Beginner Indoor Rock Climbing Near DC

Alexandria, VA
Rock climbing
10 Explorer Chicks
1/2 Day


Anyone else at the tipping point and ready for a mental-health break? 🙋‍♀️ Before you reach for that second (girl, we know it’s really #3) glass of wine—ever think about rock climbing as a stress-release? Wait, hear us out! Rock climbing is a great way to reduce stress and it helps put the “fun” back in your brain function. Indoor climbs make it easier to hear your fellow Explorer Chicks cheering each other on through all the challenges that come with getting there, so you’ll lose yourself in the flow of the climb and gain the clarity you’ve been looking for. No experience is needed and all equipment is provided. Just show up with that Explorer Chick drive and take yourself to new heights! 🤘🧗‍♀️

Beginner Level Climbing Near DC

Our beginner level climbing half-day experience near DC takes place indoors so that you don’t have to worry about the weather dampening your adventurous spirit! As you learn the ropes and send a few routes, you can also pose for some glamour shots on the walls. Have your new climbing gal pals snap some photos that show off how strong you are! Your guides will provide all needed gear, including:

  • Climbing harness.
  • Necessary belay and rappelling devices and carabiners
  • Instruction.
  • Equipment provided.
    • Safety gear.
      • Harnesses and ropes.
    • Instruction – No experience necessary!
    • Laughter and support from your fellow Explorer Chicks!

*Packages do NOT include your airfare, airport transportation, additional alcoholic beverages, or costs for additional activities.

*Packages do not include Tips for your Guides. We strongly encourage you to recognize your Guides personally for their hard work and keeping you safe. Recommended tip amount for guides is 10-20%.

*Explorer Chick reserves the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.

  • Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours depending on group dynamics.
  • Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior.
  • Women-only, 21+
  • This is an active event, please bring snacks and a water bottle accordingly to keep you fueled!
  • Restroom available.


  • Your Order Confirmation will include a link to the Explorer Chick Smart Waiver. Please take a minute to sign online.
  • You must also watch a short video and sign the waiver for Sportrock Climbing Centers.

Weather Cancellation Protocols

  • This event will take place in all weather conditions. However, if safety becomes an issue, you will be notified at least 3 hours before the start time. If we need to cancel due to severe weather or road conditions, a rescheduled date will be offered. If the offered date will not work, a full refund will be issued.

Local Lodging 

Nearest Airport


Sportrock Climbing Centers

5308 Eisenhower Ave

Alexandria, VA 22304



Parking is available but limited in the lot directly surrounding Sportrock. If you find parking difficult, head to Victory Center Parking for more free parking options. Spots along Eisenhower Avenue are designated for Sportrock overflow parking. This is across the street and about a 5 minute walk to the gym. Directions for that walk are here: Sportrock Climbing Center to Parking lot, Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304 – Google Maps

  • Water.
  • Camera/Cell phone camera.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in.
  • Closed toed shoes.
    • climbing shoes available to rent for $6.

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