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CLIMBING
CLIMB, TRAIN AND GET STRONG WITH US

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.

Our Routes

Each set stays up for 4 weeks, so you have plenty of time to “project” a your favorite routes. We cycle through our sets on a weekly basis, so you’ll see 20+ new routes every week. We do our route-setting on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Our routes are color-coded according to difficulty level. The scale ranges from green (easiest) to black (hardest):

Green=V0-V1, Yellow=V1-2, Pink=V2-V3, Purple=V3-V4, Blue-=V5-V6, Orange=V6-V7, Grey=V7-V9, Black=V8-10

Setters’ Choice

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,

Setter’s Choice this week has another dynamic move, but that’s not what we like best about it. Stick the dyno and you’ve got a balance-move to the finish that’s crucial to make the match. Let us know what you think! #setterschoice

Setter’s Choice this week has another dynamic move, but that’s not what we like best about it. Stick the dyno and you’ve got a balance-move to the finish that’s crucial to make the match. Let us know what you think! #setterschoice ...

Coming in at the 11th hour for this week setter’s choice. We picked the pink route to the right of the prow. Nice foot smear at the start with some big drive-by move on the way up. Enjoy!
#setterschoice

Coming in at the 11th hour for this week setter’s choice. We picked the pink route to the right of the prow. Nice foot smear at the start with some big drive-by move on the way up. Enjoy!
#setterschoice
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Setter’s Choice this week is by request. @caramarieb_ loved the blue dyno that was up before and asked for a similar climb in purple. Let us know what skills you’re working on lately! #setterschoice

Setter’s Choice this week is by request. @caramarieb_ loved the blue dyno that was up before and asked for a similar climb in purple. Let us know what skills you’re working on lately! #setterschoice ...

Setter’s Choice this week is a the blue on the fan. We like the comp-style start and all the high feet to the finish. Zach makes it look easy, but this one might spit you off a time or two.

#setterschoice

Setter’s Choice this week is a the blue on the fan. We like the comp-style start and all the high feet to the finish. Zach makes it look easy, but this one might spit you off a time or two.

#setterschoice
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TRAINING FOR CLIMBING

Want to push your grade? Explore ways to improve your strength + endurance for climbing.

Man Climbing On The Tension Board While His Friends Cheer Him On

Tension Board

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.

Training Slab

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.

Man Training On The Campus Board.

Campus Board

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.  

45-Degree Wall

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.

CLASSES & CLUBS
Girl climbing at Rock Mill

Bouldering 1

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.

Youth team at rock mill

Youth Club and Team Rock Mill

Various Times & Dates

Team Rock Mill is Rock Mill’s youth climbing program. Kids can choose to join the recreational club or one of the two age-based competitive teams. We also have a Homeschoolers Climbing Club! Click the button below to check out our Youth offerings.

Youth team climbing at rock mill

Homeschool Climb

Fridays from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

On Friday mornings, join other homeschoolers for a fun climbing session at Rock Mill. Climbers will have two hours to enjoy a variety of styles and difficulties of routes and work together to figure out challenging movement sequences.