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 Outdoor 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

Classes, Lessons & Groups


Schools Out Rock Climbing & Swimming, 9-13 yrs
Rise to new heights on our indoor climbing wall!  Build confidence and make new friends through rock climbing and team building games, then relax in the indoor pool. No experience necessary; fee includes equipment, instruction and supervision. Click the RP number to sign up online or call 410-313-7275 to register. For more information, contact Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769 or [email protected].
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Rock Climbing classes and programs 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, 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!  Please note:  Open Climb slots are for individuals not groups.  20 minutes of climbing, two slots starting on the half hour; siblings are welcome to sign up in adjacent time slots but remember, only one climber in each slot. 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.

Open Climb schedule* - December 2019:
Mondays from 4-9pm
Tuesdays from 4-9pm (NO 12/24 or 12/31)
Thursdays from 4-9pm

*During summer camp season, Open Climb hours may be adjusted or the wall may not be available at all on select dates.  Call the Center to check the current sign-up sheets.