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Best Indoor Rock Climbing Sites Around Baltimore

February 6, 2012 9:05 AM

Peregrine’s Nest Climbing Gym stands at 33 feet, covering 3,500 square feet of climbing room. (Credit:

Work on upper body strength, and get a complete work-out at these popular indoor rock climbing sites around Baltimore. Rock climbing enthusiasts and people new to the sport are welcome to all locations.
earthtreks Best Indoor Rock Climbing Sites Around Baltimore

Earthtreks offers more than 15,000 square foot of climbing space. (Credit: earthtreksclimbing.com)

Earthtreks

1930 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, Md. 21093
(410) 560-5665

7125 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, Md. 212046
(410) 872-0060
www.earthtreksclimbing.com

Maryland is home to the two largest indoor rock climbing centers on the East Coast. Earthtreks as facilities located in Timonium and Columbia and offer over 15,000 square feet of climbing space. The climbing center in Timonium reaches 50 feet and has hosted three National Championships. Climbers of all skill levels are welcomed to train on one of three teaching areas. Belay over to Earthtreks and try your skills at their indoor rock climbing facilities.

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Big Vanilla

Big Vanilla

1209 Ritchie Highway
Arnold, Md. 21012
(410) 544-2525
www.bigvanilla.com

Nicknamed “Big V Rocks,” Big Vanilla’s climbing wall measures 40 feet high and suitable for all ages and skill levels. Their wall is made up of five faces of different difficulty and challenges. Classes and climbing certification are available for those wanting to climb during non-staff hours. Big Vanilla Athletic Club is located next to Anne Arundel Community College and provides equipment along with a knowledgeable staff. When the weather is not cooperating, get a fulfilling work-out at Big Vanilla of Arnold.

Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Family Center Y At Stadium Place

20 S. Charles Street
Suite 600
Baltimore, Md. 21212
(410) 837-9622
www.ymaryland.org

Members of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Family Center Y at Stadium Place have access to an indoor climbing wall. The 25-foot high climbing wall has four faces at different skill levels. Work on balance and mental control as you make your way up the wall. Not one of the bigger indoor rock climbing walls around Baltimore, it is perfect for beginners and those looking for exercise but not the heights. Learn new robe knots and meet new people in the sport of indoor rock climbing.

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Small group rates are available, but solo climbers are always welcomed. (Credit: rockvillemd.gov/climbinggym)

Rockville Civic Center Park

860 Avery Lane
Rockville, Md. 20850
(240) 314-8643
www.rockvillemd.gov/climbinggym

Make the climb to Rockville for indoor rock climbing sessions every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Small group rates are available, but solo climbers are always welcomed. The climbing wall is located at the Rockille Civic Center Park and cost $10 to climb. Improve your climbing technique and master climbing holds before you take your skills to the outdoors.

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Peregrine's Nest Climbing Gym stands at 33 feet, covering 3,500 square feet of climbing room. (Credit: http://www.towson.edu)

Peregrine’s Nest Climbing Gym

Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, Md. 21252
(410) 704-5628
http://www.towson.edu/campusrec/ap-climbingwall.html

Mention Burdick Hall to a Towson University student and you will soon hear about the indoor rock climbing gym. Staffed by qualified student climbers, Peregrine’s Nest Climbing Gym stands at 33 feet, covering 3,500 square feet of climbing room. Mapped out are 40 climbing routes ranging from beginner to expert. The climbing wall is only available to Towson students but private use is available during closed hours. Call for two-hour sessions or for organized team-building activities. Climb up and take on bouldering, top rope and lead climbing courses.

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