Escape the scorching heat of Las Vegas summers while still getting your climbing fix at these top indoor rock climbing gyms. With Red Rock’s outdoor climbs becoming too hot to handle, these gyms offer a cooler alternative and an excellent workout for climbing enthusiasts.
Indoor Rock Climbing Gyms in Las Vegas
Because the Vegas heat can sometimes make it hard to enjoy outdoor climbing, let these indoor options keep you busy and in shape.
Las Vegas has four indoor climbing gyms, each suited to various interests and skill levels. You can also get great recommendations for your next outdoor climb from friendly and experienced employees.
Red Rock Climbing Center (R2C2)
Location: 8201 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89117
Hours: See website
Price: $17 day pass, plus rentals
Red Rock Climbing Center (R2C2) is an excellent spot for practicing bouldering and tuning your skills for challenging routes. It’s a popular gym, especially for experienced climbers, so it’s often more crowded than others.
There are four levels to practice climbing on, and employees regularly map new routes for climbers to try. There are 9,000 square feet of climbing space – including roof routes – with up to 35-foot walls. Shoe, chalk, and harness rentals are $5 each, or you can rent all three for $10. You can also rent outdoor shoes for $10.
R2C2 is the most challenging of the climbing gyms in Vegas. They offer classes and outdoor climbing guides in Red Rock if you’re ready to climb to the next level. Check out their group rates if you want to climb with buddies.
Refuge Climbing & Fitness
Location: 6283 S Valley View Blvd Suite C, Las Vegas, NV 89118
Hours: See website
Price: $20 day pass, plus rentals
Refuge Climbing & Fitness is less than a mile from the Las Vegas Strip. Its focus is bouldering, so it’s a great space for honing your free climbing skills. It also has a full-weight rack and a variety of discounts for kids, students, and active military.
You can rent your indoor climbing gear – shoes, chalk, and harness – for $8, or you can rent them individually for $2-3 each. The Refuge also offers a twice-weekly “Bouldering Basics” class for $29.
The Pad Climbing
Location: 7585 Commercial Way Unit J, Henderson, NV 89011
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 11 am – 10 pm
Price: $23 day pass, plus rentals
Henderson’s climbing gym – The Pad – is great for bouldering and beginners. Employees are happy to show you the ropes. Plus, you don’t have to make an appointment!
Shoes, chalk bags, and harnesses (if you’re rope certified) are free with the day pass. You also get access to their gym and weights area. It’s a 22,000-square-foot space, with walls averaging 35 feet high and bouldering areas averaging 17 feet tall.
The Pad prides itself on building a community space. It’s a great option if you’re looking to get involved in the local rock-climbing community. They also have an early bird price of $15 for climbers before 4 pm.
Nevada Climbing Center
Location: 3065 E Patrick Ln #4, Las Vegas, NV 89120
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10 am – 10 pm
Price: $18 day pass, plus rentals
Nevada Climbing Center is by far the best gym in Vegas for beginners and Las Vegas’ longest-running climbing center. It’s one of the most welcoming climbing spots in the Valley. They have a variety of themed nights and classes for beginners, lead climbing, aerial silks, and more.
Visitors can rent shoes and harnesses for $5 each or $8 together. Nevada Climbing Center makes climbing easy with a partner belaying you – especially for new climbers – and helps prepare you well for outdoor climbs. This gym gets less busy than others, so it is easier to explore different walls.
If you’re starting or looking to hone a new skill, Nevada Climbing Center is affordable and more than worth visiting.
A Rock Climbers’ Paradise
With four indoor climbing gyms, Las Vegas is a rock climber’s paradise all year round. Visitors rate all the climbing gyms highly, so you can’t go wrong with any of the choices. Which is “the best” depends on what you want from your workout or what skill you are practicing.
Outdoor rock climbing around Las Vegas is accessible for all skill levels, and Red Rock Canyon has some of the best rock climbing in Las Vegas. From bouldering to lead climbs, you’ll never be bored. Just always be sure to bring plenty of water!