Climbing Community

Learn a new skill or connect to a community event by visiting our Gym Calendar. See below for a list of local and national climbing organizations and community groups who can help take your climbing to new heights.

Climbing is for everyone. We are offering specially designated days to encourage connection and diversity as well as making climbing more accessible. $9 day passes with rental gear included for individuals who identify on applicable community rock climbing days.

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Queer Climbing Columbus is a community-run group of LGBTQIA+ climbers in Columbus. We have weekly events at 5.Life climbing gyms. Climbers who identify receive discounted day passes. Come find your community and strength with us. Visit our Instagram page for upcoming events and details.

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The Access Fund is a nonprofit advocacy organization that leads and inspires the climbing community toward sustainable access and conservation of the climbing environment.

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Our goal is to promote and protect Ohio’s climbing for generations to come. The OCC has a robust, active membership base who, together, form a grassroots network that not only increases climbers’ influence on local policy issues, but acts as a channel for extending climbing advocacy and stewardship work.

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NRAC exists to preserve and promote access to climbing areas, and to conserve climbing resources in the New River Gorge and surrounding areas. The New River Gorge is an international destination and world-class climbing area with thousands of traditional and sport climbs, and a rapidly expanding selection of equally world-class bouldering areas. Learn how you can preserve and protect one of America’s great climbing areas.

RRGCC is dedicated to securing and protecting open, public access to rock climbing in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky and promoting conservation of the environment on the lands where we climb.

AAC’s goal is to share and support our passion for climbing and respect for the places we climb. We’re climbers. Gym climbers and trad climbers. Sport climbers and mountaineers. Boulderers, backcountry skiers, and alpinists. We’re the largest community of rock-scaling misfits in the country—and you belong here.

 

😍25% off Hardgear😍 All February long get 25% off on all hardgear. Make sure to stock up before your next trip! Stop by the gym today. 

*In-stock items only
*No stacking of discounts
*No returns on Hardgear

#vaohio #columbusohio #sale #climbinggyms

😍25% off Hardgear😍 All February long get 25% off on all hardgear. Make sure to stock up before your next trip! Stop by the gym today.

*In-stock items only
*No stacking of discounts
*No returns on Hardgear

#vaohio #columbusohio #sale #climbinggyms
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🤩Check out the fun at climbing camp! Sign up today to save your spot. Link in bio. 

Upcoming camps

🍎Schools out
Monday February 10
Friday March 10

☀️Summer Camp
Starts June 6

#vaohio #columbusohio #climbingcamp #summercamp #climbinggym #kidswhoclimb

🤩Check out the fun at climbing camp! Sign up today to save your spot. Link in bio.

Upcoming camps

🍎Schools out
Monday February 10
Friday March 10

☀️Summer Camp
Starts June 6

#vaohio #columbusohio #climbingcamp #summercamp #climbinggym #kidswhoclimb
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😍🤙 Thank you to all the climbers and volunteers who came out for Adaptive Ascents! We had a blast and feel so lucky to put this event on. Our next Adaptive Ascents will be Sunday, March 19, 9am-11am. Sign up today to save your spot as a climber or volunteer! Link in bio.

#vaohio ohioclimbs #columbusohio #adaptiveascents #allclimbersallabilities

😍🤙 Thank you to all the climbers and volunteers who came out for Adaptive Ascents! We had a blast and feel so lucky to put this event on. Our next Adaptive Ascents will be Sunday, March 19, 9am-11am. Sign up today to save your spot as a climber or volunteer! Link in bio.

#vaohio ohioclimbs #columbusohio #adaptiveascents #allclimbersallabilities
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Adaptive Ascents is coming up on January 29 from 9-11am. We have 4 climber spots still available. Register now to save your spot! Link in bio. 

#vaohio #columbusohio #ohioclimbs #adaptiveascents #allclimbersallabilities

Adaptive Ascents is coming up on January 29 from 9-11am. We have 4 climber spots still available. Register now to save your spot! Link in bio.

#vaohio #columbusohio #ohioclimbs #adaptiveascents #allclimbersallabilities
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We wannabe climbers! We had a great party at @mlabohio to celebrate with everyone on our Ohio team! We are so grateful to work with such a strong and wonderful team. Feeling ready for 2023 💪🤙

#vaohio #climbinggyms #columbusohio #blocgarten #climbchambers

We wannabe climbers! We had a great party at @mlabohio to celebrate with everyone on our Ohio team! We are so grateful to work with such a strong and wonderful team. Feeling ready for 2023 💪🤙

#vaohio #climbinggyms #columbusohio #blocgarten #climbchambers
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When Carrie and Alexis Roccos opened the first Vertical Adventures gym in 1994, they were creating a space for themselves and other local climbers to train and get together in between weekend trips to the local crags. They had no idea that what started as a fringe sport would grow to be in the Olympics. 

For both of them knowing that they played a part in the growth of the central Ohio climbing community and climbing in general is humbling and so very exciting at the same time. Their favorite memories are those that include their kids and their climbing community. And while Vertical Adventures has grown, we will always stay true to our values and love that started it all. Thank you to the community for celebrating our 29th birthday with us🥳

#vaohio #columbusohio #ohioclimbs #climbinggyms

When Carrie and Alexis Roccos opened the first Vertical Adventures gym in 1994, they were creating a space for themselves and other local climbers to train and get together in between weekend trips to the local crags. They had no idea that what started as a fringe sport would grow to be in the Olympics.

For both of them knowing that they played a part in the growth of the central Ohio climbing community and climbing in general is humbling and so very exciting at the same time. Their favorite memories are those that include their kids and their climbing community. And while Vertical Adventures has grown, we will always stay true to our values and love that started it all. Thank you to the community for celebrating our 29th birthday with us🥳

#vaohio #columbusohio #ohioclimbs #climbinggyms
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Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday  11 AM- 10 PM
Tuesday & Thursday 7 AM - 10 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 8 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 6 PM