Rock climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States and AZ on the Rocks (AZR) in McDowell Mountain Ranch is the largest indoor climbing facility in Arizona. They provide a comfortable, fun and challenging rock climbing environment for all ages! The rock climbing and fitness gym offers approximately 14,000 square feet of fully air conditioned climbing terrain with routes for beginners through advanced climbers. In addition, there is an intimate yoga studio with a full schedule of classes and exercise & fitness equipment.
Absolutely no experience is necessary and AZ on the Rocks rents all the gear necessary and provides basic instruction to all first-time visitors! First-time visitors are required to go through an orientation including a short video, followed by hands-on instruction by a staff member. Visitors who would like to belay (hold the ropes) need to be certified, AZR offers a 1-hour belay class for $29 that includes admission to the facility for the day along with all necessary gear. But no need to worry if you do not have a belay partner, there are always 8-10 auto belays available. Comfortable clothing is suggested: jeans are not recommended since they can prevent movement, and short-shorts are not recommended because they are not long enough to prevent the harness from rubbing on the legs.
Do not let your age be your excuse to not try rock climbing-anyone can do it! Climbers have been as young as 18-months and as old as 80-years! AZ on the Rocks offers programming for all ages from birthday parties, summer camps, a world class youth team, corporate team building and MORE!
Visit AZ on the Rocks in McDowell Mountain Ranch at 16447 N 91st St #105, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.