You don’t have to go to a mountain resort to enjoy the fun of climbing. In fact, even Florida has climbing opportunities. At Destin’s Rock Out Climbing Gym, you can enjoy the challenge of bouldering in a safe environment just minutes from the beach.
At Rock Out Climbing Gym, the owners and staff know about the sport of climbing and love sharing it with others. Their dedication to providing a safe, challenging place for enthusiasts to enjoy bouldering. The owner of the company Ken serves as a route setter and instructor. He earned his certification from the Climbing Wall Association as a Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI). His credentials mirror those of the rest of the well-qualified staff.
If you’ve never been indoors rock climbing, don’t worry. Rock Out Climbing Gym offers an orientation and fall class for those new to the sport. The highly knowledgeable staff can help you to get started and make the most of your time at the gym.
People experienced with rock climbing will find a variety of routes that the route setters change regularly. A team of route setters includes the manager and owner. Because the route setters also love climbing outside and inside, they have regular inspiration for creating new, challenging routes for all skill levels. If you visited Rock Out Climbing Gym in the past, go back on your next trip to Destin to experience new bouldering routes.
As a bouldering-only site, Rock Out Climbing Gym does not have belays, harnesses, or ropes found in indoor rock wall climbing places, which simplifies the process of learning how to climb. During your orientation, the staff will help you to learn how to fall or climb down properly to avoid injury. Plus, the walls only rise 16 feet above the ground, and the landing area has a soft, 12-inch-thick cushion to protect climbers who may jump or fall from the wall.
Bouldering is a great activity for the entire family. This type of climbing uses shorter walls that encourage kids and beginner climbers to try the sport. If you have kids three and up on your trip, bring the entire family for an afternoon of climbing. Kids under 13 require an adult to directly supervise them during their entire climbing session. Staff will teach parents what they need to know to act as a supervisor for their kids.
The instructors and staff also help with climbing classes during the week. Therefore, they are understanding and patient with answering questions from new climbers. If you have questions, ask them. The staff wants everyone to have the knowledge necessary to stay safe and have fun while climbing.
While many visitors on vacation come to Rock Out Climbing Gym as new climbers, the site also caters to those with climbing experience. In fact, the management team all have long experiences climbing and frequently set routes to provide fun new challenges for themselves and visitors.
In fact, you might want to use caution when climbing because some previous visitors found the routes to be slightly harder than similarly classed routes at other climbing gyms. Start out with lower-level routes and work your way up if you have trouble on your typical level. All routes have clear labels and color-coding, so you always know which you climb.
Bouldering gives you a full-body workout plus the opportunity to work your brain as you problem-solve to find the best possible route to get to your goal. Few other vacation activities can offer both types of exercise. Make your trip to Destin a little healthier with a bouldering adventure at Rock Out Climbing Gym.
-All first-time visitors to Rock Out Climbing Gym, even those experienced in climbing, must go through the fall call and orientation for insurance purposes.
-Wear flexible, comfortable workout clothes and socks when you visit. You must have socks to rent climbing shoes.
-Yes, you can get a military discount.