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Erie Community Center

Erie Community Center Rock Climbing 

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Bouldering wall at the Erie Community Center.


The Erie Community Center is the local recreation center for the town of Erie, 12 miles east of Boulder. The facility was opened in January 2008 and was built as a "green" building with many energy-saving features. The center has all the features of a typical recreation center including free Wi-Fi, pool, hot tub, gymnasium, indoor running track, free weights/weight machines and racquetball courts. Admission rates below are for the entire center, the climbing wall is free to use if you are belay certified.

The climbing wall is located in a tower at the end of the building. The climbing wall features 5 belay stations with 4 auto-belay devices and one toprope. Routes that are set using holds (E-Grips or So Ill) are rated between 5.4 and 5.10. Climbing each station using only the wall features (cracks, edges) produces climbs between 5.9 and 5.11+. Usually 2 routes are reset each week and boulder problems are added/removed as needed. Private lessons and Birthday parties are available.

Phone Number – (303) 926-2550
Location – 450 Powers Street, Erie CO 80516
Hours (Unsupervised) – Mon-Fri 5:30am - 9:30pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am - 5:00pm
Hours (Supervised) – Mon/Wed/Fri 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Sat-Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Height of Wall – 32 feet
Approximate Square Footage – 1250 square feet
Range of Difficulty – 5.4 to 5.11
Number of Routes – 10 to 12
Type of Wall – Monolithic (same as The Spot), featured faux-granite with cracks
Leading – No
Bouldering – Yes, 12 foot bouldering wall
Age Limitations – 3 years old to climb, 15 years old to hold belay certfication
Requirements for Belay Certification – Free belay test, call ahead to schedule
Rental Equipment – Free harnesses, helmets and belay devices
Daily Rate – Resident - $4.50, Non-Resident - $5.50
Hidden Costs – Fee for attendees to belay if climber is uncertified
Punch Cards – 20 Visit Pass - Resident - $75, Non-Resident - $89
Memberships – Resident - $349, Non-Resident - $449
Classes – Basic Adult/Youth/Child classes, Belay Certification class, Parent/Child class
Competitions – No
Experienced climbers running wall? – Yes

Getting There 

450 Powers Street, Erie CO 80516
At the junction of Leon A Wurl Parkway and County Line Road

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By J. Fox
From: Black Hawk, CO
Dec 24, 2008
Nice wall!

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