Best Climbing Gyms in Dallas, TX

Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. When you’re looking for ways to get your cardio and strength training in, you want to keep your activities exciting and prevent boredom. Planning different activities will keep you energized and motivated to continue your healthy habits. 

Whether you’re looking for a new way to strengthen your core or want to try something different, climbing walls offer an option. These challenging and carefully crafted structures allow you an opportunity to challenge your climbing skills in a safe environment. Learn about the five top climbing gyms in Dallas. 

North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Center

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The North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Center is an outdoor and partially indoor facility in the old historic grain silos of Downtown Carrollton. Renovated in 1993 by the original owners, the silos now house one of the tallest climbs in the country. The massive 120-foot-tall walls have survived the test of time and provide customers with unparalleled satisfaction. The venue features a map room, lounge area, classroom, and a strength and conditioning section with equipment. With several options to enhance your experience, this location is suited for beginning and advanced climbers. 

Consider taking a course from the “Outdoor Climbing School” when you visit. With a mission to make the outdoors accessible to all, the center teaches outdoor skills ranging from land navigation, map reading, fire starting, camp cooking, backpacking, hiking, and rock climbing. If you plan to move your skills from the indoors to locations where you’ll be out in the wilderness, visiting the center will prepare you. The facility offers classes that help prepare climbers for “big rock climbing,” where climbers spend days scaling big walls and sleeping on mountainsides. 

The North Texas Outdoor Pursuit Center is a short 25-minute drive from Dallas in Carrollton. Prices vary depending on the number of people climbing or services you desire. Climbing equipment is available for an additional charge. The center is typically open weekdays from noon to 10 p.m. 

Location: 1003 Fourth Ave., Carrollton

Telephone: 972-446-0105

Cowboys Fit

Cowboys Fit is a 60,000-square-foot facility that serves as one of the few luxury gyms in the state. Cowboys Fit provides the highest quality service from trained professionals in a state-of-the-art facility with the newest equipment. Numerous classes range from yoga and Pilates to cycling and power training to help you become the best climber possible. Some activities offered at Cowboys Fit are Cadence Ride, Total Body Blitz, and Time Out. 

The gym offers additional services in the Recovery Center, such as cryotherapy. This revolutionary service exposes the body to extreme temperatures for brief intervals to ease aching muscles and help body tissue recover. To help muscles recoup, you can also take advantage of HydroMassage, where staff members use water pressure to apply massage techniques to the body to relieve muscle and soft tissue injuries. This service helps ease chronic back pain, arthritis, and sports injuries. Others prefer using the center’s NormaTec Recovery System. Compressed air delivered through attachments on the legs, arms, or hips massages muscles to increase circulation and aid recovery. 

Cowboys Fit has four locations in the DFW to help you reach the highest summit of your health. Contact the facility for more information or learn about ways you can tailor your membership.

Location: 1500 Jackson St., Suite 120, Dallas

Telephone: 214-750-2392

Canyons Rock Climbing

Canyons Rock Climbing offers challenging climbing routes for novice and experienced climbers alike. The welcoming environment and supportive staff and gym members make the experience feel like a fun field trip rather than a workout session. Whether you’re looking for something fun on a casual first date or want to challenge your body, this is the place to be. Services range from Climbing 101, where you learn climbing basics, to yoga to help you increase your focus and flexibility. The gym offers a summer camp for kids and a homeschool class. 

Canyon Rock Climbing waits to challenge you in Frisco. An adult day-pass starts at $18, and memberships begin at $30 a month. Business hours are Monday through Thursday from noon to 9 p.m., Friday from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. 

Location: 7164 Technology Drive, Frisco

Telephone: 214-872-2992

Life Time Athletic

Life Time Athletic is ideal for eager climbers. As soon as you arrive, you’ll have a brief orientation, be fitted with gear, and get ready to ascend. The gym has friendly and knowledgeable staff and a fast-paced and energetic environment focusing on the climb. You can spend a couple of hours climbing, then head to the lounge area and relax your tired muscles while you chat with fellow climbers. This all-purpose gym also has swim lessons, yoga, group training, kids’ camps, and spa and massage services. 

Life Time Athletic has several locations in Dallas for your convenience. For pricing and other details, call 214-624-5800.


Summit is a bouldering facility that will challenge your strength and endurance. Built in 2007, it houses approximately 5,000 square feet of bouldering and climbing possibilities. Offering more than 10 different services, including free yoga, Summit helps children and advanced climbers meet their goals and challenge their skills. For an engaging experience, try Kilter Board. 

Summit Climbing is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. Day passes start at $25, and memberships as low as $75 per month are available. Call for information on group pricing.

Location: 9201 Forest Lane, Suite 200

Telephone: 972-231-7625

So, there you have it. The Hand and Wrist Institute has shared our list of the top Dallas climbing gyms with you. If you’re looking for a challenge and want to engage all your core strength, give one of these facilities a try. What do you think about our list of suggestions? Did we miss your favorite spot to work out and climb to new heights? If we did, let us know! Leave us a message sharing your ideas, and we’ll be happy to check out your suggestions.

Dr. John Knight
Dr. John Knight

Dr. Knight is a renowned hand, wrist and upper extremity surgeon with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Knight is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Fellowship trained. Dr Knight has appeared on CNN, The Doctors TV, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Oxygen network and more.