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Best Indoor Climbing
These indoor climbing gyms are on the rise
In Virginia, try SportRock (5308 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria; 45935 Maries Rd., Sterling; 703-212-7625 for both; sportrock.com). The Alexandria location offers 12,000 square feet of climbing, Sterling 10,000, both on 40-foot walls.
An introductory class costs $35 at Earth Treks, $25 at SportRock. Both offer membership programs and advanced instruction. Daily rates for nonmembers are $16 and $18, respectively.