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Good gym, bad rental gear

Liked the gym...lots of routes, lots of diversity in types of walls, nice staff. My harness legs... read more

Reviewed April 15, 2017
michellej869
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Astoria, New York
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This a cool rock gym that has super-helpful staff to teach and guide you your first or second time... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2014
azhiker9
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Aug 14, 2018
“My "Home" Gym”
Apr 15, 2017
“Good gym, bad rental gear”
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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

This is my go to place for climbing. They have more top rope routes than most gym, and don't use auto belays. This means when you get tired you can rest in your harness, which I personally really appreciate. That said it's a very big...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael Z
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Liked the gym...lots of routes, lots of diversity in types of walls, nice staff. My harness legs wouldn't stay tight, however, and everyone from our group who rented shoes was very uncomfortable. They would have gotten 5 stars if we had brought our own climbing...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank michellej869
Reviewed February 24, 2017

My kids have gotten some crazy ideas in the past but this is a new one. They have become rock climbers. I dont know how as I dont like to leave the ground! They have climbed indoors in the past but they are hooked to...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Tracie526
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Staff was very friendly and helpful. There are so many different routes and walls to try. Appropriate for all ages and ability levels.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank oscarnbarbaraz
Reviewed April 21, 2016

We take the whole family there for a fun day of climbing. The staff members are friendly and knowledgeable. They make sure you know how to use the equipment safely before letting you go on your own. Many different ability levels can be accommodated. This...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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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...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Allison K
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...More

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank Tracy M
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...More

Date of experience: February 2014
1  Thank azhiker9
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...More

Thank TLWasHere
Reviewed October 16, 2013

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.

Date of experience: October 2013
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