The back half of Tufas will be closed 11/1 – 11/3 & The Whole Gym Closed 11/4 – 11/5

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About Us

About Us

Tufas Boulder Lounge is a 12,700 sq/ft indoor rock climbing gym, created by Philly climbers, located in South Kensington.

We are thrilled to be able to provide Philadelphia with an indoor rock climbing gym. Tufas incorporates everything that we love about the sport and lifestyle of climbing. We have designed over 5,500 sq/ft of climbing terrain with beginner and advanced climbers in mind. In addition, there is 1,500 sq/ft of climbing-specific training and general fitness to keep you strong, motivated, and healthy.

We’re more than just an indoor rock climbing gym

We understand the importance of community, which is why we created multiple lounge areas to provide an environment where trips can be planned and memories can be shared over coffee. We also have a Ping Pong table for when you are too pumped to continue climbing. Now that the approach is over it’s time to start climbing!

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The Tufas Team

Alan Adams

Alan Adams

Youth Coach, Front Desk Staff

Before coaching at Tufas, I worked for a year and a half as a Climbing Instructor, teaching climbing safety and skills to new climbers. I also worked at a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower young adults by staying active.

Andrew Deming

Andrew Deming

Co-Founder

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Andrew Izzo

Andrew Izzo

Routsetter
Austin Zeller

Austin Zeller

Youth Coach
Idaho Ketcham

Idaho Ketcham

Instructor, Front Desk Staff
Eli Prosper

Eli Prosper

Youth Coach
Rory Coughlin

Rory Coughlin

Director of Routesetting, Instructor, Co-Founder
DJ Ladignon

DJ Ladignon

Fitness Instructor
Kadambari Pottasseril

Kadambari Pottasseril

Front Desk Staff
Sophie Ng

Sophie Ng

Routesetter, Private Instructor, Front Desk Staff

Our Affiliations

American Alpine Club, Access Fund, American Mountain Guide Association, Climbing Wall Association, National Outdoor Leadership School, American Red Cross, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and Drexel University