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Arvada - Apex Recreation Center

Arvada - Apex Recreation Center Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,280'
Location: 39.82642, -105.14596 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Mar 25, 2006
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General – This recreation center has many non-climbing features but is a little limited. It is decent for small kids, lines can be long to wait if you are not certified to belay; however, it can be a great supplement for family day with focus on water fun.
Phone number – 303.424.2739
Location – 13150 W 72nd Ave, W of Ward, Arvada CO
Parking - abundant
Hours – updated Thursday 4-8, Friday 5-9, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-5; other hours based upon belayer availability; unlimited if you are certified to belay; for whole gym is quite long – 6a-9p weekdays, Sa 6a-9p; Su 10a-8p weekends
Height of Wall – 25 ft
Size of wall - perhaps 2000 sq ft
Range of difficulty – 5.2-5.9, with eliminates possible
Number of routes – updated "introduced a number of marked routes (around 30) and change one to three routes a week."
Type of Wall - ?
Leading - none
Bouldering – not really
Other training options – aerobic machines, weights, lap pool
Other bonuses – pool, showers, skating
Age limitations – must be 5 or older to climb
Requirements to certify to belay – updated "We now offer a free belay cert test. We just ask that you come during our open wall hours so we have an attendant staffed. Once certified, you can come whenever the Apex Center is open."
Rental equipment – harnesses available, no cost
Daily rate – $6 for adults, $5 for kids, 3 and under free, skating extra
Hidden costs – cost to certify to belay
Hidden savings – punch cards available, also lower rates if you prove you are in North Jeff Co tax district
Punch cards – available
Memberships – available
Classes – belay classes, updated "In addition to the belay class for beginners, we also now offer intro to climbing classes for chldren 5 to 12."
Competitions – no
Experienced climbers running wall? – not really
Other – excellent swimming fun areas, great tubing run, body water slides, lap pool, adult & child hot tubs, ice skating (extra), aerobic & weight equipment, gyms. No chalk allowed. Oh yeah, don't trip on the fixed belay anchors on the floor.

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