Our Story

We (Jeremy and Karen Schaar, owners of Roca Climbing & Fitness), met over a decade ago through rock climbing.  Our love for the sport as well as being in the outdoors has shaped our relationship and family throughout the years.  We have shared our passion for climbing with friends and family by taking them on trips to Zion, Devil’s Tower, Yosemite, The Red, Joshua Tree, and our favorite, the Black Hills, in South Dakota.
Four years ago, we felt Rochester, MN needed a facility that would allow us to share these experiences with the Rochester community…to share the love of climbing.

We hope that you enjoy your experience at Roca!  

Share the love of climbing
To open climbing to as many people and groups as possible by providing personal attention and accessibility in a fun, vibrant and professional environment