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.
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???