Groups & Parties

Whether you are looking for a unique birthday party locale, engaging school field trip, team-building event for work or adventuresome bachelorette party, Planet Rock is the perfect place to host your get-together. We host events of all sizes, offering a variety of packages that fit both your budget and your needs. Get ready to share an amazing experience with your friends, coworkers or family!

Have something more specialized in mind? We can work with you to design a program to meet the needs and goals of your event. For all groups, please check for availability – we fill up fast! Send us an email or call one of our group coordinators: Ann Arbor (734.827.2680) or Madison Heights (248.397.8354)

We recommend making reservations 3 weeks in advance for best date selection. $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold reservation date for any type of group.

BIRTHDAY PARTIES:  ages 5-13   |   options for both small (4-12 people) or large (13+ people) parties

Parties at Planet Rock are 3 hours full of excitement! We provide everything you need for a great day on the wall: climbing instructors, gear and coaching. You take care of any food, decorations (and presents) you choose to bring in. A typical birthday party includes 1.5 hours of climbing (completely supervised by Planet Rock staff), a break in our private party room for snacks, cake and presents, then ending your time with another 30-45 minutes of climbing.

Reserve your birthday party any Saturday or Sunday the gym is available. Pricing and options for parties consisting of 4-12 people can be found under our “small groups” section below. For parties of 13 or more participants, please refer to “Private Groups”.

We are excited to share your birthday experience! Call our group coordinators: Ann Arbor (734.827.2680) or Madison Heights (248.397.8354), to schedule your party today.

SmallGroupSMALL GROUPS:  4-12 people   |   during open hours (based on availability)

Clip & Climb:  ages 5-13   |   $25 per child   |   3 hours of climbing
The perfect introduction to climbing. Planet Rock staff belay (holds the ropes) and supervise kids while parents take pictures and relax! One belayer available for every four children. All gear needed for a safe (and fun) day of climbing is provided.

Belay Lesson:  
ages 5-14+   |   pricing follows regular rates   |   full day of climbing
Choose this option if you have children in your party that are 14 or older. Each participant 14+ learns to belay (hold the ropes) for the other climbers in your group. Belay lessons generally take an hour. Small group belay lessons arranged through our group coordinator receive one free adult belay lesson per every four child starter package purchased.

LargeGroupPRIVATE GROUPS:  15+ people   |   before or after hours

Have the entire gym to yourself! Private party participants receive a complete introduction to climbing during their session. Each party is allowed 10 non-climbing “observing” guests, each additional guest is $5. Planet Rock reserves the right to charge a, additional  fee for excess clean up.

Clip & Climb:  
$39 per person   |   3 hours of climbing
If your group does not wish to learn how to belay (hold the ropes) for each other, Planet Rock provides belayers. Groups of 25 or more receive a 10% discount per person.

Belay Lesson:  $32 per person   |   3 hours of climbing
Each participant 14 or older learns to belay (hold the ropes) for other climbers. Groups of 25 or more people will receive a 10% discount per person.

 70 climbers max  |  3 hours climb time  |  before or after hours  |  call for special school pricing

Introduce your students to the fitness benefits of rock climbing! Participants receive an introduction to climbing and tour the gym climbing areas. Climbing harnesses and any additional gear is provided.

School groups are required to bring 1 belayer for every 8 climbers. If you don’t have enough people belay-certified, just let us know. Prospective belayers can learn to belay prior to the day of your event – for free!

ScoutSCOUT TROOPS: $47 per climber for complete merit badge | up to 70 participants

Rock climbing is a great experience for scouts. Planet Rock offers complete instruction for sections 3-12 for the purpose of fulfilling the Boy Scouts of America Climbing Merit Badge Requirements.

If you are a scout troop interested in climbing but not completing a merit badge, please refer to our small group or private group information.



Planet Rock gyms are the perfect venue to hold your next company event, workshop, corporate meeting or sports team get-together. Perfect for ages 12+, customize our challenges and activities to create an experience unique to your group.

Numerous packages and options are available; engaging team-building opportunities, host a special party or just use our flexible (and really cool) location to hold your next meeting.

To schedule your Group or Party, call our group coordinators in Ann Arbor (734.827.2680) or Madison Heights (248.397.8354).