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Phoenix Rock Gym

Map & Directions 1353 E. University Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Sun, Sat 10am-7pm, Mon-Fri 3pm-10pm


Phoenix New Times' Description

Rock climbing is a perishable skill. Thankfully, each time we find ourselves in too pathetic a state, we have the Phoenix Rock Gym to help with the necessary repairs. The two bouldering areas, including an upstairs room with sharply overhanging walls, are perfect for muscle-building and fingertip-hardening. Once we get back in shape, we usually can then find a partner who'll be willing to belay us on the 30-foot faces of the gym's main walls. Despite its friendly ambiance, the Valley's oldest rock gym has a hard side — we've ripped skin there, tweaked a limb on the lead wall, and worked our forearms until our hands could barely close. But it's all good. For inspiration, we look to the teens and tweens of Team Thrashers, the competitive climbing outfit that trains at the PRG under the tutelage of coach Jeremy Cox.

Merchant's Description

Experience the vertical world of climbing as never before, indoors at the Phoenix Rock Gym. Explore our 30 foot high walls with more than 15,000 sq. ft. of climbing surface. No experience is necessary. Even if you've never touched a rope in your life, we will teach you the skills needed to climb safely.

All you need is your sense of adventure. If you already have your own climbing gear, bring it, otherwise rentals are available.

The ropes are already hanging, so all you need to do is tie-in and climb. Our large, 2-level bouldering area is great for warm-ups and warm-downs or entire work-outs. We have 56 top-ropes with everything from easy cruisin' routes to overhanging arm blasters. Faces, cracks, aretes, chimneys and more. The Phoenix Rock Gym offers you a place to have fun while improving your climbing skills and increasing your strength. The routes are changed frequently so you'll always find something new to test your skills.

The Phoenix Rock Gym is the place to climb. We've got the environment, equipment, and the expertise to get you climbing. So, no matter what your age or experience, come on over and enjoy the thrill, excitement, and challenge of climbing.

Member Reviews

  • Miss Lenaiya wrote a review for Phoenix Rock Gym
    on 07/15/10

    WOW! this was so much FUN! It costs $16 per person for an all day pass and that includes all the gear as well. since it was our 1st time, they made us watch a short orientation video then a member of the staff explained all the basics of climbing, etc The whole place is all man made rocks with ropes every couple of feet. They have numbered paths which indicate how difficult that... More >>

  • on 05/06/09

    When the rocks outside get too hot to touch, climbers have two choices: Head north or head indoors. For the latter option, you can't do better than the Phoenix Rock Gym (which is actually located in Tempe, near Arizona State University). The place has a good mix of walls for beginners and advanced climbers, and a good mix of people, too. On the same afternoon you can see young... More >>

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  • Phoenix New Times on 01/14/13

    2012 Best of Phoenix Winner: Best Rock Climbing Gym! The two bouldering areas, including an upstairs room with sharply overhanging walls, are perfect for muscle-building and fingertip-hardening.

  • johnny m. on 01/17/12

    Just buy the Quarter Pass now, you know you'll be back

  • Keegan O. on 08/09/09

    Get some!

  • Haleigh on 07/29/13

    Beat the heat and get fit!

  • Megan on 05/30/12

    This is so much fun, and I got 2 free admissions with my PogoPass.com... best thing ever.

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