Can your courage overcome your fear? It is not about physical strength but footwork, positioning, and technique. Anyone can learn to climb. If you’re interested in learning or perfecting your climbing skills, this is the place for you.

We offer both top rope climbing and bouldering in our gym. To use the top ropes, you’ll need a harness and a belay partner. If neither of you are familiar with belaying, call ahead to schedule a belay lesson. Bouldering does not require the use of a rope. Instead, you fall on thick, padded, mats to minimize risk of injury.

Rocky Top’s climbing walls have routes for the beginner and ones that will challenge the expert climber. We welcome first-time climbers, groups, birthday parties and we offer rental harnesses and climbing shoes.

To schedule a tour, belay lesson, party or group call us at 434.981.3306 or contact us at

Climbing Fees (Day Pass)

$12 – General
$10 – UVA/PVCC Student
$5 – Belay Lesson

Rocky Top members pay no climbing fees.

Rental Equipment

$3 – Rental Shoes
$2 – Rental Harness
$1 – Chalk Bag

Monthly Membership

$55 – General
$45 – UVA/PVCC Student

Rocky Top: Racquetball, Exercise, and Climbing