The Climbing Center is the spot for indoor climbing in Knoxville, Tennessee. We offer a variety of climbing options to suit all abilities and ages. We are a full gym complete with bouldering, top ropes, and lead climbing as well as training equipment.

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The Climbing Center is located at 2918 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

  • Phone: (865) 673-4687
  • theclimbingcenter@riversportsoutfitters.com
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Our Facility

  • We offer a full line of equipment and accessories for all types of climbing activities.
  • 5,000 Square Feet of Climbing Surface
  • New Boulder Problems and Routes Every Week
  • Campus Board and Hang Boards
  • Training Equipment
  • 37 Foot Tall Top Rope and Lead Climbing Walls
  • 14 Different Top Rope Areas
  • Auto-Belays
  • Routes and Boulder Problems for All Skill Levels
  • Thousands of Climbing Holds
  • Bouldering Area
  • Upstairs Party Room
  • Gear Rental (Shoes, Harnesses, Belay Devices)

Pricing

Activities & Rentals

Day package (harness, shoes, day pass) Adult $18 Student $15
Bouldering $10 $8
Top Rope Climbing $13 $10
Rental Shoes $3 $3
Rental Harness $3 $3
Belay Devices No Charge No Charge

Memberships

Boudering                     Rope Climbing

1 month      $40             1 month      $55

3 month      $80             3 month      $130

6 month      $150           6 month      $240

                                         1 year         $450

1 Free Guest Pass Per Month!

Special Events & Parties

The Climbing Center is a great place to hold a special event like a birthday party, group outing, scouting event or team building activity. We can rent the gym out to your group for a private event. Please contact the Climbing Center for more information 865.673.4687 or email events@riversportsoutfitters.com

Ladies Night

The First Monday of the month is Ladies Night! Come enjoy a fun night at the gym! It’s only $12 for a pass, gear rental, and snacks! 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Classes

TCC Fundamentals Class

The 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month, we offer our Fundamentals Class. We’ll teach you how to belay, hold types, body position and bouldering. You can stick around after the class to spend some time experimenting on your own! The class is from 6:00pm – 8:00pm and open to anyone 16 years and older. Please call to reserve your space. $20

Private Instruction/Lead Climbing Classes

We offer private instruction to work on any aspect of climbing you like. We can work on technique, belaying, lead climbing or just about anything else you can think of. $50/2hours, $75 for 2 people

Top Rope Belay Class

Don’t have enough time for the full Fundamentals Class? Come by anytime for a quick crash course in belaying. This usually takes about 30 minutes and by the end you’ll be certified to top-rope belay in our gym. $5

Yoga

 

History of The Climbing Center

The Climbing Center was formed in 1997, the first in the area and one of the few in the south at that time. Shortly thereafter, the High School Climbing League was formed, the first in the nation! At the time, climbing was not a “letter sport” so it operated as a club with support from a sponsor. Climbing programs in our area have really grown! Today 15 – 20 high schools are involved with over 250 participants! Many of these young climbers have gone on to become excellent climbers competing successfully in regional and national climbing competitions.