The idea for Rock-On Climbing was born during a session of wishful thinking in 2007, "Wouldn't it be great if there were a climbing gym in the valley?!"
We weren't able to climb as much as we wanted because of the long drive time to the nearest climbing gym and the weather-dependent accessibility to local crags. As we talked to others about our idea for a rock gym in Wasilla, we found many "used to be" and "always wanted to try" climbers in our home community. We were convinced- The Valley needed an indoor climbing gym!
After six years of hard work researching, planning, saving/borrowing, and thinking of almost nothing else, we broke ground. Cole spent countless hours (along with some amazing friends) welding, sheeting, painting, and drilling the climbing walls before volunteers helped screw in some of the wall's 8,000 t-nuts at the "T- Nut Party."
An incredible amount of help from friends, family, and excited volunteers enabled us to open the doors on December 11, 2013, a month after the birth of our second son.
We're ecstatic to see such a positive response from the community! It's truly rewarding to have a place where climbers of all abilities, ages, backgrounds and interests come together as one big happy family!
Now, 3 years after opening, we have officially acquired a 501(c)(3), non-profit status! New doors and opportunities will continue to present themselves and we will be forever in the business of improving the "experience" that Rock-On Climbing provides to the Valley.
1080 N Wasilla-Fishhook Rd
Wasilla, AK. 99654
3pm-10pm on Tues & Thurs
Noon-10pm every other day!
Top Rope Walls
Bench and squat rack
Yoga studio with mats
Water fill-up station
Free & paid rental lockers
Rental climbing gear