First Avenue Rocks


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4,000 sq. ft. climbing arena challenges climbers of all skill levels with 100 bouldering routes with handrails & observation deck

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Promotional value expires Mar 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2/person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1/visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 6 or older; 17 or under must have liability release signed by parent or guardian; 12 and under must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Contrary to what one might assume, rock climbing is not the opposite of rock tumbling, though it is still inadvisable to enjoy both activities concurrently. Learn to tumble upward with today's Groupon to First Avenue Rocks. Choose between the following options:

  • For $18, you get a climbing package for two (up to a $36 value). The package includes:
    • A day pass for two
    • Two shoe rentals

  • For $30, you get a climbing package for four (up to a $72 value). The package includes:
    • A day pass for four
    • Four shoe rentals

The 4,000-square-foot climbing arena at First Avenue Rocks challenges climbers of all skill levels with 100 boulder-style rock faces, which earned a spot on Birmingham Magazine's Best of Birmingham list in 2010. Armed with proper shoes, climbers free from harnesses explore 15-foot bouldering routes above a 10-inch plush Asana safety pad. Skyward skimmers can propel themselves up each faux-rock face–designed to mimic local sandstone slabs–by grasping complex climbing shapes, natural-looking cracks, or tiny plungers. Upon reaching indoor summits, alpinists can grasp smooth handrails and maneuver onto the top out deck for yodeling or freefall to the safety pad below. To keep climbing fun for all ages, kid-friendly top-rope routes welcome climbers of all experience levels, enabling upward races between toddlers and parents or toddlers and pet mountain goats.

First Avenue Rocks

Spanning 4,000 square feet, the climbing surfaces at First Avenue Rocks mimic the natural textures of the abundant local sandstone boulder terrain. One hundred varied climbing routes up to 17 feet high greet climbers who choose to ascend by bouldering without ropes on angled walls and roofs dotted with challenging foot-and handholds or on the facility’s ropes courses. For safety, the facility positions its vertical terrain above the floor’s 10-inch-deep Asana pads for soft landings in the event of missed holds or misguided urges to fly. Instructors are available to prep students of all ages and ability levels to tackle the gym's terrain, teaching three stages of introductory climbing courses and two advanced lead-climbing courses.

Customer Reviews

349 Ratings

Staff is very friendly and helpful. Gym is very cool and our kids loved it.
Kelly P. · March 20, 2016
We took our 3 year old to climb and she enjoyed it. We put her in the harness and let her free climb as well. The staff was really nice and helpful. We look forward to going back.
Megan B. · March 15, 2016
An excellent experience for my visiting grandchildren who had been taking climbing classes. Their parents also had a great time climbing the walls for their first time! The grandparents enjoyed being able to sit & watch.
Emily R. · March 9, 2016
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    2417 1st Ave. S

    Birmingham, Alabama 35233

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