Indoor Climbing Walls in Aspen: An Enjoyable Experience for the Whole Family

Young boy and man climbing indoors

If you're a climber, do you ever get the itch to get out there on the rock, but it's too wet or cold to scramble up outdoor cliff faces and boulders outside? Well, we have the answer—climb indoors instead! There are several indoor climbing walls in Aspen and Snowmass to satisfy your urge to scale something. And actually, it's a fun activity for all ages, whether you're a rock climber or not.

If you're ready, here's what you need to know…

Aspen Indoor Climbing Walls

Red Brick Recreation Center Climbing Wall

This facility, located in downtown Aspen, offers a variety of climbing options for all levels and abilities. The wall encompasses 3,100 square feet of climbing surface with top rope, lead climbing, and plenty of bouldering routes. 

At the gym, you can practice yourself * or sign up for classes for kids and adults. The gym also provides training setups, including pull-up bars, campus boards, hang boards, systems boards, TRX, weights, bombs, and rock rings. 

The winter hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 8 am and Friday from 9 am to 3 am. During the summer, the facility is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm and Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. The general admission rate is $28 for adults and $26 for children and seniors. 

* You must bring your chalk or purchase it at the front desk.

Aspen Recreation Center: Indoor Climbing Experience

The Climbing Tower at the Aspen Recreation Center (ARC) is 32 feet high and open to climbers of all ages and ability levels. Safety is the top priority, and the tower has four auto-belay devices that range in difficulty, enabling climbers to try different lines. A recreation staff attendant, climbing shoes, and harness are all included in the cost of daily admission during scheduled times.

The operating hours for the tower are as follows:

Mondays-Fridays: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Saturdays: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sundays: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

During Aspen School District Breaks: Monday - Friday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm​

 Man hanging from hand holds while Indoor Climbing

Indoor Climbing Walls in Snowmass

Indoor Climbing Wall at the Limelight Hotel Snowmass

Snowmass has two impressive rock climbing walls—one for summer at the top of Elk Camp and an all-season indoor fence next to the Limelight Hotel in the Snowmass Base Village. 

The indoor wall stands 54 feet tall, making it the most towering indoor climbing wall in Colorado. It includes three self-belay routes for simultaneous scaling—two that cover the entire height of the wall and a lower one for beginners. 

Climbing shoes, harnesses, and guided supervision are included with each 30-minute session. 

The wall operates from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The pricing is $10 for up to 30 minutes. 

Please note that all climbers must sign a release of liability waiver, and an adult must accompany children while climbing. The minimum height to climb is 36 inches.  

 Man climbing with safety gear on indoor climbing wall

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