Rock Climbing In NJ: Scramble To New Heights


If your kids are climbing the walls (literally), then what better way to harness that energy than to take them indoor rock climbing in NJ?  After all, this is more than just fun—learning to climb can help your kids gain muscle strength, stress relief, brain function, and life skills. From kid-friendly, candy-colored climbs to learning to boulder and climbing vertical hangs, there’s a place to go rock climbing in NJ for the whole family. Scroll down to find where you can explore new heights.

Featured Photo Credit: High Exposure Rock Climbing

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Kid-friendly rock climbing in NJ

Rock Climbing in Northern NJ

Diamond Rock
As a classic rock climbing facility in Northern NJ, this place offers everything your recreational rock climber might need. Walk-in climbers are welcome to enjoy climbing altitudes that range from 20 to 33 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, NJ 07936
(973) 560-0414

Elite Gymnastics
The sculpted walls provide over 2,000 square feet of climbing terrain and go to a height of 25 feet. Get ready for 13 top ropes, cracks, toe-holds, bouldering, and overhangs. Climbing is open to everyone from 6 to 16 years old.
80 Fifth Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ 07506
(973) 423-4040

High Exposure
Think your kiddo is secretly a Ninja Warrior? Then you’ll want to head here, where the Action Adventure portion has candy-colored climbing walls, a larger-than-life Rubiks Cube climbing tower, and a ton of swings, slides, and rope ladders to fill out the Ninja dreams. In addition to the classic rock walls, this 26,000 square foot facility offers great rock climbing classes and a private Nerf Zone to unleash the warrior within.
266 Union St, Northvale, NJ 07647
(201) 768-8600

New Jersey Rock Gym
With over 12,000 square feet of vertical and overhung terrain, kids and adults can come here to boost their fitness level, build muscle and increase their endurance. Don’t like heights? Try bouldering—a way to climb at a moderate height using padding instead of ropes.
373D US-46, Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 439-9860

Randolph Climbing Center
Learn to belay, rappel, or try sport climbing, and adults, as well as kids, can take classes at this premier place for rock climbing in NJ. They also host birthday parties, summer camps, and scout outings.
3 Middlebury Blvd., Randolph, NJ 07869
(973) 598-8555

Rock Climbing in Central NJ

Soar into outer space, climb to the top of a bean stock, or rescue Rapunzel on climbing walls that look like a work of art. Your kiddos can explore 68 different indoor climbing walls that are covered in hand-painted art with a variety of colorful themes.
5369 US 9, Howell, NJ 07731
(732) 813-8300

Garden State Rocks
New climbers to experienced ones will have a ball exploring over 6000 feet of climbing space, including a bouldering island and a cave complete with a tension board. The authentic, rock-like surface even contains slabs of realistic crack for an experience that feels more mountain than indoor gym.
705 Ginesi Dr, Morganville, NJ 07751
(732) 972-3003

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 provides a rock wall that is premier and safe.
200 Whitehead Road, Suite 107, Hamilton, NJ 08619
(609) 631-7625

Rock Climbing in Southern NJ

Elite Climbing
Offering a series of walls for beginners to experienced climbers, Elite welcomes future climbers starting at age 5. Sign your kids up for a class to learn, and eventually, they can join an after school climbing club or be a part of Team Elite and compete against other junior climbers.
67 Kings Highway, Maple Shade, NJ 08052
(856) 273-1370

Kinetic Climbing
Beginners and experts can choose from 80 routes that are updated weekly. Participants must be 8 and older to climb, and an adult must accompany everyone under 14.
1155 South Black Horse Pike, Williamstown, NJ 08094
(856) 404-9117

Rock Climbing In NJ Various Locations

The Gravity Vault
Who is ready to see what the world looks like from 35 feet above the ground—or higher? Make this a fun family day at this large climbing facility that offers numerous courses at one of this rock climbing company’s eight NJ locations.
Locations in Brick, Chatham, Flemington, Hoboken, Middletown, Montclair, Upper Saddle River, and Voorhees

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About Author

Melanie Bodner has always had a love for writing, but now she has a new love…being a mom. Before having her kids, Melanie was no stranger to writing or working with children. She wrote for a local newspaper as a reporter and taught English and Dance in a public school. Now Melanie enjoys spending time with her kids, doing yoga, writing and decorating her home. Check out her Instagram @burlapbythebeach.

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