What do I need to do to climb at FOCUS?
All you need to do is show up. We are well set up for first-time indoor rock climbers. If you bring anyone under 18 they absolutely must have a waiver filled out by their parent or court appointed legal guardian. Immediate family members, step-parents and close friends DO NOT COUNT AS LEGAL GUARDIANS. If you are a legal guardian, you will need to provide documentation.

What is bouldering? Bouldering is a fast-growing and social style of rock climbing. Climbers do not use ropes or harnesses, but scale shorter walls above a thick, padded floor. There is very little special knowledge or equipment required to start bouldering, making it fast and easy to learn and enjoy.

What should I bring?
You should wear loose comfortable athletic clothing and comfortable socks. If you have long hair bring something to tie it back. Rental shoes for indoor rock climbing are available for $7. Please- no exposed buttocks/nipples or sport-bra only for your top.

Who can climb? Anyone. One of the great things about climbing is that anyone can excel. Unlike many sports in which only specific body types can excel (like height in basketball) anyone can rock climb. Also, because of the slow, controlled movements involved with indoor rock climbing, many climbers can continue into their 60’s and 70’s.

Can I drop my kids off and go run some errands? Only if your kids are 14 years and older. If your kids are 13 years and under, DIRECT parental supervision is required. Parents are required to notify the manager on duty before leaving their children at Focus. Unattended children 13 years and younger will not be allowed to climb or be in the gym area.

Are there age limitations for kids? Recommended ages are 4 years and up to climb at Focus. Parents with children 6 years old and younger must be with their child/children at all times on bouldering mats and assist them with the auto-belay devices. We have had successful climbing with kids as young as 18months.

Why climb?
Indoor rock climbing is a full body workout. The common conception that climbing is all about upper body strength is completely false. Elegance of balance, movement and economy of strength are much more important. More than anything, rock climbing is fun. It combines the physicality of sport with the analysis of logic games and the mental control of tightrope.

Anyone under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian to enter the gym. Click Here for a copy of the waiver.

*Questions? Please call us at 480 718 5258
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Rachel CoronaRachel Corona
22:04 26 Nov 23
21:02 19 Nov 23
I've been climbing here since August 2023 (I'm writing this in November 2023 for reference) and I have so much fun every time I go to focus (3ish... times a week). Extremely friendly employees and a very peaceful atmosphere in the gym. I also appreciate that this place is a small business and not a national chain, you can certainly feel the love for the place from the owner and employees.read more
Darrin BlumkeDarrin Blumke
19:38 16 Oct 23
Samuel EvansSamuel Evans
22:11 13 Oct 23
This is a great gym! It's fun, great setters, and they change up routes frequently. I learn a lot climbing here and feel inspired to get better.
Nilda QuintanaNilda Quintana
18:29 07 Oct 23
Loved this place. Joe the owner, is amazing, he personally showed my sons the ropes (literally) as well as the free climbing areas. I like this place... compared to other indoor rock climbing because they have a weight training section. I’m not a climber, so while the kiddos are there climbing I was able to get a great weight workout. Good areas for waiting as well. The bathrooms are very clean and they have offer a really good hand lotion after all the dryness the chalk causes. Thank you Joe. We want to come back soon.😎read more
Emma “Em” BowmanEmma “Em” Bowman
19:46 03 Oct 23
great gym! met the owner and he’s an awesome guy, also got a free tee on tuesdays!SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES !!!
crum bumcrum bum
19:44 03 Oct 23
routes were super fun, bouldering grades are tough, owner was super nice. awesome for a smaller gym would definitely come back
Chad LangleyChad Langley
13:06 21 Sep 23
Climbing at Focus Climbing Center with my brother-in-law was awesome! We both had a blast scaling the walls. The staff was friendly and made sure we... were safe. It's a great place for family fun and adventure. We had a memorable time climbing together.read more
Fabrice AfanyuFabrice Afanyu
03:22 20 Sep 23
Fun day! I’m recently getting back into indoor climbing. The orientation seemed mandatory regardless of prior indoor climbing experience for... firstimers at focusread more
Andrew DavisAndrew Davis
22:59 04 Sep 23
The autobelays are great if you are visiting on your own and staff were great. Looking forward to visiting on my next Phoenix trip.
22:09 28 Jul 23
The owner is one of the most helpful and friendly guys ever. He was very attentive with showing us as first timers the safety features of the climb.... And all and all the whole facility was clean and nice and chilly during the summer heat. Super affordable I signed up that day! Excited to continue to climb here encourage you to check it out!read more
Z HoughtelinZ Houghtelin
17:47 19 Jul 23
Fantastic climbing gym! Auto-belay system, so that anyone can climb, is brilliant! We will definitely return many more times in the future.
Jared ByrneJared Byrne
19:23 03 Jun 23
ORIGINAL POST: My wife and I were looking for something for one of my sons (14 years old) to do through the summer, and he'd recently gone wall... climbing and enjoyed it. After an extensive search throughout southern Phoenix, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, etc. (that included online and in-person visits) the Focus Climbing Center was easily the best location that we found: with both wall-climbing (individual) and bouldering on constantly changing / updated walls, along with available classes, all supported by the friendliest staff [and community] you could hope for - this location is one of our favorite businesses in the area, a regular stop for our family, and a must-stop for current climbers (beginner to very experienced), and future climbers alike.UPDATE: as school started, we took our kids out of climbing (timing and school sports constraints) and FOCUS Climbing to stop taking out payments. However, there was some confusion and the payments/withdrawals didn't stop. We did hear back from Focus Climbing and after a couple of months of this, on Nov. 10, 2023 I requested a refund. We heard back a couple of days later, received a refund for November, and believe this was sorted out on the back end as well (so it won't happen again).read more