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Welcome to the BRG

As the oldest rock gym on the East Coast, and the second oldest in America, the Boston Rock Gym has been at the heart of the local climbing community since the very beginning. Over the years, we have trained generations of climbers on our walls. I should know; I was one of them!

Although a lot has changed since we first opened our doors in 1989, the Boston Rock Gym's commitment to offering a unique climbing experience has not. Today people of all ages and all climbing abilities come to the BRG to test their skills on our walls. With routes ranging from 5.4 to 5.13 plus in difficulty, a dedicated bouldering room, and a one-of-a-kind lead roof, we offer something for everyone.

But it's not the facility that makes the Boston Rock Gym special. It's the close-knit community of fellow climbers. From our friendly and supportive members to our dedicated staff of AMGA-certified instructors, the BRG is family. If you're looking for a place to call home, the Boston Rock Gym is it.

Chris O'Connell
President and Owner

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What is Climbing?

Simply, climbing is an ascent completed for the athletic and mental challenge.The skills and specialized equipment required for technical climbing are what differentiate it from hiking or mountain climbing. Most climbers start out on rock scrambles or at indoor climbing gyms. As they gain experience, they find they've entered a sport with many facets and a 150-
year-plus history. For some people, climbing becomes a lifelong pursuit; climbers as young as 7 and as old as 70 participate at a very high level. For most climbers, the sport means trying to solve a problem-ascending a rock face, a frozen waterfall, a high mountain-using the minimum amount of equipment. A climber could use a ladder to scale a cliff, or easier yet, simply walk around the back side to the top but the pursuit of difficulty for difficulty's sake is the challenge that unites climbers of all types.

First Time

  • What to expect when you visit +

    Is this your first visit to a rock climbing gym? Or your first visit to the Boston Rock Gym? Either way, we’re glad you found us and we want to make sure Read More
  • Take a look at our FAQ +

    No. The BRG has Auto-Belay devices that allows top rope style climbing without a partner. We also have 3 areas dedicated to bouldering. Read More
  • Sign the mandatory waiver online +

    Anyone climbing in our facility must sign a waiver. Participants under the age of 18 must have the waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian. Fill out the online Read More
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