Ultimate Packing Guide for Hollywood Boulders

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So you’re planning a trip to Touchstone Climbing’s newest location, Hollywood Boulders. What a great idea! Hollywood Boulders is LA’s largest indoor bouldering gym, and climbers from all over are flocking to our world class climbing terrain. If this is your first time at the gym, here is a handy packing guide to help your trip go smoothly.

Hollywood Boulders

Climbing Shoes

Bringing climbing shoes to a climbing gym might seem cliche, but you won’t regret it! Whether you’re rocking the season’s newest climbing footwear or borrowing your uncle’s old trusty high tops, you’ll be sure to make a statement on the wall.

Insider Tip: If you don’t own climbing shoes, never fear! Hollywood Boulders has climbing shoes for you to rent. And at only $4, this deal won’t last long!*

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Chalk Bag

Climbing chalk at a bouldering gym is like sunglasses at the beach. Sure, it’s not required, but it sure helps! Your chalk bag is your chance to let your personality shine!

Are you a social butterfly, appeasing your unshakeable wanderlust by moving from one side of the gym to the other? Perhaps a small chalk bag with waist strap is for you! Are you a focused workhorse who just can’t walk away from a challenge? Maybe a chalk bucket is more your jam!

Most visitors show up to the gym with their climbing shoes and chalk bag. If you’re running low on the white stuff, you can always buy some at the gym.

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You should definitely wear clothes. But that’s not the end of it! At Hollywood Boulders, you’ll be scrambling up walls, jumping down to the floor, and sitting with your friends as you wait your turn on your project. Wear comfortable clothing that can take a beating. Tights. Loose fitting jeans. Shorts. Your style choices are up to you, but comfort is king!


Membership Card

If you’re as in love with bouldering with like minded people as we are, you’re definitely going to want a membership. A gym membership is your all-access pass to all 11  Touchstone Climbing gyms throughout California. Which means if you’re visiting family in Culver City, or having an impromptu college reunion in dtla, you’ve got a place where everybody knows your name! Example:

“Hey you!”

“What up buddy?”

It’s magic.

If you’re not looking for a gym but still want to get your boulder on every once and a while, Hollywood Boulders offers day passes, 10 punch cards, and 1-month memberships. You’re sure to find the right fit for you!

With these simple items in tow, you’ll be ready for a day of climbing at Hollywood Boulders. Since we are a bouldering gym, there is no need for a climbing partner, so come one come all! If you’re new to bouldering a want a few more pointers – check out our Before Bouldering – What You Should Know video.

*It will last forever.