In Review: LA Boulders

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Just Go ClimbWe’re always happy to hear feedback from first time visitors to our gyms. Recently, the dynamic duo behind the blog, ‘Just Go Climb‘ paid a visit to LA Boulders. Gabi Enos and Brandon Fox, a Boston-based couple who ‘renounced the city lifestyle for days filled with climbing, road trips, people, and sunshine’ are traveling North America in search for the best climbing… so of COURSE they found their way to the LA.B!

Brandon wrote some kind words after his visit to the gym.

Where to buy climbing gear in LA“I visited LA Boulders during a brief stay in the city, I came with very high expectations. I was not disappointed. The bouldering-only gym is everything you could want from a modern climbing facility; 12,000 square feet of bouldering terrain on 17 ft high walls, showers and locker rooms, training area, fitness area, pro shop, climbing clinics and a lounge area above the walls. You could spend an entire day here and wonder where the time went.

So, how’s the actual climbing? Well, if you hate slab, you can check out some steep climbing on the Mega Arch. If you hate caves, head over to the Wave. Crimpy and technical, steep and thuggy, long problems, short problems, big moves, small moves, weird moves, you got it. Basically, this place isn’t lacking in variety. And the route setting is good. I was stumped on more than one problem and couldn’t help but smiling after doing a particularly creative move on others. The grades seemed pretty accurate, following the typical V-scale. No tape is used here, just follow the colored holds. During my visit, one section of wall was currently being reset, so it looks like they keep up with providing fresh problems regularly. Come here to climb and you’ll leave wrecked (in a very good way).

This review would be remiss if I didn’t mention the super friendly staff at LA Boulders. Everyone I encountered was pleasant and eager to accommodate. That goes a long way in a place you hang out at three, four, five days a week. It’s a major bummer when the employees always look distant or annoyed. Thankfully, that’s not the case at all at LA Boulders.

If all that doesn’t convince you to check out LA Boulders, you must be a rope climber. I know this is kind of a ridiculously glowing review, but I really had a great time there and would be psyched to call it my home gym. I guess my only complaint would be that I could see parking being a bit of an issue when it’s busy. But it is the city after all. You’ll find a spot…eventually. But don’t let that keep you from going. It’s an awesome gym and a perfect example of what climbing gyms have evolved to over the years. So go get your pump on!”

So glad they had such a great time! To follow this couple as they tour the country – check out their blog!