If you are looking for a great place to let your kids climb the walls without tearing the house down, then indoor rock climbing is the sport to choose. This all-over workout promises a solid dose of fun and memories that will last a lifetime. An affordable option for exhausting those rowdy kiddos, expect them to want to come back time and again for everything from beginners’ lessons and birthday parties to competitions.
Rockreation Sport Climbing Center
1300 Logan Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 556 7625
Rockreation Sport Climbing Center in Costa Mesa offers some of the most well-designed climbing terrain with special kids climb time so parents can just drop them off and go. More than 12,000 square feet of sculpted climbing terrain offers an unforgettable climbing experience, as do youth climbing leagues, which meet weekly to work with experienced instructors. Rockreation Sport Climbing Center also offers birthday parties, private lessons, corporate events and yoga.
Rock City Climbing
5100 E. La Palma Ave. 108
Anaheim, CA 92807
Rock City Climbing Gym offers free climbing 101 and belay training, which includes the free class, harness, shoes and a three-week unlimited membership. Take advantage of the party room for special occasions, or help those kiddos earn their indoor and outdoor climbing merit badges. Expect crowds on weekends and evenings, and be sure to book ahead for large groups to make sure everyone gets some serious time in on the wall.
256 E Stowell St
Upland, CA 91786
Home of Southern California’s best indoor climbing, there is over 55,000 square feet of textured climbing terrain, world-class bouldering, and caves for kids to explore here. With a professional and friendly staff, you can be sure your experience will be not only memorable, but one that will leave you wanting t come back time and time again. Hangar 18 also offers a variety of group events as well, and can custom-tailor their climbing packages to help patrons with anything from unforgettable birthday parties for kids, to an intense and fun corporate team-building event. Rent gear for beginners at great prices and start climbing today!
Arcadia Rock Climbing
305 N. Santa Anita Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006
ARC, or Arcadia Rock Climbing Gym, is one of the largest indoor rock climbing gyms throughout the entire United States! Located just east of Pasadena, it’s not in Orange County, but it’s worth a visit a bit south for a once and a life time experience. Offering rock climbing and bouldering programs for beginners to some more challenging climbs, they pride themselves on always changing and altering the routes so climbers can take part a variety of experiences.
The Factory Bouldering
1547 West Struck Ave Ste A
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 639 7625
The Factory Bouldering is one of Southern California’s newer indoor climbing gyms and is the largest bouldering-only facility in the region. Perfect for climbers of all skill levels, bouldering offers everyone the easy option of climbing only as high as their bravery deems comfortable. The Factory Bouldering offers a social hub for the climbing community, which includes free WiFi, a comfortable lounge area, a pool table, and a selection of drinks and snacks.
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