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Ames

Iowa State University Gymnasium Climbing Wall
2220 State Gym, Ames, Iowa 50011
(515) 294-4980
Iowa State University Gymnasium Climbing Wall
A 40' climbing wall along with a 15' bouldering wall. 1100 sq. ft indoor climbing gym surface. Offers climbing classes, from beginner and belaying to lead climbing. All equipment, shoes, harness provided with admission. Day passes available.

Lied Recreation Center
1900 Osborne Drive, Ames, Iowa
515-294-7140
Lied Recreation Center
Iowa State University Gym with a large bouldering wall, labeled with difficulty VB-V-6. Good for all skill levels. Rental shoes and chalk available with ISU ID.

Cedar Falls

Camp Adventure™ Youth Services
1223 W. 22nd Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0156
(319) 273-5960
Camp Adventure™ Youth Services
38.5 ft climbing wall. This is one of the largest indoor climbing walls run by a university. The wall is design to be accessible from multiple areas. There are 11 belay stations, over 3,000 hand/footholds, and a low bouldering area.

Cedar Rapids

SOKO Outfitters
41 16th Ave SW Czech Village, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
319-200-4848
SOKO Outfitters
SOKO Outfitters is an outdoor retail store featuring a 23 foot climbing wall that is open to the public. $5.00 for 3 climbs. $10.00 for an all day pass. The wall was built by Nicros and features 4 routes ranging in difficulty.

Des Moines

Climb Iowa
150 E 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309
(515)244-2565
Climb Iowa
Climb Iowa East Village offers 3,000 square feet of bouldering with over 100 problems, state-of the-art Rogue training equipment and a Tension Board. This gym is focused on bouldering and fitness. (Climb Iowa has two gyms, see Grimes)

Fairfield

MIU Recreation Center Climbing Wall
1000 Granville Ave, Fairfield, IA 52556.
(641) 471-1112
MIU Recreation Center Climbing Wall
28 ft indoor climbing gym, 3 overhangs, 8 top-ropes, 3 30-ft climbs, and one auto-belay device for solo practice.

Grimes

Climb Iowa
3605 SE Miehe Dr, Grimes, IA 50111
(515) 986-2565
Climb Iowa
+10,000 sq ft climbing surface. 36' foot high walls, 13' bouldering with training area. Cracks, arêtes, auto belays, bouldering, fitness/cardio equipment. Also has Yoga and instructional classes. (Climb Iowa has two gyms, see Des Moines)

Sioux City

Long Lines Family Rec Center Climbing Wall
401 Gordon Dr, Sioux City, Iowa 51101
712-224-5124
Long Lines Family Rec Center Climbing Wall
Size of rock climbing wall is a 52.5 feet tall tower 42 foot tall, and a competitive wall 13 feet tall boulder 5900 square feet of climbing space.

Waverly

The W at Wartburg College
100 Wartburg Blvd., Waverly, Iowa 50677
(319) 352-8311
The W at Wartburg College
Through a unique college-community partnership, the 200,000 square foot Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center administers year-round athletics and recreation for Wartburg College and the City of Waverly.

West Burlington

Great River Health Center
1401 W Agency Rd, West Burlington, IA 52655
(319) 768-4191
Great River Health Center
There are 4 auto-belays and one rope station. Our 35- foot climbing tower has four sides with more than 10 climbing routes. Skill levels range from beginner to advanced climber. We change the hand- and footholds regularly to create different climbing experiences. Climbing tower staff are certified by the Professional Climbing Instructor Association. Climbers must sign waivers before using the climbing tower for the first time. A parent or guardian’s signature is required for youth under 18 years old. Waivers must be renewed annually. Forms are available at the Health Fitness check-in desk. There is a fee for using the climbing tower.

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