Experience 24+ auto-belay routes and hundreds of bouldering routes at Indiana’s largest rock-climbing facility
About This Deal
- At each session, climbers get access to all the auto-belay and bouldering areas at the indoor Carmel facility.
- Harness included; shoe rental not included.
Indoor Rock Climbing FAQs
- Is it safe? Yes. Rock climbing gyms typically require a safety course on proper belaying techniques, knots, and other fundamentals for top-rope courses and have designated “beginner” courses for first timers.
- What should I wear? Loose-fitting clothing that you can easily move around in. You’ll be able to grab climbing shoes, harness, and other necessary gear onsite.
- Do I have to be in good shape? Not really—climbing gyms have courses that cater to a wide range of fitness levels. Generally speaking, if you can climb a ladder you can indoor rock climb.
- What if I’m afraid of heights? Try bouldering, which takes place on shorter walls and doesn’t require harnesses or other top-rope gear. Bouldering focuses more on moving sideways than vertically, so climbers rarely get more than 10–12 feet off the ground.
About Hoosier Heights
Four separate corridors are lined and continually change between hanging doors, wind chimes, atomic balls, trapeze bars, cargo nets, and more. The facility also boasts a youth warped wall, salmon ladder, quint steps, and other floor obstacles. Luckily, the team also teaches classes to help climbers navigate those manmade peaks. Some classes take a traditional rock-climbing approach, while others add in fitness disciplines like yoga. All these components help students build the balance, focus, and flexibility essential to rock climbing or surviving an out-of-service escalator.