Kids love some good active fun and when the activity makes them work up a sweat, all the better!
What was once seen as an adventurous yet peculiar pursuit has turned into one of the most widespread ways kids today can exercise their bodies and have fun with friends and family.
Indoor climbing is an awesome form of fitness for anyone – including children. This article will take you through different spots in Fort Collins where kids can enjoy indoor climbing today!

Where: 220 Smokey St, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 6 AM- 10 PM | Wednesday: 6 AM–8 PM | Saturday, Sunday: 9 AM–8 PM

Whetstone is a world-class indoor climbing facility and Northern Colorado’s largest climbing gym. You’ll find over 20,000 square feet of climbing. From bouldering to the top rope and lead climbing routes, there’s a lot to do!
Whetstone offers youth programs that are designed to promote a non-competitive, fun, and engaging environment where participants will learn more than just how to climb and belay. Kids will have fun with games, team-building activities, and climbing techniques that will be introduced organically.

Where: 1503 Taurus Court, Loveland, CO 80537, USA

Hours: 12-10 PM Weekdays | 10-6 PM Weekends

Wooden Mountain Bouldering Gym is perfect for climbers of all ages and abilities. Families will find joyful challenges for small kids, and more!
Wooden Mountain’s space is inspired to accommodate children! There’s a mini-bouldering wall and 3 auto-belays to provide a place for young children to experience climbing on their own terms.

Where: 2150 Joseph Allen Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA

Hours: Monday – Friday 6 AM- 10 PM | Saturday & Sunday 8 AM- 8 PM |

Ascent Studio is Northern Colorado’s premier climbing and fitness gym!
The gym offers a bouldering area that has sections reaching 15 feet tall, a bouldering ramp from the ground to the climbing mezzanine, and more; rope climbing walls that range in height from 34-49 feet tall, and four different crack climbing routes. You will find many programs and classes for kids!

Where: 4250 Corbett Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525, USA

Hours: Monday- Thursday :4 PM to 8 PM | Friday: 4 PM to 10 PM | Saturday:10 AM to 10 PM | Sunday: 12 PM to 8 PM

Climbing one of Urban Air’s climbing walls is a great way to build strength, agility, and confidence – all with the safety of a harness. The climbing walls vary in difficulty from beginner to challenging so you can choose your own level!
Take your time and work on your climbing technique or challenge yourself to beat your personal speed record.

Where: 401 North Denver Avenue, Loveland, Colorado, USA

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 4 PM-9 PM | Friday: 4 PM-Midnight | Saturday: 11 AM-Midnight | Sunday: 11 AM-9 PM

Scale the ancient ruins and ring the gong at the top of LLT’s 4-person climbing wall. This climbing wall is fun and exciting for kids ages 8 & up. With a state-of-the-art Perfect Descent auto-belay system, you don’t need climbing experience to have a blast. And the 4 routes range from beginner to expert, so even adults will find a challenge to match their skill level!

Where: Estes Park Mountain Shop, 2050 Big Thompson Ave.

Hours: 8 AM – 8 PM Daily

The Estes Park Mountain Shop Climbing gym is one of the finest small gyms in the country. You will find over 4,500 square feet of climbing terrain including state-of-the-art training tools (Moon Board and M6 Treadwall) and 125 linear feet of bouldering. The routes are changed often and are great for the beginner as well as the expert!

Greeley Recreation Center

Where: Greeley Recreation Center, 10th Avenue, Greeley, Colorado.

Hours: Bouldering is allowed during all facility hours: Monday-Friday 5 AM– 10 PM | Saturday 8 AM – 7 PM | Sunday 11 AM – 9 PM | Top Rope is allowed during wall staffed hours: Monday and Wednesday 4-8 PM | 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 10 AM– 2 PM

Located next to the racquetball courts, this is the only public climbing wall in town!
The Eldorado wall from Louisville, CO is 20′ high and offers a variety of bouldering obstacles, and unique features such as a challenging overhang, and is fully equipped with 2 auto belays and 10 top-rope stations.
Access to the climbing wall is free to Greeley Recreation members and guests who pay the daily admission fee!