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April 20, 2024

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Rock Climbing for Kids

Not afraid of heights and ready to climb? Check out these local rock climbing programs for kids!

He climbs all over the furniture. It’s time to think about a youth rock climbing program! Not only does it promote a healthy lifestyle, but rock climbing for kids also teaches problem-solving skills, how to overcome your fears and more. There are only a few locations in our area that offer programs for kids with leagues, teams and more, too.

Indoor Rock Climbing

The Ascent
831 Park Ave., Murfreesboro
615-796-6545 |
Youth programs include Kids Rock for ages 3 – 12, a Youth League for ages 11 – 18 and even a USA Climbing Team for ages 8 – 18.

Bells Bend Outdoor Center
4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville
615-862-4187 |

The indoor rock climbing wall for all ages to try out as well as an outdoor boulder for ages 13 & older to try from Tuesday – Friday 12 – 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Climb Murfreesboro (pictured at top of page)
1660 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro
615-280-8460 |

This climbing and fitness facility offers youth teams for ages 7 – 19, summer camps for ages 6 – 12 and more at one of the biggest climbing facilities in Middle Tennessee.

Climb Nashville

Climb Nashville
3600 Charlotte Ave., Nashville | 615-463-7625
1900 Eastland Ave., Nashville | 615-610-2200
The youth team at Climb Nashville is a climbing development program for children ages 7 – 17. Kids develop their fitness, climbing ability and character on a recreational or select team.

The Crag

The Crag
121 Seaboard Lane, Franklin | 615-661-9444
15115 Old Hickory Blvd., Ste. C, Nashville | 615-922-4649
Youth climbing programs include a Recreational Team for climbers ages 4 & older, Junior Climbing Team for ages 7 – 11, Senior Climbing Team for ages 12 – 18, a Competition Team for ages 7 & older (by invitation) and climbing instruction for all ages, too. The new Nashville location is opening soon, too!

Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (SOAC)
100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna
615-459-9710 |
The Adventure Zone features an indoor rock climbing wall and indoor climbing structures for all ages and fee can be included with admission to the SOAC if you choose to climb during your visit.

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