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Rock Climbing at the Roger Carter Community Center

Boost your confidence and get a great workout on the 26-foot-tall indoor climbing wall! NEW climbing classes are forming now - see below for details!

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
410-313-2764

Don't miss rock climbing when Howard County Schools are closed this Winter:

School's Out Rock Climbing & Swimming
9-13 yrs  /  Dates below  /  $73
Rise to new heights on our indoor climbing wall!  No experience necessary!  Build confidence and make new friends while participating in rock climbing and team-building games, then relaxing in our indoor pool. Fee includes equipment, instruction and supervision. Detailed information is emailed to participants prior to the event. Info: Matt Medicus, 410-313-1769.

RP9241.202  Roger Carter Comm Ctr  Feb 21  9am-5pm   Tu

Open Climbs start early on Feb 21 as well - sign up as early as 2 PM that day only!

Classes, Lessons & Groups

Classes

NEW Rock Climbing classes forming now - click the RP number below to sign up online:

Intro to Rock Climbing
5 yrs+ / Mar 18 / $35
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.

RP9242.201  Roger Carter Comm Ctr  9am-Noon  Sat

Women Rock – A Climbing Intro!
13 yrs+ / Mar 29 / $35
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.

RP9246.201  Roger Carter Comm Ctr  6:30-9:30pm  Weds

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

Open Climbs open early Tuesday Feb 21 at 2 PM!  Kids are off school - why not give climbing a try!

Only $5 ($3 for Fit4U 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 will be open to the public during scheduled Open Climb times. Open Climb times will be posted on this site and updated monthly. Last climber starts half hour before posted end time.

February through Mar 11 Open Climb times:
Tuesdays from 4 - 9 PM (starts at 2 PM Feb 21 ONLY!)
Thursdays from 4 - 9 PM
Saturdays from 9 AM - Noon

Mar 13 through April Open Climb times:
Mondays from 4 - 9 PM
Tuesdays from 4 - 9 PM
Thursdays from 4 - 9 PM