Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a fun, inclusive, and adventurous environment where people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds can learn and be challenged. RoKC was founded on the phrase "build it to give it away," a saying that remains at the heart of all we do. As the community grows, our goal stays the same: to offer the best possible experience for every person who walks in the door. If you can climb a ladder, you can climb at our gyms.

Friends of RoKC:
RoKC donates to over 140 non-profits each year!

Children's Mercy Hospital

Children's Mercy Hospital

RoKC organizes a toy drive Yoga class with Jesse Shroyer each year to help stock the Snowflake Shoppe at Children's Mercy Hospital. The Snowflake Shoppe supplies patients and their families with gifts around the holiday season!
The Birthday Party Project

The Birthday Party Project

The Birthday Party Project’s Mission is to bring JOY to children experiencing homelessness through the MAGIC of a birthday party! RoKC helps to provide a “Birthday in a Bag” and a birthday gift for children on their birthday and a virtual birthday message so kids know how special they are.
Greater KC Chamber of Commerce

Greater KC Chamber of Commerce

RoKC works with the Greater KC Chamber of Commerce's Diversity and Inclusion Director to make climbing inclusive for ALL by donating day passes and rental gear for non-profits and directly to families, continuing education for staff, and dispersing hiring calls through the minority chambers. Additionally, RoKC is a Silver Certified Healthy KC Workplace!
Surrounding School Districts

Surrounding School Districts

RoKC works with school districts to provide job-skills training programs for students with disabilities, hire interns for work-based learning partnerships, and provide scholarships for after school programming and mentoring for local youth.
The Battle Within

The Battle Within

Five-day program for veterans and first responders to develop holistic evidence-based skills and begin the healing process of traumatic injuries in mind, body, and soul. RoKC provides financial and in-kind donations and support in any way needed.
Hope Kids

Hope Kids

Provides ongoing events, activities and a powerful, unique support community for families who have a child with cancer or some other life-­threatening medical condition. RoKC provides free monthly climbing events for families.
Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Clears the path to a child’s biggest possible future by matching them with a caring, adult mentor in a one-to-one friendship. RoKC provides a free day pass for "Little" with purchase of day pass for "Big".
Exploring Roots

Exploring Roots

Long-term, multi-year program mentoring youth who live in under-resourced urban neighborhoods through nature-based wellness programming. RoKC provides weekly free climbing, volunteer hours, and monetary donations.

RoKC will be closed on the following days: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday (open at 10a), Christmas Eve (close at 4p), Christmas Day (re-open at 10a on December 26), New Year’s Eve (close at 4p).