Indoor Climbing – River Arts Location


WINTER NEW WINTER HOURS   (until spring 2017)

Climbmax – River Arts – LOCATION   Smoky Mountain Adventure Center

Monday 10:00 – 8:00

Tues. – Thurs. 9:00 – 10:00

Fridays and Saturdays 9:00 – 9:30

Sunday 12:00 – 8:00

Phone Number: (828) 505-4446


The Smoky Mountain Adventure Center is proud to offer a wide variety of climbing options for all levels including:

  • Top rope routes ranging in difficulty from 5.5 to 5.13
  • Five auto-belays
  • 35ft Walltopia lead wall
  • And a bouldering area featuring everything from an overhanging cave to vertical problems.


To make your climbing experience easier, you can fill out a waiver online. Please note, we have different waivers at Climbmax (downtown) and at SMAC (River Arts District) so make sure you fill out the correct one!

The Smoky Mountain Adventure Center is a proud partner with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and a proud Grant recipient from the Tourist Product Development Fund (TPDF).


SMAC - River Arts District



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  • Super fresh set at the downtown location. Top out boulder and the newly improved Turret have been cleaned up and are ready. Come on down and storm the castle! #climbing #bouldering #climbasheville #828isgreat #climbon #heelhook
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Brand new sets on the Turret and the Top Out Boulder. Happy Tuesday! ... See MoreSee Less

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Another reminder that the Smoky Mountain Adventure Center will be closing at 4pm this coming Friday!

Our recently renovated downtown location will maintain normal hours. Check out our awesome new bouldering terrain!
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Hey Asheville climbers!

The Smoky Mountain Adventure Center will be closing at 3pm on St. Patrick's Day (3/17/17). Truly sorry for any inconvenience.

Our downtown location will remain open for normal hours.
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