Sportrock Climbing Centers

Sportrock Climbing Centers We are a rock climbing gym built by climbers, for climbers. Did you know Sportrock is one of the founding rock climbing gyms in the country? Sportrock Alexandria is a rock climbing gym that specializes in all things rock climbing: bouldering, top-roping, sport leading, climbing classes and programs, indoor centers, outdoor instruction and guiding- we've got it all.

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Sportrocker Noah Bratschi] podiums for Speed Climbing at the @ifsclimbing World Championships in Russia! With that he be...
09/17/2021

Sportrocker Noah Bratschi] podiums for Speed Climbing at the @ifsclimbing World Championships in Russia!

With that he becomes the first American to podium on a modern speed wall at a world championship event!

If you see him around the gym make sure to congratulate him!

Repost• Noah Bratschi] Yesterday, I achieved one of my competition goals much sooner than I expected. I still don’t have the right words to describe what I’m feeling after earning the Bronze Medal at my first adult World Championship. I can’t really thank everyone enough for all of their support and love in helping me reach that goal.
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I’ve heard that many people were cheering for me from a distance and received many many dms congratulating me. I’m deeply thankful. I was surprised to learn there has never been a US Men’s Medalist in speed climbing (WCH or WC) on the official IFSC speed wall that was created in 2007 for the WCH in Aviles, Spain. For that I’m very humbled.
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It’s been (and will continue to be) an honor and a privilege to compete with many of the athletes that I’ve admired while I was in the Youth category.
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There are a few people that I want to personally thank who I feel have been instrumental in helping me achieve my goals.
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@tristengosselin24 who was the first to teach me the 15 meter beta back in 2015 which helped me win my first US Youth Nationals
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@stankokorin giving me the training tips I needed for my first Youth Worlds in 2015
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@meganlynchclimbs and @bjariel for all the years we competed together on Team ET
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@sportrock for having one of the best speed training facilities in the US
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And lastly, I have to say thank you to the one guy who has been there for me through everything and taught me to stay positive when things get frustrating and don’t go your way. He’s been a successful coach for many years to many dozens of State and National Champions and world class competitors. When I first started competing in climbing he told me “I don’t know much about climbing, but I can find the experts that do and I’ll help you with the rest”. For that I will always be grateful. Thanks I love you (and mom)!

Sportrocker Noah Bratschi] podiums for Speed Climbing at the @ifsclimbing World Championships in Russia!

With that he becomes the first American to podium on a modern speed wall at a world championship event!

If you see him around the gym make sure to congratulate him!

Repost• Noah Bratschi] Yesterday, I achieved one of my competition goals much sooner than I expected. I still don’t have the right words to describe what I’m feeling after earning the Bronze Medal at my first adult World Championship. I can’t really thank everyone enough for all of their support and love in helping me reach that goal.
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I’ve heard that many people were cheering for me from a distance and received many many dms congratulating me. I’m deeply thankful. I was surprised to learn there has never been a US Men’s Medalist in speed climbing (WCH or WC) on the official IFSC speed wall that was created in 2007 for the WCH in Aviles, Spain. For that I’m very humbled.
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It’s been (and will continue to be) an honor and a privilege to compete with many of the athletes that I’ve admired while I was in the Youth category.
-
There are a few people that I want to personally thank who I feel have been instrumental in helping me achieve my goals.
-
@tristengosselin24 who was the first to teach me the 15 meter beta back in 2015 which helped me win my first US Youth Nationals
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@stankokorin giving me the training tips I needed for my first Youth Worlds in 2015
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@meganlynchclimbs and @bjariel for all the years we competed together on Team ET
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@sportrock for having one of the best speed training facilities in the US
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And lastly, I have to say thank you to the one guy who has been there for me through everything and taught me to stay positive when things get frustrating and don’t go your way. He’s been a successful coach for many years to many dozens of State and National Champions and world class competitors. When I first started competing in climbing he told me “I don’t know much about climbing, but I can find the experts that do and I’ll help you with the rest”. For that I will always be grateful. Thanks I love you (and mom)!

If you don’t already follow Soul Trak 👣 Outdoors] , you should! They are an amazing organization with visionary leadersh...
09/15/2021

If you don’t already follow Soul Trak 👣 Outdoors] , you should! They are an amazing organization with visionary leadership and we couldn’t be more proud to participate in their journey!

Repost • Soul Trak 👣 Outdoors] So Excited about our Fall Climbing Club.

Twice a year we partner with @sportrock to provide a 6 session climbing series where climbers of color are able to take up space at the crag to learn, improve and a push there climbing skills and technique further. Session 2 of 6 is this Saturday and it already feels like such a strong community being made within this years fall group. Looking forward to the weekend! #SoulTrak
#sportrock

If you don’t already follow Soul Trak 👣 Outdoors] , you should! They are an amazing organization with visionary leadership and we couldn’t be more proud to participate in their journey!

Repost • Soul Trak 👣 Outdoors] So Excited about our Fall Climbing Club.

Twice a year we partner with @sportrock to provide a 6 session climbing series where climbers of color are able to take up space at the crag to learn, improve and a push there climbing skills and technique further. Session 2 of 6 is this Saturday and it already feels like such a strong community being made within this years fall group. Looking forward to the weekend! #SoulTrak
#sportrock

Fall is in the air! Do you all have projects to get on when the temps start getting crispy?Repost • @tyler.w.thompson Th...
09/14/2021

Fall is in the air! Do you all have projects to get on when the temps start getting crispy?

Repost • @tyler.w.thompson That time of year…
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lake going down means fall temps are on the way. both happy and sad because soon I won’t be able to flail on my proj and take a consolation plunge in the lake.
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Story behind the shot: brought up this idea to try this amazing 5.14 that climbs over the lake during the summer. Belaying off a paddle board. @theeyesofb thought it sounded awesome and made it go from a “ha that would be a hilarious story” to making it happen in a week or two.
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Paddled out with a bunch of camping and climbing gear at about 7:30 one morning and, far from the epic I was expecting, had a rad day on the water with some solid burns on the thing. It’s great to have friends willing to do go on some wild adventures where most people would give me a “why on earth would you do that.”
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Of course @vampireprofessor was the only person psyched enough to come climb with me on this one.
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Shoutout to @yasminibrahim23 for snapping this rad shot….
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@climbstickyfingers
@unparallelup
@sportrock
@steepsouth

Fall is in the air! Do you all have projects to get on when the temps start getting crispy?

Repost • @tyler.w.thompson That time of year…
.
.
.
lake going down means fall temps are on the way. both happy and sad because soon I won’t be able to flail on my proj and take a consolation plunge in the lake.
.
.
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Story behind the shot: brought up this idea to try this amazing 5.14 that climbs over the lake during the summer. Belaying off a paddle board. @theeyesofb thought it sounded awesome and made it go from a “ha that would be a hilarious story” to making it happen in a week or two.
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Paddled out with a bunch of camping and climbing gear at about 7:30 one morning and, far from the epic I was expecting, had a rad day on the water with some solid burns on the thing. It’s great to have friends willing to do go on some wild adventures where most people would give me a “why on earth would you do that.”
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Of course @vampireprofessor was the only person psyched enough to come climb with me on this one.
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Shoutout to @yasminibrahim23 for snapping this rad shot….
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@climbstickyfingers
@unparallelup
@sportrock
@steepsouth

No better way to hang out on a Sunday afternoon!🧗 @dynomattb 📸 @shor.je #sportrock
09/12/2021

No better way to hang out on a Sunday afternoon!

🧗 @dynomattb
📸 @shor.je

#sportrock

No better way to hang out on a Sunday afternoon!

🧗 @dynomattb
📸 @shor.je

#sportrock

We have listened to your feedback and have some exciting news!  The SRPI’s pads will undergo a modification process star...
09/10/2021

We have listened to your feedback and have some exciting news! The SRPI’s pads will undergo a modification process starting next week to make them cushier!

The quick and the dirty: this means that there is a strong chance we will have to close on Wednesday, September 15th. The installation should take between 7-10 days.

This modification comes as a result of us listening to you and Walltopia listening to us. While the SRPI has a very low injury rate, we understand that it’s more fun to climb on softer pads. We in turn communicated to Walltopia and they listened to us and worked with us. Their President traveled from Europe to speak to us in the SRPI, and their chief scientist in charge of pad design and certification worked with us and listened to our requests.

This modification is backed by research and testing. I personally worked with Walltopia’s chief scientist to identify a good approach to a modification that maintains padding certification with respect to the European Union’s safety standards. Data and testing reports from Walltopia’s headquarters in Bulgaria backs this new approach.

I wish I could be more precise with the timeline, but there’s a storm which could change the arrival date and push it back, and since it’s a modification rather than a full install, the timeline could shift. Please follow the Sportrock Performance Institute on Facebook for updates.

Cheers,

Taylor, Director of the SRPI

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A note to our Alexandria members,

Our youth teams will also be starting next week. This means in Alexandria they will be utilizing Bays 1, 2 & 3 for their practices as they will have limited access to the SRPI while the flooring is put in.

We have listened to your feedback and have some exciting news! The SRPI’s pads will undergo a modification process starting next week to make them cushier!

The quick and the dirty: this means that there is a strong chance we will have to close on Wednesday, September 15th. The installation should take between 7-10 days.

This modification comes as a result of us listening to you and Walltopia listening to us. While the SRPI has a very low injury rate, we understand that it’s more fun to climb on softer pads. We in turn communicated to Walltopia and they listened to us and worked with us. Their President traveled from Europe to speak to us in the SRPI, and their chief scientist in charge of pad design and certification worked with us and listened to our requests.

This modification is backed by research and testing. I personally worked with Walltopia’s chief scientist to identify a good approach to a modification that maintains padding certification with respect to the European Union’s safety standards. Data and testing reports from Walltopia’s headquarters in Bulgaria backs this new approach.

I wish I could be more precise with the timeline, but there’s a storm which could change the arrival date and push it back, and since it’s a modification rather than a full install, the timeline could shift. Please follow the Sportrock Performance Institute on Facebook for updates.

Cheers,

Taylor, Director of the SRPI

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A note to our Alexandria members,

Our youth teams will also be starting next week. This means in Alexandria they will be utilizing Bays 1, 2 & 3 for their practices as they will have limited access to the SRPI while the flooring is put in.

09/09/2021

🏆⏱Youth Training Camp ⏱🏆

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Director of the Sportrock Performance Institute, Taylor Reed ( @thebetaangel ) along with world class routesetters Jeremy Hardin ( @theroutesetter ) and Enrico Baistrocchi ( @solostileclimbinglab ) will be running a Youth Training Camp on October 9th & 10th at the SRPI.

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Athletes will focus on getting into a competition mindset, learning how to practice the fundamental skills needed to engage with modern competition climbing. Big coordination moves, volumes, slab feet, and balance are all the name of the game right now and many athletes do not encounter this kind of setting until it comes time to compete.

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This is a unique opportunity to train in a space dedicated to competition climbing with motivated athletes, coaches, and the routesetters actually creating the problems at the highest levels of competition.

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Check out the link in our bio for all the information.

#sportrock #sportrockperformance
@sportrockperformance

Back to reality! Where did you all get out to this holiday weekend?——@bodyandsoulfit2 on Essence (5.10c) | Cotton Club @...
09/07/2021

Back to reality! Where did you all get out to this holiday weekend?

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@bodyandsoulfit2 on Essence (5.10c) | Cotton Club @ New River Gorge

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Moneton & Tutelo Territory

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📸 @notyourlana

Back to reality! Where did you all get out to this holiday weekend?

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@bodyandsoulfit2 on Essence (5.10c) | Cotton Club @ New River Gorge

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Moneton & Tutelo Territory

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📸 @notyourlana

💥 How to Become A Head Routestter | Workshop 💥Join Enrico Baistrocchi (@solostyle) and USA Climbing Level Five Routesett...
09/03/2021

💥 How to Become A Head Routestter | Workshop 💥

Join Enrico Baistrocchi (@solostyle) and USA Climbing Level Five Routesetter Jeremy Hardin for a two day workshop.

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Learn what it takes to set routes at the highest level of competition, as well as how to mange a gym’s commercial routesetting needs.

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This is your chance to work with other industry professionals and systematically lead a team of routesetters through specialized tasks and multiple rounds of competition.

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Expect to push your physical and creative self in this two day intensive. You are going to be tired and worked, but it will be worth it in the end!

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Head to the link in our bio for all the info!

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#sportrock #sportrockproformanceinstitute

📸 @shor.je

The Sportrock Performance Institute officially opened its doors one year ago this September!To celebrate, we will be off...
09/02/2021

The Sportrock Performance Institute officially opened its doors one year ago this September!

To celebrate, we will be offering one week of free access to Sportrock members from Tuesday (9/7) - Sunday (9/12) during the SRPI’s open hours!

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SRPI Open Hours:

Tue | 7-10PM
Wed | 7-10PM
Thur | 7-10PM
Fri | 4-10PM
Sun | 9-6PM

📸 @griiill

The Sportrock Performance Institute officially opened its doors one year ago this September!

To celebrate, we will be offering one week of free access to Sportrock members from Tuesday (9/7) - Sunday (9/12) during the SRPI’s open hours!

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SRPI Open Hours:

Tue | 7-10PM
Wed | 7-10PM
Thur | 7-10PM
Fri | 4-10PM
Sun | 9-6PM

📸 @griiill

Sportrock will be open with adjusted hours this coming Labor Day, Monday (9/6)!——Alexandria | 9am-3pmSterling | 9am-3pmS...
09/01/2021

Sportrock will be open with adjusted hours this coming Labor Day, Monday (9/6)!

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Alexandria | 9am-3pm
Sterling | 9am-3pm
SRPI | Closed

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Mask required hours from 12pm-3pm.

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Have a great holiday everyone!

Sportrock will be open with adjusted hours this coming Labor Day, Monday (9/6)!

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Alexandria | 9am-3pm
Sterling | 9am-3pm
SRPI | Closed

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Mask required hours from 12pm-3pm.

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Have a great holiday everyone!

🏅🌟Sportrock Youth Teams are set to begin September 13th in both Alexandria & Sterling! 🌟🏅Did you or your child catch cli...
08/31/2021

🏅🌟Sportrock Youth Teams are set to begin September 13th in both Alexandria & Sterling! 🌟🏅

Did you or your child catch climbing on the olympics and think, “where did they learn how to do that!?” Did you know climbing is an organized youth sport with competitions all over the country and even the world? Sportrock has heavily invested in our youth programs, establishing a state of the art training facility and bringing on high level coaching. Our teams and our athletes are something we take pride in!

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If you are motivated and looking for high level coaching in a fun supportive environment, we would love for you to apply to be a member of the team!

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If you are an athlete that is bored or tired of the traditional team sports and looking for a new challenge, we would love for you to apply to be a member of the team!

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If you just love to climb and want to meet youth athletes who love to climb too, we would love for you to apply to be a member of the team as well!

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Head to the link in our bio for sign-up information.

Photos from Sportrock Climbing Centers's post
08/26/2021

Photos from Sportrock Climbing Centers's post

Sportrock Climbing League competition #2 of the season is coming up this Saturday (8/28)!The routesetters are cooking up...
08/25/2021

Sportrock Climbing League competition #2 of the season is coming up this Saturday (8/28)!

The routesetters are cooking up a spectacle at the Performance Institute for the competitors to test themselves against the 4 minute timer.

Tune in Saturday (8/28) at 5pm on Instagram Live to watch the action!

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Until then enjoy these sick @fullframedan photos from Beat the Heat finals, and look out for a full Beat the Heat photo album drop coming very soon 🤘☺️🤘

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Team Standings :

1st | The Green Machines
2nd | Gaius' Gumbies
3rd | Chalk and Awe
4th | Big Crimpin
5th | Dry FIres
6th | Flying Crimpanzees

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#sportrock #SportrockPerformance
@sportrockperformance

While we have loved to see the gyms start to fill back up over the last few months, we are not out of the woods yet.The ...
08/24/2021

While we have loved to see the gyms start to fill back up over the last few months, we are not out of the woods yet.

The pandemic upended the world economy – and that includes climbing gyms. 1 in 4 gyms may close permanently without further assistance. The #GYMSAct provides needed assistance to these facilities.

Ask Congress to take action today!

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Link in our bio for all the info!

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#IndoorClimbing #IndoorRockClimbing #Accessfund

While we have loved to see the gyms start to fill back up over the last few months, we are not out of the woods yet.

The pandemic upended the world economy – and that includes climbing gyms. 1 in 4 gyms may close permanently without further assistance. The #GYMSAct provides needed assistance to these facilities.

Ask Congress to take action today!

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Link in our bio for all the info!

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#IndoorClimbing #IndoorRockClimbing #Accessfund

Address

5308 Eisenhower Ave. Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, VA
22304

Opening Hours

Monday 6am - 11pm
Tuesday 6am - 11pm
Wednesday 6am - 11pm
Thursday 6am - 11pm
Friday 6am - 11pm
Saturday 10am - 9pm
Sunday 11am - 9pm

Telephone

+17032127625

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Does anyone have a network of friends within the Joshua Tree area? There's a missing person north of Joshua Tree np, last seen in Morongo Valley
Hello, I am with Town Hall. Each month we mail gift cards to welcome new residents as they move into our community. We feature only one exclusive business within each business category, and I am searching for a Health Club in your area to fill that spot. I would like to schedule a time when you are expecting me so that I may drop off a sample of our product and discuss the program. Usually, 10-15 minutes is sufficient. You may reply to this message with your availability or for a faster response, feel free to call or text me on my cell which is listed in my signature. I look forward to your response and wish you a good day. Thank you Karla Cain (540) 664-5514
Hey I'm planning to move to the area in the coming months and I was wondering which gym, Sterling or Alexandria, people preferred and why? I'm leaning towards trying to find a place in Reston so I'll probably join Sterling but wondering if I can be swayed to move near Alexandria
Is there a trade a belay group for the gym?
I started a rock climbers group for northern va climbers. Come share a meme or plan a trip! https://www.facebook.com/groups/736365877256781/?ref=share
This clean up event is being run by Tyrel Johnson!! Great guy and like Mike and Cindy a big contributor to the replacement of bolts and development of the rakkup app for Smoke Hole Canyon and Reeds Creek!! https://facebook.com/events/s/spring-2020-trail-daze/1114833895521909/?ti=icl
Hi there! Are there any plans for expanding the Sterling location? I love it but it's been too crowded this year. I just cancelled my membership because I can't go often enough to make it worth it, and the reason I don't go is because when I do it's too crowded.
Who's interested?
Who's interested?
Hey all, Looking for a climbing partner. Usually try to climb 3-4 days a week after work at the Sterling location. I usually try to get there by 4pm. Belay certified, looking to get lead certified soon. Let me know if interested! Thanks!
So proud of today’s newest basic skills grads! Way to go!
Another awesome basic skills class graduated today! I am so proud of all our newest climbers.