This former movie theater is recognized as one of the best climbing gyms in Denver. It is perfect for beginners looking to ... More
This former movie theater is recognized as one of the best climbing gyms in Denver. It is perfect for beginners looking to learn the basics of climbing in a safe, supervised environment. Advanced climbers can practice new techniques on the gym's varied climbing walls, or use the free weights and stair steppers to build stamina. Admission, which includes use of locker room, ranges by day, month and year. Rentals, including shoes, harness and chalk bag are all available.
I have NO idea how this dirt bag business is still operating. The owner offended ALL of my ethnic friends! We have a great group of ppl from work, successful, happy, intelligent people from literally all over the world. We ALL attempted to meet at this business, different arrival times (within ten minutes or so), so our Asian friends got there before us...the owner was beyond rude to them, I thought they were being silly, maybe even messing with me, so I went in to talk with the guy at the counter and let me tell you, I have never met any dirt bag like this in my life. He started yelling at us...YES, yelling, I looked at my boyfriend thinking I may be being 'PUNKED'...NOPE...just the rudest little man I've ever encountered in my life.
I will not go into specifics, but this OWNER was the rudest we've all ever encountered, this guy was so bad I actually called him a d**k to his FACE! We were ready to drop near $300 dollars to climb. I am SO grateful we found out HOW awful this place was BEFORE we supported financially!
I would NEVER take my children here, this owner is a fine example of what you NEVER want your children to be. He offended eight of us in total and this business will never see a dime of our money, ever.
AVOID THIS PLACE AT ALL COSTS!
This does not compare to any climbing gym I have ever been to
By A Yahoo Contributor, 1/8/08
Doesn't compare to California climbing gyms at all.
Everything about this gym pales in comparison to climbing gyms I have been to in the past. I have lived in San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, and all of them have climbing gyms that blow this place out of the water on many fronts, including cost for a day pass.
The first negative is that the walls are made of flat slick wood.... no attempt to shape or texture the walls to make it even somewhat mimic what a rock face might look or feel like (besides the aesthetics, this is also bad for smearing with one's shoe). Compare this to Mission Cliffs in San Francisco, Vertical Hold in San Diego, or Rockreation in L.A. --- three separate cities, three separate companies, yet they all blow Thrillseekers away in this regard.
The second negative is that this gym is small, with relatively few routes. The number of routes is not plentiful; again compare to those same gyms running from southern to northern CA.
The third negative is that the climbs are not that high. It seems to me that Mission Cliffs has top-rope walls that are twice as high as Thrillseekers, and the other two gyms also have higher climbs than Thrillseekers.
The fourth negative is that for those of us of smaller stature (I stand around 5'5-5'6"), they made the routes that were 5.9+ and higher impossible to climb because they put so few holds on the wall..... this is because they have such a small gym to work with and no contours, they make the tougher routes tougher by spreading the holds far apart to make the moves difficult for someone taller (but do not also leave tough circuitous routes for shorter folks), this limits the climbs for those of us who don't happen to be 5'8 or so.
And the fifth and final negative was that I couldn't believe that this gym with all of its lacking (rock-face mimicry, number of routes, the height of routes, and the variability of routes for folks of different heights) was actually charging more for a day-pass during mid-day than a place like Mission Cliffs (Mission Cliffs charges $10, while Thrillseekers charges $12). This is especially appalling when one realizes that real estate costs in that area of Denver are about 1/3 of what they are in that area of San Francisco, and one realizes that the hourly rates for employees in Denver are 1/2 what they are in San Francisco.
If you need to get a climb in while traveling away from California, it will suffice to work the muscles, but as a climbing gym I just can't give this place more than two stars.
First of all, since the leader info isn't entirely clear, this is a rock climbing gym.
For a place in downtown, parking is downright do-able.
The staff is quite helpful, and most understanding of unco-ordinated scaredy-cats like myself.
The location is a former theatre, which makes for interesting route-setting opportunities, as well as lines running from short, near the back of the "auditorium", to long, near the front. The stage is a bouldering cave, which is fun, and even the support pillars have been covered with routes.
Upstairs locker rooms are small but adequate to what the place can contain, and, anyway, this is Denver. Half the people look like they're ready to take a hike at any given time, so wear the rock gear from home.
As for why do we need climbing gyms miles from Eldo? SNOW! Also heat, time to get there, occasional rain, etc.
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