For over 10 years, MetroRock has been the cornerstone of rock climbing in the Boston area thanks to a solid climbing community, well-built facility, fantastic route setting, and staff who knows their stuff.
What Makes It Great
Over 115 rope stations (with multiple climbs per rope), a giant lead cave, adult's and children's ropes courses, yoga room, parkour, game room/lounge, fitness center, large bouldering area, and home of the Dark Horse Bouldering Series. What more could you want?
Oh, an outdoor climbing school to teach you everything you need to know to climb outside, you say? Got it. What about a competitive youth climbing team that regularly places in the top five in the entire country? Got that, too.
Maybe you need some instruction to help get you up the wall for the first time. Maybe you’ve been climbing for years, want to step your game up, and need a regimented training plan from professional climbers. In either case, MetroRock has you covered.
Who is Going to Love It
There is a particularly diverse group of people that frequent MetroRock. Early afternoons and weekends tend to play host to large school groups and birthday parties, both of which enjoy using the auto-belays and awesome ropes course.
Evenings, especially Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights, are prime-time climbing hours. Throughout the gym you can find first time top ropers who are new to the game and learning from the plethora of talented regulars who frequent the gym. Many university students also have climbing teams that use these days of the week to climb, train, and socialize. There are even adult climbing teams that anyone can join, as well as female-only teams, both of which provide expert instruction and personalized training.
All in all, Metro is a seriously stellar place to climb, hang out, and meet people, with a great atmosphere to boot. Just be sure to get there early to avoid the Boston traffic, both on the roads and once you get in through doors.
Directions, Parking, & Regulations
Getting there is easiest via the MBTA (or the "T", for short). Take the Orange line to Wellington Station and call MetroRock for a shuttle. They'll pick you up from the stop and drop you back off when you're done climbing- free of charge.
Should you choose to drive, getting to MetroRock can be a bit tricky. From Route 93, hop onto Route 16 east. From there, drive past the Wellington T stop (which will be on your right) and continue to the traffic circle. Go around the circle and head towards the Best Buy and Teddy Peanut Butter Factory. Keep driving- BNY Mellon will be on your left and Night Shift Brewery will be dead-ahead. Continue down this road for 1/4 mile and follow the MetroRock signs.
If you get lost, look for Boston Coach- MetroRock is located directly behind it. You can also call the gym to help you out. The staff are all too familiar with navigating drivers throughout the maze of loops, turnoffs, dead ends, and warehouse parking lots. Just be patient- climbing at MetroRock is worth any potential trouble you may run into.