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Site Landlord
May 20, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Personal Photo
We've added Gyms to the site - 855 of them in Canada and the USA. There's not a lot of info about them now, but text and photos will hopefully be added over time.

Users can upload photos to gyms, but for now, they're only editable by Mountain Project folks.
Nick Wilder
From The Bubble
Joined Jan 1, 2005
2,119 points
May 21, 2011
Hey just to add another one to Washington, there is an outdoor rock wall on the waterfront at the University of Washington. I can get some photos and gps location if you like. trailrun.reynolds
From Seattle
Joined Feb 26, 2011
0 points
May 21, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Relaxing in the Tuttle Creek Campground after a fu...
Cool feature! I like how the locations all show up on a Google map! (although when scrolling around I did notice that the UCSB climbing wall location marker is not quite in the right spot, it's somewhere up in the mountains, probably closer to real rock than then actual gym...). It would be cool to be able to add comments to these as well...
From Boise, ID
Joined Mar 25, 2008
2,526 points
May 21, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: He took the whipper while trying to place his #1 S...
Is this a precursor to the Partner Now feature? Would be cool if that feature was also available for the gyms section. Nathan Scherneck
From Portland, OR
Joined Nov 15, 2009
2,404 points
Site Landlord
May 21, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Personal Photo
Ha! Nathan, it is a precursor to Partner NOW. We envision a tool where you can specify a gym, a specific rock, or a general area for which you want to find a partner.

We needed all that gym data, so we thought we might as well make some nice pages to serve as a directory or reference.
Nick Wilder
From The Bubble
Joined Jan 1, 2005
2,119 points
May 21, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: He took the whipper while trying to place his #1 S...
It's gonna be a great resource. Nathan Scherneck
From Portland, OR
Joined Nov 15, 2009
2,404 points
May 21, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Nice feature. Glad to see our local gym, the Xtremeplex in Monee, on your list of gyms. This should help locals to find climbers and partners. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,277 points
May 21, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out
Is there going to be a feature to comment on the climbing gyms? I, and others, have had countless bad experiences at our local climbing gym (Kendall Cliffs) and would hate to have it promoted. Nothing like erasing day passes on record, firing all knowledgeable employees, and hiking up prices and taking away all amenities (including the drinking fountain). Oh, and I was already banned at the gym for making a negative comment on the internet so why not make it count. (I warned someone that their instructors are not trained and are constantly corrected during lessons.) danpierce
From Cleveland, OH
Joined May 1, 2008
41 points
May 21, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Hittin' Miguel's with the new Chimps in tow
You might add a link so we can suggest any that are omitted: Earth Treks in Columbia, MD is omitted. Its sister gyms in Rockville & Timonium are there, but Columbia isn't. Matt Roberts
From Columbus, OH
Joined Mar 24, 2010
97 points
May 24, 2011

This gym does not exist.
No gym in South Lake Tahoe.
From California
Joined Aug 23, 2009
177 points
Jun 8, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Me in the Buddha Cave at crumblewood a while ago.
The gym feature is pretty cool but you should add-in a whole section that allows for users to comment and rate the gyms.

It would be cool if the rating system followed something similar to Yelp. MP users would rate the gyms on given criteria.

-Users/owners can submit specific business info such as open times, types of climbing at gym (Top-Rope, Lead Climbing, Bouldering, etc), amenities at the gym (work-out facilities, day-care, instruction, gear-shop, showers, etc), Prices, etc

-Reviewers can write comments and rate on a number of items such as: Overall Quality, Crowds, Price, Routesetting, Amenities, and maybe others.

-Reviewers would also be able to rate the gym's difficulty/variety (ex: Quantity of Beginner Climbs, Quantity of Intermediate Climbs, Quantity of Advanced Climbs, Quantity of Expert Climbs)

Here is a sample of reviews of the Spot Bouldering Gym:

Also maybe a tick-list of gyms visited might be cool add as well.

Then as a future-state being able to sort gyms by rank, different amenities, etc would be great. Mostly because if I look at Colorado there are 49 gyms listed but maybe 10 of those are true climbing gyms and the rest are small walls at REI/rec centers/schools/etc.
Andy Librande
From Denver, CO
Joined Nov 7, 2005
1,949 points
Aug 26, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: At the Base of Monday Morning Slab on Glacier Poin...
This has already been done, and quite well. Maybe MP can improve on it, but check out for gyms around the entire world and partner matching. It will be interesting to see how competition brings out the best in each site. Yeah awesome features on the internet! Tim Camuti
From Placerville, CA
Joined Jul 22, 2009
244 points
Oct 20, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Mastigouche
Who do we send the info to regarding gym corrections, additions?

Centre d'escalade Vertical

1111 rue Lapierre
Montréal, arr. LaSalle
Québec H8N 2J4
514 364-3320 poste 6437
From Montreal, Quebec
Joined Nov 27, 2006
8,848 points
Oct 30, 2011
Wait, so why can't I add beta about the gyms? wankel7
From Indiana
Joined Oct 4, 2010
18 points

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