Indoor Thrills: Denver Area Rock Climbing

Denver’s Front Range offers an abundance of outdoor adventure sports, such as rock climbing, but don’t overlook the many indoor climbing opportunities available.

The safety and convenience of having an instructor and being removed from the harsh elements of the outdoors may be the perfect way to perfect your skills.

We’ve scoured the Front Range for you, and have selected our top picks for indoor climbing.

1912 S. Broadway
Denver, Colo. 80210

For both beginners and experts, Thrillseekers in Denver may be the perfect place to start your climbing exploration, with climbing walls of all angles, including 90-degree ceiling climbing.

Introductory lessons are available, (a sliding scale is implemented for groups of two or more) and include rental gear, an introduction to safety skills, and the rules and language of climbing. Lessons last approximately one hour, followed by two hours of practice. Daily admissions and member rates are also available. Family rates make it possible for all to enjoy this activity together.

Check out for more information.

Rock’n & Jam’n 1, Inc.
9499 Washington St. Unit C
Thornton, Colo. 80229

Rock’n & Jam’n 2, Inc.
7390 S. Fraser St., Unit E
Centennial, Colo. 80112

Indoor rock climbing and bouldering is a safe and fun way for kids to be adventurous.

Rock’n & Jam’n has two locations in Thornton and Centennial, and offers a large indoor climbing space. They also host fundraisers (such as The Summit for Someone which benefits at-risk youth), group events, summer camps and competitive meetings.

Rock’n Jam offers individual lessons, which include two-hour instruction, rental gear and practice climbing. For all available pricing and details please visit one of their locations listed above.

Colorado Mountain School
2829 Mapleton Ave. Boulder, Colo. 80301

No one can deny that Boulder – with a name that brings to mind climbing craggy cliffs and scaling giant rocks – is one of the best places in the state to go for indoor climbing, as well.

Colorado Mountain School offers both indoor and outdoor instruction. Memberships include free yoga and fitness classes, massage sessions, skills clinics and buddy passes.

The gym features a newly remodeled 10,000-square-foot building. The club claims to provide a “total climbing experience, one that offers something for everyone…”

Visit to see more of what they offer and learn more about their location in Estes.