Rock Climbing in Charlottesville

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Adventurers, thrill-seekers, and outdoor enthusiasts are right at home in the rolling hills and mountains of Charlottesville. However, with colder days approaching, adrenaline junkies will soon be confined to the indoors. But don’t worry! For those who love all things adventurous or those who want to try something new, you’re in the right place. Charlottesville is home to both a couple of indoor rock climbing locations. If you’re looking for a unique activity to try, whether it’s a one-time thing or becomes a hobby, try rock climbing in Charlottesville!

Rocky Top Climbing

If you’re looking to enjoy an incredible indoor climbing experience, visit Rocky Top Climbing. Whether you are an experienced climber or a beginner, there is something for you! They are a bouldering facility, which means that no ropes or harnesses are used. When climbing their 13-foot walls, climbers safely fall directly onto high-quality crash pads. Don’t let this discourage you — you never fall from too high, and always land somewhere soft! If you’re new, they encourage you to come in and try it for a day to receive a tour and safety orientation. If you’re interested in learning more, they also have an introductory bouldering technique class.

Time to Climb

Get the most out of your climbing experience! Whether you’re going just for the day or want to become a member, they offer a variety of options. Day passes are $15 and are $13 for students. On the other hand, they also have punch passes that include 10 punches for $120. Additionally, gear rentals include shoes, harnesses, and chalk bags. If you’re interested in getting a membership, they offer a variety of membership levels such as a single month or auto-renewing membership. Rates, rentals, and memberships can all be found on their website. Whether you want to host a birthday party, visit for the day, or become a dedicated climber, Rocky Top Climbing has it all!

The Climbing Center at UVA

You don’t have to be a student to enjoy the Climbing Center at the University of Virginia! Some may not know that it’s open to members of the community who hold an IM-Rec Sports membership. Upon your arrival, you will begin with a bouldering orientation. With 2,000 square feet of climbing surface, there is a variety of options for beginners, all the way to advanced climbers! Every semester, they host programs, workshops, clinics, and more. This is the perfect place to learn plenty about climbing, while also surrounding yourself by others who are into climbing as well.

Rock climbing in Charlottesville is the perfect way to pick up a new hobby. Not only is it a unique experience, but it also provides a great workout! Whether you want to get increase your strength or try something new, check out one of these spots.


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Arden Place Luxury Apartments is one of the top apartment communities in Charlottesville. Neither urban, nor rural, Arden Place offers the perfect location to experience all that Charlottesville has to offer, including rock climbing gyms. Schedule a tour and see why we recently received the 2018 SatisFacts Resident Satisfaction Award.

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