About Us

North America’s largest indoor climbing and high ropes course!

We offer 18,000 square feet of rock climbing surface, a full-sized indoor high and low ropes course, climbing classes, memberships, climbing club, birthday parties, day camps, youth programs, overnight lock-ins and scouting events.

We are also a premier host of corporate training and team building events in Western New York. Since 1995, we have offered educational and recreational events. Training seminars have included the University of Virginia, California Department of Education, Welch Allyn Pharmaceuticals, Aids Care, Golisano Children’s Hospital, Ginna Nuclear Facility Operators and numerous other corporations and organizations.


Established in 1995.

Kent Winchester, after completing a Masters degree in Education from Gallaudet University, went on to work at Rochester Institute of Technology and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf; specializing in career counseling, team building, multicultural education, adapted physical education and leadership training. Kent founded the RIT Red Barn  Outdoor and Leadership Training Program and was a mentor to more than 25 world-wide Outward Bound Interns. After teaching and encouraging students and staff “to take risks,” he realized he needed to follow that advice and a long-time dream.  Leaving his tenured, senior professor position, Kent opened RockVentures in 1995, offering 18,000 square feet of climbing surface, a full-sized indoor high and low ropes course,  climbing classes, leagues, birthday parties, camps, youth and scouting events