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Address: 1353 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone Number: 480 921 8322
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This a cool rock gym that has super-helpful staff to teach and guide you your first or second time through. There are many walls but most are beyond beginner level. The only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2014
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

First time rock climbing. This was inexpensive, fun, and a definite workout. $13. per person, $5.00 to rent equipment, shoes, and harness for all day. Safety was stressed from the beginning. A general waiver to sign, watch a video, for first time watchers, it seemed like a high expectation to put that type of safety on a novice. Then, an... More 

Thank Allison K
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I came across a Groupon for this rock gym and was excited to try this place out. I went on a Thursday and expressed that my group of 4 are here on a Groupon. In my opinion, the staff did not seem to be exactly thrilled to hear this and told me they do not honor Groupons on Tuesdays and... More 

Thank Tracy M
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This a cool rock gym that has super-helpful staff to teach and guide you your first or second time through. There are many walls but most are beyond beginner level. The only draw back I have is there is no A/C, so in monsoon season this place can be hot and sweaty. Pre-teens and teens are the perfect age for... More 

Thank azhiker9
Tombstone, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

This gym is really cool and filled with potential. The ropes were really sticky and needing upgrading when we went. This place was absolutely packed with people and no AC in AZ is ROUGH! So many cool walls and routes to choose from. It would be better with less staff interaction. It can be frustrating where safety is a main... More 

Thank TLWasHere
Chandler, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been going here on and off for 10+ years. It's like a second home. Summers are brutal, though. A/C would be a really nice addition.

Thank Jason M
Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had been talking about getting out to the rock gym for a while and then decided to give it a try. I was excited when walking in and seeing all the different walls I could venture upon and everyone was so welcoming and willing to help the minute I had any question. I am so excited to return to... More 

Thank Isaac D
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

First time there, found on Groupon but even without groupon a great value. Friendly Staff that are always available and a good time was had by all.

Thank lovinlife6747
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We ventured here because of a deal we found on groupon. It had been years since we rock climbed, so I'd consider us newbies. The staff was funny and friendly- as were other "regular" climbers. The gym felt small to the eye but had a ton of walls and routes to do. After watching a safety video, an instructor gave... More 

Thank mndylee
El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The great thing about this place is that they rent all the gear you need and they give you an orientation if it is your first time. Everyone there is so nice and compared to other rock climbing gyms in Phoenix, this one has great prices! There are many different difficulties for people who or beginning or advanced. If you're... More 

Thank Karina1289
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

The gym itself is a nice climbing space and decently priced, however all of this is cancelled out due to the incredibly rude staff members. Particularly the young blonde woman who seems to go out of her way to talk down to the customers. On the other hand, there are some equally cheap and large rock gyms in the area... More 

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