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Dec 14, 2012
Me too!
I'm pretty excited about this too, since I could walk or ride my bike from my office to this location. But I'm poor, and hope the membership price isn't near what I read on the MD site ($89/30 days). Especially since I can also ride my bike to N. Table, or the Canal Zone in CCC. Most of these places can be climbed year round for free.

Still excited about the prospect though, and yes, if you guys put up Ice Holdz, then I'll get a membership for sure. And I too have kidz and my wife used to climb with me...would be nice to get her back into it.
J. Fox
From Black Hawk, CO
Joined Mar 29, 2007
1,525 points
Dec 14, 2012
Espresso @ New Jack City
You want expensive? Brooklyn Boulders in NY (emphasis on boulders) is $22 for a day pass or $95 a month for membership.

I type this as I get ready to head over there and plunk down $200 for a ten-visit card, climbers are a captive audience in NY!
T.J. Esposito
From San Diego, CA
Joined May 3, 2011
161 points
Dec 17, 2012
Summit of the Grand, 10 am July 3, 2007
This is a smart move. I have wondered for years why no one opened a gym in Golden while Boulder supports three. The sooner the better on this deal. Luke Clarke
From Golden
Joined Dec 10, 2001
740 points
Dec 19, 2012
Eli on the FA of Grizzly (M9) at the Den.
Hopefully ET does a better job of supervising its employees in CO than it did at home, but with four big gyms now, that's a lot of responsibility.

With two coaches arrested last year for sex with a kid they were coaching, not really psyched to see them in our area and keeping my children away from there for sure.

dpmclimbing.com/articles/view/...

Wonder how big of a problem this is in the gym-kid-coaching culture?
Eli Helmuth
From Estes Park, CO
Joined Aug 12, 2001
1,043 points
Dec 19, 2012
Soooooo....I take it you're not having Eldorado Walls build THIS one!?!?!?... what if they promise to be done in TWO months??? Hahaha SendaGorilla
From Boulder
Joined Jul 29, 2010
42 points
Dec 19, 2012
Eli Helmuth wrote:
Hopefully ET does a better job of supervising its employees in CO than it did at home, but with four big gyms now, that's a lot of responsibility. With two coaches arrested last year for sex with a kid they were coaching, not really psyched to see them in our area and keeping my children away from there for sure. dpmclimbing.com/articles/view/... Wonder how big of a problem this is in the gym-kid-coaching culture?


As you've pointed out, the Earth Treks community was affected by child sex abuse in 2011. Our head coach at the time and one of his assistants victimized, namely a young teenage girl, but also an entire community including his peers and the parents and kids that had put their trust in them during their tenure. It was by far, the hardest thing Earth Treks as a community has ever had to deal with, and it's affects will never fully go away. Given I was his direct supervisor, I can personally attest to how child sex abusers weasel their way in and hide their motives to take advantage of others, despite your best efforts to shield against these risks. I am incredibly proud of how Earth Treks responded to this, both in the way we responded in the midst of the crisis, and in the way we evaluated all of our youth protection policies and safeguards and improved and broadened all our youth protection training. In fact, I'm quite confident that Earth Treks is one of the best climbing gyms with regards to safe guarding children, informed in part from our experience. I think the fact that our climbing team program has never been bigger or more successful than it is right now is testament to how we've responded. I'd also have to agree with the comment that more needs to be done with regard to youth protection in climbing coaching nationwide. While I'm not in the office today, I invite you or anyone else with questions to contact me directly at 410-872-0060 x117. Chris Jenkins, COO
EarthTreks
Joined Dec 5, 2012
0 points
Jan 1, 2013
Would have loved to see a gym closer to the child infested south of Denver suburbs. Golden is almost the same distance for us as Boulder and the coaching at Boulder Rock Club is stellar. Bummer about the high prices too as this is not the east coast. M Lindfors
From Highlands Ranch
Joined Apr 17, 2006
59 points
Jan 2, 2013
I've been climbing at the Earth Treks in Maryland for 3-4 years, and they are a great company. Very friendly staff and members, frequently change the routes and they are dedicated to investing right back into the gyms. The gym in rockville is an (indoor) lead climbing wonderland. Josh S
Joined Nov 14, 2011
628 points
Jan 2, 2013
KC on Fields (medium).  Photo (c) Doug Shepherd
M Lindfors wrote:
Would have loved to see a gym closer to the child infested south of Denver suburbs.


You've heard, perhaps, about a place called R&J II? A fair bit closer to Highlands Hive than is Golden.

Eli, pretty harsh judgment. There are darned few organizations that involve lots of kids that haven't had at least one scumbag slip through at some point (whether you've heard about it or not), regardless of safe-guards. Sounds like EarthTreks has learned a tough lesson and taken steps to address the problem. I'd wager they're in a better position now to protect kids than a business that hasn't had a problem (or doesn't yet know they have one).
Kevin Craig
Joined Mar 20, 2002
448 points
Jan 3, 2013
Stabby
I will be interested in seeing how they will attract patrons in the Spring, Summer and Fall when CCC and NTM and even the UAC are 10 minutes away. And free. And real stone. And outside.

M Lindfors wrote:
Golden is almost the same distance for us as Boulder

I assume you are at the East side and use I-25? This still makes no sense whatsoever.
Mike Lane
From Centennial, CO
Joined Jan 21, 2006
839 points
Jan 3, 2013
Indian Creek Climbing
could someone please build a nice gym in Glenwood Springs? coop
From Glenwood Springs, CO
Joined Jan 25, 2005
550 points
Jan 18, 2013
midnight in moab
I am very excited to hear that this gym is coming to golden. As someone who currently walks three miles to the Golden Community Center to train (No car or bike) the new location is literally right next to where I live.I will definitely have a membership and likely be there daily to train. I also plan on applying for a position there as soon as the process starts. Stoked! Freddy Friedrichs
From Barre, VT
Joined Oct 2, 2012
5 points
Jan 18, 2013
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stile...
coop wrote:
could someone please build a nice gym in Glenwood Springs?


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Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Joined May 10, 2007
280 points
Jan 19, 2013
Hittin' Miguel's with the new Chimps in tow
As someone whose kids were on the ET youth team at the time, I think I can speak with some authority in saying that ET handled an awful situation incredibly well.

Almost all of the kids who were on team at the time are still climbing there (in fact, they may all be--we moved away just after this all occurred) which I think is about the highest praise possible for how management handled it. Further, if we still lived in the area, my kids would still be climbing for ET.

I'll see you in June, Eli, and we can talk more then if you want.

Matt.
Matt Roberts
From Columbus, OH
Joined Mar 24, 2010
97 points
Jan 19, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
Eli Helmuth wrote:
Hopefully ET does a better job of supervising its employees in CO than it did at home, but with four big gyms now, that's a lot of responsibility. With two coaches arrested last year for sex with a kid they were coaching, not really psyched to see them in our area and keeping my children away from there for sure. dpmclimbing.com/articles/view/... Wonder how big of a problem this is in the gym-kid-coaching culture?


Doesn't seem like ET did anything to enable this, and it seems like they've handled it quite well since. IMO, this whole scandal was blown way out of proportion in the first place, and it's slightly annoying to see it resurfacing.
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points
Aug 9, 2013
Went by the site this morning, framing is getting there, I'd say they are still 4-6 months out.


Earth Treks location in Golden, CO
Earth Treks location in Golden, CO
David Pennington
Joined Aug 9, 2013
5 points
Aug 9, 2013
Mid November opening. In two weeks the roof and much of the exterior walls will be done. The first Walltopia shipment comes in early Sept. The sprinklers are currently being installed. HVAC, plumbing, etc is all teed up and ready for installation, starting in two weeks (everything is already in the slab). Full speed ahead. CBW
Joined Nov 11, 2010
21 points
Aug 9, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV
CBW wrote:
Mid November opening.


great timing!
Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
357 points
Administrator
Sep 8, 2013
Llama Races- Fairplay, Colorado
I easily see this as raising the property value of our house in Golden, sooooo pumped! It was the only real thing that sucked about moving from Boulder. And then BOOM! problem solved. Hank Caylor
From Golden, CO
Joined Dec 9, 2003
605 points
Nov 19, 2013
banana banana banana
did they open yet? anyone have an update? Nathaniel K
From Littleton, CO
Joined May 31, 2012
170 points
Nov 19, 2013
Nathaniel K wrote:
did they open yet? anyone have an update?

facebook.com/Earth.Treks.Golde...

secure.thesendspot.com/vc/gym....

Hmm, only 11% (20) of the routes are 5.12a-5.13d. I'm starting to feel underwhelmed with this huge new gym.
reboot
From Westminster, CO
Joined Jul 17, 2006
143 points
Nov 19, 2013
swagging
I think you're being a little harsh there Eli. It sounds like they handled things way better than the Vatican or Penn State. This is an awful, mean terrible world, and sometimes the most normal seming person is the most deranged and evil. Once my kids are older, I will actually be MORE inclined to put my kids onto an ET program than another gym that hasn't shown the ability to handle this sticky situation. The Blueprint Part Dank
From FEMA Region VIII
Joined Jun 21, 2013
267 points
Nov 19, 2013
reboot wrote:
facebook.com/Earth.Treks.Golde... secure.thesendspot.com/vc/gym.... Hmm, only 11% (20) of the routes are 5.12a-5.13d. I'm starting to feel underwhelmed with this huge new gym.


Maybe do some research before knocking them...

I think I saw something on their website that said they would have around 300 routes. Since these statistics show around 190 routes that would lead me to believe there are roughly 100 more routes to go.
JerryN
Joined Jan 13, 2008
0 points
Nov 19, 2013
JerryN wrote:
Maybe do some research before knocking them... I think I saw something on their website that said they would have around 300 routes

I've done mine & posted the links. Pulling a number out of your ass isn't considered research anywhere.

The raw square footage of this place is less than twice the size of Movement & Movement typically have just over 100 routes, I'll let you do the math.
reboot
From Westminster, CO
Joined Jul 17, 2006
143 points
Nov 19, 2013
Hittin' Miguel's with the new Chimps in tow
I don't want to get in any arguments about research...I'm a professor in my real job, so that's what I read MP to get away from, but, ET-Timonium is listed as having 374 routes, and its about 1/2 the size of ET-Golden, so I don't think that they are done setting quite yet in Golden.

As far as Movement goes, they may have 100ish ropes, but I'd be very surprised if they only have 100 routes.
Matt Roberts
From Columbus, OH
Joined Mar 24, 2010
97 points


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