Today's side deal will have you scampering up the drywall in a frisson of excitement: for $85, you get a two-month membership and gear rental at Rocks and Ropes of Tucson (a $170 value). Climbers under 18 must have a legal waiver signed by a guardian or hilariously mismatched cop partner played by Samuel L. Jackson.
Your membership at Rocks and Ropes' Armory Park location includes two months of all-day admission to the man-made mountains, as well as equipment rental (shoes, chalk, harness, helmet, tiara). The colorful and expansive climbatorium boasts a main area with 50 top ropes and enough routes to satisfy climbers of every level, a dedicated lead cave, and a range of walls, from straight vertical walls to 45-degree overhangs. As a member, you'll enjoy admission to exclusive members-only hours (Monday through Friday, noon to 3 p.m., except school holidays and summer), as well as first-name relationships with the gym's staff and designated dungeon master.
Rocks & Ropes was listed on Tucson Lifestyle's Best of the City 2010 in the Family Fun category, and Tucson Guide named it one of the 101 Things To Do in Tucson. Four Yelpers give the rock gym 4.5 stars:
- Maybe you’ve seen Cliffhanger too many times, or perhaps you’re just one of those folks who started scaling whatever was handy while you were still in your crib. Either way, from toddlers to seniors, Rocks and Ropes can help you get your climb on. Beginners can learn the intricacies of the equipment and practice on their “rock walls” with trained professionals. – Tucson Lifestyle
- …I found this to be a fun place to climb some rather high indoor walls. The gym offers a lot of unusual features that should train even the best climber for the hard climbs out in the Mt. Lemon area. Climb on! – Refugio J., Yelp
- If your looking for a safe adventure that still gets your adrenalin pupping [sic] and your cardio up they you'll enjoy climbing in indoor comfort at Rock and Ropes. – John T., Yelp
The Bloc climbing + fitness
A partner gym of Rocks & Ropes, The Bloc climbing + fitness is a 20,000 square-foot, air-conditioned rock-climbing destination. Inside, a dozen autobelays allow visitors to make high, harness-assisted ascents. Or, you can test your bouldering skills on a 7,000 square-foot wall. In addition, the gym offers yoga, meditation, and pilates classes in its 2nd-story heartSTONE studio, welcoming both beginners and experts. The gym also includes cardio and weight equipment for those looking for a vigorous exercise or a heart-to-heart talk with a treadmill.
330 S Toole Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85701Get Directions