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Central Rock Climbing Gym Worcester

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Central Rock Climbing Gym
299 Barber Ave
Worcester
MA
01606
Tel: 508-852-7625

Where are we going today?

Rocking climbing is SO much fun for kids, and they don't have to travel to the highest mountains to have an amazing experience - not if they go INDOOR climbing!

Central Rock Climbing in Worcester is 13,000 sq feet of climbing space, with over 100 stations that feature lead, top rope, or bouldering options. It's such a fun activity for kids, and most important, it's a great way for them to keep fit!

They can build their strength, and also their confidence when they finally get to the top of the routes they are trying! 

The routes are color coded by difficulty, so you can know you're starting on the easiest, then make your way up to the most difficult as you improve.

There are great classes for both members and non-members too, so if you want to really get to know those techniques and understand the basics of climbing, they are for you!

Did you know that Central Rock Gym is ALL about kids? They make sure they have plenty to offer those active little ones, including a number of programs, classes, and teams where they can really immerse themselves in the sport.

From birthday parties, to lock ins and camps, there are plenty of fun choices for them!

With fitness and yoga to top off your climbing experience, Central Rock Climbing really gives you that climbing fun, without having to scale great mountains - just great personal bests! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$20 day pass. Rental gear $8
  • Children$16 day pass. Rental gear $8
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

11am - 10:30pm Weekdays / 9am - 9pm Weekends

All year round

Any Top Tips?

You don't have to register for beginners classes!.

Doing our bit

They not only keep you safe with proper safety briefings, but staff are on hand to help you out too! .

Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff if you have any questions about mobility, and what you can enjoy at the gym.

Can I get one of those?

There is free wifi and lockers if you need one! Make sure you bring your own locks as they don't provide them.

More information

You must sign a waiver before you climb.

What people are saying?

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    I have only been there once. The prices are pretty good. I think for the pass and all the gear it is about $25. I went with a buddy of mine and we had a blast. There are a bunch out routes which, from what I can gather, they change often enough. Friendly staff and a fun environment. I plan on going back real soon

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    Been a member here for two years now. Great staff, incredibly friendly crowd and everyone is always helpful. They have quite a few excellent youth programs available, from hosting parties to competitive teams making it a great venue for families. The addition of gyms in Western MA, Metro West and now CT make Central Rock one of the most connivent and best values for indoor climbing in the region.

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    Wow. Only these words could come out of my mouth when coming to this place. I have been rock climbing for years now, and the second I stepped into this gym, I was disgraced, insulted and was spoken to extremely rudely. First off, the employee didn't even want to give me my own equipment because they did not believe I had ever rock climbed before and made it obvious that they felt I was not physically able to. I am in better shape and more physically fit than 85% of the people there. I swear these employees were sexist. Not once, but 3 times was...Read More

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    I just had my sons 7th Birthday party here and the facility and staff are awesome. My son and 13 of his friends climbed for an hour and half, then they were able to have some pizza and cup cakes in the spacious event room. Great place!

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    Amazing and perfect for a birthday party.

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by Jordan Rowe

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Wow. Only these words could come out of my mouth when coming to this place. I have been rock climbing for years now, and the second I stepped into this gym, I was disgraced, insulted and was spoken to extremely rudely. First off, the employee didn't even want to give me my own equipment because they did not believe I had ever rock climbed before and made it obvious that they felt I was not physically able to. I am in better shape and more physically fit than 85% of the people there. I swear these employees were sexist. Not once, but 3 times was I asked if I knew how to belay and hold somebody, because I am a teenage girl. When I had asked somebody a question later on, I was insulted by the person telling me that they would not help me because it would be "illegal" to answer her question because what I was asking was supposed to be learned in the class, which I did take before. So I was supposed to pay an extra $15 to take a class I already took, just for a simple question that could be answered with a yes or no? Well do you know what should be illegal? Employees discriminating against the fact that I am a teenage girl, and all they did was insult me, and think that I was an incompetent fool. I was even approached by a worker while on the floor asking if I even knew what I was doing. It would be different if they politely asked if you needed help but instead I was talked to rudely and felt unwelcomed. Even the "regulars" who go there are rude. Do not go to the Worcester Gym.

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