December 26, 2017

Experience AZ

AZ on the Rocks will host ClimbFest

This February, local rock climbing gym AZ on the Rocks is teaming up with REI Outdoor School to host the 2nd Annual ClimbFest in Scottsdale. Whether you’re a master climber or adventurous beginner, every fitness level is invited to experience this fun introduction to outdoor rock climbing in the beautiful McDowell Sonoran Preserve. The event will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9AM to 3PM and registration is now open. 

ClimbFest will kick off at Tom’s Thumb Trailhead, where the experts from REI and AZ on the Rocks will introduce participants to some of McDowell Mountain’s best climbing spots. A variety of climbing courses will be available at the event lead by REI Outdoor School Instructors and popular top rope climbs of various levels will be set up throughout the event. There will also be a rappelling station and an anchors class. Snacks and beverages will be provided throughout the day.

Registration is encouraged and available on REI’s website – The $20 registration fee includes all the equipment you will need: harness, shoes, helmet and chalk. Participants are welcome to bring their own shoes and harness. Water and sunscreen will be provided as well. For more information about ClimbFest, contact AZ on the Rocks at or call 480-502-9777. For more information on Tom’s Thumb Trailhead and directions, visit

AZ on the Rocks is a local family owned and operated business and the perfect place to start your climbing journey. More information on the facility and the upcoming event, visit