Thornton - Rock'n Jam'n 1
The view from the far end of the balcony.
General – Probably one of the best in Colorado with good routes, good atmosphere, great owners. Can be popular.
Phone number – 303-CLIMB99 (303.254.6299)
Location – 9499 Washington, W side of Washington, S of Thorton Pkwy, Thornton, CO
Parking – abundant, free
Hours – 12-11 weekdays, 12-8 S, 9-6 Su
Height of Wall – 37 ft
Size of wall - 9000 sq ft.
Range of difficulty – 5.0 to 5.14a
Number of routes – 90 routes, 60-70 boulder problems, probably 45-50 ft
Type of Wall – custom
Leading – yes, abundant; up to 45 ft in length; starts at 5.9
Bouldering – yes, abundant. 1100sq ft. Walls to 12 ft or so
Auto belay – 2 available
Other training options – Bachar Ladder, aerobic machines, weights, system board, lap pulldowns, weight stack, cycling
Other bonuses – rental videos, climbing mags for reading, climbing guidebooks, some gear, even kid's harnesses, some clothes, discounts
Age limitations – none; 30 lb minimum
Requirements to certify to belay – must pass belay test, lead test; must be 12y old to belay
Rental equipment – yes, harnesses, shoes, belay devices, etc. $3.50 harness, $5.50/shoes, $1/belay device, $1/chalk bag, $3.50/kid's harness
Daily rate – $15 for normal hours, $10 off hours (start before 3p, after 9p)
Hidden costs – none
Hidden savings – memberships, punch cards; off hours start of climbing; student nights Fri 8-close, S 5p-close $1/item rental, $5 to get in
Punch cards – off hours 10/$75; on hours 5/$60, 10/$105, 20/$185
Memberships – $25 initiation fee; available by month; off hrs $189/6mo, $321/y; any hours $270/6mo, $459/y bouldering only – off hours $150/6mo $250/y
Classes – yes, many types, including stretching (infrequently), intro lesson S, M; lead W qo week
Competitions – yes, SW divisionals
Experienced climbers running wall? - yes
Other – nice atmosphere, can get busy on winter evenings/bad weather. Occasionally large non-climber classes in gym. Phone available in gym.
Weather station 2.9 miles from here
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By Lee Wilson
From: Cheyenne, WY
Nov 10, 2008
This is a pretty good area. Back when I lived near there, I would climb here quite a bit. There's a lot of routes that are close together. It's pretty popular with the after work crowd as it has light well into the night. Also, more people there during the winter than the summer.
The routes are mostly sport, but there are a few cracks. Natural protection could be tough, but the bolted routes are pretty close by and you can usually clip the bolts. Lots of easy TR access too. There's also an area with cool bouldering. Something for everyone!!!
Lots of new routes going up. There used to be a really good yellow overhanging route...not sure what it's status is though???
By Mike Pharris
From: Longmont, CO
Feb 5, 2009
The bouldering area has just been expanded - they added a small vertical wall where the rope ladder used to be and increased the severe overhang in the back corner.