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Indoor Climbing Walls Rock Climbing 

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Administrators: Bill McKirgan, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Bill McKirgan on Dec 14, 2013
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Iowa has many indoor climbing walls. Some are open to the public and others are private. Some require membership, or a daily use fee, and may ask you to read and sign a waiver. Other indoor facilities are very informal and by invitation only. These are typically smaller in size and protected with bouldering pads and excellent attentive spotting.

Please feel free to contribute information about your indoor climbing wall. It could be a public university wall or something you set up at home. This is the place to share information about Iowa Indoor Climbing Walls.

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Ledges-on-the-Left 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a  IA : Indoor Climbing Walls : University of Iowa Recreati...
Left-most route. The holds are huge and closely spaced. A fun game to play is to climb on only 'natural' features to the first ledge. Toprope TIP: Keep the rope snug at the start of all routes. A fall low on the wall can result in tagging the floor if the belayer doesn't account for rope stretch. Keep TR snug when climber is at the roof above the belay ledge.Can be lead but typically done on top rope. This route has a belay ledge for practicing multi-pitch climbing.This route as well as the nex...[more]   Browse More Classics in IA

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By Bill McKirgan
From: Cedar Rapids, IA
Sep 30, 2014
I'm thinking about removing the indoor climbing pages.
At least the 'route' pages.

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