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Climb Iowa

Climb Iowa Is Iowa’s largest indoor climbing and training facility. With more then 10,000 square feet of climbing, 200 different routes, a fitness room, and a yoga studio. There is literally something for everyone regardless of skill level.

 The gym opened November 12th 2008, and was built with plans on becoming the premiere mid-sized climbing gym in the country. Climb Iowa currently has over 700 regular members,and more then 50,000 visitors annually.Climb Iowa offers a wide variety of classes. For the younger climbers they have YAC, which stands for Youth Adventure Climbing. The YAC group trains in a team environment, working closely with coaches to help the young athletes reach their individual goals.
There are also two adult beginner classes, for climbers who are new to the sport of climbing. The first class is the Belay Class, which provides training in the important skill of Belaying (taking up the slack in the rope as a climber ascends). The second class is the Movement Class, which teaches climbers proper technique and body position as well as route reading. Private lessons are also available, and are a great way to hone your skills.

The gym also offers advanced classes, which is for veteran climbers who are looking to take their skills to the next level. All classes are taught by experienced coaches who are passionate about the sport of climbing, and your safety is their top priority.

Climb Iowa also has several boulder climbing zones, so you can practice your side to side climbing skills, to go along with your vertical climb.

Climb Iowa is open seven days a week!

Monday-Friday 11am-10pm

Saturday 10am-9pm

Sunday 10am-6pm

For more information call 515 986-2565

or just stop in at 3605 SE Miehe Drive Grimes, IA 50111 and start your next Adventure!


  1. Brandon

    Love climb Iowa! Best place to to climb in the state

    • marklongmainstream

      Yes it is! I go every chance I get, wish they would open one in the Quad Cities. Thanks for reading, and feel free to share any of your climbing stories or photos on the Mainstream Adventures Facebook page.

  2. Jared Cortez

    This place looks great! We need a rock gym in Davenport.

    • marklongmainstream

      Yes I agree, we need to start a petition or something

  3. Kris

    We stop every time we visit Des Moines. Great facility.

  4. Nathan

    This is awesome. Wish we had one around here.

  5. Matt

    I have been here twice great gym always clean and never to busy.

  6. Kirby

    Had my first visit to the gym today. What an amazing workout! I’m really looking forward to getting in shape, and improving my skills! Thank you for the reccomendation!

  7. Libby

    I’m getting my husband a membership for Christmas, he is gonna love this!

  8. Beth

    Love Love Love this gym! Thamk you so much for sharing!

  9. Carl

    Im visiting des moines next month for work, hope i get a few hours to stop by the gym and climb

  10. Monica

    This has been a great place to make friends and get into shape. Never thought at 39 that I would be rock climbing but this has been a life changing experience, and I’m so happy I joined.

  11. Matt

    This is a nice well maintained climbing gym just outside of Des Moines

  12. Meg

    Been here twice and love it.

  13. Cortez

    Had i known about this over the winter i would of visited. Next winter for sure.

  14. Verne

    ClimbIowa is a great place for both beginers and experienced climbers. I love this gym, and rock climbing in general.

  15. Allison

    We need one of these in the Quad Cities so bad!