Rock Climbing at the Roger Carter Community Center

Boost your confidence and get a great workout on the 26-foot-tall indoor climbing wall!

For a complete list of Adventure and Outdoors programs and camps, visit howardcountymd.gov/adventure, including opportunities for indoor and outdoor climbing in summer camps and custom programs.

Roger Carter Community Center
3000 Milltowne Dr, Ellicott City, MD 21043

New Rock Climbing classes forming NOW!  See below for details.

Classes, Lessons & Groups

Don't miss the School's Out Slide & Climb!
11-15 yrs  /  Feb 16 /  $95
Zoom down the perfectly carved lanes and relax on the moving carpet as it conveys you and your tube back to the top.  You don't have to be an expert skier or boarder to have fun tubing; anyone can tube and have a blast doing it!  Retreat inside for a pizza lunch on your way to our indoor climbing wall for rock climbing and team building games.  Fee includes snow tubing at a nearby ski resort, lunch, supervision and transportation from Long Gate Park & Ride.  No experience necessary; detailed information is emailed to participants prior to this fun-filled day. Info: Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769.

RP9433.611  Long Gate Park & Ride   8am-6pm   F

Call 410-313-7275 to register or click the RP number to sign up online!


Rock Climbing classes offered at different times during the year.  Check back regularly for new dates and times.

Intro to Rock Climbing
5 yrs+
Focus on the fun while playing games and learning climbing techniques on the wall! This introduction to the basics of rock climbing includes equipment usage, safety on the wall, bouldering and climbing. No experience necessary and all equipment provided. HCRP staff will belay participants as they climb to new heights! Adults and children welcome - sign up the family!  Info:  Dawn Thomas, 410-313-1754.

Women Rock – A Climbing Intro!
13 yrs+
Climb to new heights as you experience the basics of rock climbing in this beginner class! HCRP instructors belay and teach equipment usage, safety on the wall, movement and climbing techniques in a fun and supportive environment. No experience necessary and all equipment provided. Adults and teens welcome - make it a mother/daughter event!  Info:  Dawn Thomas, 410-313-1754.

Private Lessons

Private lessons for 5 yrs+: One-hour lesson designed specifically to meet the needs of the student. $25 per hour, $15 each additional family member or friend, up to 6 people total.
Contact Dawn Thomas, 410-313-1754 for more information.

Climbing Wall Parties / Events

Hold your next group event or party at the RCCC Climbing Wall! No climbing experience necessary - staff instructors will belay. Harnesses and basic safety instruction provided; 20 participant maximum for all climbing parties. Minimum of 2 weeks advanced notice required. A Party room can be added to rental for an additional charge.
Contact Dawn Thomas, 410-313-1754 for details. 

Open Climbs

Only $3 for Fit4U members ($5 non-members) for a 20-minute time slot on the half hour, which offers opportunities to practice your climbing skills or try climbing for the first time! 5 yrs+, fee includes necessary equipment and HCRP staff belayer. Sign up for an open climb time slot at the front desk or call 410-313-2764! Groups of 5 or more MUST call Dawn Thomas, 410-313-1754 for group rates and times

Climbing Wall Schedule
The wall is open to the public during the scheduled Open Climb times; posted on this site and updated monthly. Last climber starts half hour before posted end time.

Current Open Climb times:
*Climbing Wall CLOSED the week of December 11 for maintenance.
Mon  Dec 18 from 4 - 9pm
Tues  Dec 19 from 4 - 9pm
Thurs Dec 21 from 4 - 9pm

Special Open Climbs during the holiday week! Stop in and check out the new routes:
Tues Dec 26 from 2 - 9pm
Weds Dec 27 from 9am - 3pm
Thurs Dec 28 from 2 - 9pm
Friday Dec 29 from 9am - 3pm

January Open Climb times:
Mondays from 4 - 9pm (NO 1/01)
Tuesdays from 4 - 9pm
Saturdays from 9am - Noon