Whetstone Climbing was established in January of 2019 with the goal of fostering climbing, connecting and community. We believe that climbing is for everyone, and we strive to create a space that shares the wealth of the climbing experience regardless of your age, ability, or background.
At over 30,000 square feet, we are northern Colorado’s largest climbing gym. In addition to climbing, our space also includes a gear shop, yoga studio, fitness center, and café.
We offer a diverse schedule of yoga classes through a partnership with Old Town Yoga, Fort Collins’ longest standing independent yoga provider. Our fitness room features cardio and strength training equipment as well as climbing-specific accessories. We also offer fitness classes and access to personal trainers who can help you meet your fitness or climbing goals. The Bivy, our café, serves up locally-sourced craft beers, wine, seltzers, and tasty snacks. Aside from being an ideal spot to have a post-climb drink with friends, it’s a great space for remote work or hitting the books, and it’s also home to many community events like informational speakers, member appreciation nights, birthday parties, and corporate events. Anyone in need of climbing gear will find expert advice and top quality products in our gear shop.
Throughout the week, you’ll find lots of activities here as well. We have after school programs for young climbers. These non-competitive classes focus on using games and activities to teach climbing techniques, as well as build social skills, confidence, and self-esteem. Various groups come together for meetups each month, including Ladies Climb, Connecting Climbers Night, and Pride Climb. Our experienced climbing instructors host a variety of instructional classes, from learning the basics to building a skill set to tackle big outdoor projects, we’ve got something for everyone. Whether you're a veteran climber or brand new to the sport, you’ll find a welcoming home at Whetstone.