Today's side deal invites children to climb and conquer an apparatus that isn’t the cat tower in the living room. For $85, kiddos get a five-day summer climbing camp from ClimbX Indoor Rock Climbing in Huntington Beach (a $175 value). Summer camps run Monday–Friday the weeks of June 28–July 2, July 12–16 July 26–30, August 9–13, and August 23–27 (the dates and prices currently on ClimbX’s website are from last summer; more camp dates may be added based on demand, and certain camp dates may be switched if demand is not met). Classes are from 9 a.m. to noon and are intended for young scalers ages 8 to 14.
As kids muster courageous curiousness and gain basic technical and safety knowledge, they'll start to navigate farther and farther up the indoor cliffsides. Under the watchful eye of ClimbX's experienced, encouraging staff, your child's safe ascension to the peak is assured. Taught to think with their toes and to trust their feet, they'll soon be gliding over ClimbX's wide swaths of hyper-realistic climbing surface, replete with crags, underhangs, talking squirrels, and other challenges around every rocky corner.
Based on enrollment numbers, your camp date may be changed to another date above.
- The instructors insist on safety first. They teach the kids what they need to know and how to be safe. They guide the kids through games and races on the climbing wall. – Tami S., Insider Pages
- Climb X is a good platform for an introductory into the world of sport climbing and bouldering… – mighty o., Yelp
ClimbX's indoor, ever-changing rock walls mimic the dusty color of actual outdoor crags. In this environment, climbers of all ages and abilities strap on safety equipment and climbing gear and learn to master the hand and toe grips that cover the arena's artificial rock formations. The outgoing and experienced staff teaches introductory-level climbing courses that impart basic safety procedures, proper belay technique, and climbing commands. A kids' climbing club coaches climbers aged 17 and younger through the basics of tying top-rope knots and securing handholds tightly even when those handholds start to quietly chuckle. When not helping people turn into spider-people, the staff also hosts birthday parties and corporate teambuilding events.