Earth Treks Climbing



Earth Treks Climbing

Earth Treks has open climb, instruction, and party options for children five-years-old and older. The routes on the gym’s walls range from introductory level to super-hard overhanging ones (about 5.5 to 5.12+ ratings using the U.S. system).

Climbs may be top-roped, or just “bouldered” for those staying very low. Older kids and adults can lead climb many of the routes. All routes have top ropes set. Shoes, harnesses, belay devices, and chalk bags are available to rent for a package price, and the centers have stores to buy a full range of climbing gear as well. Earth Treks staff will need to check out the knowledge of anyone wishing to belay other climbers, which takes only a few minutes for experienced climbers or more if instruction is needed.

You can pay per visit, or save with multi-visit passes, or monthly or annual memberships. Parents might consider Friday Nite R0x – allowing them to drop off their kids for some climbing fun while they go out on their own – or the all-day Summertime Rox. Alternatively, they might want to join in the fun for a family event at their kids’ party, a family open climb, or the Family Introduction to Climbing for those without prior experience.

Earth Treks operates in 3 other locations in Maryland: Columbia, Timonium, and Rockville.

Earth Treks Crystal City offers convenient underground parking for all visitors (Weekends FREE, Weekdays Before 8am FREE, Weekdays 8am – 4pm $1 per hour with validation, Weekdays 4pm and later FREE)


    • This place is good for

    • Little kids
    • Grade schoolers
    • Tweens
    • Teens
    • Everyone
    • Children with
      special needs
    • Recommended length

    • Up to 1 hour
    • 1-3 hours
    • Half a day
    • Full day
    • A day is not enough
    • Price

    • Free
    • $
    • $$
    • $$$

      Features confirmed by parents

      • Parking on-site
      • Access by public transportation

Reviews (1)

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    My son had a great time, and so did I!

    Reviewed 09 December 2016

    My son loves climbing, but has so far had only limited exposure to the sport using the full array of technical equipment. As a long-time climber myself, I'm having a great time introducing him to the finer points of the sport, and as a father I'm happy to have good chances to instill a sense of how to climb safely. Earth Treks offers good equipment in a large facility with a lot of climbing options. Although my son is a bit uneasy with heights, his ability to focus on the challenges of the routes had him reaching new heights and coming down very (justifiably) proud of himself. You don't need to have decades of experience to bring your kids here, since they also offer lessons for kids and adults alike. The climbing routes include a few labeled as introductory routes, and go up to moderately difficult and extremely difficult (for those for whom U.S. climbing ratings make sense: there are a handful of climbs rated 5.5 to 5.7 that are within the ability of beginners, and super hard 5.12+). The rental gear and rates are fine for those wanting to try it out, and the shoes and harnesses are appropriately sized for the climber (some places absurdly put kids in adult harnesses). If you're going to go back often, you'll want to invest in the gear.This is a personal opinion of a KiddieMundo user.

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    South Clark Street
    22202 Arlington, United States


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