10 Kid-Friendly Rock Climbing Places in NJ

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Rock climbing is filled with healthy benefits your children need: muscle strength, stress relief, brain function and life skills. Let’s not forget, it’s also a fun activity to get you out of the house on a rainy day.

New Jersey Rock Climbing for Kids

1. New Jersey Rock Gym

This gym encourages visitors that exercise can be fun. Rather than putting your kids through repetitive activities like running, biking or swimming to stay active, rock climbing can help them build muscle and endurance to stay healthy. If this sounds fun to you, too, the kiddos can take classes at the same time as you. In case someone severely dislikes heights, this gym offers an alternative called bouldering. What is that, you ask? It’s a way to climb at a moderate height using padding instead of ropes.
373 US-46, Fairfield, New Jersey 07004

2. Middlesex Gymnastics

If you have a lot of kids between the ages of 6-15, this is the place to go. This gymnastics center offers a wall that has indoor climbing lessons that are the perfect way to stay active if it is rainy outside. The rock walls here are color-coded and designed perfectly for a kid who’s just starting out. And in case one of your young ones gets anxious climbing so high, this place has instructors who can show them how to climb.
33 McGuire St, East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816

3. Rockville Climbing Center

Is your kid’s birthday around the corner? If so, this place is the perfect place to host an adventurous party. In addition to this place offering its wall for special events, it offers a rock wall that is premier and safe. Come climb, Central NJers!
200 Whitehead Rd, Trenton, New Jersey 08619

4. High Exposure

Time for fun, climbing and COLOR! Yes, this nostalgic-looking rock climbing venue is a place you and your kids won’t wanna miss out on. This 20,000 square foot facility offers great rock climbing classes and your kid will beg you to take them back. If you think your child is secretly a Ninja Warrior, this place is perfect!
266 Union St, Northvale, New Jersey 07647

5. Elite Climbing

If you’re in Burlington County, this is the place to bring your kids climbing. Offering a series of walls for beginners to experienced climbers, this place is filled with rocks for all to climb. And this place doesn’t just make climbing a wall a solo experience, this place offers a plethora of team building classes. Perfect for helping your kids make new friends.
67 E Kings Hwy Maple Shade Township, New Jersey 08052

6. Vertical Reality

This place is literally a vertical reality: Just climb, climb, climb and you’ll go up higher and higher. This place is also perfect if you happen to be one of those moms with kids of two very different ages: one in elementary school and one in college. This place offers climbing adventures for both age groups. For a very low cost, you elementary schooler can climb for as little as 15 dollars and your college student can do the same for seven dollars (with a college ID, of course).
67 Old Kings Highway, Maple Shade, New Jersey 08052

7. The Gravity Vault

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Who is ready to see what the world looks like from 35 feet above ground—or higher? You and your ambitious kids should be. Get ready for a fun family day at this large climbing facility that offers numerous courses. A climber can feel good about themselves by going as high as they want at one of this rock climbing company’s three NJ locations. (Coming soon: A fourth location in Hoboken, NJ!)
40 Watchung Ave, Chatham, New Jersey 07925

8. Blackbeards Cave

While we’re all waiting for the snow on the ground to melt and finally go away, it’s time to start thinking about outdoor activities. This place has a rock wall that is outside along with many other activities your children will love. The wall is 30 feet tall and can be climbed for very little money. You probably have the five dollars needed to climb somewhere in your pocket, and your 36-inch (or taller) kid will be happy you spent it on them.
136 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville, New Jersey 08721

9. Diamond Rock

As classic rock climbing facility that in Northern NJ, this place offers everything your recreational rock climber might need. Walk-in climbers are welcome to do enjoy climbing altitudes that range from 20 to 37 feet. And in addition to that, this place offers bouldering for those who prefer it, and soft landing for everyone.
182 Rt.10 West, East Hanover, New Jersey 07936

10. Garden State Rocks

Located in central NJ, this place offers many climbing options and classes for the youth. If you want a place to host a great birthday party, invite all your kiddo’s friends because these rock walls feel like climbing a cave. Anyone can come here and rent climbing equipment for a chance to rock climb along a ceiling. Fun!
705 Ginesi Dr, Morganville, New Jersey 07751

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Sophia Borghese is a passionate and adventurous lifestyle writer who strives to bring readers fun and unique things to do around New Jersey. When she isn't writing or doing makeup, you can find Sophia liking pictures of pugs on Instagram or following her favorite Snapchat stories. Aside from all things social media, Sophia loves singing, trying new foods and playing with her cat, Ron. Her favorite "Jersey Girl" things to do are picking Jersey tomatoes and enjoying the NYC skyline from Hoboken.

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