Rock Climbing Wall

Gym and Rockwall are now all one membership! Not only that, but climbing equipment is now free to rent for NAC members. We're the Pioneer Valley's first indoor climbing gym, but even so, you'd have trouble beating our first-class facility, with 40-foot textured walls, 23 climbing stations, a bouldering cave, and a full rental department, where you can try equipment if you're just starting out.
Our climbing wall is the perfect setting for a birthday party.

We offer individual and group climbing instruction, belay certification classes, and the opportunity to join a number of different ongoing group activities:


  • Guy's Climb Night: Monday Nights 4:30-10pm. 8$ Day Passes for guys.
  • College Climb Night: Tuesday Nights 6-10pm. 8$ Day passes for college students. (with ID)
  • Women's Climbing Night: Wednesday Nights 4:30-10pm. 8$ Day passes for ladies.
  • Two for One Climb Night. Friday Nights 4:30-10pm. Buy one get one free for day passes and gear.

Check out our calendar for a full list of activities and events.

NAC Climbing Team

The Northampton Athletic Club wants to share our passion of climbing with you. Our climbing team is back and better than ever. For children between the ages of 9 and 19, come try a practice in either the spring or fall season. For adults, start training in August for the American Bouldering Series (ABS) All abilities are welcome.

Our coaches are experienced in teaching individuals of all ages, and believe that climbing can enhance and build character. Our goal is to show you how amazing the sport of rock climbing is, while building your confidence, trust, and focus.

Practices will be held 2-3 times a week at the Northampton Athletic Club Rockwall. There are 2 seasons the team can compete in. The American Bouldering Series (ABS) begins in August and runs through January. The Sport Climbing Series (SCS) begins in February and runs through July.

We are currently recruiting team members for our Spring season.

Interested? Come try a practice and see if it's for you...

*Contact Justin at the Rockwall for further questions.


Try-A-Climb Program

So you have never climbed before, and want to experience what the sport has to offer? Northampton Athletic Club’s Try a Climb is the best way to start. This program is offered seven days a week during regular Rockwall hours. Climbers enjoy 30 minutes of non-stop rock climbing. All of the necessary climbing gear is included.

Cost: $10.00 per person Monday-Friday
$20.00 per person Saturday/Sunday
Advanced Sign-up required

*Try-A-Climbs may be done in groups of 2 or more, however the climb time is maxed out at 1 hour for the group, sharing 1 staff belayer.

Safety Class

So you are hooked on climbing, but have not taken our Safety Class? Sign up for this Indoor Lesson, and you will get belay certified by a Northampton Athletic Staff member. Here, you will be taught the art of clipping in and belaying: such as holding a fall, and lowering a person safely from a climb. The students will also learn basic technique of rock movement such as: how to grip holds, proper footwork, and balance. Lessons are offered daily, or by appointment.

Cost: $10.00 per person
Must be 14 years or older

Kids and Adult Technique Classes

So you are hooked on climbing, but need some pointers? Come join us for Climbing Technique Classes. Classes can be done in groups or one-on-one. Contact Justin to start training.

25$ for NAC Members
35$ for Non Members

Membership Rates Rental Fee's
1 month $69 Harness $2
3 months $175 Shoes $4
6 months $335
1 Year $499
1 Year Family $499 for first person
$299 for each additional
EFT $49/month
$45/month for students
$30/month for Climbing Team Members
EFT Family $49/month for first person
$30/month for each additional person
M - F 2:00-10:00
Sat noon-7:00
Sun noon-7:00

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