Climbing in Asheville

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  • Iron Palm Bouldering
    At Iron Palm Bouldering, the rock-climbing walls don't extend much higher than about 14 feet—a good deal shorter than one might imagine. That's because the gym caters exclusively to bouldering, a version of climbing that places more emphasis on body control and problem solving than speed, height, or practice for beanstalk scaling. This might sound like a more demanding version of rock climbing—and it can be—but Iron Palm welcomes all levels to the sport with group and individual classes. As climbers get better, they can progress to more difficult techniques and more complex bouldering problems, which the gym happily encourages by changing the climbing routes every month.
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    1636 Hendersonville RdSte 80
    Asheville, NC US
  • The Beanstalk Journey
    The treetops are traditionally the playground of winged beasts and tiny, furry climbers. So it's not unnatural to do a double take upon seeing humans flying from tree to tree—at heights of up to 50 feet—with all the grace of a forest native. Today, 15 treehouses peek through the leaves of the sprawling wooded area, serving as resting points and educational outposts for visitors soaring on ziplines. The Beanstalk Journey at Catawba Meadows came to fruition to fulfill its builders’ goal of providing fun and physical activities for families to enjoy. Now the park is open year-round, supplying adrenaline-pumping recreation to all who seek it. Like veins coursing through the forest, swinging rope bridges and covered rope tunnels run through the foliage alongside ziplines of varying difficulty levels, enabling visitors to soar from tree to tree and finally assuage any regrets about not being born with hollow bird bones. For an extra challenge, the 32-foot beanstalk climbing tower and a massive multidirectional climbing web put upper- and lower-body strength to the test, and educational stations at each treehouse challenge minds with lessons on nature and local history. In addition to the standard attractions, outings can also be catered to visitors with special needs. Combining the park's adventure opportunities with educational pursuits, the staff occasionally runs an adventure-photography workshop, nighttime zipline tours, and Birds of Prey Journeys. Continuing the mission to foster outdoor education and physical activity, the beanstalk's building team continuously erects new courses at other locales, ensuring that all are family friendly and none require hand braking.
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    701 Sanford Drive
    Morganton, NC US
  • Climbmax Climbing
    Rock-grapplers can clamber up the tall pebbled walls at Climbmax year-round, taking advantage of bouldering or roped climbing options. In addition to providing controlled indoor challenges, Climbmax hosts qualified mountain guides who can help private parties, small groups, and private individuals scale challenging peaks.
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    43 Wall Street
    Asheville, NC US
  • The Salvation Army Kroc Center, Greenville
    The Salvation Army Kroc Center, a membership-based community center, gives the people of Greenville somewhere to learn and grow through positive programming. The Greenville campus is one of 27 centers across the country and features sports and arts facilities, including an indoor pool, a basketball gymnasium, wellness center, worship center, conference center, a tennis complex, and a performing-arts stage. The center is also the home of the local Boys & Girls Club, which develops young men and women into productive members of society .
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    424 Westfield Street
    Greenville, SC US