Climbing Info

Status Updates

  • Adult Climbing Sessions
    Updated on Monday, September 28, 2020 @ 7:56pm Projected Opening: October 5
    Current Status Climbing sessions will begin by reservation only. Sessions are Monday - Friday from 10:30am - 12pm and 12:30pm - 2pm. Open to members or purchasers of the 20-punch pass (on sale shortly).

    No drop-ins, you must have a reservation to attend. Come ready to climb, there is no access to lockers or showers at this time.
  • Youth Rock Climbing Classes Indoor
    Updated on Monday, September 14, 2020 @ 4:42pm Projected Opening: October 5
    Current Status Registration is open for Rock Rats Beginner Classes and Rock Rats Intermediate/Adv (by invite only).
    No drop-ins allowed. Space is limited.
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Locations + Costs & Hours

Available @ the following locations: (Click the links to see more info about that facility or click the + icon to view basic info for that facility)

The Climbing Tower @ the ARC

View Address / Hours / Costs
Address
0861 Maroon Creek Rd
Aspen, CO 81611
Costs
Admission Required Recreation Pass
    Hours
  • Summer (June - Mid August)
    7 Days a WeekNoon - 4:00pm
  • Winter / Off-Season
    Monday - Friday4:00pm - 6:00pm
    SaturdayNoon - 4:00pm
    SundayNoon - 4:00pm

The Climbing Wall @ the Red Brick

View Address / Hours / Costs
Address
110 East Hallam St (Suite 135)
Aspen, CO 81611
Costs
Admission Required Recreation Pass
    Hours
  • Summer (April - December)
    Monday - Thursday8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday8:30am - 3:00pm
    Saturday & SundayCLOSED
  • Winter (December 2 - April)
    Monday & Wednesday8:30am - 9:00pm
    Tuesday & Thursday8:30am - 8:00pm
    Friday8:30am - 3:00pm
    Saturday (Starts Dec. 7th)5pm-9pm
  • Holiday Hours
    New Year's Eve8:30 am - 3:00 pm
    New Year's DayClosed
    July 4thClosed
    Thanksgiving DayClosed
    Friday after ThanksgivingClosed
    Christmas Eve8:30am - 3:00pm
    Christmas Day - 12/25Closed
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Classes

Youth Classes

Rock Rats Beginner Class Ages: 6 years and up - Max. of 6 kids Mondays / Tuesdays / Thursdays @ 4:00pm (Class)
General Info
Ages › 6 years and up - Max. of 6 kids
Times
Mondays › 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesdays › 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursdays › 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Costs & Other Info
Fall Session › $156 ($138 Online)
Instructor
Jeremy Graham Instructor
Details
Kids will come away from this class with more self-confidence, a lot of new friends, basic climbing techniques, safety awareness, and the ability to have fun in an alternative sports setting. No classes on observed holidays. Classes meet one day a week on the specific day registered for. Online registration required. No daily drop in's allowed.  Fall Session: October - November, Open Registrati...
Rock Rats Int/Adv Class(Invite Only) Ages: 8 years and up,Invite Only Wednesdays @ 4:00pm (Class)
General Info
Ages › 8 years and up,Invite Only
Times
Wednesdays › 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Costs & Other Info
Fall Session › $170 ($165 Online)
Instructor
Jeremy Graham Instructor
Details
Int/Adv class for ages 8 and up. This is an invite only class for kids who are aspiring to become better rock climbers. Bring your own gear if you have it. No classes on observed holidays. Online registration required. No daily drop in's allowed. Fall Session: October-November, Open Registration: September 14 Winter Session: TBA Spring Session: TBA Summer Months: TBA

Currently Unavailable Due To Covid-19 Restrictions.

The Aspen Recreation Department is pleased to offer climbing at two different locations: Aspen's largest indoor climbing facility at the Red Brick Recreation Center with over 3,100 square feet of climbing surface, and our 32 foot Climbing Tower at the Aspen Recreation Center with 4 auto belays. 

NEW: Public open climbing times on the Arc Tower! Get certified to use the 4 station auto belay tower with your own gear. You must be 16 years and older to get certified. Anyone under 18 will have to have a parent sign a waiver to be able to participate on their own. Anyone under 16 needs to have a certified adult present to utilize the tower. You can get certified anytime of day when we are open. Certification is subject to staff approval and we have the right to refuse certification if safety factors are a concern during the test. Check in with the guest services staff at the front desk about getting certified.
Open climbing times are only available outside the scheduled attendant times on the tower. Open Tower climbing will close at 8:30 each night.
No open climb during these times: Monday- Friday 4:00-6:00PM and Saturday 12:00-4:00PM. Sunday is closed for open climbing.

PLEASE NOTE: Liquid chalk is provided free of charge during the open session times. Loose chalk is not allowed! Please leave your chalk bags at home.

Private Lessons: Indoors or outside (limited availability). Customized lessons offered for any climbing topic. Please call 970-920-5140 to schedule your lesson.

Training Room at the Red Brick: Trango Prodigy board, Beastmaker 1000 and 2000 hang boards, Atomik Yaniro board, Atomik Bomb holds, Peg board, Crack features. Also equipped with yoga mats, weight bars, hand weights, Iron Man adjustable workout bench, TRX strap, bungee cords, fit balls, foam rollers. Carpet bonded foam floor for workouts and stretching. We also have So Ill Iron Palm hangboard/campus board, Metolius 3 tier wood campus board set on Moon board specs, Metolius beginner campus rungs.

Get the Trango Prodigy and Beastmaker Hangboard Apps on your phone and start training today!

Climbing Tower @ the ARC

Come climb with us on our 32 foot climbing tower! All ages and ability levels are welcome! You can ring the bell at the top once or you can play with us all afternoon! 

Our climbing tower is equipped with four auto belay devices that range in level of difficulty. 

A friendly climbing attendant, climbing shoes, and a climbing harness are all included in the cost of daily admission during scheduled times. Monday-Friday 4:00PM-6:00PM Saturday and Sunday 12:00PM-4:00PM

NEW: Public open climbing times on the Arc Tower! Get certified to use the 4 station auto belay tower with your own gear. You must be 16 years and older to get certified. Anyone under 18 will have to have a parent sign a waiver to be able to participate on their own. Anyone under 16 needs to have a certified adult present to utilize the tower. You can get certified anytime of day when we are open. Certification is subject to staff approval and we have the right to refuse certification if safety factors are a concern during the test. Check in with the guest services staff at the front desk about getting certified. Open climbing times are only available outside the scheduled attendant times on the tower. Open Tower climbing will close at 8:30 each night.
No open climb during these times: Monday- Friday 4:00-6:00PM and Saturday 12:00-4:00PM. Sunday is closed for open climbing.

PLEASE NOTE: Liquid chalk is provided free of charge during the open session times. Loose chalk is not allowed! Please leave your chalk bags at home.

Climbing Wall @ the Red Brick

3,100 square feet of climbing surface for all levels and abilities. We have top rope, lead and tons of bouldering routes as well as great training set ups including pull up bars, campus board, hang boards, systems board, TRX, weights, bombs and rock rings. We offer classes for kids and adults and do outdoor climbing too!

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