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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!

Fully featured climbing facility with over 7,500 square feet of climbing.  Top ropes, Lead climbing, and Bouldering

New state-of-the-art foam flooring installed in 2022

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

The dedicated boulder cave has over a hundred "problems" to work both your body and imagination.

Whether you are a 5.14 crusher or just starting a training program, we have two Moon boards and a comprehensive training area upstairs.

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



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

Jonathan Hamilton

Owner / Head Route Setter / Instructor

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 or developing boulders at the Nanaimo river or flying off jumps on his mountain bike

Brianna Hamilton

Owner / Community Manager

Brianna started climbing in 2017 and has never looked back. Although she is still battling her fear of heights, Brianna has found climbing to be one of the biggest supporters of her mental and physical health. When she is not taking sneaky photos for Instagram at the gym, you can find her riding her mountain bike, cuddling her cats, Yoda and Steve, or adventuring with her partner in climb, Jonathan.

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!