Ohio Indoor Climbing Gyms (2023)

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Rock Mill Climbing
677 Carroll St, Akron, OH 44304
(330) 222-6419
Rock Mill Climbing
Amazing bouldering destination! Great wall- many skill difficulties and ever changing routes. Amazing staff. Additionally, great yoga and fitness classes, gym room, and training wall in the facility. Solid rental shoes. The next big name in Ohio indoor climbing.

Blue Ash

Blue Ash Recreation Center
4433 Cooper Road, Blue Ash, Ohio 45242
(513) 745-8550
Blue Ash Recreation Center
1,400 square feet of climbing surface. 30 feet tall designed by Rockwerx. Includes dedicated bouldering and 5 top rope stations including lead climbing routes and one auto belay. It's open to the public and no recreation membership required.


Cedarville University
251 N Main St, Cedarville, Ohio
(937) 766-7700
Cedarville University
36 foot state-of-the-art indoor climbing wall. Good community. Bouldering and top-roping available. Staff can belay, or you can get certified to do it yourself.


Washington Township Recreation Center
895 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Centerville, Ohio 45459
(937) 433-0130
Washington Township Recreation Center
24 feet tall by 36 feet wide indoor climbing gym; instructors available.


Campus Recreation Center
2820 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0017
(513) 556-6000
Campus Recreation Center
Two 28 and four 40 belay bars to accommodate multiple users. 2000 square feet of bouldering routes. Located at the University of Cincinnati.


Chambers Purely Boulders
1165 Chambers Road, Columbus, OH
Chambers Purely Boulders
Modern, urban bouldering gym for climbers of all skill levels. Offering classes and community events to experienced climbers and those just getting interested in the sport.

Lifetime Fitness Climbing Gym
3900 Easton Station, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 470-9119

Scioto Audubon Metro Park Climbing Wall
395 W Whittier Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Scioto Audubon Metro Park Climbing Wall
Free outdoor climbing gym. 35 feet high. Climbing is free, but climbers must bring their own ropes and equipment.

Vertical Adventures Rock Climbing
6295 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43229
Vertical Adventures Rock Climbing
Indoor facility offering 6,000 sq. ft. of rock-climbing terrain for all skill levels, plus classes. Dedicated to training those passionate about climbing.


Crooksville Recreation Center
100 South Buckeye St., Crooksville, Ohio 43731
(740) 982-9006
Crooksville Recreation Center
20' tall by 45' long along with a climbing gym arch which is 20' tall and 5' wide plus a over hang on ceiling.

Cuyahoga Falls

Riverfront YMCA
544 Broad Blvd, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
Riverfront YMCA
30ft textured plywood wall with 11 routes of varying difficulty. Memberships required. Guests permitted with member.


Urban Krag Indoor Rock Climbing Center
125 Clay St, Dayton, Ohio 45402
(937) 224-KRAG (5724)
Urban Krag Indoor Rock Climbing Center
8000 square feet of textured and sculpted vertical terrain with heights ranging from 28 to 56 feet.

Wright State University Outdoor Resource Center Climbing Gym
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway; Student Union #037, Dayton, Ohio 45435-0001
(937) 775-5019
Wright State University Outdoor Resource Center Climbing Gym
A 23-foot tall wall for roped climbing (top and lead) and bouldering; a 14-foot tall dedicated bouldering wall which includes a spray wall, a peg board, and a hang board; and a variety of other training tools. Both walls have a natural feel which simulates real rock. The tall wall features several cracks which can be used to train anywhere from crimps to hand/foot jamming, an arete, slab, and a variety of overhang possibilities. The bouldering wall features some great natural holds from jugs to crimps and pinches. Both walls feature numerous natural pockets which are often incorporated into routes and problems, and can be used for traversing. The Climbing Gym at Wright State has a great and welcoming community that strives for education, inclusiveness, and fun. Routes/problems are added and rotated weekly. The Climbing Gym also offers numerous programs from belay training, climber education classes, and route setting training to trips, competitions, and speaker series/conferences. The Climbing Gym is the home of the Wright State University Climbing Club and Climbing Team. The use of the wall is open to current students and Recreation Center members for free. Guests can pay a $5.00 fee for a day-use pass which grants them access to the climbing gym, fitness center, pool, and other fitness/recreation studios. Membership options are also available. The Climbing Gym is a facility of the Outdoor Resource Center at WSU, which offers trips, gear rentals, and clinics for an affordable price. Wright State also co-hosts The Adventure Summit and Adventure Speaker Series on alternating years.


Delaware Community Center YMCA
1121 South Houk Rd., Delaware, Ohio 43015
Delaware Community Center YMCA
A branch of the YMCA of Central Ohio with a 30 foot indoor climbing gym. 5 top rope options and an auto belay. Open climbing hours listed on website.


On The Rocks Climbing Gym
8701 Leavitt Rd., Elyria, Ohio
On The Rocks Climbing Gym
Here at On The Rocks, we strive towards empowering our community to live healthier and more active lives. With over 8,000 square feet of climbing wall space our climbing gym offers bouldering, 10 auto belays, top-rope, and lead climbing with an adjustable training wall. We also have a yoga studio, private party room, and daily belay lessons. So come check out On The Rocks Climbing Gym and let us show you the ropes!


Koehler Rec Center climbing gym
University of Findlay

1000 North Main St, Findlay, Ohio 45840
Koehler Rec Center climbing gym
University of Findlay

23-26 ft indoor climbing gym, limestone wall, great natural features


Vertical Reality
off State Route 224, Gilboa, Ohio
(419) 456-3305
Vertical heights to 70 feet, over 5,000 sq. ft. of climbing surface, cracks, overhangs, and chimney. Air conditioned indoor rock climbing. Located 15 miles West of Findlay, Ohio off State Route 224. Upon reaching Gilboa, turn left at the 10' cow to pick up old State Route 224, then turn right onto Old State Route 224. Go 1/4 mile and you are there.


Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA
1699 Deerfield Road, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
(513) 932-1424 x 116
Ralph J. Stolle Countryside YMCA
YMCA climbing gym. The climbing wall is flexible as to what routes the climbers want to climbing.


Rising Up Rock Gym
220 N. State Rd, Medina, Ohio
Rising Up Rock Gym
This facility is located inside the old but newly restored warehouse called The Common Ground. With about 2,000 square feet of climbing, this bouldering gym provides the community with beginner to intermediate routes (V0-V6). There are two sections of climbing space with 16' and 12' heights. Bring the family and have a great time.


Oberlin College Recreation Center
Intersection of Union and Woodland, Oberlin, Ohio 44074
(440) 775-8519
Oberlin College Recreation Center
30 ft wall + bouldering space at the college gym.


Outdoor Pursuit Center at Miami University
700 S. Oak St, Oxford, Ohio 45056
(513) 529-1430 ext 6539
Outdoor Pursuit Center at Miami University
2500 square feet of indoor rock climbing, measures 40' tall by 44' wide, features bouldering, top-rope and lead routes and a bouldering cave, 30' roof, a flake system, and a buttress which creates, dihedrals, aretes, slabs, and overhanging routes. 8 top ropes, lead climbing, roof, and a freestanding bouldering cave. Nicros designed 'natural feature' climbing gym; 37 ft at highest point; includes 25 ft rappel platform; 37 foot crack; and a simulated ice wall.


Kendall Cliffs
60 Kendall Park Rd., Peninsula, Ohio 44264
(330) 655-5489
Kendall Cliffs
Nicros designed gym with a combination of textured plywood and 'natural' rock surfaces. 7,000 square feet of climbing surface with a peak height of 35 feet, plus a bouldering area.


Paddle & Climb
305 E. Water St., Sandusky, Ohio
Paddle & Climb
At Paddle & Climb, we’re all about an active lifestyle and promoting our love for the outdoors. New for 2020 is our online shop offering items from Costa Del Mar Patagonia, Prana, Quiksilver, Bula and Neff! We Check back soon to see more brands as we add them online. In addition to shopping online, visit our shop located on Water Street in beautiful downtown Sandusky, we feature a full retail shop that’s filled with goods derived from our passion, perfect for living the Paddle & Climb life including Patagonia, Prana, Billabong, Stand Up Paddleboards, Skateboards and Sunski Sunglasses. Just steps away from the waters of Sandusky Bay, we encourage you to rent a kayak or stand up paddle board. Because we want you to experience what makes us love northern Ohio. Want to stay on solid ground? Hook up your harness and climb to the top of our 32ft indoor rock climbing wall, the first of any kind in the Sandusky, Ohio area. See you out there!

Shaker Heights

Shaker Rocks
3377 Warrensville Center Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44122
Shaker Rocks
14,000 square feet of climbing, including top rope, bouldering, auto belays, and a dedicated lead area and speed wall. A state-of-the-art rock climbing gymoffering a unique opportunity for sport, camaraderie and civic pride. Experience the joy of success, set goals, take risks, fail big, and reflect in a safe and supportive environment. Founded upon the values of kindness, generosity, community building, and environmental stewardship.


University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft Street, Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390
419) 530-3700
University of Toledo
Small indoor climbing top-roping wall located in the Rec Center.


Climbing High
1629 E. St. Rt. 73, Waynesville, Ohio 45068
Climbing High
Indoor Rock Climbing, Outdoor Education courses, and Professional Guiding.


YSU Indoor Rock Climbing Gym
1 University Plaza, Youngstown, Ohio 44555
(330) 941-2243
YSU Indoor Rock Climbing Gym
53 ft free form wall with an all natural feel....Cracks, Crimps, Overhang, and a Killer Staff. Many new boulder problems weekly and some strong regulars. 6 top ropes and 3 different elevations from Beginner to Advanced. 3 Sport lines with possibility's of multi-pitch practice. All rentals and usage is free for students or friends of students.

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