Asheville’s Calling – Fun Adventures For Kids

landonclimbKids love to climb. We direct their natural urge to scramble up things (trees, furniture, etc.) into an activity that will build their confidence and play a positive role in their lives.

At ClimbMax Climbing we are committed to offering fun and rewarding youth climbing programs for a broad range of ages and ability. We employ guides and instructors who share their passion for climbing and treat every class as a move up in the children’s climbing progression. After all, climbing is all about upward momentum!


We start here:

yt 3Bouldering:    $10.00 Day pass / $7.50 for 5 yrs. and younger (1/2 hr.)
Unroped climbing anywhere in the facility below an established line.  All of our walls are tied together making the sideways traverse a fun challenge. Great exercise while having fun !

One Hour Staff Belay: $30.00
Includes one hour of bouldering (below the line) AND climbing higher on the ropes with assistance and belaying provided by one of the personable staff members of ClimbMax . Includes harness. *Reservations highly suggested*

A BIT LESS . . . . 2 Climbs and Bouldering: $20.00 
1/2 hour of bouldering accompanied by 2 belay-assisted climbs with a ClimbMax staff. A great introduction to climbing. Includes harness.  *Reservations highly suggested*

We run several age-specific after school programs throughout the school year. Climbers can start as young as six years old in these focused programs.  Please click here to find more information and to register – or call us at 828 252 9996 for more information


We run 5 age specific summer climbing camps every summer. Please click here  to find more information and to register – or call us.

Birthday at ClimbMax! (not just for kids). Click here for more info and please contact us for details, or call us with questions or to book your party.

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  • Still putting up new climbs on the 20!! But, get excited, because today the 40 and the barrel and getting the reset!! #climbmaxnc #climbing #boulder #climb #northcarolina #asheville @Regrann from @summer.climbs - Super fun new route in the gym! My feet could barely reach the foot hold on the last move 😆
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  • @Regrann from @houndsgrin (one of our setters and a wonderful human being) - I've always been passionate about work, and my tendency is to find employment that is equal parts stressful and fulfilling.  My current job with @secondgearwnc is the least stressful I've had at any point in my life.  Case in point, I recently got to take our staff to @climbmaxnc to take pictures of some climbing shoes.  A few days later I got to represent the company at @rumbleclimbingcomp and spend a beautiful day bouldering with great people.  Safe to say I feel pretty fortunate to be doing what I'm doing. #passion #climbing #bouldering
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Climbmax is proud to be sponsoring CCC's showing of "Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey" on May 10. We will be at The Wedge for the showing, come say hey!

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Hey ClimbMax Family! The Best of WNC X Awards are here and we would love your vote in some of the categories!

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Some of the categories we'd love to have your vote for Climbmax are:

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The Boulder Denim tour will be stopping by on Thursday, April 12th from 5pm-9pm demoing their super stretchy hydrophobic climbing jeans. Boulder Denim makes jeans that you can put on in the morning, cycle to work in, work all day in, and then go for a climb in and still look fresh for drinks afterwards. Come on out and see what makes Boulder Denim so unique. ... See MoreSee Less

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Interested in becoming a climbing instructor? Join us for this AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor course at SMAC. Call us at 828 505 4446 for more information! ... See MoreSee Less

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