This is form of climbing is essentially a race to see who can get to the top the fastest. Our Speed Climbing Competition is exciting for participants and spectators alike. Technical climbing skills are not as important as simply getting to the top of the wall as fast as possible, so climbers must be quick and smart in planning their next moves. The more efficient you are able to climb, the quicker you will be able to score.
Climbing Wall Resources and Information
This 25′ indoor rock climbing tower with an attached bouldering structure incorporates natural features for a realistic rock feel and, along with many hand and foot holds, presents a variety of challenges for novice and experienced climber alike. Benefits of climbing include a sense of self-awareness, a feeling of accomplishment and confidence-building in a safe, yet exciting activity. As you gain strength, flexibility and endurance you will begin to enjoy mastering more difficult routes. You need not be a super-athlete to enjoy climbing since solid technique trumps strength.
During Open Climbing our attendants are here to help. Novice climbers can be sure the harness is properly adjusted and they are tied onto the ropes correctly and safely before climbing. We offer encouragement and suggestions as we belay climbers as young as age 5 through adults. We also offer belay training for anyone 14 years of age or older.
For experienced climbers, the routes are changed often on our seven ropes and bouldering wall for a variety of challenges from 5.6 to 5.12 difficulty, or perhaps you are up to climbing “all naturals” on our seven top ropes.
We have a variety of climbing class offerings, including parent/child, teen and adult programs. For more information on these offerings please visit our registration page, select sports activities and type climbing in the keyword search.
Waiver of Liability
We must have a current Waiver of Liability (PDF) and release on file for everyone using the climbing wall. Please do not forget to read and sign the climbing wall rules portion on page 2.
Supervised Open Climb Schedule
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4 to 7 p.m.
- Tuesday, Thursday: 5 to 8 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to Noon
- Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Climbers may use their own equipment, provided it is in good condition or equipment may be rented for a modest fee.
- Harness: $3
- Shoes: $2
- Combo: $4
- Helmet: Free
- Punch card of 10 harness and shoe rentals: $20
Free Belay Training
Learn correct knots, proper safe use of belay devices and communication between climber and belayer. You will get enough practice to become comfortable with the techniques and receive a card certifying you on our wall. Harness rental and Fieldhouse admission are included for this training. You must be at least 14 years old to belay on our wall.
View Parker Fieldhouse facility rental information. Because of the need to provide accurate information to drop-in users, reservations must be scheduled before 3 p.m. the day prior to the requested rental date.