Rock Climbing

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The 28-foot Mt. YMCA climbing wall features a seamless rock face with climbing routes set for beginners and advanced climbers. Group rentals of Mt. YMCA are available for birthday parties, school groups or other occasions. All climbers must have a completed waiver on file before climbing.

Open Climbing Hours:

  • Monday—4:00–7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday—6:00–8:00 p.m. (Adults only)
  • Wednesday—4:00–7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 4:00-6:00 p.m. (Everyone)/6:00-8:00 p.m. (Adults only)
  • Friday—4:00–7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Or, click here to see the Mt. YMCA open climb schedule through our app.


Young climbers ages 7 and up are invited to join the Y  Scramblers Climbing Team. This team welcomes climbers of all levels, so join up! Climb inside on the Y climbing wall and outside at some of Missoula’s favorite spots. Learn to belay, tie knots, boulder, lead climb, top rope and much more. The Scramblers train for the competition season in the Spring, and participate in regional bouldering competitions in the Fall.

2018 Spring Season:
February 20–May 1 2018
Climbing Team:
1 practice per week at the Y
$185 ($165 w/ Family Membership)
Day & Time:
Tuesdays, 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Click here for current sessions and registration!


The Y would be happy to accommodate your group rental! Perfect for schools, homeschool groups, birthday parties, corporate team-building, and more. All climbers must sign a waiver before participation. Contact Eli Catton at for rentals and availability. Fees and limits listed below. Please give two weeks’ notice for all rentals.

Climbing Wall Rental Packages

2-Hour Climbing Wall Rental

  • The Pika (1–10 climbers with 1 belay staff / $70)
  • The Marmot (11–15 climbers with 2 belay staff / $80)
  • The Cliff Swallow (16–20 climbers with 2 belay staff / $90)

3-Hour Climbing Wall Rental

  • The Bighorn Sheep (1–10 climbers with 1 belay staff / $90)
  • The Mountain Goat (11–15 climbers with 2 belay staff / $100)
  • The Golden Eagle (16–20 climbers with 2 belay staff / $110)

Special Large Group Packages

  • The Whole Herd (up to 30 climbers with 2 belay staff / $120)
    • Space provided for group overflow. Inquire for details.


One-on-one or small group training is available for climbers of all abilities. Contact the Welcome Center at 721-9622 to arrange private climbing lessons at times that work for you.

Individual lessons are $36 ($40 for non-members)
You can by a package of 5 lessons for $144 ($160 non-members)