Whether you are looking to send a V-12, redpoint a 5.10a, or just hang out with your climbing buddies, there is much to keep you busy climbing in the Roanoke Region. Join one of these rock climbing clubs to meet other local climbers.
With more than 380 members this club seeks to bring together people from the Roanoke and New River Valleys who are interested in outdoor activities. Members have a wide variety of interests and experience levels and provide a mix of activities (hiking, backpacking, biking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, caving, etc.).
The Roanoke Outdoor & Social Group uses the Meetup.com web service to connect members.
The Virginia Tech Climbing Club is a student organization dedicated to helping people of all skill levels experience the joy of climbing. The club provides opportunities to meet other climbers, see what other people are climbing, clinics to demonstrate skills climbers need, and organizes trips to get out on the rock. Club meetings are open to anyone who would like to come.
Crimper’s Climbing Gym is a state-of-the-art indoor climbing facility, providing beginners a chance to try the sport, experienced climbers a place to train, and everyone a place to hang out and have fun.
Crimper’s has several types of climbing styles including a 70 foot wide and 16 foot high bouldering area equipped with 16 inch padded flooring, a 23 foot top-rope section with 7 top-rope stations, and a 30 foot lead climbing section called the Gravity Well.
All of the walls have a variety of angles with hundreds of holds to make for a diverse and challenging climbing experience.
Located in Lynchburg, Rise Up Climbing contains 50+ routes on 40 foot walls with top ropes and lead available. The climbing wall features widely varying terrain from vertical to steeply overhung. The bouldering is extensive with over 60 problems spread over a top out boulder and a very steep 14-foot wall. More than 7,000 square feet of climbing wall.
A belay competency test is required for using the roped walls. An extensive instructional program is available.
The area’s premier climbing gym, The River Rock, is an indoor rock climbing gym located on the first floor of the River House next to the Roanoke River Greenway and Wasena Park. The River Rock features 8,500 square feet of roped climbing and bouldering, with over 90 lead and top-rope routes and 160 boulder problems.
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