407
> 34′ high, 1000 square feet, 3 lead routes. Open only for member of the Student Recreation and Fitness Center.
Aztec Recreation Center
San Diego State University
55th Street San Diego, California 92182
(619) 594-0690 / (619) 594-PLAY
> 30 ft tall wall, 9 top ropes and a bouldering wall
Outback Climbing wall
University of California, San Diego
Solid Rock – Old Town
2074 Hancock Street
San Diego, California 92110
Vertical Hold Sport Climbing Inc.
9580 Distribution Ave.
San Diego, California 92121
> Over 20,000 sq. ft. climbable wall surface, 30 ft. height., with over 150 toprope routes, 2 awesome bouldering areas and a 40 foot lead cave
2295 Harrison Street
San Francisco, California 94110
> 14,000 sq. ft. of wall area, 50 ft. high. 40 top rope and lead routes with a 2,000 sq. ft. bouldering wall.
924 Old Mason St
San Francisco, California 94129
> +25,000 climbing & bouldering, 115 topropes, 45 ft tall
San Luis Obispo
Crux Climbing Center
1160 Laurel Lane
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
> Over 30 routes using noslack auto belayers, 25′ x 30′ lead
141 Suburban Road Suite E5
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
>1400 square feet of premium bouldering–The Central Coast’s CO-OP…
Solid Rock Gym
992 Rancheros Drive
San Marcos, California
> 12,000 sq ft, 31′ high climbing gym
Sanctuary Rock Gym
1855A East Ave.
Sand City, California 93955
> 5,600 sq. feet of top-rope, lead, and bouldering, systems wall, 30′ crack machine and 30′ hand shaped overhanging arete (solid 5.11).
UCSB Adventure Climbing Center
UCSB Adventure Programs, UCSB Recreation Center
Santa Barbara, California 93117
> 9 meter top-rope/lead climbing walls, bouldering area, auto-belays, impression walls (textured like natural rock), belay/climbing classes, outdoor courses, ropes courses.
Pacific Edge Climbing
104 Bronson Street, #12
Santa Cruz, California 95062
> 12,000 sq. ft., 50 feet tall, sculpted indoor climbing gym
Kids Party Central
327 O’Hair Court
Santa Rosa, California 95407
> Indoor playland that includes a 25 ft sculpted rock wall with 5 self-belaying climbing routes and various difficulty levels.
Vertex Climbing Center
3358A Coffey Lane
Santa Rosa, California 95403
Signal Hill (Long Beach)
The Rock Gym
2599 E. Willow Street
Signal Hill, California 90755
> over 12,000 sq ft, extensive bouldering area, and a 24′ roof for lead climbing.
Class 5 Fitness
20860 Mechanical Dr
Sonora, California 95370
> 40 foot walls with top rope belay system.
South Lake Tahoe
867 Eloise Ave #B
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
Squaw Valley/Olympic Valley
Headwall Climbing Wall
1960 Squaw Valley Rd
Olympic Valley, California 96146
> 30′ high simulated rock wall provides all ability levels to climb numerous routes. Climbing wall is located inside the cable car building at Squaw Valley USA Resort.
815 Stewart Dr.
Sunnyvale, California 94085
> 25,000 square feet of climbing wall 60 feet in height with 119 top rope routes and lead climbing. Caves, walls, and arêtes, cracks and an outdoor bouldering area.
1960 Squaw Valley Road
Lake Tahoe, California 94146
(530) 583 7673
Boulderdash Indoor Rock Climbing
880-A Hampshire Rd, Suite-A
Thousand Oaks, California 91361
> Over 10,000 sq ft indoor climbing surface. 45 ft high walls with over 40 lead/top-ropes.
NorthStar Resort at Tahoe
P.O. Box 129
Truckee, California 96160
(916) 562-2285 or (510) 525-9391
Gravity Works / Sports Exchange
10095 W. River St.
Truckee, California 96161
256 Stowell Street Suite A
> Over 10,000 sq ft of textured climbing wall surface, 2 lead caves, bouldering, steep 70 ft lead climbs
Vertical Heaven Climbing Gym
1954 Goodyear Ave.
Ventura, California 93003
> 7000+ sq. ft. of climbing. 30 feet tall. 15 ft top out bouldering.
The Bullet Hole Training Center
15315 Cholame Rd. Unit D
Victorville, California 92392
> Offers indoor climbing for complete beginners, all the way to advanced levels. Instruction is also available in belay methods and climbing techniques.
Big Vanilla Athletic Club
1209 Ritchie Highway
Arnold, Maryland 21012
> 40 ft wall with 5 faces
Earth Treks’ Climbing Center in Columbia, MD offers climbing for all ages and abilities. Routes are set daily by Brian Hughes.
The Climbing Center has 44 ft. high walls, and over 15,000 sq. ft. of climbing surfaces including a Bouldering Cave, Overhangs, Aretes, Roofs, Dihedrals, Cracks, Chimneys, Slabs, and even a Stalactite. Earth Treks’ original gym will be expanded in 2009, increasing the floor space by 3,500 sq. ft. (that’s a 70% increase). Climbing surface will increase to 20,000 sq. ft. and a state-of-the-art cardio and strength training center will be added.
Mt. YMCA at the Cumberland YMCA
601 Kelly Rd
Cumberland, Maryland 21502
> +1100 square feet of climbing area with 5 faces, a chimney and new features on the way, Mt YMCA teaches beginners the basics of climbing as well as challenging the seasoned climber.
City of Rockville Climbing wall
805 Avery Rd
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Earth Treks Climbing Center
725 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Earth Treks’ newest climbing center in Rockville, MD seems to be the talk of the town within the local climbing community. With more than enough climbing for any skill level, it boasts an oversized bouldering area, two leadable arches, and tons of top-roping. Rockville is Earth Treks’ largest and most featured gym. The gym features intricate, cutting edge surfaces designed to usher in a new era of indoor climbing facilities.
A short walk from the Metro Red Line Rockville Station, Earth Treks Rockville is the most convenient and LARGEST climbing gym in the metro Washington DC region. [ Directions ]
- Over 16,000 square feet of climbing walls
- 40 feet tall (although they actually look taller)
- Extra large bouldering cave
- Over 100 top-rope climbs with lead routes interspersed
- Two separate teaching areas
- State-of-the-art fitness area
- Locker rooms
Rockville Civic Center Park
Indoor Rock Climbing Recreation Facilities Building
603 Edmonston Dr.
Rockville, Maryland 20850
St. Mary’s City
Athletics and Recreation Center
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
18952 East Fisher Road
St. Mary’s City, Maryland 20686-3001
> 1,500 square feet of vertical indoor rock climbing wall including cracks, overhangs and a bouldering area with varied terrain.
Earth Treks Climbing Centers
1930 Greenspring Dr.
Timonium, Maryland 21093
Earth Treks’ Climbing Center in Timonium, MD was opened in 2002. The towering, state-of-the-art climbing walls and bouldering area have hosted many competitions including three National Championships. Routes are set daily by Matt Bosley, one of the country’s leading competive climbers.
A short walk from the Baltimore Light Rail Timonium Business Park Stop, Earth Treks Timonium is the most convenient and LARGEST climbing gym in the Baltimore region. [ Directions ]
Facility highlights include:
- Three teaching areas
- Climbing and bouldering for all ages and abilities
- Lead walls to 50 feet
- A complete cardio and strength training area
Paramount Sports Complex
21 Landings Drive
Annville, Pennsylvania 17003
Middlecreek Area Community Cener (The M.A.C.C.)
1 Elm Street
Beaver Springs, Pennsylvania 17812
>8 belay stations and 24 routes, chimney, overhangs. Memberships available. Discounts for university students and MACC members. Instruction classes for adults, kids and families.
NorthStar Adventure at Dutch Springs
4733 Hanoverville Rd.
Bethlehem, PA 18020
> 34 foot wall, 3 DD’s from 5.1-5.8 auto belayed or person belayed.
Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013
>indoor rock climbing wall on first floor of Dickinson College Athletic Center
Seven Springs Alpine Tower and High Ropes Course
777 Waterwheel Dr
Seven Springs, Pennsylvania 15622
>Seven Springs has an Alpine Tower which is a 50 foot vertical jungle climbing wall and a High Ropes Course
255 S. Mount Airy Rd
Coatesville, Pennsylvania 19320
>11,000 square feet of climbing, bouldering, top-roping and lead climbing; 30 foot high walls; free standing boulder; rappel tower
462 Acorn Lane
Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
>Convenient to Philadelphia. 15 topropes (40 ft.), 6,000 sq. ft., lead routes, overhangs/cave
Doylestown Rock Gym
3853 Old Easton Rd.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
> 7,000 sf of indoor climbing area. Features overhangs, bouldering, arêtes, chimneys, caves, and lead walls and an indoor challenge course with a zip line. Here are all the zip lines in Pennsylvania.
Family First Sports Park and Fun Center
8155 Oliver Road
Erie, Pennsylvania 16509
>Part of a go-cart/bumper-boat/putt-putt park, the rock wall at the Family First Fun Center is great. It sports 34 feet of natural feeling climbing with auto-belay and up to six climbers at once.
Juniata Valley YMCA
107 East Third Street
Lewistown, Pennsylvania 17044
>24′ wall, open fall to spring several nights per week
207 Chestnut Street
Liverpool, Pennsylvania 17045
Part of a multi-use sports emporium. The rock climbing area has 5 climbing stations with vertical walls, overhangs, and bouldering.
The Big Gray Rock
Lock Haven YMCA 145 East Water Street
Lock Haven Pennsylvania 17745
>Over 1200sq foot gym. Lead wall, New Roof Section with 8ft inversion, overhangs vertical cave, toproping, two rappel towers, ETAK climbing holds.
339 Locust N. Point Road
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania 17052
> Leading/toproping, 45 ft. leadable roof
Milton Rock Gym
45 South Front Street
Milton, Pennsylvania 17847
> Indoor climbing up to 35 ft. high lead walls and bouldering.
4123 Wm Penn Hwy
Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146
> 13 foot vertical with 8-foot overhang, 50 Metolius macro tiles, finger and handjam cracks.
Camp Fitch YMCA
12600 Ables Road
North Springfield, Pennsylvania 16430
> Summer/Winter Camp. 20ft. indoor wall, 40ft. outdoor wall
Philadelphia Rock Gym
422 Business Ctr.
PO Box 511
Oaks, Pennsylvania 14456
> 9,000+ sq. ft. of climbing.
950 N. Penn Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
> 14,000 square feet of highly textured walls, wall heights to 45 feet, arch for sport leading
The Climbing Wall Inc.
7501 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208
>14,500 sq ft of indoor climbing surface. 6,500 sq ft are top-roping and sport climbing, 8,000 sq ft are strictly bouldering, 15ft-30ft top-roping walls, 5ft-16ft bouldering walls with some top-outs. Spring loaded foam flooring and crash pads.
412 S. 27th Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203 (southside)
University of Pittsburgh climbing wall
140 Aliquippa St.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15227
> 25′ wall with bouldering and top toping routes available for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Pittsburgh
550 George St
Reading, PA 19605
> Custom rock wall and bouldering as well as typical climbing wall surfaces with bolt-on holds. 20+ top ropes. Lead climbing routes include ceiling.
The Adventure Center at Skytop Lodge
Route 390 and Dutch Hill Road
Skytop, Pennsylvania 18357
>30 ft outdoor wall with 6 auto-belay stations and 2 top rope stations.
Abersold Student Recreation Center
Slippery Rock University
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania 16057
> 1900 sq. ft., 44 ft. height, toprope, bouldering
State College YMCA Rock Climbing Wall
677 W. Whitehall Road
State College, Pennsylvania 16801
> 20′ climbing wall.
Refreshing Mountain Camp
455 Camp Road
Stevens, Pennsylvania 17578
> Has a 16′ indoor climbing wall and 34′ climbing tower.
Jumonville Ben Cromer Adventure Center
887 Jumonville Rd.
Hopwood, Pennsylvania 15445
>Over 5,000 sq ft; large bouldering room – friction slabs, overhangs, straight walls & rappelling station. Also have treadwall.
2468 Wildwood Rd
Wildwood, Pennsylvania 15091
> 7100 sq. ft. featuring lead, toproping with lay-back, overhang, slab and intense bouldering cave
Wilkes Barre Rock Climbing Gym Incorporated
102-104 S. Main Ave.
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania 18701
>Two bouldering caves; 20 top ropes; lots more climbs; lead routes; padded floor
Vertical Reality Climbing Wall at Dynamats Gymnastics Center
1310 Commerce Park Drive
Williamsport, Pennsylvania 17701
>2,200 sq ft; 22 ft high; 13 top-rope routes for beginner to expert; overhangs, roof climbs, geometric forms, cracks, 80 ft of bouldering
North Summit Climbing wall
481 Bushkill Plaza Ln
Wind Gap, Pennsylvania 18091
>Slab, aretes, dihedrals, two roofs, vertical walls, overhang, top- rope and lead and a 50 foot overhanging lead cave.
1115 Bern Rd.
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania 19610
>6,000 sq ft; 32 ft walls; bouldering; lead and toprope