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Romper Room - Indoor Rock Climbing

Since 1996 the Romper Room has been Vancouver Islands Premier Indoor Rock Climbing destination ...For Fun ...For Fitness ...To Challenge Your Mind! We are dedicated to providing a safe and fun climbing experience for everyone!

State of the art climbing facility with over 7,500 square feet of climbing surface.

The many different climbing angles, from gentle slabs to a huge overhanging lead cave, provide something for everyone.

The dedicated bouldering cave has hundreds of "problems" to work both your body and imagination.

The balcony is a great place to watch the action or just relax. We have a party room for any special event.


Our Team - The People You'll Meet When Visiting Us

Jonathan Hamilton


Jonathan Hamilton lived the first 10 years of his life up in the Himalayan mountain’s in northern India where his love for climbing started. He now lives in Nanaimo with his adventurous kids and two crazy cats. Jonathan bought the Romper Room in 2004 and has been pouring his heart and soul into the gym ever since. You will most likely find him up on a ladder bolting on climbing holds at the gym, deep water soloing at the Nanaimo river or flying off jumps on his mountain bike

Colleen Roy


Colleen wanted to try something new for her 45th birthday. What was that new Romper Room climbing place all about? Never looking back, now twenty years later, Colleen is still a fixture in the Romper Room. If you don't know Colleen, you obviously haven't climbed at the gym. Colleen is a skilled instructor and climber and can be found quietly schooling the young punks on how to get up those balancy 5.11 slab routes.

Craig McCaw

Shop Manager

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David Harvey


Born and raised in Nanaimo BC, Dave has been married to Yoga Instructor and climber Tracy Harvey since 1988. Dave has been climbing since 2008, and has been a Romper Room climbing instructor since 2011. Recently retired after 30 years teaching in the public school system, Dave is a qualified music teacher and school librarian. He once led the local music group “Brass Connections”. Dave is currently certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides as a level 2 climbing gym instructor, and is apparently even more witty than his friend Max at the Boulders climbing gym! His other interests include painting and cartooning, and he is an avid cyclist. The gym rule about no bikes in the gym was written with Dave in mind!

Erica Erickson


Erica and her son Ryder are an integral part of the Romper Room climbing family. This dynamic Duo can be found either running the portable climbing wall or hanging off the walls in they gym. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Erica has spent her life exploring this incredible island. We still love her despite the country music blaring from her truck. Erica also dreams of someday becoming an international rap superstar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rock climbing is a great way to exercise your body and mind. It provides an outlet for people to test their mental and physical abilities on an individual level. The feeling of personal accomplishment is one of the greatest reasons to come out and give it a try.
There are many similarities between climbing in the gym and climbing at the crag outdoors. Climbing indoors gives you the opportunity to advance your skills in a safe and controlled environment. Many outdoor climbers take advantage of the gym during the winter months to stay in shape. The movement, hand grips and body positions are the same as on real rock. The only things missing are the bad weather and rocks falling on your head.
Climbing is enjoyed by people of all physical levels. Although climbing is a great way to get into shape, only a few of the climbers in the Romper Room can actually do a pull up. With proper training in technique climbers will be able to ascend most climbs with surprisingly little effort.
Fear of heights is a healthy fear but it shouldn't inhibit you from enjoying rock climbing. We've heard countless testaments of people who have learned to control or overcome their fear of heights through climbing. At the Romper Room there is no pressure to go any higher than you are comfortable with.
The climbing gym is a great place to meet new people. We pride ourselves on our clientel's openness and welcoming attitudes. Many long lasting partnerships have been made at the gym and that could be just the connection you need to kick-start your climbing career.

Come Visit Us!

Take Nanaimo Parkway to Mostar Road (exit 24) Turn LEFT on to Boban Drive. Look for the Rock Pilar on the left. Come around back!