Get Out and Up with Climbing Opps in Vegas

by Kimberley McGee
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Some of the world’s best outdoor rock climbing and top-notch indoor climbing centers are available in and around the Las Vegas valley!


VKZ DEAL! The Refuge Climbing and Fitness

6283 S. Valley View Blvd

The professional climbers at Refuge have offered a sweet deal at nearly 50% off for locals! Mention Vegas Kids Zone for the discount!

Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$12 for the day, kids 5 and up, free gear rentals! (shoes are normally $3 to rent, harness is additional $3 to rent).

(702) 383-0175

  • After-school programs for children ages 5-18.
  • Refuge kid’s club meets every Tuesday and Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m., for beginner climbers ages 5-12 who want to learn basic technique, play games, and develop teamwork skills. The first two practices are free for local children!
  • Kids are always welcome to come in and get a day pass to climb for the day anytime! A day pass is $12 for children 11 and under, and $17 for anyone 12 and over. 

Red Rock Climbing Center

8201 W. Charleston Blvd. Suite 150

Homeschool Classes – Fridays, 9 -11 a.m. $50 for 5 sessions.

Indoor climbing center with 35-ft.-high rock walls & 1,000 sq. ft. of overhangs & roof routes. Wall Lizards Climbing Club – Climb with instruction on Fridays from 4:30-6:30. Ages 5-12. Fifteen to twenty minutes will be devoted to instruction with the remaining time is spent climbing. The club is $60.


Nevada Climbing Center

3065 E Patrick Ln #4

Homeschool day on the third Thursday of each month from 1 – 4 p.m. The cost is $10 for a day pass with harness or $12 for a day pass with harness and shoes (kids are welcome to wear regular closed toed shoes in place of climbing shoes).

Climbing classes are by appointment only and cost $35 per hour. The classes cover a broad range of topics including psychical, mental, and technical climbing skills for all ability levels and all ages. Call and schedule lessons or email Ryan to schedule one.

Adult Day Pass: $14 Child Day Pass (12 years and younger): $10

(702) 898-8192


REI Boca Park

Let’s Build a Park – Saturday, Nov. 16, Ages 16+, Nevada State Parks will host a volunteer workday that will include trail building, litter cleanup, removal of invasive plant species, and more!


The Mountain Guides- Red Rock

Half day intro class and learn to climb in Red Rock Canyon. Kids learn to put on harnesses, anchoring, how top ropes work, teach them knots and safety checks. Email Joel at to reserve a spot or arrange for a class.

(702) 660-0652


Origin Climbing and Fitness

Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m.Next session begins Nov. 26. $175/5 weeks

Advanced Base Camp (ABC) Academy is the first step on the path to a lifetime of vertical adventure. This 5-week introductory program is designed to give aspiring young climbers the tools, techniques, and knowledge to become skilled and confident climbers. Academy students receive two hours of coaching each week in addition to a full access membership and unlimited rental gear.

Henderson, NV

(702) 570-7034

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