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Area Climbing Gyms and Guide Services

The best place for beginners to learn to climb is through a climbing gym or guide service. From your first belay lesson to the first outdoor climb, having the backup of a qualified, knowledgeable instructor or guide is essential for your safety and enjoyment.

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Chattanooga is home to several commercial climbing gyms and climbing guide services. They are listed alphabetically below.

Fees apply for all facilities and services.

Anvil Crash Pad Rentals

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Anvil Crash Pad Rentals provides organic crash pads for climbers visiting or living in the Chattanooga area. They also rent chalk bags, chalk buckets and packs.

Equipment reservations required.

Contact Info
(603) 965-6341
Anvil Crash Pad Rentals


High Point Climbing and Fitness

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Located one block from the TN Aquarium, High Point offers indoor and outdoor climbing walls for top rope, lead and speed climbing, as well as a full fitness facility. 

Contact Information
219 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
High Point Climbing


High Point Climbing School and Guide Service

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Based out of the climbing gym in downtown Chattanooga, High Point Climbing School & Guide Service offers indoor classes for beginners to experts, after-school clubs, a climbing team, and offers one-on-one coaching.

The guide service can take individuals or groups of up to four people of all ages to local crags and cliffs.

Contact Information
Wills Young/Lisa Rands
219 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
760-920-5348 (cell)
High Point Climbing School & Guide Service

Rocky Top Guides

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Rocky Top leads climbing tours and classes at outdoor crags in the Chattanooga, North Georgia and North Alabama areas for beginning and experienced climbers ages 8 and older. 

Contact Information
P.O. Box 25
Lookout Mountain, TN 37350
Rocky Top Guides

The Tennesse Bouldering Authority


Located at the base of Lookout Mountain, TBA offers 3,000 square feet of bouldering walls, as well as specialized training facilities, yoga classes and youth programming. 

Contact Information
3804 St. Elmo Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37409
(423) 822-6800
Tennessee Bouldering Authority 

Urban Rocks Gym

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Located 10 minutes east of downtown Chattanooga, Urban Rocks offers top rope, bouldering and lead climbing classes, as well as rental gear and open climbing for adults and kids. 

Contact Information
1007 Appling St.
Chattanooga, TN 37406
Urban Rocks Gym

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