Best Places to Rock in Columbus


Rock climbing is truly one of the funniest ways to train.

As long as you’re not overly afraid of heights, you’ll likely fall in love with climbing walls and achieving your climbing goals. Here in Columbus there are some great places to go rock climbing, perfect for all skill levels.

Some of these places require your own equipment, while others offer equipment rentals for anything you might need. So put on that harness and get ready to climb, folks.

Purely Rocks Rooms
1165 Chambers Road, Columbus, OH
614-237-2377

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This modern bouldering room is perfect for climbers of all skill levels. You can take a class or participate in community events. Tickets can be purchased for individual sessions or you can book an escalation membership.


Kinetic climbing and fitness
717 Hadley Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43228
614-674-6402

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Kinetic is a great option for all those night owls, as you can have access to the gym 24/7. Climbers of all skill levels are welcome and even very experienced climbers will find something at Kinetic to challenge them.


Scioto Audubon Metro Park Climbing Wall
395 W Whittier Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
614.891.0700

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Climbing at Scioto Audubon Metro Park is free. The structure is 35 feet tall and it might not be the best place to start if you are a beginner. Climbers will need to bring their own ropes and equipment. All climbers must be 13 years of age or older (accompanied by an adult if they are between 13 and 16). There are 10ft rocks that have no age restriction and are great for younger climbers.


Vertical adventures
6513 Kingsmill Court, Columbus, 43229
614-888-8393

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Vertical Adventures is a great place to visit when the whole family wants to climb. Their indoor facility has over 6,000 square feet of rock climbing terrain and there is rightfully something fun to climb for all skill levels.