Kids have an innate desire to climb everything from kitchen counters to trees––and if they’re metaphorically climbing the walls at home, it’s time to give them a literal outlet. Whether your little monkey is all beginner or ready for bouldering, we’ve rounded up the best indoor rock climbing gyms in San Diego. Scroll through our slideshow to see where to scale new heights.

Urban Jungle Fun Park

Still one of our favorite indoor play spaces for kids, Urban Jungle is designed for little urbanites to move quickly from one activity to another. This urban metropolis themed play space is filled with high adventure activities to get those tiny bodies wiggling, jumping, racing—and yes—climbing! Urban Jungle offers four lanes to climb on a 24’ tall rock wall as well as a 24’ skyscraper. All climbers will be harnessed and clipped into an auto belay system for safety. Parents can chill out in the Urban Lounge where they can enjoy free Wi-Fi and mobile charging stations.

8711 Magnolia Ave. #300
Santee, Ca 92071

photo: Urban Jungle Fun Park


Where do you take your fam for indoor rock climbing? Tell us in the comments below!

––Elizabeth Silva