Parks & Recreation

Climbing Wall

close up of the hand holds on the climbing wall
The climbing wall is a new amenity that was added during the renovation project of the Recreation Center in 2009. Custom designed and built by Rockwerx, a climbing wall construction company located in Barre, Massachusetts, the 1,400 sq. ft. wall features 5 top rope lanes, 3 lead climbing lanes, auto belays, and a bouldering area. 

Our climbing wall is open to the public!
The climbing wall can also be booked for your group as a private rental. You do not have to be a member of the Recreation Center to use the wall, but you do have to come during "open climb" hours to climb. Members of the Recreation Center that have the Fitness Center module on their pass can boulder any time by accessing the wall through the Fitness Center (all age limit and fitness center orientation rules apply to use the climbing wall through the Fitness Center).

For private group rentals, it must be done at times that the wall is not open to the public. Our rates are reasonable and it's a fun way to get out of the office or celebrate a birthday!

Climbing Wall Operating Hours
Monday, Thursday & Friday: 5:30PM-8:30 PM  (Monday is Free climbing for Members)
Saturday & Sunday: 10AM-4 PM
Tuesday & Wednesday: CLOSED

Climbing Wall Office 
(513) 745-8439 (during hours of operation)

Open Climb
The climbing wall is open to the public - you do not have to be a member of the Recreation Center or live in Blue Ash to come and climb at our wall. Our rates are very reasonable as well... $5 for a day pass and that includes equipment! If you are already belay certified at another climbing gym, we will ask you to show us your skills before you start climbing with your partner. For general information on our climbing wall, click here.

Private Rentals
The climbing wall can be booked for any private function such as a birthday party, team building, or an office outing. We supply you with the staffing and equipment and your group just shows up and climbs. It's a great way to get your group together for a special event or just to relax and have fun without having to worry about planning. For more information on private rentals, click here.

If you are planning to come to our climbing wall, every participant must sign a waiver. Anyone under the age of 18 must have one signed by their parent or guardian. To make things a little easier for you, print off a waiver and fill it out before you get here! Click here to download and print the waiver in the convenience of your own home.