Indoor Rock Climbing

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One of our regular things we like to do is head down to the south side of Pittsburgh and go indoor rock climbing. And by we, I mean Brian and the kids. Having no upper body strength and generally not comfortable with heights, I bring my laptop and work or blog! But they sure do enjoy it.

Ascend Pittsburgh is on Mary St in Pittsburgh’s South Side. Look for the giant clock and you will have found Ascend. This is a fantastic indoor climbing gym for all ages and has a lot of activities to offer. An adult $17 day pass gets you access to the gym for the entire day.

If you have your own equipment that’s great, but you can always rent as well. There are changing rooms available with showers, a cozy lounge area along with a small kitchenette. The kitchen amenities are there to use for anyone, just be courteous and clean up after your self.

When you purchase an adult day pass, you also have the option of taking a fitness or yoga class! They also have a room for the little ones to hang out in, and for a small fee, Ascend will provide supervision for up to 2 hours with an advanced reservation. Or you can use the room free of charge so long as the kiddos have someone watching them at all times.

There are classes that you can sign up for as well, from beginners to more advanced, whether you are into bouldering or top-roping, there is a class for that. They also now have outdoor classes as well that you can sign up for and head out to awesome climbing spots all around Pittsburgh. You can also sing up for a number of fitness classes, from cross-training to boot camps. Yoga is also offered here and there are plenty of classes to sign up for on a first come first serve basis.

Ascend also is a great spot to catch professional competitions and is the host of the Steel Town Throw Down! Come out and watch some amazing athletes compete in this incredible sport.

So if you are looking for something new and fun to do to to spruce up your fitness routine, and a fun way to spend the day, head down to the South Side and Ascend!

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