Bouldering is un-roped climbing. This is the most distilled climbing, our orientation tells you how to land and then you can concentrate on the movement, balance and flow to work your way through the routes.

Top Rope

Top roping is climbing with a rope going from the climber, to the top of the wall, and then back down to a belayer (who is controlling the rope and the safety of the climber).

In order to belay at Crimper's you must be able to pass our belay test, we do offer classes in belaying.

We also have four auto-belays, which allow climbers to climb by themselves with minimal training.

Lead Climbing

Lead climbing is starting with the rope on the ground and leading it up to the top. It requires the most experience. In order to lead climb at Crimper's you must be able to pass our top-rope test and our lead climbing test. We also offer classes in lead climbing.


Climbing is all about technique. Once you have technique you need strength. Crimper's hosts a large training area with climbing specific training equipment including an adjustable Tension Board (including LEDs), a campus board and a splash board.

Tension Board has all sets, and feet. Ask at desk for current angle.

We also have free weights, squat-racks, plyo-boxes and space to stretch and work-out.

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100 Central Ave.
Christiansburg, VA 24073