General www.paradiserock.com, one of the original rock gyms in the state. Once crowded, still popular, a good place to get a pump. Phone number 303.286.8168 Location 6260 Washington St, Unit 5, Denver, CO. In 2nd row of warehouses Parking - abundant Hours 11a-11p T, Th, 3-11 MWF; summer differs; S,Su 9-6 Height of Wall 28 ft Size of Wall - 8000+ sq ft Range of difficulty 5.5-5.12+ Number of routes 65 ish Type of Wall custom Leading 2 lead walls, Bouldering really big, 12ft tall Other training options weights, campus board Other bonuses videos, climbing guidebooks, some rock gear, some shoes, harnesses. Beginner package $135 shoes, harness, belay device/biner Age limitations no, except fit in harness Requirements to certify to belay pass a test to belay, must be 12y old to belay Rental equipment $7 for everything Daily rate $10 day pass, $6 for bouldering Hidden costs none Hidden savings punch cards, Punch cards $90/10 visit Memberships signup fee $40 or pay 3 mo up front; $40/mo, $380/y; $365/y student; household $350/y or $36/mo Classes beginner lesson M, others available reservation reqd Competitions largest junior competition series in nation, Denver Climbing League (Oct-Apr); ABS comps 1 to 2 per year Experienced climbers running wall? - yes Other busiest 6p-9p weekdays.
Go Paradise! I climbed at Thrillseekers a couple times when I first started; meh--too expensive for what you get in my opinion. Went up to Rock 'n Jamin; wow--huge, but again, pretty spendy, pretty far north (or south, whichever you prefer), and a lot of birthday partys. Then, I found Paradise; ahhhh, just right. Good price, good people, decent music, great bouldering room without grades or the ego, in a not too distant galaxy, not too far away.
By Allen Hill From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine Jun 25, 2007
I was never much of a gym climber for a lot of reasons but this past winter I started going to Paradise with my nephew every week and I just love the place. Great staff, great clientele, great customers, great place. Plus it's close to downtown where I live.
By Leo Paik Administrator From: Westminster, Colorado Nov 4, 2007
ABS Bouldering Bash at Paradise Rock in Denver Saturday Night November 10, 2007.