The Recess Lab is Vashon’s favorite place to hang out – literally! Our bouldering wall is now open, with classes, open climb, and shoe rentals.
Adult & Youth
Our bouldering wall is as easy or hard as you make it! Routes are color coded so you can choose easy, medium, or hard – or just make up your own to fit your creative and athletic energy!
We have classes for kids and adults taught by experienced climbers who can’t help but get excited when talking, teaching, or thinking about climbing. See our schedule for current classes!
Hanging Out & Partying
Want the space all for yourself? Do it! The Recess Lab climbing wall is a great place for birthdays, group activities, or really any kind of party. Adults, teens, and kids alike can use the wall.
The gym is open to climbers of all skill level and all ages. We can help you with the basics to get you off the ground, and climbing is a great work out. Our wall will have you happily exhausted in no time.
Hand & Foot Holds
Ways Across the Wall
Best Foot Forward
We have climbing shoes for kids to rent plus a limited selection for adults. You are also free to climb the wall in clean gym shoes.
Want to get a quick work out in while the kids are on the wall? For $10 you can spin on one of our bikes for as long as the kids are climbing.
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I like challenging myself at Recess Lab. It’s fun to try new climbing routes.
My 5 year old loves the Recess Lab. I was worried that it would be too challenging for him, but the staff at the Recess Lab are so helpful and knowledgeable that they were able to get my son climbing correctly immediately. Now he scampers to the top and to the side before I have sat down. I also appreciate that they understand a 5 year old’s attention span is short so they allow him to run around a bit, climb a bit, and run around some more.
Recess Lab is a fantastic after school fitness activity. I love that my child can take the school bus there on her own. Thank you Kelly and Zabette!
I love that the wall is adaptable to different skill levels – that you can follow a prescribed route, and see how well you improve, or even make up a route that takes your fancy. It’s great to get on-the-spot tuition to improve technique, and it’s obvious the instructors are both knowledgeable and passionate about what they do!