Rocks & Ropes - Attraction Guide

Rocks Ropes Climbing Tucson | Rocks & Ropes - Attraction Guide

Rocks & Ropes is a 14,000+ square foot facility in downtown Tucson that offers indoor rock climbing for inexperienced to skilled climbers.

If you are a beginner, Rocks and Ropes offers hands-on instruction. You'll complete a facility safety orientation, which includes learning how to fasten a harness, how to tie a figure-8 knot, how to belay, as well as how to correctly access the autobelay systems and the bouldering area. Each climb has a difficulty rating so you can start easy and and find challenges after you're comfortable. A partner is not needed if a climber decides to use the bouldering area or autobelays.

All equipment is provided at the gym, including the climbing harness and rock shoes. Climbers are able to challenge themselves in balance, flexibility, and strength.


Where is Rocks and Ropes located?

Rocks and Ropes is located at 330 S Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701 – directly adjacent to Get Air. 

What are the hours?

  • Monday-Friday 6:00am-12:00pm Members ONLY
  • Monday-Friday 12:00pm-10:00pm Open Admission
  • Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-7:00pm Open Admission

First-time users of the Gym should schedule a day pass. Walk-ins are sometimes accepted, but reservations receive priority.

Why would I visit Rocks and Ropes?

  • To learn how to rock climb
  • To escape the summer sun and have fun indoors
  • To experience a new sport

 How much does it cost?

The first visit is $30, which includes an all-day admission, gear rental, and the mandatory safety orientation. Again, Day Pass appointments are highly recommended and can be made through the website. More frequent visitors can purchase a membership or a punchcard.

What is the parking situation?

Free parking is available at Rocks and Ropes.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable workout clothing, including pants or shorts that will fit comfortably under a harness. Bring socks for rock shoes.

What should I bring with me?

Water and snacks. There is a water fountain available.

Are restrooms available?



Is outside food allowed? Are picnic tables available?

No. Only water bottles with secure, sealed lids are allowed on the mats/padded flooring.

Does Rocks and Ropes have a restaurant or snack bar?

No, but there are energy bars for sale and two water fountains with a bottle filling station. Rocks & Ropes is located close to downtown Tucson, where there are a variety of fabulous dining options.

What restaurants are located NEAR Rocks and Ropes?

All of the below restaurants are located within 1 mile of Rocks & Ropes!

  • Cup Cafe, 311 E. Congress St. (0.5 miles away) – indoor & outdoor seating, breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Hub Restaurant & Ice Creamery, 266 E. Congress St. (0.6 miles away) – burgers, salads, sandwiches, pasta, beer, wine, cocktails, outdoor seating, homemade ice cream in unique flavors
  • Reilly Craft Pizza & Dinner, 101 E. Pennington St (0.7 miles away) - pizza, sandwiches, salad, beer, wine, cocktails


What ages would be best suited for a visit to Rocks and Ropes?

While Rocks and Ropes welcomes climbers of all ages and abilities, children who are ages 5 and up tend to enjoy themselves the most.

Children under 12 need to be directly supervised by an adult at all times.


Can I have my child’s birthday at Rocks and Ropes?

Rocks & Ropes no longer offers birthday parties or group events (with the exception of lock-ins).

To inquire about pricing for hosting a lock-in, please contact [email protected].


Is Rocks and Ropes active on social media? 

Yes! You can follow Rocks and Ropes on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

What else do I need to know before I go to Rocks and Ropes?

  • All participants must go through a mandatory facility safety orientation and either learn all of the skills required to access each climbing system or demonstrate that they already have all the necessary technical skills and knowledge to do so safely.
  • All equipment is provided at the gym.
  • If you live in northeast Tucson, consider climbing at the BLOC, a sister location of Rocks & Ropes.
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