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Sportrock Rio
Grand Opening Party!

Sportrock's newest location is officially open and we are throwing a MASSIVE party to celebrate! This will be a totally FREE EVENT for both members AND non-members!


  • Saturday, January 6th, 2024

    • 10am - 7pm





Who should come? 

  • Everyone is invited! Whether you have been climbing before and just want to check out the gym or you have never climbed before, everyone is welcome! Bring the whole family!

What is the price of admission?

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  • Intro to Climbing , Open Climb  and Try a Climb classes going on throughout the day FREE

  • Crate stacking ( prizes for winners! )

  • Buddy boulders

  • Vendor tables with free giveaways

  • Free drinks and food!

  • Silent Auction

  • All the climbing you could ever want!

The Gym

Sportrock Rio is a 50,000 sq ft. climbing gym located on the top two floors of the flagship space at the Rio Lakefront Shopping Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.


There is a mix of 60ft rope climbing walls and a huge variety of bouldering areas.


We have over 10 autobelays. 

We host nightly yoga and fitness classes FREE for members. 


Event Schedule:

January 6th, 2024

Doors Open - Free Entry!
10:00 AM
Crate Stacking Starts
11:00 AM
Local Vendors Serve Lunch
11:30 PM
SEND Bar Tasting
1:00 PM
Lunch Ends
2:45 PM
Sasha DiGiulian Book Talk & Signing
3:00 PM
Crate Stacking Ends
4:00 PM
More Food & Drink
5:00 PM
Event Ends - Gym Stays Open Until 9!
7:00 PM

Our Sponsors

We have an amazing list of sponsors from both the Rio and the climbing community! Vendors will be offering up food and free gear raffels!

  • Evolv

  • Sterling

  • Friction Labs

  • Butora

  • Scarpa

  • Joshua Tree

  • Petzl

  • Black Diamond

  • Arcteryx

  • Charley Prime Foods

  • Nandos Peri Peri

  • Climbable

  • BetaPT

  • Jessica Lovins DPT


FREE Try A Climb

The perfect offering for those looking for a quick climb with an instructor!

Ages 4+
 minute class.
No experience is required!

FREE Open Climb

You get to climb for up to 90
minutes and our instructors will manage the ropes and safety!

Ages 4+
90 minute class.

No experience is required!

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FREE Intro to Climbing

Normally a $45 class!

Introduction to Climbing is the perfect program to give new climbers a little taste of everything the gym has to offer. In this class you will get to boulder, do some roped climbing on our tall walls, as well as receive an auto-belay orientation.

Ages 14+

2 Hours Class.

No experience is required!

Become a Member!

If you sign up at our Grand Opening we will waive your Activation Fee, which means you save $49!

You will also get a FREE Top Rope Belay Class, or L1 Bouldering Class with your membership, along with all the other awesome perks of being a Sportrock Member!

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Parking Map

We have a ton of free parking! We recommend you park on the top floor of the parking garage shown below. Once you head into the building, you'll find yourself at our front door! 

From the ground level, you can also take the elevator up to the third floor to get to our space.

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