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Stone Age Climbing Gym in Albuquerque


Stone Age Climbing Gym in Albuquerque
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Stone Age Climbing Gym:

Since 1997, the Stone Age Climbing Gym has provided an indoor space for beginner and experienced climbers in Albuquerque to learn about the sport of climbing. With a climbing school, group activities, birthday parties, team building, summer camps and individual memberships, there is something for everyone, no matter the skill level. The climbing terrain accommodates climbers of every experience level, and experienced instructors are on hand to guide climbers in all aspects of the sport. Some of the climbs are extremely easy, and some challenging to even the most dedicated athletes. The gym also has outdoor climbs.

Rock Climbing as a Sport:

Training opportunities for learning rock climbing as a sport include specialized workshops and classes in the climbing school. With a fully equipped climbing shop, specialized gear is on hand, with a knowledgeable staff to assist in choosing the right equipment. The gym has 9600 sf of floor space and over 12,000 sf of climbing walls. Heights range up to 28 feet high and with arching, out to 60 feet. There are 39 top ropes and 46 lead anchor stations, providing plenty of opportunities to climb. The gym offers a climbing service at the foot of the Sandia Mountains for those who want to continue the challenge outdoors.

Youth Programs:

Rock climbing provides an individualizes sport where kids compete against their best. Competition with a group can provide the social aspect of competing with a team. The Cliffhangers Climbing Club on Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. provides children with a place to get individualized instruction while learning the basics. Children 6 to 13 enjoy the Friday sessions as well as full gym membership.

For kids interested in rock climbing as a port, Team Mojo practices Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. with the Junior Varsity team, and from 4 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the Varsity team.

Climbing Schools:

From adults to children, there are a variety of options at the indoor gym for learning to climb. Private lessons are available, as well as set times for learning by age group.

Outdoor climbing classes range from traditional basic climbing to learning mountaineering, ice climbing, and guided climbs that can last from a day to a vacation in Mexico.

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