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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 87%Adventure Travelers
- 87%Local Culture
- 57%Family Travelers
User Reviews (15 Reviews)
- LA BouldersMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Feb 07, 2014
Adjacent to Little Tokyo, this gem of a place is located in the Toy District, East Downtown. I have to admit, it was a little scary driving here at night, but I was glad I made it! This place ROCKS! :)
The staff is knowledgeable and super passionate about bouldering. They are eager to help, especially if you're new to bouldering. Membership is decently priced - you get access to bouldering, weight training area, cardio machines, showers, lockers, etc.
I became a member on my first trip!
- LA BouldersFeb 07, 2014
Came here for an event.
The location is hard to find depending on which entrance you use.
The unit numbers are not easy to read/locate.
LA Boulders is right next to the Los Angeles Gun club.
Parking: Free parking lot. Trying to find a spot is tough. Shared with LA Gun club.
Waivers - You can print and your own copy or you can use one of three machines setup by the entrance/front door to electronically fill out the form.
Minor annoyance: If the application fails to submit, you might need to re-enter the form.
Staff: They are super friendly and helpful.
Ryan gave us an introduction to the facility - explanation of the grading system:
0 zero as easiest to 6 being the hardest, padding, and how to fall correctly on their padding.
Shoes: You cannot use regular shoes. They rent out rock climbing shoes.
Apparently, you need to use rock climbing shoes that are very form fitting.
The community is friendly. Since level are mixed throughout the place, you can have expert level climbers right next to beginners. I was able to "borrow" chalk.
I saw a staff member chalking some of the holds.
Since this was my first attempt at bouldering, I spend most of my time on level 0.
After several hours, my fingers and forearms finally gave out.
I spent too much energy fighting my fear of falling/heights.
Pro - tip: Come with some friends. They can spot you. You will need someone to help you tell you those holds are. Looking at the path from the padding is totally different while you climbing and holding on the holds.
Overall, this place is a great place to boulder.
I would highly recommend.
- LA BouldersMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jan 31, 2014
Great facility and awesome staff. I could spend hours here and never get bored!
Parking can be limited but opens up at night when businesses in the area are closed.
Make sure to constantly look up, down and around when walking around the facility because you never know when someone could fall on you!
- LA BouldersCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4First to ReviewJan 29, 2014
Very cool new bouldering gym in dtla! Very helpful and friendly staff and good rates! They change the courses every week! So much fun - great for group outings!