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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

 Take A Tour

How dangerous is climbing?

Obviously, climbing has risks. Though modem equipment and techniques have reduced the risks --and greatly contributed to the sport's popularity---each year accidents occur, some resulting in death. Climhing risks can never be completely eliminated. The challenge of using one's experience and skills to manage these risks is one of the allures of climbing.

Despite the obvious dangers of the sport, climbing has relatively few accidents each year compared with popular activities such as hiking, swimming, or boating. Many news reports about accidents or rescues of "climbers" actually involve picnickers or hikers who have scrambled onto cliffs or snow slopes and have gotten stuck or fallen. The correct terms for these non-climbers are "scramblers" or "hikers." Technical climbers who have the experience and equipment to handle high-angle terrain rarely require rescue.

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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