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Peak Experiences is a rock-climbing facility of over 20,000 square feet of climbing and party space. While there are some serious climbers, Peak Experiences caters to all levels, especially beginners - in fact, some of their most avid climbers climbed for the first time at a Peak Experience birthday party.
Climbing boosts kids' self-esteem by encouraging them to overcome their fears. The staff love to share their sport with others. All ages can enjoy climbing. Private parties take place on the second-floor mezzanine overlooking the walls, where parents can watch the action. For these reasons, Peak Experiences was voted by Style Weekly readers as the “Best Place To Have A Birthday Party" in (YEAR).
Peak Experience is the only climbing center in Richmond since 1998 and is one of the largest on the East Coast. Some of their walls reach 50 feet high. TRX, Yoga, and belay classes are offered. Kids from 7 to 18 years old can participate in competitive and non-competitive teams.
Kids parties are for 2 hours and start at set times depending on the day: Thursday (4-6pm), Friday (5-7pm), Saturday (11am-1pm, 1:30-3:30pm, 4-6pm, 6:30-8:30pm) and Sunday (12-2pm, 3-5pm). Other times are possible based on scheduled availability of the mezzanine.
Kids climb for the first hour and a half before moving up to their private party area on the mezzanine. There is a ratio of 1 staff member for every 5 kids. Peak recommends that kids be at least five years old to climb. Typically parties are for up to 20 participants, but Peak can accommodate larger groups.
Parties include party packs with stickers, temporary tattoos and color-changing cups. Peak Experiences works with Papa John's to provide pizza that they can order for the guests. Outside food and drink are welcome – there is a fridge to keep things cool. Past parties have been themed, and some parties involved piñatas and chocolate fondue fountains.
Parties can also book a room through Peak Experiences at the River City Diner around the corner, to celebrate with a full meal after the climb. A photography add-on is available, in which a photographer will climb high above to take aerial shots of the guests as they climb. And nightly lock-ins are available for groups that want to spend the night in the gym. Lock-ins, typically starting with groups of 20 or more, begin at 8:45pm and go to 7 in the morning. Included in lock-ins is a “learn the ropes" belay class available to anyone 13 and up.
Mention PartyRVA at the time of booking to receive $25 off the total of the party at Peak Experiences!
Parties start at $275 for up to 10 climbing guests, with $25 for each additional guest.
"Kids had a blast, and Davidson was terrific! He helped match the climbs to each climber's ability for just the right challenge and encouraged them all the way!" - Lesha B., Facebook