20 years in the making...
In 2018 Peak Experiences Richmond or "PeakRVA" opened its doors establishing our second gym within the
Greater Richmond Area.
Our new facility is located within the Sports Center of Richmond's (SCOR) 125,000 sq. ft. sports complex. This gym features over 15,000 sq. ft. of climbing terrain with over 5,000 sq. ft. of bouldering. PeakRVA also features a lead climbing specific area and a separate group event space. We will have state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a dedicated yoga studio, a full retail shop, and more!
Please be aware that all participants must have a signed Assumption of Risks form on file before participating in any activity. For those under the age of 18 the form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. Save time and fill out this form online. Waiver forms are valid at both locations. There is no minimum age or weight restrictions to try out climbing. We have a variety of equipment that can fit all shapes and sizes.
What to Expect:
PeakRVA has many options for self-sufficient climbers (those that know how to belay or want to boulder). If you are not belay certified at either of our gyms we can test you quickly. For those that do not know how to belay we recommend Bouldering and the Auto-Belays.
Want to make this more than a one-time experience? Take our Learn the Ropes Class to get belay certified AND receive a FREE two-week trial membership.
*Please take a moment to read our FAQs before your first visit.
Top rope climbing - where your climbing rope is wrapped around an anchor at the top of the wall. A belayer manages the slack as you climb. No minimum age to climb! We have equipment to fit many types of climbers. At Peak RVA our top ropes are double-wrapped.
Lead Climbing - more advanced climbing where you clip the rope into anchor points as you ascend the wall. Must be 13 to lead climb. Must be 16 to lead belay.
Bouldering - shorter and more powerful climbing done above padded floors. This type of climbing does not require any gear or a belayer but can be challenging for beginners. Due to the height of these walls you must be 10 or older to use the bouldering cave unsupervised. Anyone younger must have a parent actively-engaged supervising them in the bouldering area.
Auto-Belay Systems - machines fixed at the top of a climbing wall that allow you to attach an anchor to your harness. As you ascend the machine retracts. If you fall or let go it lowers you to the ground slowly. Learn more about Auto Belays here. Must be 16 to use the auto-belays unsupervised. Adults may supervise children on these devices.
Belayer - the person on the ground trained on how to properly manage your climbing rope as you climb. Must be 13 or older to belay in our facility unless an active member in one of our Youth Programs.