Sportrock II - Alexandria

Climbing Gym
Please note: Sportrock II - Alexandria is no longer a part of the Going Out Guide.
Designed primarily for serious recreational climbers.
Mon-Fri noon-11 pm; Sat
Sun noon-8 pm
(Alexandria (Other))
$18 adults; $7 ages 12 and under

Editorial Review

Designed primarily for serious recreational climbers, this indoor gym offers 40-foot walls studded with grips and holds for climbing. It displays an impressive selection of slabs, steep walls, arches, roofs, towers and a boulder cave -- all in a mega space of 8,000 square feet.

The gym has attracted the active, adventurous twenty- to forty-something crowd of Northern Virginia and Washington. With easy access from the Metro and Interstate 395, it is as simple as going to the gym, but with a little more excitement.

Friday night is Kids Night, where children 5 and up, with no training or previous experience required, are strapped into climbing harnesses and bike helmets and guided safely, miraculously, up and down the walls by patient, attentive staff. It's a wonderful, gender-neutral physical challenge; good for kids' self-respect and sure to expand their notion of what their bodies can do.

Sportrock offers an extensive selection of classes, both indoor and outdoor, that meet the needs of any novice, intermediate or advanced climber of any age.

Call 24 hours in advance to make a reservation.