There are three nearby indoor rock climbing walls in and around the Hampton Roads area. Rock climbing is a fun and safe activity that will test your courage. Indoor rock climbing is a great family outing and perfect for birthday parties.
1) Virginia Wesleyan College Climbing Wall
This rock-climbing wall is 36 feet tall and features multiple climbing routes with varying difficulties. The wall is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 10pm. If you have rock-climbing belaying experience, you can complete a skills test to receive a belay card. This will allow you to rock climb and belay for your friends without another experienced belier with you. The rock-climbing wall is located at1584 Wesleyan Dr., Norfolk, Virginia. You can get more information by calling (757) 455-3200 or by visiting their website at http://www.vwc.edu/student_life/recreation/wall.php/.
2) The College of William & Mary Climbing Wall
This indoor rock-climbing wall is similar to the one at Virginia Wesleyan. It 25 feet tall and has 760 square feet of climbing surface, has three different interconnected difficulty paths that you can switch up as you climb toward the top, and knowledgeable and experienced climbers will belay you. The college’s recreation-center has a sporadic operating schedule, which can be viewed at http://www.wm.edu/offices/recsports/reccenter/operatinghours/index.php. This indoor rock-climbing wall is located at Compton & Brooks Streets, Williamsburg, Virginia. Call (757) 221-3310 or visit http://www.wm.edu for more information.
3) Virginia Beach Rock Gym
This indoor rock-climbing gym should be your first choice for an indoor-rock climbing outing. This massive gym is over 6000 square feet, 33 feet tall, and features massive climbing surfaces with surfaces designed for the most basic beginners and surfaces meant only for the most experienced rock climbers. The Rock Gym not only has a massive rock wall, but also smaller walls for bouldering and a rappel tower. Experienced and knowledgeable staff will outfit you, belay you, and give you climbing pointers. This is an extremely fun place to rock climb especially if you are new to rock climbing. The Virginia Beach Rock Gym is located at 5049 Southern Blvd., Virginia Beach, Virginia. Call (757) 499-8347 or visit http://www.vbrg.com for more information.