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Dec 14, 2013
Planning on taking my niece to womens climb Friday pm at East Falls gym, but just noticed Go Vertical also.

Do people prefer one gym over the other, anybody interested in climbing with NH climber - 55 yrs old, female, climbs 10b-11a sometimes harder on Thu or Fri 12/19 or 12/20?

Caroline
Caroline Robinson
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As a recent transplant to the Philly area from Vermont, I'd say, if you are looking to do routes, the best bang for your buck is Go Vertical. 50+ foot walls, a massive arch to lead climb out, and various other, fun, features to climb. All of the best climbing at Go Vertical, IMO, is on the lead walls, so bring your rope if that's what you plan/wish to do. There is bouldering there, but it pales greatly in comparison to the sheer number of routes.

East Falls is a great place to go for bouldering, as that is what 90% of the terrain there is. Great topout, highball, and any other kind of bouldering you can imagine.
Chris Duca
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Dec 17, 2013
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I have to agree with Chris. I love EF, and their routes are set well, but they're only about 20-22 foot walls. The boulders almost go that high. If you're looking to boulder, then EF is top notch. But Go Vertical is probably a much better gym for ropes (I've never been, but I'm a frequent climber at EF). janetclimbsrocks
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Dec 17, 2013
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I'm a regular at GV, I'll be there Thursday night. East Falls is as they say a bouldering gym, anything on ropes there is a waste of your time. Gv is predominately a sport and top roping gym. They have no sport climbs easier than 5.9, and lots of top ropes. The sport climbing is tall and fun though. I have some regular lead partners I'll be with on Thursday but if you come in I should be able to introduce you to some others. I am normally there from 6-8:30ish, something like that. Let me know. Brassmonkey
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Dec 17, 2013
Brass monkey
Also East falls is rated way too soft and GV tends to be quite the opposite for bouldering and routes. Brassmonkey
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