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Gaithersburg MD


The Rio Games!

The Rio Games is a series of challenges that’ll take you all around the Rio complex. Participate and win prizes! July 28th at Rio 9am - 1pm!

The Climbing Gym

Sportrock Rio is a 50,000 sq ft. bouldering, fitness, and indoor climbing gym located on the top two floors of the flagship space at the Rio Lakefront Shopping Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The rock climbing gym experience at Rio is totally unique. Imagine being able to walk to a dozen food and beverage spots with your friends after a climbing session to grab a drink or a bite to eat!​

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Climbing Gym Hours:
Monday - Friday  | 6am - 11pm
Saturday - Sunday | 8am - 9pm

Sportrock - Rio Address:
9811 Washingtonian Blvd, Suite 300,
Gaithersburg MD, 20878

(703) 212-7625

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 the climbing gym.

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The Rock Climbing

Sportrock Rio has a total of 35,000 sq ft of indoor rock climbing. It's a full-service rock climbing gym with top rope and lead walls up to 60ft tall, 15-meter speed climbing walls, and 15,000 sq ft. of bouldering gym walls.

The climbing walls are unique and varied, including boulders that rise out of a dry padded swimming pool.

Sportrock Rio has a number of autobelays to facilitate your midday gym climbing sessions or those mornings when your partner forgot to set their alarm clock!

​Sportrock is committed to the highest level of routesetting, and is one of the few gyms in the country with a full USAC certified crew! Having two Level 5 routesetters, and others certified at 
Levels 1-3, we share a combined 40+ years in routesetting.


Yoga & Fitness

Sportrock is more than just a climbing gym! Rio is equipped with a 3000+ sq ft. fitness gym, a separate cardio room, and a dedicated yoga and recovery studio, where we offer free group classes for members.


The changing rooms come equipped with infrared saunas.

The fitness area is packed with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, Rogue Racks, a belt-loaded squat machine, Rogue Donkey, a cable machine, and a Rogue push sled! 

Climbing Training

We are committed to providing rock climbers of all skill levels the tools they need to progress. Sportrock Rio is decked out with the most modern rock climbing training tools. For all the board climbers out there, we will have a Tension Board 2!


We also offer one-on-one Private Instruction and group technique classes to help you dive deeper into the sport!

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Support Systems

The BetaPTan in-house climber specific physical therapy office led by Dr. Logan Cooper. 

Dr. Cooper has over a decade of experience treating thousands of patients and has climbed in gyms and crags all over the world. He has experienced, through both himself and his patients, the journey climbing injuries and rehab takes you on and knows what specialized care you need to get back to 100%.

With offices at both Sportrock Rio and Alexandria, BetaPT knows what it takes to help you move, feel, and climb better.


At its core, Sportrock is a community of people who love climbing. From member appreciation events to free clinics designed to link you with friends and climbing partners, if you are looking for a place to be your authentic self and meet other people doing the same thing, we’ve got you!


We are also passionate about supporting the communities around us. Read about what we have going on and how you can get involved!


Access the Outdoors

One of the most amazing things about our sport is you can take the skills that you have learned in the gym and access the outdoors in a whole new way!


That’s why we started Sportrock Climbing Guides. We want to make it as easy as possible for our members to transition from climbing in the gym to rock climbing outdoors and to feel confident when they do by offering free community climbing days outside, and reduced-price guiding services.

Youth Programming

From summer camps, after-school programs, youth teams, date night drop-offs, birthday parties, and summer camps, we are committed to the next generation of climbers!

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We are from here, and we climb here.
Sportrock was born down the street in Chevy Chase!

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