Stronghold Climbing Gym

Best Indoor Rock Climbing, August 2015

Housed in a defunct brewery turned artist community, the Stronghold Climbing Gym offers both roped climbing and bouldering (unroped climbing on 10- to 20-foot-high walls). The facility’s 45-foot-high climbing walls are its main attraction, providing hundreds of routes for beginners and aces alike. Twenty-five bucks will rent you a chalk bag, shoes, and a harness, plus free rein of the bouldering walls and use of the auto-belay routes. For an additional $10, receive an “Intro to Climbing” lesson. Membership is a deal at $73 a month.