Onsight Rock Gym

5335 Western Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37921

(865) 888-9123

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5335 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN, 37921


Onsight Rock Gym is a brand new, world-class indoor rock climbing gym in Knoxville. Featuring over 12,000 sq feet of climbing surface and walls that soar over 50 feet tall, we are Knoxville's largest and tallest rock climbing gym. Onsight offers top rope/lead climbing and bouldering for all ages and abilities as well as a wide array of programming for adults and youth. Onsight even has a separate climbing room for private parties and events. We are proud to be a part of Knoxville's community! 


Homeschool PROGRAMS


Homeschooling families are invited to bring their homeschoolers to Onsight Rock Gym every 1st and 3rd Thursday each month from 1 PM - 4 PM for an fun day of indoor rock climbing at a special, discounted rate. During these sessions, we will offer homeschooling parents and students 13 years and over a FREE Intro to Climbing Class offered at 1pm to teach you all the basics of top rope belaying. We encourage older students and parents to get involved and learn how to belay. Rock climbing is a great way to stay active, fit, and healthy. It not only challenges our bodies, but also engages our minds, teaches valuable problem solving skills, and builds self confidence.

Ages: 6 - 18 years (1st - 12th grade)

Offerings: 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Check events calendar for upcoming days.

Times: 1 PM - 4 PM (Intro to Climbing/Belay Class 1p-2:30p)

Cost: $12 per climber (Includes day pass + rental gear package). Parents and students who are belaying only and NOT climbing are free of charge. 

If dates + times do not work for you, let us know and we can help create a customized alternative PE program to fit your needs!

Homeschool Climbing Academy

Onsight Rock Gym is pleased to offer homeschoolers a unique, engaging, and challenging alternative to conventional sports with our dynamic, expertly designed, alternative PE course for students in 1st through 12th grade. Through climbing, we aim to help students build self-confidence, learn valuable problem-solving skills, and develop teamwork and leadership skills. Students will develop their social and athletic skills by using their minds and muscles in an environment that fosters healthy active lifestyles. They will make new friendships with other homeschoolers, get in a great workout, and have a blast doing it! 

Students are actively supervised by Onsight’s highly skilled and experienced staff members and will receive individualized and group based instruction. Top Rope Belaying will to taught to students ages 13 and up during the 2nd week of class. 

This 8-week curriculum has been designed to give students an introduction to the sport of indoor rock climbing and will cover the following topics:

  • Proper stretching and warm up techniques

  • Knot Tying

  • Top Rope Belaying (Must be 13 years or older)

  • Top Rope Climbing

  • Bouldering

  • Climbing Technique and Movement

  • Endurance Development

  • Creatively designed climbing games

Ages: 6 years - 18 years (1st - 12th grade)


June 19 - August 07

September 04 - October 23

Cost: $150/student for entire 8 week course

OTHER INFORMATION: Rental gear package included (harness, chalk, shoes). Siblings receive $10 off each additional registration after one full price registration

Homeschool Climbing Club

Homeschool Climbing Club is new to Onsight for the 2018 - 2019 season! Homeschool Climbing Club will serve students that have previously been through the Homeschool Climbing Academy and are looking to advance their skills. Climbing Club students will gain knowledge of advance techniques, continued belay practice, and more! 

  • Gym memberships are INCLUDED in pricing. We highly recommend for club members to come in for unlimited climbing and training outside of practice sessions.

  • Full gym membership benefits apply including member discounts, guest passes, and more!

  • All club members receive a FREE Onsight Climbing Club T-shirt.

  • Siblings receive $5 off each additional registration after one full price registration

  • Monthly automatic payments required. No initiation fee.

  • No commitment or contracts. Cancel anytime with 30 day advanced notice.

  • Clubs will not meet on School Holiday Breaks

  • Climbing club members have the opportunity to participate in competitions if desired.

Ages: 6 years - 18 years (1st - 12th grade)

Dates/Times: Tuesdays, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM 

Cost: $70/month (includes full gym membership AND rental gear package) 

OTHER INFORMATION: Students must complete a Homeschool Climbing Academy, Climbing Academy, or be invited by an Onsight Coach.