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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