It’s not just for extreme sports enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies, sherpas and Captain Kirk. That’s right, faithful The Better Life reader – rock climbing is for everyone. And you can make your way up 110 feet of sheer face as close as downtown at Rocktown Climbing Gym.
Housed in a former grain silo, Rocktown features both indoor and outdoor climbing, auto belays, bouldering, and even multi-pitch routes, among others. It’s a unique place – so much so that it was featured in the recent Coolist documentary on OKC by filmmaker Seamus Payne, who commented, “it’s one of the most inventive examples of urban reuse I’ve ever seen.” First-timers just need to head to one of the orientation classes and they’ll be good to go up. So the next time someone tells you to “go climb a rock,” you’ll know right where to go in OKC.
Rocktown Climbing Gym
200 SE 4th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
Current Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 2-10 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday: 1-6 p.m.
First Time Climber Orientation Class
Monday – Friday: 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.