Local Business Spotlight: On The Rocks - The Cleveland Moms

On The Rocks Climbing Gym: Empowering Community Through Climbing and Fitness


About On The Rocks

At On The Rocks in Elyria, we are passionate about empowering our community to lead healthy and active lives through climbing, fitness, and camaraderie. Our gym offers a welcoming and inclusive environment for climbers of all skill levels. Check out some highlights of the gym:

Climbing-Wall Space

With over 8,000 square feet of climbing-wall space, we’ve got something for everyone. Whether you’re into bouldering, top-rope climbing, or yoga, our gym has it all. Our walls feature diverse routes and holds, ensuring a challenging and rewarding experience for both beginners and seasoned climbers.

Equipment and Facilities

– Bouldering: Explore our bouldering section. In bouldering, climbers tackle short, powerful routes (called “problems”) without ropes. The emphasis is on strength, technique, and problem-solving. Climbers use crash pads to protect themselves from falls.

– Top Rope and Lead Climbing: Test your endurance and technique on our “big” walls. Just like in outdoor climbing, the specific routes are graded based on difficulty using the Yosemite Grading System. We also encourage climbers to explore the different rocks by “rainbow climbing”.

– Auto Belays: We have 10 auto belays, making it easy for solo climbers (or energetic kids) to enjoy endless top-rope routes.

– General Fitness: Beyond climbing, we offer a variety of general fitness and climbing-specific equipment to help you stay in shape and see tangible progress.

– Classes: Join our climbing classes or yoga sessions to enhance your skills and overall well-being. On the climbing side, we offer individualized classes for all skill levels – from learning how to belay to introductory technique courses.

Community and Events

– Youth Programs: We offer youth classes, summer camps, and scouting activities. Our youth classes are a great way to introduce your little ones to climbing in a safe and constructive setting.

– Parties and Gatherings: Host your next party or event at On The Rocks. Whether you’re planning a birthday party or organizing a scout outing, we offer several options, including our party room or the availability of personal instructors, for group events.

– Blacklight Parties: Once every other month, we host a blacklight climbing night. Check our updated calendar to find out which one is next!

Summer Camp at On The Rocks

Looking for a fun and active summer experience for your child? Look no further! Our Summer Camp consists of two week-long day camps for children up to age 13. Here’s what you can expect:

– Climbing Fun: Climbers will learn beginner and intermediate climbing techniques, make new friends, and stay active.

– Youth Instructors: Our experienced instructors create a safe and engaging environment for campers.

Visit On The Rocks

What to expect on your first visit: Before you start climbing, you’ll need to fill out a waiver. You can do that online or at one of our “waiver stations” at the front desk. We offer a Starter Package to first-time visitors, which includes your day pass and all the rental gear you’ll need- all at an affordable price.

After you get “geared up”, you’ll receive a safety orientation and tour of the gym. Our staff is always available for questions, concerns, or to belay you on one of our top-rope routes.

Sidenote: Day passes are valid for the entire day, so feel free to leave the facility and return later! There are several small shops and restaurants in the area that you might enjoy exploring during your trip.

Remember, climbing isn’t just about physical strength—it’s about technique, problem-solving, and community. Whether you’re a seasoned climber or a curious beginner, we invite you to visit On The Rocks Climbing Gym. Let us show you the ropes and help you discover the joy of indoor rock climbing!

Plan your visit now!


Join The Cleveland Moms Community

Stay up to date with what is happening in & around the Cleveland community with local events, community highlights, & exclusive deals.