Portland-Area Rock Climbing Gyms

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. 

If you’re looking for a quick primer on climbing, check out this post first

Portland Rock Gym. For serious climbers and kids alike. After school climbing classes are also available for kids ages 6 to 18. On school breaks, your 6 to 11 year old can take place in a kids climb, where a staff member works with the kids to get them climbing on roped walls, bouldering walls, and auto-belays. Read a great (though older) review here
Where: 21 NE 12th Ave, Portland
When:  Daily, various times.
Cost: $12 for ages 13 and under. 
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
Cost: $12 ages 12 and under; $4 shoe rental
Phone: 502 246 5111

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
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. With a preschool gym for ages 4 and younger, and the full gym available to kids older than 4, this is a great option for kids of all ages. The Source also has summer camps, after school classes and youth clubs.
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. 
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 & Rec 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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Ali Wilkinson

Online Editor at PDX Parent
Ali Wilkinson is the Online Editor for PDX Parent, and is one of the founders of PDX Kids Calendar. She loves exploring Portland with her three small children, especially when the explorations lead outdoors, to music or to ice cream. You can read more from Ali at www.runknitlove.com.
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