Updated November 2018. Double-check information before heading out!

If you have little monkeys in your life, and you’ve explored every rung on the jungle gym, rock climbing might be a great next step (no pun intended!). We’ve compiled a list of the local rock climbing haunts in Portland.


Portland Rock Gym. For serious climbers and kids alike. After-school climbing classes are available for kids ages 6 to 17. Enrollment is on a monthly basis. They offer school break and summer camps.
Where: 21 NE 12th Ave., Portland
When:  Daily.
Phone: (503)232-8310

The Circuit Bouldering Gym. The Circuit seeks to provide an upbeat environment, one that physically challenges individuals while also facilitating and encouraging an inclusive, community-oriented culture. Each location features a full training area and a dedicated kids area, as well as after school classes and camps.
Where:  Three locations, in NE, SW and Tigard.
When: Daily, various times
Phone: (502) 246-5111

Nest Playground. The Nest Playground is an indoor play place with a low, but long, rock climbing wall. This is a good way to try out climbing, with lots of other options for play available. Read our review of Nest Playground here.
Where: 6517 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland
When: 9:30 am-6:00 pm weekdays, 9:00 am-4:00 pm Saturdays and 9:00 am-2:00 pm Sundays. Closed Mondays.
Cost: $8/child
Phone: (971) 229-0963

North Clackamas Aquatic Park’s Steel Mountain. This 29-foot rock wall offers three different routes. While the hardest route may provide a real challenge for even the more experienced, the easiest route is a great introduction to rock climbing.
Where: 7300 SE Harmony Rd., Milwaukie
Cost: Varies, $2-$10
Phone: (503) 557-SURF

Planet Granite. Learn how to climb with your child with parent-child belay classes ($28 for one child and one adult), as well as after-school programs, parents’ nights out and camps.
Where: 1405 NW 14th Ave., Portland
When: Varies based on class schedules.
Cost: Varies based on class.
Phone: (503) 477-5666


The Playground Gym. If your kids aren’t sure climbing is for them, check out the Playground Gym. The 1400 sq. foot play area in NE includes a small climbing wall and climbing ropes. And if they’re not into it, they’ll have lots of fun playing on the mats and swinging on ropes.
Where: 505 NE Grand Ave.
When: Varies based on class schedules.
Cost:  Open gym drop-in is $8 for the first child, with discounts for multiple children.
Phone: (503) 235-7529

The Source Climbing Center. They offer a Preschool Open Gym for kids under four, as well as day passes, summer camps, after-school classes and youth clubs for kids 5 years and older.
Where: 1118 Main St., Vancouver, WA
When: Various dates and times; see schedule
Cost: $12 day pass with $4 shoe rental
Phone: (360) 694-9096

Stoneworks Climbing Gym. 34-foot climbing and lead walls, high-ball bouldering to 20 feet, top out bouldering area, auto belays, and more. They offer day passes, summer camps and a junior climbing team.
Where: 6775 SW 111th Ave., Beaverton
When:  Various dates and times; see schedule.
Cost: $11 day pass; $10 for students; $4 shoe rental
Phone: (503) 644-3517

Portland Parks & Recreation often breaks out its rock climbing wall at parks across Portland during its summer free for all.  Check the PP&R page for the schedule.


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