PortlandSports December 31, 2019

Why I love Portland! Portland Rock Gym

Serving the Portland climbing community for over 30 years, Portland Rock Gym offers rock climbing, bouldering, yoga, fitness, and a rock climbing guide service. Now with over 25,000 sq.ft. of climbing terrain including auto-belays, top-ropes, and leading you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied and in shape! Quality instruction and fun events are a staple at the gym, for beginners and experts alike. For youth, PRG offers birthday parties, after school programs, the competition team, and week-long indoor/outdoor camps during school breaks. All these activities will challenge youth with high-rope elements, zip-lines, king swings, and cargo nets! Let our staff lead your group or business in our comprehensive and engaging Team Building Events and Group Belay Events. New in 2015 was the addition of the Wy’east Yoga & Fitness Studio. Instructors maintain the highest level of personal practice, study, and integrity in and out of the studio. They are committed to excellence and are attentive to the developmental needs of the Portland Rock Gym community. Facilities include showers, lockers, Wy’east Yoga Studio, Prasad East cafe, as well as weight and cardio equipment. See you at the top!

Established in 1988.

Founded in 1988, the Portland Rock Gym is one of the first climbing gyms in the world. With bouldering, top-rope, and overhanging lead walls, PRG offers a realistic climbing experience for beginning and experienced climbers alike. The Portland Rock Gym offers a world-class indoor climbing experience. You’ll find over 180 boulder problems throughout the gym up to 100 routes at any given time. The variety of course setters and 2-month rotation guarantee a positive experience. In addition, you’ll find a weight room, cardio machines, yoga & fitness classes in Wy’east Studio, showers and AC to round out your workout.

Meet the Business Owner
Business owner information
Photo of Gary R.
Gary R.

Business Owner

Gary has been climbing throughout the West Coast for almost 40 years. On a trip to England in 1987, he got the idea of building an indoor climbing gym. While there, Rall heard about a community center that had a climbing wall where people kept in shape during the winter months when the weather was bad. He thought of Portland’s rainy weather and decided to build the Portland Rock Gym. It turned out to be the second gym in the country, and the first to use modular holds. His wife, Julie, actually came up with the phrase “rock gym” as they named the business.