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Aug 11, 2002, 1:26 PM
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Rocksolid gym of Poway  (North_America: United_States: California: San_Diego_County: Solid_Rock_Gym_-_Poway)
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Today I took a trip indoors to a climbing gym called Rock-solid in Poway. This post is to let everyone else know what I found there.

The Good:
There are a lot of different routes
There are different overhangs to include a great roof lead climb.
There are 2 different boulders with a small "cave" like section in each.

The Bad:
4 out of 5 routes I climbed had loose or spinning holds
Many holds on the bouldering area were "skanky" and needed cleaning.
The rocks on the floor put a good layer of chalk on my shoes between climbs.

Overall I rate this gym a 5 out of 10. After asking the gym attendant to check some of the holds he handed me a wrench and said, "go ahead." I think even the highest traffic climbing areas are taken care of better than this gym. If I could climb there for free I would gladly fix every hold on each route but after paying a 14 dollar entry fee I was a little angered to do so.

It is better than not climbing but not worth the money in my opinion.


Feb 12, 2003, 11:24 PM
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Hey there. Just to let you know, the gym is now under new management and many things have improved. I hope you give it another shot and if you have any other problems, you can always shoot me a message and let me know. I'll be sure to pass it on to the powers that be.

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