We love bouldering–it’s the only kind of climbing we do here at Rock Mill. Bouldering is the most community-centric style of climbing and we designed our climbing hall with shared experiences in mind. The 6,000 square foot climbing hall is home to 80+ routes ranging from beginner to advanced so there is something for everyone.
Each week, our route-setters pick favorite routes (and show you their beta – spoiler alert!) Check back here or Instagram for new videos each week,
Want to push your grade? Explore ways to improve your strength + endurance for climbing.
A Tension Board, an adjustable-angle climbing wall designed specifically for climbing movement training. A mirrored layout allows for balanced training exercises and next level movement practice. Download the Tension Board app to select specific routes and track your progress.
The slab is a less-than-vertical wall that allows for balance and technique focused routes. We change the routes out weekly and set a different focus each time, training specific movements and skills.
The campus board is a standard in advanced training for climbing. Campus board workouts can increase finger strength and improve dynamic movement. Our campus board is located opposite our climbing wall in the climbing hall.
An effective way to build your general strength and start improving your capacity for harder routes! The 45-degree wall adds an extra pump, and is for more experienced climbers looking to increase their muscular strength.
Rock Candy Holds
Back in 2008, our sister company, Rock Candy Holds, was making climbing holds in a warehouse in Akron. We built a home wall to test the holds and climb with our friends. The space soon became known as the Akron Bouldering Co-op and attracted climbers from all over NE Ohio. By 2010, we closed the doors to the co-op to expand Rock Candy production, but we knew we’d open the doors to something bigger and brighter someday. The connection between Rock Candy and Rock Mill is still strong and now Rock Mill serves as a showroom for the latest Rock Candy shapes.
Saturdays @ 2pm
This workshop-style class will teach you the techniques you need to make the most of your time bouldering. Bouldering 1 is $40/person and includes a day pass and rentals for the day of the class, plus an additional day pass and rentals to be used for your next visit. This class is free for members.