Scale the Walls at Earth Treks Climbing Center in Columbia
For a fun activity that will get you moving, head to Earth Treks Climbing Center in Columbia. This indoor climbing gym welcomes all ages to experience the thrill of climbing from the safety and security of a stationary climbing wall, protected from the elements. The story of the center’s inception began when the owner, Chris Warner, made a deal with a client when stuck in Denali due to weather. He got him off the mountain scott free and they created a plan for an indoor gym which the client funded. Now, there are seven gyms across Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, California and Oregon.
The gym in Columbia offers up 40,000 square feet of a climbing and fitness oasis. If you’re new starting out, consider signing up for one of their intro classes to start building your skills and confidence. You can also stop by for one of their Open Climbs on Saturdays and Sundays weekly for a $25 pass that will cover three climbs, a harness and special instruction to get you going. Once you’re hooked, there are monthly membership options so you can climb all the time. What are you waiting for? Time to hit the wall!