Did you know that there is an ongoing AZR event called Elevation Motivation? You can win $500 by being the highest climber in the indoor rock climbing competition. Each month, the participant who climbs the most amount of feet will win $500 cash. At the end, the participant who climbed the most amount of feet overall will win $1,000. Families can also participate. Because this is an ongoing challenge, you can register at any time. For other details visit www.azontherocks.com. For more information, or to register contact Stephanie on (480) 502-9777.
Best Indoor Rock Climbing - 2010
The Phoenix Rock Gym
Why have we belonged to the Phoenix Rock Gym for the past 18 years, you ask? It's not just the walls, which are about 30 feet high and covered in fun, gripable, plastic climbing holds. We don't go just for the world-class bouldering rooms and respectable lead-climbing room, either. Nor for the awesome employees, personable customers (most, anyway), and Cheers-like (sans alcohol) ambiance. Of course, it's for all those reasons. The PRG — which was the first climbing gym to open in the Valley — also plays host to a couple of climbing competitions each year. Usually, we leave those to wiry young folks who don't even remember that the Great Outdoors was the only way to climb in the Valley before 1992.