Forums: Climbing Disciplines: Indoor Gyms:
Ultimate climbing gym
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for Indoor Gyms

Premier Sponsor:

 


d9durante


Sep 21, 2002, 8:30 AM
Post #1 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 20, 2002
Posts: 9

Ultimate climbing gym
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

In a perfect world, what would you like to have in the ultimate climbing gym?


justin334


Sep 21, 2002, 8:51 AM
Post #2 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 15, 2002
Posts: 24

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

real rock


Partner xcel360


Sep 21, 2002, 9:26 AM
Post #3 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 19, 2002
Posts: 481

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

i couldnt agree with justin more...but lets just throw in a little bit of everything. the ultimate gym would be like the ultimate climbing similator, featuring granite, sandstone, limestone, aretes, offwidths, huecos, cracks. i mean everything! that would make for some great training. also lets throw in some movable and adjustable panels so that it can be changed up.


kylejhagel


Sep 21, 2002, 10:20 AM
Post #4 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 9, 2002
Posts: 4

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

If only I could bivy at my gym, I wouldn't need to waste my time with rent.


petelasko


Sep 21, 2002, 10:36 AM
Post #5 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 28, 2002
Posts: 25

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

I'd like a situation where the floor is something like a air powered or something. If you fall, the jets come on, and you don't hit the ground. So you don't have to worry about ropes, clipping, stuff like that. That would be awesome. Also, if the holds were made out of some kind of absorbent stuff, that didn't get greasy. I hate how gyms get all greasy.

Other stuff would be good like if you had a nice system playing music, or something.

Anyway, that's a start. Remeber, this is supposed to be the ULTIMATE.


wlderdude


Sep 21, 2002, 12:17 PM
Post #6 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 7, 2002
Posts: 1123

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

A climbing wall over a pool. You traverse out and climb up. If you fall, SPLASH!

Yeah, a real slab of rock would be awesome! I hate plastic.


dsafanda


Sep 21, 2002, 12:23 PM
Post #7 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 5, 2002
Posts: 1025

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

There's no such thing as the ultimate gym...a gym is just training for the ultimate which is real rock!


mcsosar3456


Sep 21, 2002, 12:24 PM
Post #8 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 5, 2002
Posts: 103

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

having an attached hostel would be sweet.

and if you dont want to climb with a rope then nobody is forcing you to. hell i dont even own a rope.


beercanclimber


Sep 21, 2002, 3:10 PM
Post #9 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 16, 2002
Posts: 915

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

not having to pay would be nice. Bourgeoisie swine.


d9durante


Sep 23, 2002, 3:15 PM
Post #10 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 20, 2002
Posts: 9

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Thanks for your replies!!!



freudian


Sep 23, 2002, 3:35 PM
Post #11 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 23, 2002
Posts: 236

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

A thought I had today was a climbing gym with a route or two where hydraulics would be utilized to automatically be ever-changing the angle of the climb as you make your asent.
Different sections/panels of the route would turn into overhangs or easy slabs (less than vertical).
Sure, it might be dangerous & expensive, but it would really make the Ultimate Route, helping that gym be an Ultimate Gym.

[ This Message was edited by: freudian on 2002-09-23 15:37 ]


spoon


Sep 23, 2002, 3:58 PM
Post #12 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 26, 2002
Posts: 312

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

It would be empty, except for me and my belay slave. No pesky people around to crowd my routes.


texasclimber


Sep 23, 2002, 4:16 PM
Post #13 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 19, 2002
Posts: 821

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

It would be a block away from my house and would have multi-pitch routes! Oh, and it will have some real granite to practice your trad abilities. That would be cool. And they would have a max amount of people at the gym at a time.


climbingthecorn


Sep 23, 2002, 4:42 PM
Post #14 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 27, 2002
Posts: 19

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

The ultimate gym.....
It would have to include a route-setter slave who would present all holds that they had available (which would of course include every hold ever made) and you could pick the place on the wall and the route. While the route-setter slave was busy bolting on the holds, you would be served ice water by Sharma who would subsequently give you tips on technique.

Also, real live trees and a big glass wall to the west to enjoy the sunset would be cool. Did I mention the swedish bikini team for the cheering section?

"It's all about grace"

Wayne


wlderdude


Sep 23, 2002, 5:26 PM
Post #15 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 7, 2002
Posts: 1123

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

I think an adjustable crack would be nice.
Off with, hands, tips, lay back,
Just push the buttons! Hey, how about the perfect chimney!

You could just get some big slabs of REAL stone and set them up on hydraulic rams.

No comercial gym would do it since they are expensive enough opperations as it is without all the expensive hydaulics and liability of crushing people.

I can dream, can't I?


orangekyak


Sep 23, 2002, 5:37 PM
Post #16 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 30, 2002
Posts: 1832

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

ok here it is ... huge wall atached to a computer that contains an endless routes database. Type in a route name, location, pitch number (oh, hell, lets just use gps) and it transforms the wall into what you want to climb.

I'm drooling thinkin about it.


Partner drector


Sep 23, 2002, 5:46 PM
Post #17 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 27, 2002
Posts: 1037

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

For a beginning trad climber, how about a series of cracks and pockets with little lights next to them. millions of them and while you are climbing, a light comes on and you have a few seconds to find the right piece of protection and put it in. A sort of "pick the piece" practice wall. Learn the gear in the evenings and in a safe environment with lots of distractions so that it's easier out on the real rock.

I can't get enough placement practice and it does feel a little foolish bouldering and placing gear in every little crack I can find. It's be nice to do it in my garage. Hey... Maybe I'll build something.

Dave


beercanclimber


Sep 23, 2002, 5:53 PM
Post #18 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 16, 2002
Posts: 915

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

In response to the reply about the computerized gym... I don't know if anyone has any experience in a similar gym, but i was climbing yesterday and overheard someone mention something with a similar description and being my nosey self jumped into the conversation. i guess a new gym has recenly opened in LA that has LED lights behind each hold and are controlled by a computer which generates the routes somehow. i was told the gym at any one time can have around 100k routes or something insane like that. i havent been yet but am jumping at the oppertunity.

anyone heard of this or experienced anything like it?


d9durante


Sep 24, 2002, 10:48 AM
Post #19 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 20, 2002
Posts: 9

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Hey beercanclimber, never heard of such a thing and i've been searching through TONS of gym sites and have yet to come across it. Let me know if you have any luck and i'll do likewise.


cedk


Sep 24, 2002, 11:30 AM
Post #20 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 30, 2001
Posts: 516

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

What's with these people. I thought the question was serious. Not a question about some fairtale fantasy thing. Hell if you're gonna dream like that why not just dream yourself out to Yosemite without the crowds.

A true good gym, maybe not as good as these "Star Trek holo-decks" being described but good none theless would include walls with various angles and textures and a few cracks too. Routes would be changed and reset enough to keep things interesting. It should also have everything a normal fitness club has like weights yoga classes and an indoor running track. A swimming pool (not under the wall) would be nice as well. A restaraunt on site that provides healthy meals would complete the package. Basically like the health clubs that the extremely wealthy people in America already go to but with a really nice climbing gym attatched.

I'd settle for a good weight room and a couple of treadmills. That way I wouldn't need two gyms


mother_sheep


Sep 24, 2002, 11:45 AM
Post #21 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 18, 2002
Posts: 3984

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

My name on the business license. . .as owner!!!!


dynov7


Sep 26, 2002, 5:32 PM
Post #22 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 10, 2002
Posts: 57

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

eeeewww!!! a swimming pool in a climbing gym?? better have a 'wash your hands before you get in the pool rule' or itll look like a stagnant pond with that thick layer of goop on top...you'll jump in and **plop**

[ This Message was edited by: dynov7 on 2002-09-26 17:39 ]


dynov7


Sep 26, 2002, 5:34 PM
Post #23 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 10, 2002
Posts: 57

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

I think i like climbingthecorn's gym the best. One 'Hell yeah' for the sweedish bikini girls...but wait...who needs bikinis


Partner euroford


Sep 30, 2002, 6:51 PM
Post #24 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Aug 26, 2002
Posts: 2913

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

thats a dang good idea, why don't the major standard gyms incorporate climbing facilties?? seams like it would be a good idea to me.


starinack


Sep 30, 2002, 7:15 PM
Post #25 of 25 (3080 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 58

Ultimate climbing gym [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Ok...this is more on the decoration design/gym.....how about a fish tank as a wall? like you get all sorts of real cool fishes....possible sharks too! o.O and with all the cyber colorings on the walls and stuff...and also those see thru stuff so we can see the fishies....doh.
heh....and the lights are a cool idea....and how about having mats as the floor? so you'll be walking on mats or anything that'll hold you when you fall.


Forums : Climbing Disciplines : Indoor Gyms

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?
$17.55 (10% off)
$87.75 (10% off)
$89.96 (10% off)
$62.06 (10% off)



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook