With the cold weather quickly approaching, head indoors to master rock climbing at any one of Connecticut's indoor rock climbing locations. Indoor rock climbing is a perfect winter activity to try when Mother Nature unleashes a nor'easter on the state.
Stone Age Rock Gym
location: 195 Adams Street, Manchester, CT
telephone number: (860) 645-0015
Over 4,500 square feet of textured climbing wall waiting to be conquered! All levels of experience are welcome at this indoor rock climbing gym. Group training courses are available as well as private technique instruction (by appointment). New climbers will be required to partake in the "Safety/Belay Lesson" to learn skills such as how to safely spot a boulder climb and manage the ropes for a top rope climber. Experienced climbers may challenge the belay test.
Prime Climb's Mountain Fun
location: 340 Quinnipiac Street, Wallingford, CT
telephone number: (203) 265-7880
Prime Climb's climbing gym is home to over 14,000 square feet of climbing wall surface, 42 top ropes, a rappel tower, lead wall, various bouldering walls, and a climbing cave that includes a 45 degree section. For the first timers wishing to ease into the sport, this indoor gym offers a great one hour "Try a Climb" Program for only $10 per person ($20 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Clinics, demos, lessons, and group events also available.
The CT Rock Gym
location: 91 Shelton Avenue, New Haven, CT
telephone number: (203) 404-5166
Programs and lessons at this indoor rock gym are not scarce with courses ranging from basic introduction to advanced technique workshop. Private instruction with qualified trainers can be arranged. Enjoy specials such as Friday Ladies Night where females climb for only $5; check website for other specials.