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Rock Spot Climbing South Boston South Boston

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Rock Spot Climbing South Boston
30 Old Colony Ave
South Boston
MA
02127
Tel: 617.269.2084

Where are we going today?

Rock climbing is SUCH a fun sport for the whole family! You can help each other, climb with each other, support and each and have a great time together too! 

Rock Spot Climbing South Boston is a fun and safe indoor climbing venue where you can experience bouldering or climbing. In fact, there is 11,000 square feet of bouldering terrain! Bouldering is great for the younger kids, because they don't need ropes or harnesses. They stay very close to the padded ground, and it's a great chance to get used to the holds and feet placements.

It's a great way for them to build up their strength too!

Rock Spot Climbing also change the 150 bouldering problems every 6 weeks, so if you do want to try and challenge yourself, you can certainly keep things fresh and new!

If you want to try climbing, there are 20-30 top rope walls for you to climb on. If you have never climbed before, don't you worry! You can have a first visit orientation, introduction in belaying, or even an introduction to climbing course.

They are big on safety so they will always make sure you have been fully briefed how to climb!

If you are celebrating a birthday, why not have your party at the center too! They LOVE them, and it's a great way for kids to use up all that birthday excitement too!

A great way to spend the day - and the great plus is that Rock Spot Climbing are indoors, so no matter what the weather you can have a great time!

It's the perfect intorduction to outdoor climbing too....get climbing! 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$16 ($25 with gear)
  • Children$12 ($18 with gear) - 6 and under
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am - midnight, daily

All year round

Teachers corner

They LOVE schools visiting! Why not bring the class and enjoy a fun and sporty day out!.

I'm Hungry!

It's best to eat something healthy before you arrive, and bring bottled water with you to stay hydrated.

Any Top Tips?

Wear comfortable clothing, and for the best results use the special climbing shoes. They work wonders!.

Doing our bit

They are dedicated to keeping everyone safe, so all the ropes and gear is always checked, and they always make sure everyone knows what they are doing before they climb.

Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, just give them a call to see how they can help you! .

Can I get one of those?

They have a store where you can pick up merchandise or climbing related gear.

More information

Anyone under 18 years must have a signed waiver by a parent or guardian .

What people are saying?

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    I'm biased since this was the first gym I started climbing at but I love it. Lots of bouldering (think shorter climbing walls without rope with a mat flooring to absorb your fall) and with that, lots of topping out.

    Topping out: depends on who you are, but lots of rock gyms just have some tape at the top marking the last hold or place to put your hands, but this gym lets you climb over the wall (and then take a staircase down one side). Might be scary at first but feels great to finish a climb and get over the wall.

    I find the environment really...Read More

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    If you don't like bouldering and you are an advanced climber you will quickly find yourself bored. The walls with belays aren't very tall, and 1/4 of them are covered in 'automatic' belays which they show you how to use. However, if you want to use the other 3/4 of the walls (the ones with normal belays) you have to pay for a 45 minute lesson or take a test. Would've taken the test but that would've been useless since the person I was with wouldn't have passed the test. A lot of bouldering walls which don't require a harness or any experience.

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    Uniquely positive experience. Knowledgeable, friendly staff, routes change often, membership benefits are considerable (free yoga classes and guest passes, etc.), and the place is always kept clean and in good repair.

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    Our 7yo son loves this place, and we do too. The staff is so nice -- they are really supportive of a new young climber and have given him lots of cheers and tips along the way. The people who climb here are really nice, too. Just a great place to spend time. There are lots of types of challenges on both sides of the gym -- bouldering or belay -- and they do birthday parties and yoga classes in the loft area overlooking the climbing area. Highly recommended!

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    Rockspot is a fun little gym that is in a convenient location - easier to get to Dedham than into Boston and there's a lot more parking! The staff there was great and one staff member that did our belay test spend a significant amount of extra time with us since we were taught to belay differently at a different gym. He did not need to do this and the extra effort was definitely noted!

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by Jonathan Ho

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I'm biased since this was the first gym I started climbing at but I love it. Lots of bouldering (think shorter climbing walls without rope with a mat flooring to absorb your fall) and with that, lots of topping out.

Topping out: depends on who you are, but lots of rock gyms just have some tape at the top marking the last hold or place to put your hands, but this gym lets you climb over the wall (and then take a staircase down one side). Might be scary at first but feels great to finish a climb and get over the wall.

I find the environment really chill and lots of friendly climbers. And it never seemed to be too crowded for me. You see all levels of climbers there.

I give it a 5, but there are some things you might not like:

On the weekends in the morning there can be a lot of little kids running around. The staff and parents do a good job of giving you space but there is the occasional overly excited kid who will run close by you :). Once you get used to it it's kinda nice seeing all the kids having a good time.

Top-rope is pretty short. You probably don't want to go there if you don't like bouldering and want to climb some bigger walls. Nice for people scared of going too high though. There are still challenging routes, just closer to the ground.

The gym's been around for a bit so holds can feel a bit more used/greasier than those newer gyms. I feel like it just adds to the challenge and keeps your hands from tearing apart, but you might like the idea of having stickier holds. Idk.

All in all, I really like this place: relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, interesting terrain and routes :).

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