Best Rock Climbing Facilities for Kids Around LA

July 4, 2014 5:00 AM

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Rock climbing is the perfect, challenging physical activity for kids as it is fun, has them problem solving and boosts confidence as they strategize their way to the top! An awesome alternative to competitive sports, rock climbing is a personal journey for climbers. It helps to climbers of all levels stay in shape and build coordination and strength. Not only an outdoor sport, rock climbing is available indoors where families can beat the Southern California heat in a safe, controlled environment.

(credit: LA Boulders)

(credit: LA Boulders)

LA Boulders
1375 E 6th St #8
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(323) 406-9119

LA Boulders, a Touchstone Climbing facility, is “L.A’s largest bolding gym” which opened in 2013 in the art district of Los Angeles and is available for climbers of all ages. Whatever your level, climbers can sign up for a no contract, monthly membership or first timers can explore the gym with day passes. The gym is also kid friendly with an intro to Bouldering classes as well as a summer camp. Camp involves climbing ropes, walking across a slack line, plus a neat scavenger hunt.



11866 La Grange Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 207-7199

Located in Westwood, Rockreation Sport Climbing Centers has various climbing terrains for the newbie or climbing veteran. Accommodating up to 5 kids, engage your kids by signing them up for a kids climb where an experienced belayer will belay and supervise children during their 2 hour group lesson. Parents can watch their kids climb the walls at Rockreation or drop them off and then run some errands. Need a birthday party idea? Host your next birthday party or event here. Call Rockreation for a tour of their 10,000 square feet of climbing wall.

Arcadia Rock Climbing

Arcadia Rock Climbing (photo credit:

Arcadia Rock Climbing
305 N Santa Anita Ave
Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 294-9111

For harness free excitement, visit Arcadia Rock Climbing. As one of the largest indoor climbing gyms in the country, climbers can plan out their short routes without the use of ropes which makes for a more realistic climb. The facility, which does not have a minimum age, has a beginners area with a slab wall which is perfect for young children as well. Arcadia Rock Climbing also changes their routes for new challenges and have crash pads to protect climbers during a fall. Schedule your next Rock climbing party at ARC for 2 hours of birthday fun!

(credit: Adventureplex)

(credit: Adventureplex)

1701 Marine Ave.,
Manhattan Beach
(310) 546-7708

Featuring a rock wall, play structure, sports court, a fitplex, ropes course and more, rock climbing is just one of the many activities at Adventure Plex in Manhattan Beach. With more than 1,630 sq. ft. of outdoor climbing spaces, it makes for a great place for kids to explore. Once kids challenge themselves to the AdventurePlex Odyssey Ropes Course or the rock wall, they will not only get stronger but also learn new skills. With equipment provided by Adventureplex, it is the best venue to go and get some safe exercise for your kids. Open rock wall hours for ages 5 and up are daily from 11am– dusk. Reservations are recommended to guarantee space but drop-ins are welcome.

Rock climbing facilities at Hangar 18 gym in South Bay

Rock climbing facilities at Hangar 18 gym in South Bay. (photo credit:

Hangar 18 Climbing Gyms
2599 E Willow St
Signal Hill, CA 90755
(562) 981-3200

As one of Southern California’s premier climbing gyms with locations in Upland, Riverside, and Signal Hill, it is home to the areas best indoor rock climbing. With over 55,000 sq. ft. of textured climbing terrain, world-class bouldering, massive caves and friendly and professional staff, Hangar 18 Climbing Gyms is the perfect place to push your skills to the next level. As one of the larger chains in the country, Hangar 18 has six locations just in Southern California where families climb together. The venue also presents Family Night the first Thursday of every month from 4pm to closing where you and your children can get all of your climbing in.

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