MW Climbing

We are Lincoln, Nebraska's first indoor commercial bouldering gym. We’re located BEHIND Five Below.

Operating as usual


We’re back to our normal hours (until the 31st) and are open today from 11-10 pm, so bring your favorite family member or friend to come and climb!


We’re so thankful and proud to the many folks in our community who have already generously donated for the People's City Mission.

If you haven’t yet donated, there’s still time! You can donate any gently used warm clothes, new socks, deodorant, brushes, combs, and non-perishable items in the blue bins at the gym.

As a reminder, we’re open today from 10-4 to get your Christmas Eve climb on.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas from MW ♥️


With how cold the weather is looking (-10ºF with a -37ºF wind chill 🥶), we'll be closed all day today (December 22nd) and reopen tomorrow! Stay warm and be safe if you're going out today.

Photos from MW Climbing's post 12/20/2022

And that’s a wrap on Boulder League Fall 2022 ✅

Well done to all climbers and we’ll see everyone for another round of Boulder League next Spring! Huge thank you to all of you for making this community possible and to our fabulous routesetters for all of the behind-the-scenes hard work.

Scores and photos are now live on our website.


Plan ahead for our adjusted seasonal business hours:

12/24 (10 AM to 4 PM)
12/25 (CLOSED)
12/31 (10 AM to 4 PM)
1/1 (NOON to 6 PM)
1/7 (3 PM to 10 PM)


Registration for our Spring Youth Programs are now open!

With increased demand and in an effort to keep class sizes small, we have opened another time slot for the Recreational team on Tuesdays. Visit our website to learn more and sign up:


The plywood gang coming to a warehouse near you.

Our first of MANY wood orders has arrived! This brings back all the memories ☺️

Photos from MW Climbing's post 12/14/2022

Boulder League Week 3 ✅

Join us next Monday at 6pm for the FINAL WEEK of Boulder League. This event is free with gym entry, so come give it a try!


MW is hosting another annual bouldering Youth Mock Comp on Saturday, January 7th!

Youth climbers who have qualified to compete in an upcoming 2023 USAC Bouldering Regionals may register for the comp on our website. Registration is free and spectators are welcome. Please register your youth climber by December 31st to give our event coordinators and routesetters time to plan running orders.

This is a volunteer-based event. If you are interested in learning more about the world of competition climbing, email us at [email protected] to be a volunteer forerunner and/or judge (no competition experience necessary).

Please note that the gym will be open to the public a tad later (3pm) than usual on the day of the competition (1/7).


Looking for the perfect gift to give the climber in your life? MW has you covered.

Shop for MW gift cards and apparel in-store or ONLINE and get free shipping with code: CLIMBMW.

Photos from MW Climbing's post 12/07/2022

Boulder League Week 2 ✅

Scores and photos are now available on our website. Missed out on Week 2? Join us next Monday at 6pm for Week 3!

Photos from MW Climbing's post 12/06/2022

The team had a busy and successful weekend with Sarah and Evelyn competing in Chicago and Amara in Minneapolis! Well done, team 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

P.s. Week 2 Boulder League scores are available on our website and photos are on the way!


Join us tomorrow from 6-7pm for Climbing Club!

Designed and led by our fantastic staff member, Zoe, Climbing Club is a weekly climbing social hour for adults. We'll introduce climbing games each and chat about climbing techniques.

Let us know you're coming by signing up for this FREE event:

Photos from MW Climbing's post 11/29/2022

Week 1 of Boulder League ✅

Ya'll crushed it last night (and looked amazing doing it). Scores and additional photos are up on our website:


✨ Boulder League starts TONIGHT! ✨

Boulder League is a community event that happens each Monday night for 4 weeks (6-9pm). Climbers get into teams of 3 and climb 5 new routes each week. Don't worry about coming in solo - we'll assign you a team when you get here. Beginners can score just as many points as experienced climbers. Every route is worth the same amount of points - YOU choose your difficulty category. To get a sense for the community, we've had an average of 26 teams of 3 in our past boulder leagues, with most folks competing in the intermediate category.

Why YOU should come:
- It's for EVERYONE, including beginners.
- Meet others from the climbing community
- Learn to climb routes you might not otherwise tackle solo
- It's seriously so fun.

How to attend:
Show up from 6-9 pm on Mondays. Boulder League is FREE with gym entry (e.g., day pass, punch pass, membership). See you tonight!


BLACK FRIDAY SALE (Friday & Saturday only)✨

10% All Apparel
10-Punch Pass for only $100 (Available in-store and online)
Two Free Day Passes with every climbing shoe purchase

Visit us today from Noon-6PM and Saturday from 10am-10pm. Punch Passes can be purchased here:


MW is hosting a clothing and food drive this season!

Bring in your gently used coats, hats, gloves, new socks, and canned food items into the gym to donate in the blue bins. Donation made from now through the end of the year will benefit Lincoln's People's City Mission.

Photos from MW Climbing's post 11/22/2022

MW is now carrying climbing shoes!

We know that climbing shoes are a big investment and choosing the right fit can be challenging.

It’s our promise that we’ll only sell shoes that we believe in and have worn previously or currently wear ourselves.

Come talk to us about shoes! From now through Saturday only, we’ll throw in 2 free day passes with every shoe purchase to share with a friend or keep for yourself 🤫


Looking to build new friendships at the climbing gym? MW is hosting an adult social climbing club hour STARTING DECEMBER 1ST from 6-7pm.

ALL CLIMBERS ARE WELCOME, regardless of climbing ability. Each Thursday, we'll introduce a new climbing game to play as a group. Come and go as you'd like, attending one week or all four (Dec 1, 8, 14, and 22nd). Attendance is FREE with gym entry.

Let us know you're coming by signing up here:


Make up your own routes on our 45º spray wall. Download the Stokt app to save and share your creations.

New to spray walls? Ask our staff to show you around!

Photos from MW Climbing's post 11/11/2022

Routesetting is the core foundation of climbing gyms. MW setters Bryce & Wendy spent last weekend participating in Setter Showdown followed by a 3-day Advanced Setting Clinic.

Professional development events like this equip our team with new tools and ideas that we’re so excited to bring back to MW!

Thanks to and for hosting a fantastic week of setting!

Photos from MW Climbing's post 10/31/2022

Another USAC Boulder QE (qualifying event) in the books.

team members Adam, Amara, Leo & Sarah crushed at VE this weekend, all competing in the 3-hr youth comp AND the 3-hr evening citizens comp 😵 Way to go TEAM!


The Halloween Hop Dyno Comp is just around the corner!

Come hop around in your best costume on Oct. 31 from 6-10 PM. This event is FREE with gym entry. 🍭🎃

No registration necessary.


Demo at MW Omaha 🔨

Photos from MW Climbing's post 10/26/2022


New hoodies, zip ups, and buttery soft t-shirts are now stocked at the front desk. This season's designs feature none other than Nebraska and 💎 Diamonds 💎

Photos from MW Climbing's post 10/25/2022

I spy with my little 👁…


We are hosting our fourth and final Climbing Technique Lesson TONIGHT from 6-7pm! This week, we'll be covering Route Reading and Visualization.

Attendance is free with gym entry (day pass/membership), but you MUST REGISTER as class sizes are limited to 15 participants per event. To register, visit

Route reading and visualization is a critical skill in climbing efficiently and successfully. Route reading allows you to anticipate the types of moves you'll execute and reduce the amount of energy expended on scrambling your hands and feet while on the wall. Experienced climbers know that problem solving begins on the mat, not on the wall.


It's about time for another BOULDER LEAGUE season!

Boulder League is a weekly community event, where climbers get together to have fun, meet new people, and climb. It's an event for ALL climbers of every skill level - even first timers!

Learn more about Boulder League and how to sign up here:

Photos from MW Climbing's post 10/19/2022

We’ve got new Chalk Bags & Buckets from and ✨

Grab your favorite monster or iconic climb and get sending!


Say hello to our newest staff member at MW: Samuel P.

We’re so excited to welcome them on our customer service team! Visit our website to read their bio.


Join us tonight for this week's Climbing Technique Lesson: Introduction to Dynamic Movement from 6-7pm.

Today's lesson will be a perfect primer to improve your dyno skillz for our upcoming Halloween Hop Dyno Comp (also FREE with gym entry)!

Attendance is free with gym entry (day pass/membership), but you MUST REGISTER as class sizes are limited to 15 participants per event. To register, visit

Photos from MW Climbing's post 10/16/2022

Adam, Amara, & Leo of CRUSHED at their first USAC bouldering competition of the season at yesterday and we couldn’t be prouder.

In the evening, the MW staff joined in on the adult comp: Boulder Harvest! Congrats to Coach Matt for placing 3rd in the Open category and to Coaches Jackson and Brogan from Team for also making podium!

Thanks to the Climb Iowa team for putting together a great comp!


Oh hi - Matt & Wendy here. We wanted to take a bit of time to say thanks for supporting MW from near and far and to answer the most common question we get about our gym: What does MW stand for?

We’re here to say it stands for Matt and Wendy, but we also like Midwest, given that we are both born and raised midwesterners. We chose MW to keep it simple and also because of the cool mountain-y look of MW logo 😜

But…. We also love the other names other folks have come up with:

- Mountain Wountain (current fav)
- Men & Women
- More Work
- Mark Wahlberg

Tell us what MW stands for to you! Bonus points if it makes us laugh 😎

📸Nathaniel Jensen Photography

Photos from MW Climbing's post 10/11/2022

We’re so proud of Head Setter, Bryce, for the launch of his volume company’s first commercial order! Everyone, meet 📐

Bryce has designed and fabricated all of the volumes at MW. He has been a truly integral part of our gym since the beginning and he’s just getting started, Folks. ✨


Join us tonight for our second week of Climbing Technique Lessons: Introduction to Static Movement from 6-7pm.

Attendance is free with gym entry (day pass/membership), but you MUST REGISTER as class sizes are limited to 15 participants per event. To register, visit:

Our Climbing Technique Lessons are a 4-week series designed with beginner-to-intermediate climbers in mind. Reminder that you do not have to attend all 4 weeks to come to any of these lessons. Next week, we'll tackle DYNAMIC MOVEMENT in our technique lesson to perfectly complement today's STATIC MOVEMENT lesson.


MW Omaha ✨


Join us tonight for our first Climbing Technique Lesson: Hand-hold and Foothold Fundamentals from 6-7pm.

Attendance is free with gym entry (day pass/membership), but you MUST REGISTER as class sizes are limited to 15 participants per event. We've only got one spot left for tonight's class, so register now at:

This is a 4-week series designed for beginner-to-intermediate climbers to equip you with the knowledge needed to improve your climbing technique. In these courses, we'll introduce you to the jargon, movement mechanics, and climbing strategies to guide you to send that next route. Attend just one lesson or join us for all 4!


Slab fill-ins today ✨

Videos (show all)

Jumping into the weekend. ✨Here’s Neng modeling our latest coordination dyno. 😱
Have you seen this cool comp route team set by Bryce & Wendy?!You may have noticed that we will refer to certain routes ...
Are you a fan of compression and fancy footwork? This route is sure to give you a challenge. Check out Amara’s beta on t...
* CRIMPY ROUTES *When grabbing onto crimps, you typically use only the tips of your fingers. The small size of crimps li...
Mantles! A mantle is a technique where the climber pushes downward to advance their movement on the wall. Think of it li...
Beta spraying 🙅🏻‍♀️❌Beta (noun): advice on how to solve a route. Giving beta is a great way to help climbers figure out ...
A little goofy Jeff video to brighten up your Wednesday ☀️#ClimbMW #Jeff #wackywavyinflatablearmflailingtubeman #wackywe...
Routesetting vibes. It’s not always easy coming up with new, creative ideas for routes that are also fun to climb. Some ...
I’m Bat(hang). 🦇Some have said this green bathang route might be our best yet. Watch as Evelyn defies gravity in this sw...
We love a good balancy slab route ❤️When you’re climbing on volumes, you want to keep your foot as flat as you can to ge...
** FOOTWORK TECHNIQUES **Flagging is a useful footwork technique that is performed by sticking one leg out to the side (...
Okay but how cool is this toe catch move at the beginning? Give this black slab route a try during your next session! #c...




400 N 48th Street
Lincoln, NE

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 10pm
Tuesday 11am - 10pm
Wednesday 11am - 10pm
Thursday 11am - 10pm
Friday 11am - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

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