Focus on Fundamentals

Are you new to climbing, and want to start on the right foot?_MG_7396web

Our Focus on Fundamentals is a 60 minute course for new climbers that teaches the basic techniques needed to maximize your experience and become a smarter climber. This course is a private lesson for you, and up to two more of your friends or family. During the class, our expert staff will cover:

  • Footwork
  • Body position
  • Dynamic motion
  • Climbing terminology

Price per person:

  • $50 for Focus members
  • Not a member?– Sign up for this class and get a day pass plus gear for $60!
  • Want to bring your friend?–each additional person is $25

No prior experience is necessary.

We offer a variety of snacks and drinks, but feel free to bring your own.

Class is available for all ages.

Reservations are required. Call 480-718-5258 to schedule your time to become a better climber or email

Rescheduling requires 24 hour notice. If you want to reschedule and cannot provide 24 hours notice, a $20 fee will be assessed.


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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 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 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