Rock Climbing for Kids

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Not afraid of heights and ready to climb? Check out these local rock climbing programs for kids!

He’s not afraid of heights and climbs all over the furniture. It’s time to think about a youth rock climbing program! There are only a few locations in our area that offer such programs, and a couple of them are new, too!

Indoor Rock Climbing

The Ascent
831 Park Ave., Murfreesboro
615-796-6545 | climbyourrock.com
Youth programs include Kids Rock for ages 3 – 12, a Youth League for ages 11 – 18 and even a USA Climbing Team for ages 8 – 18.

NEW: Bells Bend Outdoor Center (pictured above)
4187 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville
615-862-4187 | nashville.gov
The outdoor center recently opened a new indoor rock climbing wall for all ages to try out as well as an outdoor boulder for ages 13 & older to try from Tuesday – Friday 12 – 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. As of right now, it’s free to give it a go!

Climb Nashville
3600 Charlotte Ave., Nashville | 615-463-7625
1900 Eastland Ave., Nashville | 615-610-2200
climbnashville.com
The youth team at Climb Nashville is a climbing development program for children ages 7 – 17. Kids develop their fitness, climbing ability and character on a recreational or select team.

The Crag
121 Seaboard Lane, Franklin | 615-661-9444
15115 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville | 615-922-4649 (opening soon!)
iloverockclimbing.com
Youth climbing programs include a Recreational Team for climbers ages 4 & older, Junior Climbing Team for ages 7 – 11, Senior Climbing Team for ages 12 – 18, a Competition Team for ages 7 & older (by invitation) and climbing instruction for all ages, too. The new Nashville location is opening soon, too!

Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center (SOAC)
100 Sam Ridley Pkwy. E., Smyrna
615-459-9710 | smyrnaoutdooradventurecenter.org
The Adventure Zone features an indoor rock climbing wall and indoor climbing structures for all ages and fee can be included with admission to the SOAC if you choose to climb during your visit.

 

Kiera Ashford is associate editor of Nashville Parent and mother of three.

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