Who we are
North Summit Climbing Gym opened in 1996 at its current location. I was a member there until 2007, when I loved it so much that I took it over. Since then we have seen business and the climbers and families that make it run grow. Everyone on our professional and expert staff – including me, the owner – is an experienced rock climber with years of experience. We all bring our outside love of climbing into the gym.
~Damon Gaun, Owner
Where We Are
North Summit Climbing Gym is located just off of the Wind Gap exit of Route 33. This provides easy access to all of the Lehigh Valley, including Route 22 from Allentown and Bethlehem; Route 78 out to Easton and New Jersey; Route 80 also out to New Jersey, as well as to Scranton and Camelback Mountain in Tannersville, if you’re a vacationer looking for extracurricular activities; and Route 209 towards Shawnee Mountain and points northeast. Visit our directions page for map directions.
What We Do
Our mission is to give climbers of all ages and skill levels a place to learn, climb, and grow. Climbing is more than just an extreme sport – we believe it’s a lifestyle. Climbing builds self-esteem, confidence, and self-awareness; improves fitness; tones muscles; and teaches valuable life skills, like working with a team, how to trust and what it means to be trustworthy, and patience. Because climbing is something that everyone should be able to enjoy, and because we know that one bad experience can turn a potential climber off for life, we do everything we can to ensure that every climber feels safe and has an enjoyable climbing experience. Check out the happy faces in the photos of our gym to meet all of the satisfied climbers that have scaled our walls!