The Climbing Center is the spot for indoor climbing in Knoxville, Tennessee. We offer a variety of climbing options to suit all abilities and ages. We are a full gym complete with bouldering, top ropes, and lead climbing as well as training equipment.
Here are some facts about our gym:
- 5,000 square feet of climbing surface
- 35’ tall
- 15 – 20 different top rope areas
- Lead Climbing Wall
- Beginner to Expert Routes
- 2,000 plus holds!
- Bouldering Area
- Upstairs Party Room
- Gear Rental including shoes, harnesses and belay devices
- All climbers must have a signed waiver on file, minors must have a parents signature
- Groups larger than 5 should call ahead to make sure no other large events taking place
New to Climbing?
On your first visit, you will need to sign a waiver and learn how to belay your climbing partner! The Climbing Center staff will teach you how to tie the appropriate knots, use a belay device, communicate in climbing language and help your partner climb and descend safely. After you learn everything, you’ll be “Belay Certified”.
If you are a minor, your parents will still need to sign a release. You can download the form and bring it with you. We’ll keep it on file for future climbing dates!
Special Events at the Climbing Center
The Climbing Center is a great place to hold a special event like a birthday party, group outing, scouting event or team building activity. We can rent the gym out to your group for a private event or host a party during gym hours. Please contact the Climbing Center for more information 865.673.4687 or email email@example.com
Want to have an event outside? We can bring the portable wall to you! We can host an event at Concord Cove, Ijams Nature Park or any location of your choosing! Please contact the Climbing Center for more information 865.673.4687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Climbing Center Info:
Monday – Friday: 3:00-10:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: 12:00-7:00pm
|Climbing Center Day Pass||$12||$8|
|Bouldering Day Pass||$8||$5|
|Package (Day Pass, Harness, Shoes)||$17|
TCC Fundamentals Class
The 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, we offer our Fundamentals Class. We cover how to belay, hold types, body position and bouldering. Spend some time experimenting and learn how to climb the wall! 6:00pm – 8:00pm Please call to reserve your space.
The First Monday of the month is Ladies Night! Come enjoy a fun night at the gym! IT’s only $12 for a pass and gear rental!
7:00pm – 10:00pm
History of the Climbing Center
The Climbing Center was formed in 1997, the first in the area and one of the few in the south at that time. Shortly thereafter, the High School Climbing League was formed, the first in the nation! At the time, climbing was not a “letter sport” so it operated as a club with support from a sponsor. Climbing programs in our area have really grown! Today 15 – 20 high schools are involved with over 250 participants! The “climbing comps” for high school begin in the fall with a weekly practice that culminates with a “final comp” in the spring. Many of these young climbers have gone on to become excellent climbers competing successfully in regional and national climbing competitions.