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Indoor Climbing Facilities in Fort Collins

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Have you fallen in love with climbing but as the temperature begins to drop you don’t want to deal with the cold of climbing outdoors? Here are four indoor facilities where you can continue your love of climbing through Colorado’s cold months.



Ascent Studios is equipped with a variety of features in their facility. They have sections for bouldering, top-roping, lead climbing, speed climbing, and a section for training. Along with their climbing features, Ascent also has yoga and fitness classes and a part of their studio that is dedicated to host parties and other group events. For more information, go to


Whetstone Climbing is the largest indoor climbing facility in Northern Colorado. Not only does the facility feature more than 20,000 square-feet of climbing, but it also has a fitness area, a cafe with complimentary drinks, a yoga studio with yoga and fitness classes, child care, and a physical therapy section. For more information, go to


Located in Genesis Health Clubs, the climbing gym provides an environment that is family friendly for everyone. They offer top-roping, lead climbing, and bouldering with options for both beginners and experienced climbers. Their routes and boulder problems are set every five weeks to allow climbers to try a wide variety of climbing routes. Go to


The Rec Center features a climbing wall for all types of climbers, classes and competitions for everyone. It also has free equipment checkout and the staff can help introduce climbing in a fun and safe way to beginner climbers. The facility has 55 linear feet of bouldering as well as two free-standing towers for rope climbing. For more information, go to

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